Acceptance to heal and nurture
“Accepting what is, letting go of what was, having belief in what will be’
‘Your body responds to how you think, fell and act, there is a mind and body connection when you are stressed, anxious, or upset , your body reacts in a way that might tell you something isn’t right – listen within, listen to you heart’
So how can you improve your emotional health?
- Calm mind and body – relaxation techniques, meditation, yoga, Tai Chi
- Lifestyle – nutrition and diet, work life balance, getting enough sleep
- Develop resilience – Coping strategies to manage stress, CBT -cognitive behavioural therapy
- Expressing your feelings – able to release emotions and let go, support from counsellors.
The NHS recognised that many patients find the experience of fertility treatment as one of the most stressful experiences of their lives. Professionals working in fertility treatments need to beware that supportive therapies can integrate in the overall treatment strategy and to be mindful of the importance of stress management itself, at each stage particularly at the two –week wait stage. If the results are negative, how do you manage your recovery emotionally and physically, to then decide on the next course of action on you journey?