My husband and I started trying for a baby a year after we married, I was excited and I had never worried too much about conceiving. After 3 months I discovered I was pregnant! We both felt so excited. Unfortunately just a few weeks later I had a miscarriage. After the miscarriage I went back to work straight away thinking this hadn't effected me greatly, after all I felt it was a good sign that I knew we could at least conceive and would soon be pregnant again, this however was not the case. I started putting a lot of pressure on myself to fall pregnant again as soon as possible but it just wasn't happening. Over a year passed and my stress and anxiety at not being able to fall pregnant began to escalate.
I discovered Kerry after attending a clinic for some Reiki and massage. I was sitting in the reception area when it suddenly dawned on me that the clinic specialised in fertility! Me and my partner had now been trying for a baby for nearly two years and I was ,at the time, in a really bad place emotionally with severe stress and anxiety. I had never had hypnotherapy before but was now willing to try anything.
From the beginning Kerry was lovely! She gave me confidence in her techniques as she is professional yet someone who really took the time to know my situation personally with great understanding and care. Her sessions helped me to relax and deal with stress and anxiety in my everyday life. These techniques I still use today whenever I feel the need. They have helped me gain a much better awareness of how the mind can easily escalate worries but can also easily be trained to de-escalate or confront issues using her techniques.
Not only did Kerry's sessions help with day to day stress, they also helped me to confront a lot of built up personal issues I had been carrying around with regard to my work and career! I had no idea how these issues were really effecting me until spending time with Kerry. These issues in particular I think we're the root cause of my anxiety, which was of course in turn effecting my fertility. Gradually Kerry gave me the tools to confront this, then I felt all the more able to use the relaxation techniques to greater effect.
When my time with Kerry came to an end I felt in a much happier place and felt i had gained some much needed control over my emotions. I felt able to deal with work and made some positive changes to restore the balance with home life. On the other hand I felt a little sad that I wouldn't be having my lovely chats with Kerry every week and fabulous relaxation time!
To cut a long story short, since seeing Kerry I managed to find myself a job that I am so much happier in, I feel more confident in who I am, I have a more positive outlook on life and have learnt to love what I thought were my weaknesses. Oh yes, and I also gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in December 2015! I am not naive enough to think that there will not be other times in the future where I will struggle, but what I do know is that I will always have Kerry's advice and techniques to help me through.