Use the powerful relaxation response to activate the Being state in your body. You can choose a meditation recording that is specific to the type of cycle you are doing or one that will focus on fertility in general. Choose from the following titles or packages.
Meditations for a Fertile Soul
Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, and Jennifer Bloome, creator of the Journey of the Heart fertility meditation series, have joined together to create a set of meditations that support and honor women’s fertility.
Based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and the 3 core concepts of Dr. Randine Lewis’ Fertility Enhancing Retreats, these guided meditations are designed to help you reclaim your natural fertility.
With each cycle failure, you begin to transfer those negative results to yourself. The INFERTILE label sticks and feels as if it could be nothing but true. With that label, hope retreats and you find yourself shutting down as you try harder each month and you find it more and more difficult to do anything but focus on the fact that there is no baby.
This CD is designed to help you to remember that you ARE fertile. Your body naturally knows what to do; by rediscovering hope, peace, calm, and openness you will help restore balance in your body and your fertility.
Track 1: New Hope
Track 2: Finding Stillness
Track 3: Opening Your Heart
This CD can be used alone or works very well in conjunction with the Natural, Medicated, or IVF cycle CDs.
Fertility Affirmations: Meditations to align body, mind, and spirit to nurture fertility
Affirmations are incredibly powerful tools to enhance your fertility.
Affirmations provide that positive voice when you cannot quite create it for yourself. They also provide the words and feelings that you want to create on your own – but you may not know how.
Affirmations also give you all the benefits of mind/body work – inducing the relaxation response which is important to nourish your entire reproductive system. This puts you directly into the Being state.
This recording also contains a 4th track which takes you through a visualization of a healthy pregnancy and builds in a circle of support that you can continue to draw from long after the meditation is finished.
Track 1: Fertile Body Affirmations
Track 2: Fertile Mind Affirmations
Track 3: Fertile Spirit Affirmations
Track 4: A Circle of Support
Imagery and Meditations in Support of a Natural Cycle
Enhance your natural fertility. Use this recording when ttc (trying to conceive) during a natural cycle, or to enhance your body’s natural rhythm if you are taking a break in between ART procedures.
Scientifically accurate and metaphoric imagery are blended to maximize your body’s natural resources. The meditations are designed to parallel the phases of your cycle when trying to conceive.
Track 1: Gearing up to ovulate! Use this track from the beginning of your cycle through ovulation.
Track 2: Focus on Implantation! Use this track after ovulation has occurred and throughout the two week wait until you can run a pregnancy test.
Track 3: General Relaxation and Affirmations — Use this track anytime during your cycle!
Imagery and Meditations in Support of a Medicated Cycle
Use this recording while you are cycling with any fertility enhancing medications.
Imagery is designed to support development of healthy eggs, hormonal balance, lining development, implantation, and early development. This recording contains three tracks. For IVF, please use the IVF specific meditations.
Track 1: Getting ready to Ovulate! Use this track from the time you start your stimulation medications.
Track 2: The Two Week Wait! Use this track after ovulation has occurred and before you can take your pregnancy test.
Track 3: General Relaxation and Affirmations Use this track anytime during your cycle.
Daily Support During Your Medicated Fertility Cycle
You’ve made the leap from timed BD and temperature charting to stimulation drugs (Clomid, injectables, etc.) and perhaps IUI. Along with that leap comes: mood swings, more monitoring by the doctor, excitement that there is a plan coupled with worry that even this won’t be enough.
Even though so much of your cycle is planned, it can feel like you are out of control, your day and life controlled by what point you are at in your cycle.
Stress comes as much from the process (how many vials, on which days, when will I trigger, can I go out of town this weekend or do I need an ultrasound) as from hoping for the desired outcome of pregnancy. Then worry comes as a result of the stress: Is this stress keeping me from getting pregnant?
How Can Mind-Body Techniques help?
Mind-Body techniques help to interrupt that cycle of negative thoughts, stress, and worry. Mind-Body work utilizes the relaxation response, a physiologic response in your body.
This is NOT just “relax and you will get pregnant.”
Regular use of the relaxation response has been scientifically proved to ease depression, bring hormones back into balance, and to stop the stress response. Adding a daily relaxation response session to your regular routine will help give you a sense of control over your body and your cycle. Using relaxation techniques will teach you how to cue your body to release tension during a stressful time so the physical effects don’t build up in your body.
“I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. We have been ttc for almost one year now and have suffered one loss in October 2003. I became completely stressed out, depressed, and obsessed with getting pregnant. Last month I decided to take everyone’s advice and “just RELAX.” However, I wasn’t sure how to “just RELAX”, so I started doing yoga 3X/wk, acupuncture, and doing your guided imagery/relaxation CD’s every day. Your CD’s truly helped me relax so deeply, and I believe the imagery is so powerful! Well, good news, I’m now using your first trimester imagery CD daily, and love it just as much. Yes, I’m pregnant! Thank you so much for what you do. Keep up the good work Anji, Inc.! You’re the greatest!”
Lisa A.Sacramento CA
Specific Help for Your Medicated Cycle
“The Journey of the Heart” series of Imagery and Guided Meditations were developed with the specific needs of each type of fertility cycle in mind. This series is designed to support you no matter when the feelings of worry or fear strike.
Track 1: The first track is designed to support you during the stimulation phase of your cycle, before ovulation. During the first half of your cycle these techniques help you: control the emotional ups and downs that come from the extra hormones, cope with daily shots, give you a break from the monitoring of your cycle.
The imagery on this track focuses on the medication begin at just the right levels, healthy egg(s) developing, and lining development.
Track 2: The second track is designed to support you during the second phase of your cycle — after fertilization. Once you have passed ovulation, there’s not much to do but WAIT. And then WAIT some more as time slowly ticks away towards the day you can finally test.
Track 3: The final track of this recording can be used at any time during your cycle. General relaxation is followed by affirmations that support your fertility.
Using relaxation and guided imagery help to keep you feeling balanced and in control as you wait to see if your hard work has paid off as well as giving you a specific activity to do as you wait.
Imagery for this track focuses on healthy development and implantation.
Each track is approximately 20 minutes long — giving you the gift of peace and control for a short investment of your daily time.
More benefits that women who have used this recording include:
- Better Sleep
- Control of emotions and feelings
- Less frustration, anger, and worry
- A tool they can use in the middle of the night when the fears start to build.
Imagery and Meditations in Support of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycle
Use this recording to support you during an IVF cycle. This CD is designed to minimize stress and optimize your body’s response during your cycle.
The imagery contained within this recording is structured to complement an in Vitro Fertilization cycle. The recording contains specific tracks for use prior to retrieval, post-transfer, and post-implantation. The imagery makes use of the body-mind connection to help augment your body’s natural abilities at each stage of your cycle as well as providing a long-term sense of peace, control and confidence.
Praise for the IVF CD:
“very calming and relaxing“
“confidence-boosting, calming, the positive imagery related to body working well…I loved this CD so much that I had you do a custom CD for me for my last cycle”
“It gave me something concrete to do each day to help manage my anxiety“
“I loved the voice on the CD… very relaxing“
“I love your CDs. They are so helpful to me. Really relaxing and I am a control freak so if you can relax me, you’re doing a great job!“
Track 1: Hitting Your Mark! From shots to retrieval
Track 2: Rest and Rejuvenate — Between Retrieval and Transfer
Track 3: Baby’s Sweet Spot! From Transfer to Implantation (week 1 of 2 week wait)
Track 4: The Waiting Game! From Implantation to Pregnancy Test (week 2 of 2 week wait)
Support and Control for Each Step of Your IVF Cycle
Whether it is your first cycle or your fifth, your cycle is an emotional rollercoaster:
- Daily Shots
- Multiple Ultrasounds
- Blood Draws
- Multiple Medical Procedures
- Family and Friends Who Don’t Understand
- Mood Swings
- Constant Monitoring of the Signs and Symptoms
- Worry About the Possibility of Success of Your IVF Cycle
And then the waiting, waiting, oh, and more waiting.
An IVF Cycle is expensive and takes a toll on you both physically and emotionally. The very process of participating in a cycle can make you feel out of control, fearful, and anxious. Then, the worry sets in you could be affecting your cycle with these emotions. That worry creates more fear and anxiety. This cycle of negative emotions creates an even more difficult emotional environment, which magnifies the physical difficulties of an IVF cycle.
What if you had a tool that could help you feel more in control?
One tool is a guided imagery and meditation recording specifically designed to correspond to each stage of your IVF Cycle: “Imagery and Meditations in Support of an In Vitro Fertilization Cycle.”
Why Guided Imagery?
Guided Imagery, combined with other relaxation techniques, physiologically supports you both physically and emotionally. These tools create biochemical changes in your body that positively affect how you feel and handle the stressors of a cycle. These changes help to balance your hormones and to reduce the negative effects that stress has on a woman’s body.
In other words, you are doing all you can to put your body in the best state possible to respond to your IVF cycle.
Guided Imagery also offers you the opportunity to be completely in charge of one aspect of your cycle.
“Your products have played an instrumental role in both my infertility and pregnancy. After 2 failed cycles of IVF, I felt as though my life was spinning hopelessly out of control. My doctor and members of a support group suggested meditation as a release from the pressures of infertility. I purchased the In-Vitro Fertilization Imagery and Meditation Support CD. The first day I listened to the CD I could feel a difference. My mood changed and my focus shifted from negative feelings about IVF to a more positive outlook for my future. I am pleased to announce that with the help of this CD my third round of IVF was indeed successful. I would recommend the IVF CD to anyone experiencing infertility.”
Susan F.Saugus, MA
“I am happy to tell you that I used your IVF CD about 18 months ago, and coupled with acupuncture, and using a book on infertility diet, (and prayer), I was successful in my 3rd IVF, and delivered a beautiful healthy baby boy in February 2004!
I enjoyed listening to the guided imagery, the voice and style was very pleasant, and supportive through the stress of each stage. My husband and I would put the CD on before each injection to help de-stress while mixing and giving me the shots! By the way, I tried another CD from another organization, but did not like it nearly as much as yours.”
Nira E.Wynnewood, PA
Specific Help for an In Vitro Fertilization Cycle
Imagery and Meditations in Support of an In Vitro Fertilization Cycle builds your confidence in your body and in the cycle. Each track begins with a general relaxation exercise followed by imagery specific to that stage in your cycle:
Track 1: Hitting your Mark! From Shots to Retrieval.
The imagery in this track helps you to envision the development of many follicles and eggs, know the medications are creating just the right balance in your body, see the lining of your uterus developing perfectly, and feel confident about the upcoming retrieval.
Track 2: Rest and Rejuvenate— Between Retrieval and Transfer
Use this track from the time of retrieval to transfer. Or, if you are doing a frozen embryo transfer, start with this track when you start preparing for the transfer.
Track 3: Baby’s Sweet Spot! From Transfer to Implantation (week 1 of the 2WW)
Use this track from the day of transfer through the day of probable implantation. The imagery in this track allows you to see your embryos are growing and dividing just as they should. Everything is happening to lead to successful implantation
Track 4: The Waiting Game! From Implantation to Pregnancy Test (week 2)
This final track is for the final week of waiting before you can test. See the embryo continuing to grow and develop. Feel your body doing all that it needs to do to support this new life growing within you.
Each track is approximately 20 minutes long — giving you the gift of peace and control for a short investment of your daily time.
Use Imagery and Meditations in Support of an IVF Cycle to help you take control of your emotions throughout your cycle and physically the support the work your body is doing to create a new life.
Imagery and Meditations in Support of Women Experiencing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is a condition that affects many aspects of health. Use Mind-Body techniques to help support and take charge of your health.
This recording was designed to make use of several forms of relaxation and guided imagery. The two tracks guide you to normalize the blood levels of the hormones impacted by PCOS and to help shift your thoughts around having a diagnosis that could impact you your entire lifetime.
Track 1: Use scientifically accurate cellular imagery designed to help reduce Insulin Resistance and to normalize androgen levels.
Track 2: Use metaphoric imagery to support you as you deal with the chronic condition of PCOS. Acknowledge and release negative emotions, set goals, and envision yourself successful.
Track 3: Use a general relaxation exercise and affirmations to provide support and positive energy.
Natural Package #1
Imagery and Meditations in support of a Natural/Healthy Cycle and Imagery and Meditations for General Health at a 10% discount.
Natural Package #2
Imagery and Meditations in support of a Natural/Healthy Cycle and Meditations for a Fertile Soul at a 10% discount.
Medicated Package #1
Imagery and Meditations in support of a Medicated Cycle AND Imagery and Meditations in support of a Natural/Healthy Cycle at a 10% discount.
Medicated Package #2
Imagery and Meditations in support of a Medicated Cycle and Imagery and Meditations for General Health at 10% discount.
Medicated Package #3
Imagery and Meditations in support of a Medicated Fertility Cycle and Meditations for a Fertile Soul at a 10% discount.
IVF Package #1
Package of two CD’s at 10% off each. Receive both the IVF Cycle CD and Natural Cycle CD.
IVF Package #2
Package of two CD’s at 10% off each. Receive both the IVF Cycle CD and the General Health CD.
IVF Package #3
Package of two CD’s at 10% off each. Receive both the IVF Cycle CD and the Meditations for a Fertile Soul.