If you haven’t come across Circle + Bloom while researching natural fertility and PCOS treatments, then I am thrilled to make the introduction. I have been following Circle and Bloom for years and recommend their products to many of my clients. They are a company who in their words, is “passionate about the power of the mind-body connection and helping women, including those wanting to conceive, to use this unbelievable resource and body “intelligence” to improve health, well-being, fertility, energy, and anything else we desire. We want to ignite a mind-body movement that empowers women to take charge of their health.” I am excited to have Joanne, share more about the company and their wonderful guided visualization programs.
Guest post by Joanne Verkuilen, Circle + Bloom
Circle + Bloom’s story starts more than twenty years ago when I was diagnosed with PCOS as a late-teen. Throughout my twenties and early into my marriage, the diagnosis that “pregnancy may be difficult” was there lurking in the background, but I honestly didn’t get too hung up on it as it was something to be dealt with at a later time. Not surprisingly, I had problems with conception. After a difficult emotional journey I was eventually blessed to have two perfect children, but not without a lot of heart-ache and emotional ups and downs along the way. Then my close friend started having fertility problems which prompted me to action.
Exploring the connection between the mind+body, as well as the direct connection between stress and hormone balance and ultimately fertility, I had the idea of creating a daily relaxation program that tracked to the monthly cycle. Given the fact that our bodies are changing every day throughout the month, a physiological daily guided visualization made complete sense to me. It was my “ah-ha” moment and one that I will never forget standing in my kitchen with this idea that hit me like a bolt of lightening. I have never turned back.
I started Circle + Bloom to help others in this process of taking a more proactive stance. Helping ourselves help ourselves. Through the power of the mind-body connection along with the stress-infertility link – we have the knowledge to take matters in our own hands.
The whole idea behind Circle+Bloom’s fertility programs is very simple, but surprisingly effective. We all have an innate healing ability through the mind-body intelligence we all possess. Our programs have been developed based on what we know about how to use relaxation and guided visualization to be proactive, reduce the effects of stress, and feel better about where you are on your family building journey.By using your brain’s visualization capability – and “seeing” what your body should be doing, you become the director of your body to help it restore its own health and balance. This is essential to our fertility, since it is mostly hormone-driven. It has been shown that our bodies don’t know the difference between what we are imaging and what we are physically seeing with our two eyes. And so when we simply imagine certain things happening within our body, our bodies follow suit.
What the brain sees, the body can accomplish. A powerful mind-body connection can be tapped into when you visualize inward and “see” your body healthy and balanced.
We also get another enormous benefit: the reduction of stress which is being found to affect most of our bodily systems, especially our fertility. Undergoing fertility treatment is incredibly stressful, so finding an effective way to relax and feel in greater control of your body, levels of health and well-being is more important than ever during this stressful time.
And the beautiful thing is just fifteen minutes a day is all it takes to have a big impact. There’s no need to join a class or carve out a big block of time. That’s the main thing we hope to let people know. Using your mind-body connection and visualization is not something that is mysterious or complicated. In fact, we work hard to guided you through the process each day and we have demystified what you need to visualize for optimum fertility and health awareness.
If you are interested in using your mind-body connection and guided visualization to positively impact your fertility, we invite you to try our free Introductory Relaxation for Fertility Program. I am passionate about the power of the mind-body connection and helping women, including those wanting to conceive, to use this unbelievable resource. We want to ignite a mind-body movement that empowers women to take charge of their health, so join us and take charge today!
We are proud to offer guided visualization programs for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, designed to help guide the body back to balance to get pregnant, or to potentially reduce the effects of PCOS. Visualization is a key “tool” in these mind-body meditations.
PCOS for Fertility is for women who wish to conceive a baby, but also have polycystic ovaries – which is one of the leading causes of infertility. The program offers an in-depth, day-by-day relaxation and visualization that tracks to the female reproductive cycle, just like our Natural Cycle and IVF/IUI Program, but specifically geared toward PCOS imbalances. It also includes special sessions addressing some of the most common side effects of PCOS.
PCOS for Health is for those wishing to reduce the symptoms of PCOS, including insulin sensitivity and reduction, weight-loss, reduction of male androgens to potentially minimize excessive hair growth, promote healthy circulation and reduction of depression. The program consists of 5 tracks each covering a specific symptom of PCOS, designed to be listened to how often you wish, alternating the tracks as you see fit.