5 Fertility Mantras - Leave Infertility Behind for a Breath
Controlling Our Thoughts On Infertility Through Mantra
Repeating thoughts in our head convinces our brain that we mean business- that those thoughts are important.
I won't make assumptions. I will share with you that sometimes the thoughts in my head that go around and around and on and on are not what I want to reinforce. You may have a few of those too.
From the Merriam Webster dictionary online, a simple Definition of mantra. :" a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating. : a word or phrase that is repeated often or that expresses someone's basic beliefs."
Let's give our brains and hearts a different message about our basic beliefs.
And remember, no prayer is necessary. Just a simple recitation of a word or set of words.
Try one of these "mantras" instead:
- I am grateful I am alive
- The light shines on me
- I nourish myself with my breath
- Shanti (peace)
- Exhale, inhale (with the rhythm of your own breath)
Try one or create your own. Do two minutes a day and refresh throughout the day. Especially when you hear less pleasant thoughts about yourself in your head.
Mine for today- I am grateful I am alive.
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.