NEW Online Retreat Date Posted! Meet with Dr. Randine Lewis on Aug 2-3

July 10th, 2014

Saturday, August 2 – Sunday, August 3, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m EST

*Follow-up Evening Event:

Wednesday, August 27 @ 6:00pm EST

REGISTRATION: http://thefertilesoul.com/shop/retreats/re14-0802-the-fertile-soul-retreat-online

RETREAT OVERVIEW:

We will be offering The Fertile Soul retreat process online, in the comfort of your own home August 2 and 3, 2014. This virtual retreat process will be conducted live with Dr. Randine Lewis, beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST – 2:30 p.m. EST both Saturday and Sunday. We will meet three hours in the morning, break 30 minutes for lunch, and meet three hours each afternoon.

Wednesday, August 27th @ 6:00pm EST – we will have a follow up support evening with all participants.

Dr. Lewis has helped women overcome very devastating reproductive issues, like advanced maternal age, poor ovarian response, high FSH, low AMH, endometriosis, POF, autoimmune implantation failure, PCOS, and recurrent miscarriage. She requires everybody she works with to attend her powerful retreat process. Each participant will be scheduled for a diagnostic TCM evaluation and individualized herbal prescription as part of the retreat process. The online process will be similar to a live retreat, and will allow participants to ask questions, share their experience, and connect with other members of the retreat group.

Instruction will be provided on Chinese medical therapy, internal inquiry regarding causative factors of reproductive dysfunction; dietary therapy, nutritional supplementation, individualized herbal formulation, reproductive massage, stress reduction, and qi gong meditative exercises. We will dive into deeper causative issues like, how do imbalances arise? What does my outlook have to do with my reproductive functioning? Dr. Lewis will share her revolutionary healing process and help you relate to your fertility in a natural, healthy, and open way.

Women who have attended the retreat process have called it life changing. While it definitely improves their fertility quotient, it also can empower women to approach their fertility in far more positive ways. We can help you, whether or not you are trying to conceive naturally, or undergoing assisted reproductive technology.

*NEW – Online Retreat FAQ and 15% off OPC (click heading link)

June 4th, 2014

Frequently Asked Q & A
About Our Upcoming Online Retreat

(you can access our conference call recordings here)

Join us for our first online retreat with Dr. Randine Lewis – June 21st and June 22nd (follow up July 9th). To learn more about the event and registration – click here:

http://thefertilesoul.com/shop/retreats/re14-0621-the-fertile-soul-retreat-online


Live Call with Dr. Randine Lewis – TONIGHT, May 27 @ 7pm EST

May 27th, 2014

Question and Answer – The New Online Retreat Format

To join in dial 605-475-4000 then access code 794774#.

Those calling from Canada should call 805-360-1075

and then you will be prompted to enter the original

number and access code.

1. Please DON’T announce your name when you dial in – there will be many callers on the line and theconference call may have already begun.

2. Immediately press *6 to MUTE your phone line (or use the Mute button on your phone) – this will prevent any unnecessary background noise and static on the line. You can press *5 to unmute your line once the call is opened up for discussion.

3. There are only 100 callers allowed on the call - make sure to call-in early to reserve your space.

4. Please keep topics and questions during the discussion related to the specific call.

We will be offering The Fertile Soul retreat process online, in the comfort of your own home June 21 and 22nd, 2014. This virtual retreat process will be conducted live with Dr. Randine Lewis, beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST – 2:30 p.m. EST both Saturday and Sunday. We will meet three hours in the morning, break 30 minutes for lunch, and meet three hours each afternoon. Wednesday, July 9th, at 6:00 p.m. EST we will have a follow up support evening with all participants.

Dr. Lewis has helped women overcome very devastating reproductive issues, like advanced maternal age, poor ovarian response, high FSH, low AMH, endometriosis, POF, autoimmune implantation failure, PCOS, and recurrent miscarriage. She requires everybody she works with to attend her powerful retreat process. Each participant will be scheduled for a diagnostic TCM evaluation and individualized herbal prescription as part of the retreat process. The online process will be similar to a live retreat, and will allow participants to ask questions, share their experience, and connect with other members of the retreat group.

Instruction will be provided on Chinese medical therapy, internal inquiry regarding causative factors of reproductive dysfunction; dietary therapy, nutritional supplementation, individualized herbal formulation, reproductive massage, stress reduction, and qi gong meditative exercises. We will dive into deeper causative issues like, how do imbalances arise? What does my outlook have to do with my reproductive functioning? Dr. Lewis will share her revolutionary healing process and help you relate to your fertility in a natural, healthy, and open way.

Women who have attended the retreat process have called it life changing. While it definitely improves their fertility quotient, it also can empower women to approach their fertility in far more positive ways. We can help you, whether or not you are trying to conceive naturally, or undergoing assisted reproductive technology.

Register Here!

TUITION OVERVIEW:

The online seminar price ($950) includes full program tuition and a one-on-one TCM evaluation (phone consultation- value of $250) with a Fertile Soul Practitioner. Each evaluation includes a Chinese Medical diagnosis, comprehensive treatment plan, and herbal/supplemental recommendations in an individualized plan (herbs and supplements not included). Our Nutrition Support Phone Consultation is included an add-on evaluation for $75 (for retreat guests only – savings of $50 from regular price).

Payment plans are available at no additional cost.  For more details and to sign up   please click here.


The Fertile Soul Retreat – NOW ONLINE!

May 15th, 2014

Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m EST

*Follow-up Evening Event:

Wednesday, July 9th, at 6:00 p.m. EST

We will be offering The Fertile Soul Retreat process ONLINE, in the comfort of your own home June 21 and 22nd, 2014. This virtual retreat process will be conducted live with Dr. Randine Lewis, beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST – 2:30 p.m. EST both Saturday and Sunday. We will meet three hours in the morning, break 30 minutes for lunch, and meet three hours each afternoon. Wednesday, July 9th, at 6:00 p.m. EST we will have a follow up support evening with all participants.

Dr. Lewis has helped women overcome very devastating reproductive issues, like advanced maternal age, poor ovarian response, high FSH, low AMH, endometriosis, POF, autoimmune implantation failure, PCOS, and recurrent miscarriage. She requires everybody she works with to attend her powerful retreat process. Each participant will be scheduled for a diagnostic TCM evaluation and individualized herbal prescription as part of the retreat process. The online process will be similar to a live retreat, and will allow participants to ask questions, share their experience, and connect with other members of the retreat group.

Instruction will be provided on Chinese medical therapy, internal inquiry regarding causative factors of reproductive dysfunction; dietary therapy, nutritional supplementation, individualized herbal formulation, reproductive massage, stress reduction, and qi gong meditative exercises. We will dive into deeper causative issues like, how do imbalances arise? What does my outlook have to do with my reproductive functioning? Dr. Lewis will share her revolutionary healing process and help you relate to your fertility in a natural, healthy, and open way.

Women who have attended the retreat process have called it life changing. While it definitely improves their fertility quotient, it also can empower women to approach their fertility in far more positive ways. We can help you, whether or not you are trying to conceive naturally, or undergoing assisted reproductive technology.

MORE INFORMATION: http://thefertilesoul.com/shop/retreats/re14-0621-the-fertile-soul-retreat-online

Professionals: LIVE WEBINAR with Dr. Randine Lewis – May 17-18

May 6th, 2014

Addressing Fertility Issues in Women of

Advanced Maternal Age

Early Registration Sale Thru Friday (5/9) – Save $50


http://www.prodseminars.net/product/addressing-fertility-issues-women-advanced-maternal-age


May 17 & May 18

Will focus on the nuances in addressing advanced maternal age; why including some of the more esoteric branches of TCM, and Taoist healing processes are more effective than strict physical approaches such as the esoteric aspects of the eight extraordinary meridians

1. To broaden and deepen your understanding of why women in their later reproductive years require a different approach than their younger counterparts;
2. How to interface deep healing processes with reproductive medicine;
3. Working with the esoteric aspects of the eight extraordinary meridians, with special emphasis on the Chong Mai

Course Outline:

The TCM Energetic Look at the Reproductive System; Differences between a younger woman’s fertility cycle and a woman in her later reproductive years; A Classical Approach to the Jing-Shen Axis through the Chong Mai Bell Curve of Aging – according to the Su Wen

Western Medicine Assessment of Reproductive Function; the process of folliculogenesis, fertilization, implantation, and early embryology; an Energetic Look at each of the parameters of ovarian aging; changes in the HPO Axis from menarche through menopause; Interfacing with Western reproductive medicine

Differences between the energetics of the endocrine system (forward sheng cycle), and the gynecological system (reverse sheng cycle); dealing with Western diagnoses through a TCM approach

Psychospiritual issues associated with the reproductive system and how shen takes form as jing; A Shen based approach to reproductive aging – how to maximize the jing-shen relationship with particular focus on the shen

Esoterics of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians; Utilizing Issues of the Du, Ren, Chong, Dai, Qiao and Wei Mai to overcome impediments to reproductive healing TCM Theory and Acupuncture

HUGE SALE on Retreat Tuition thru Friday!!!

April 8th, 2014

REGISTRATION DETAILS HERE

This is our biggest ever sale event on retreat tuition – must register before this Friday! Don’t miss out on this last opportunity to see Dr. Randine Lewis in person at a retreat this year. We will be moving forward with a new online retreat format this summer and not have another location event on the calendar!

Contact us for more details or if you have any further questions.

Live Call with Dr. Randine Lewis – April 8 @7pm EST

April 4th, 2014

Why Meditate

During our waking hours, most of us are dominated by the beta brain wave state, or the logical, rational mindset that tries to maneuver its way through life. This is great while on the job, but in this mental state, blood pressure and stress hormones are high; growth and reproductive hormones low. Blood flow to the essential organs is low; blood flow to the brain is high. We tend to be on alert; even in a state of fight/flight. And from this state, the reproductive system takes a back seat. This whole cascade is worsened when one is trying to conceive. Most women I know try to think their way into better fertility – searching out solutions through the medical profession and the internet. And the left hemisphere, beta dominant brain state takes over the body and puts them into an anxious, sub-fertile state.
More relaxed states of mind can be achieved even while being fully functional in life. We can still accomplish chores while the body/mind is under the kinder, more relaxed alpha state, and blood flow to the essential organs increases. Guided meditations and visualization processes can bring us into the delta brain wave state that we occupy during the dream state. And professional meditators can even even achieve the delta brain wave state where the mind is perfectly tranquil and still, like in deep sleep. In this state, the entire body regenerates. Blood pressure is low, blood flow to the reproductive organs, kidneys and heart is highest. Growth hormone output is maximized, and the body repairs itself. Think of it as rest and regeneration for the entire HPO axis, as if your ovaries are finally able to receive the needed replenishment.
This is one of the reasons I stress the importance of learning to achieve a calm state of body/mind through meditative exercises – still or moving, fully engaged or unplugged from the demands of daily life. In my experience, this is far more important than any type of medical therapy, be it interventional or natural. While external therapies are helpful at times, this is the only state where bodies heal themselves and achieve a change in ones reproductive potential. And it’s fully within your control.
Please join me for a free call, Tuesday, April 8th at 7 p.m. EST, where we will boost the recognition of this natural state of mind that you all have access to – at all times, in all places, no matter the circumstance.
Randine Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Author of The Infertility Cure, The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, and
The Way of the Fertile Soul, Ten Ancient Chinese Secrets to Tap Into A Woman’s Creative Potential

To join in dial 605-475-4000 then access code 794774#.

Those calling from Canada should call 805-360-1075

and then you will be prompted to enter the original

number and access code.

1. Please DON’T announce your name when you dial in – there will be many callers on the line and theconference call may have already begun.

2. Immediately press *6 to MUTE your phone line (or use the Mute button on your phone) – this will prevent any unnecessary background noise and static on the line. You can press *5 to unmute your line once the call is opened up for discussion.

3. There are only 100 callers allowed on the call - make sure to call-in early to reserve your space.

4. Please keep topics and questions during the discussion related to the specific call.

Join Dr. Randine Lewis in Florida – April 25-28!

March 27th, 2014

Fertile Soul RetreatJacksonville, FL
April 25-28th
$250 off for Individuals
(use the code TFS250)

This retreat will be held at the newly renovated Hampton Inn Oceanfront – Jacksonville Beach, FL. Come and join Dr. Randine Lewis in beautiful and sunny Jacksonville Florida this April and leave your winter blues behind. Located on the white sandy beaches of Jacksonville, you’ll be sure to find some relaxation and rejuvenate on this destination get-a-way! Dr. Randine Lewis, author of the Infertility Cure, has helped thousands of women conceive, through her Fertile Soul retreat programming, both naturally and in partnership with reproductive medicine.

I am writing you bc I attended your retreat back in the spring of 2009.  I was in pure hell with RE & infertility.  I am compelled to share this back with you bc I know so many women are where I was then & I know you can help them.  I was told that I would never carry my own children and a long litany of other bunch of nonsense from one RE to the next.  I had my first child at 36, 11 months later a second, 2 years and 2 days later a THIRD! None of them through infertility treatments.
So I turned 40 and have had some hiccups with my cycle.  GYN says I am perimenopause & is pushing hormone pellets on me.  Went for a second opinion and I AM PREGNANT AGAIN! Hmm pretty big disparity between being pregnant & needing hormone replacement.
Please fellow Fertile Soul Sisters out there do not give up hope! M.

At the April Fertile Soul Retreat, you will spend over 20 hours with Dr. Lewis in lecture, movement and therapeutic group sessions. You will also have an in-depth Chinese medicine consultation on location and a nutrition and lifestyle consultation once home to support you in transitioning all that you learn into your daily life.  Your weekend retreat will end with a therapeutic acupuncture session with Dr. Lewis.
Payment plans are available at no additional cost.  For more details and to sign up please click here.

Grandmothering

March 24th, 2014

I recently became a grandma. I don’t even know how to talk about this. My grandson isn’t even 1 year old yet. His little personality is only starting to emerge. The love I have for my daughter, his mother, now rests, magnified, on her son. It obviously isn’t that I love him more than her. I couldn’t love anyone more than I love her. But when you are one generation away, you don’t have these bonds of being attached, like you do to your children.

What you don’t like in yourself becomes an obstruction to fully relating with your children. My oldest daughter will be 32 this year. I had her when I was 21. All of the hopes and dreams I had for her from the day I found out I was pregnant became filtered by that which I couldn’t recognize in myself. I loved her more than I loved myself. That, I promise you, is not a statement to be proud of. I could not give her what I didn’t have. So the lack of ability to give her what I wanted to give her turned to guilt. I always thought I could do better, I knew I could do better. I had two more children, when I was 34 and 38. With each one I had the same experience, to a lesser degree. I loved them more than I loved myself.

You can never be the type of mother who is good enough for your children in your own judging eyes. These amazing, perfect beings are always far more deserving than any separate human being can measure up to. And I know I didn’t. I couldn’t measure up because I saw them as different from me.

All three of my children are out of the house now – one in boarding school, one in college, and one married with a family of her own.  So the role of caring for my children’s day-to-day needs is history.

I had the great pleasure of being present for the birth of my grandson. And I have never had a prouder moment in my life, than seeing my daughter being able to bring forth life; watching the power of life’s longing for itself come through her. Her labor was prolonged and difficult. Her husband was a great coach – strong and loving. They were an admirable team. And about 24 hours later, this perfect little boy entered the world.

I can honestly say that I don’t love him more than myself. I love him as myself; as an expression of the love that I am. Without dreams or aspirations, without wondering if I will measure up to the task of being his grandmother. Without wondering if his parents will measure up to the task of being his parents. I watch them being the perfect parents for him, loving themselves through each other, and through him. And I watch in awe, how Kahlil Gibran describes:

Their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

Mothering

March 18th, 2014

Mothering is not a role; it is love. The role of mothering can be from love, but doesn’t have to be. You can look around the world and see women in the roles of mother, whom we can easily judge ought not to have this privilege. Animals, as well, occupy mothering roles as they care for their offspring just until the little ones are capable of surviving on their own.

When the role of motherhood is coveted more than the ability to express our inner love, it can become an energetic obstruction in the body/mind. We want what we don’t have, and don’t want what we have. This produces a tremendous amount of stress in the body/mind, which the energy of love does not produce. At our last retreat, one woman stated that her highest aspiration was to learn to love herself. Within two days, she had recognized and began living from the strength of this self love.

I recently was discussing with a friend of mine how I didn’t occupy the role of motherhood very gracefully, as far as conventional standards go. Each of my three children would agree that I wasn’t a typical cookie, soccer, PTA mom. They would also agree, that I did not put my children first. As much as I was able, their needs were cared for. They were and are fiercely loved. And I hope from this modeling they learned to pattern the ability to always put themselves first. I know this is not highly valued in our society. Women especially are taught that it is esteemed to put others first: your spouse, your family, your children, your boss, your work, your friends, your reputation, etc.

It comes as a great shock to step out of these roles that have become carriers of your esteem. What if you were none of these roles? What if your worth came only from yourself? Some wise sages throughout the ages have made this very declaration:

Be a light unto yourself.

Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of heaven is within.

To thine own self be true.

Do not lie or do what you dislike.

Be as you are.

Attend only to the sense of your own being.

Can you imagine what it would be like if you were to be fully and wholeheartedly responsible only to the truth within? You would be responsible for your life, your health, your fertility, your happiness. Do you really want this? When one learns to live from this inner truth, the world tends not to be so problematic. Our minds tend not to cause us disturbance. But the price is we no longer can blame anyone or anything for our unhappiness.