Posts Tagged ‘infertility’

LIVE! Conference Call with Dr. Randine Lewis

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Conference Call with Dr. Randine Lewis
Understanding the Retreat Experience – “The Te of Body Wisdom”
Sunday, March 15th @ 6pm EST


THE TE [?] OF BODY WISDOM
? is translated as “virtue.” This virtue, however, is not referring to how your external behavior conforms to an ethical ideal; it is more intimate than that. Like the healing virtue of a plant, Te implies the inherent excellence of a thing; or specifically, what it is that makes you you. The Te character combines a footstep, ones heart, and the radical for uprightness. When your movements reflect the integrity of your inner heart, you are following your true destiny, and your life will move with effortless cooperation with all you come in contact. If we try to conform to an externally held ideal, we are not being virtuous; our energies become stagnant, and we become paralyzed by self concern: “Am I doing it right?” When you discover your inner rightness, you can’t do it wrong. Learn the graceful art of tapping into this magical wellspring of power.
- Enhance vitality
- Balance hormones
- Live from a sense of inner peace and tranquility
- Discover your own healing power
- Open up to how the Life Force uniquely moves you
Whether you are in your reproductive years or edging toward menopause, our body wisdom retreat can give you the healing edge you’ve been seeking. When you come to recognize that you have had the healing power within all along, your energy levels and moods will soar. You need not be at the mercy of anyone else for your fertility, health or wellbeing.
Based upon Chinese medicine, Qi gong meditative exercises, meridian movement therapy, and Dr. Randine Lewis’s groundbreaking fertility work, we will spend two days immersing you in the recognition of your own inner healing power. Whether you are seeking to conceive, heal inner wounds or recognize your true destiny, the retreat process will address your highest intention.

Join us this Sunday, 6 p.m. EST where Dr. Lewis will provide a snippet of the retreat experience: The Te of Body Wisdom.


Conference Call Instructions:
Call in number: (605) 475-4000
Participant code: 794774#
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.

The Power of Non-Action

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Ancient Taoist teachings inform us that a superior being, one who is at One with The Way, does not waste time meddling in external affairs. She makes certain of her Self first, then appropriate action arises – without any strategy. She knows, with absolute certainty, that all things will take their proper course, and she moves along with them. She is at one with creation – a “spirit-like” vessel.

When we apply this to fertility, most women are drawn to the potency of this innate wisdom. Yet, they are also usually conflicted. They desperately want to know what to do, and are deeply conditioned to strategize and control, imposing their will on creation, and taking on the stress of whether or not their actions will come to fruition. They trust their intellect and their doctors more than they trust their inner urgings. They are almost deathly afraid to let go into the truth that their desires are urging them toward becoming a spirit-like vessel of creation.

Although it is damaging to our health and holds us back from our destiny, it feels safer trying to control. It seems as if our efforts keep us away from the fear of the realization that we are not in control. And the paradox is that if we can move past the frustration, fear and sorrow that we are not in charge, we then become masters of our own destiny. We are in the flow of the great unknown, and then can trust and follow the inner urgings of our own soul, and become at one with the forces of creation.

The potency of “Wu Wei,” translated as the action of inaction, could more appropriately be understood as spontaneous action which is correct according to the moment. Because most of us did not grow up learning this method, it takes some practice to become adept at flowing with the world, and not getting in our own way. We do not become inactive; we become effortlessly potent in all of our actions. Qi gong, Tao Yin, and certain yoga practices can bring our bodies into alignment with this way of being, and through practice, it informs our thoughts and actions.

Our TFS body wisdom retreat will teach you the way to capture the power of Wu Wei, so you can put into action the spirit like vessel that you are.

Cooking for Fertility Webinar – February 17th @ 8pm EST

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

3 Keys of Eating for Fertility:
Blood Sugar Balance, Digestion and Detoxification

Three dietary factors are crucial to your reproductive health; if they aren’t in balance, they could sabotage your hormones, weight, mood, immune system and energy levels. To support optimal fertility we will address these 3 key factors: blood sugar balance, digestion and detoxification.

Join us February 17th @ 8pm EST and learn how to:

1- Keep your blood sugar stable (for a healthy Body Mass Index, known to support conception both naturally and through IVF)

2- Support your digestion (for absorption of key nutrients for fertility)

3- Enhance your body’s natural ability to detoxify (to rid the body of environmental toxins that may be adversely impacting your fertility).

Click here for Registration/Information:
http://thefertilesoul.com/shop/retreats/cooking-for-fertility-webinar

Live Conference Call with Dr. Lewis and Retreat Sale!!!

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Welcome in 2015 With New Hope

RENEW YOUR COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF AND YOUR FERTILITY

Join Dr. Lewis for a free New Year’s conference call
Sunday, January 4th, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. EST

This call will be for those who have attended retreat either live or online; if you would like to revive your fertility or present any issues – physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually, Dr. Lewis will guide you through the process of identifying and overcoming any blockages you are experiencing.

If you haven’t yet attended retreat, you may register for our online “on demand” retreat. We are presently offering a holiday discount of $150 off on this two day retreat process, which you can attend from home at your leisure.

Retreat Registration Here:

Conference Call Instructions
Call in number: (605) 475-4000
Participant code: 794774#

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.

TFS Retreat Now Available ON DEMAND!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

SELF RETREAT OVERVIEW:

The Fertile Soul now offers a personal fertility enhancing retreat, a 14 hour recorded retreat that delivers everything a live retreat does, except the “live.”  This two day session is broken down into two segments, where Dr. Randine Lewis provides:

  • A vision of hope
  • A new approach to your fertility, shifting paradigms from “efforting” to “allowing”
  • Using the energetic view of Chinese medicine: Yin/Yang; 3 Treasures, 5 Elements
  • Acupressure for fertility
  • Microcosmic orbit breathing process – open the life gate
  • Age and the ovarian cycle; what hormones really mean
  • Qi Gong
  • Spleen Qi diet and nutritional recommendations
  • Supplements for various conditions
  • Guided meditations
  • Releasing Exercise
  • Physical, mental and emotional components of your fertility
  • Exploring limiting beliefs and obstructions to the life force
  • Patterns of imbalance that manifest as various fertility diagnoses
Dr. Lewis guides you through these pre-recorded sessions, and provides multiple exercises and self inquiry processes for you to complete at your leisure.
Q: How is this different from the live retreat process?
A: Dr. Lewis has encapsulated what she considers the most important elements in the retreat process and concentrated it in this very informative two day session. You are not “on the spot”, and don’t have to share any personal information with anyone else. You can go through the information as many times as you wish and have one full year to complete the process on your own. The main difference is that you will not be meeting with Dr. Lewis live. However, the recorded retreat process allows you the opportunity to meet with Dr. Lewis for an individual session after you have had a TCM consultation and have been on the program for three months.

Click HERE for Registration Information


The Fertile Soul ONLINE Retreat – NEW DATE!

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Saturday, October 18 – Sunday, October 19, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m EST

*Follow-up Evening Event:

Wednesday, November 12 @ 4:00pm EST

REGISTRATION: http://thefertilesoul.com/shop/retreats/re14-0920-the-fertile-soul-online-retreat

RETREAT OVERVIEW:

We will be offering The Fertile Soul retreat process online, in the comfort of your own home October 18 and 19, 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, November 12th @ 4:00pm 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.

The Fertile Soul Retreat – NOW ONLINE!

Thursday, 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

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

Friday, 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!

Thursday, 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

Monday, 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.