Gaynor Almond BA (Hons), GJC, CRM5, PRM, rCNHC is a Fertility Mindset Coach, Freedom Fertility Specialist, and Clinical Reflexologist
Hello and welcome to my website, I’m Gaynor a Holistic Therapist and Fertility Mindset Coach based in Warrington, Cheshire in the UK, offering online fertility coaching services 🌎.
I have had the privilege of supporting couples and individuals on their fertility journey for over seven years. Offering a pre-conception care plan to those who are struggling to conceive, and wish to improve their chances of a positive outcome. Supporting in all aspects of natural and assisted conception (IUI/IVF/ICSI/donor/surrogacy).
How I Work
Passionate about empowering my clients to achieve mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, I offer a completely holistic whole health mind-body approach, to include:
💜 1:1 12 week programme Fertility Mindset Coaching using the The Freedom Fertility Formula™
💜 Emotional support using a blend of mind/body techniques & strategies to ensure you’re taking care of your emotional well-being on a daily basis
💜 Stress management (if you're under stress especially chronic stress, your body will prioritise adrenal hormone production rather than sex hormone production, as adrenal hormones are necessary for safety and survival. Procreation takes a back seat)
With the additional option of:
💜 Nutritional and Lifestyle advice
💜 Supplementation guidance specifically for fertility
💜 Basal body temperature charting, ‘how-to’
💜 Recommendations for functional & advanced testing for fertility
💜 Advice and guidance for fertility clinic referrals UK and abroad, IVF and recurring miscarriage
💜 Step-by-step self-help reflexology techniques to enhance your fertility
💜 Holistic Therapies
💜 Signposting for further support
All carried out in a motivating therapeutic and coaching way, empowering you to take back control of not only your fertility but your life too.
“Although you can’t control the outcome, you most definitely Can control how you feel emotionally and physically (as the two are intrinsically linked) while you are on your fertility journey, or ahead of and during your fertility treatment. Helping to reduce the Emotional overwhelm so your Mind and Body are much more Receptive to Conception.”
How to contact me
To arrange an appointment, or to book your free 15 minute discovery call to see how I can help you on your fertility journey Click here.
You can also call or text me on 07895756252.
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Are you trying to conceive naturally, or do you require help to prepare for your IVF, ICSI, IUI or Clomid cycle?
I have been supporting clients on their fertility journey in the Northwich, Knutsford, Tarporley, and Warrington areas of Cheshire, as well as online, with natural and assisted fertility successfully for over 7 years. Helping with different conditions such as PCOS, anovulatory cycles (absence of ovulation), endometriosis, irregular cycles, autoimmune conditions, unexplained infertility, low AMH, poor egg quality, and elevated Natural Killer Cells (NK Cells). As well as supporting men with male factor infertility, such as poor sperm quality, low motility, and high morphology.
Support after pregnancy loss
I am particularly passionate about supporting women wanting to try again after pregnancy loss, and fortunately I’ve been able to support many women in this area to go on and carry their healthy babies to term. I’ll help in empowering you to nurture yourself both emotionally and physically, and take into account any further testing that could help in identify any underling issues, supporting you on your fertility journey every step of the way.
Newly Pregnant Support and Beyond after a difficult Fertility Journey using the Freedom Family Formula™
Supporting newly pregnant individuals or couples after pregnancy loss, using Conscious Emotional Processing™ to help you feel Calm, Confident and in Control.
Getting a positive pregnancy test after a difficult fertility journey for many of my existing clients, can often be filled with mixed emotions, excitement overshadowed by anxiety and fear. Feeling they can’t enjoy their pregnancy until they’ve reached their 20 week milestone, and or are holding their baby in their arms.
I support newly pregnant women and couples, through each step of their pregnancy with their mental and emotional wellness after a difficult Fertility Journey. Taking you (and your partner) on a healing journey to parenthood with the Freedom Family Formula.
Please contact me for more information.
A little Bit About Me
Wishing to pursue a career in holistic health so I could help individuals on a 1:1 basis, after a stint as a crew chef onboard private yachts, I trained as a Clinical Reflexologist in the UK with Allison Walker, now the Principle at the Contemporary Reflexology College in Knutsford Cheshire. Achieving the highest level in Reflexology, CRM Level 5 Mastership, advanced level diploma, including anatomy and physiology, and modules of fertility and maternity. Leading me to specialise in the area of reproductive fertility. I am also a full member of Professional Reflexology (PR), and CNHC.
I’ve also completed courses in Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD), Vertical Reflexology, Reiki, and Gentle Release Therapy, using a combination of techniques in my holistic treatments to encourage the flow of Chi (energy) to organs and systems in the body, helping to release emotional blockage, and restore balance to the body-mind.
Since training as a clinical reflexologist I discovered I had some health problems myself, after experiencing excruciating lower abdominal pain for sometime that seemed to tie in with ovulation. From further investigations I discovered I had a uterine fibroid, and an ovarian endometriomas (a chocolate cyst), caused by fluid from old menstrual blood filling the cyst, and a sure indication of the presence of endometriosis. The consultants solution was to put me on an oestrogen only contraceptive pill. So refusing that I took matters into my own hands and signed myself up for a nutrition course, purely for my own interest and curiosity, to learn about the principals of Naturopathic Nutrition, at the Nutritional Healing Foundation. So I could help to restore my physical and emotional health.
The principles of naturopathic nutrition is about nourishing the body (to get the good stuff in), and cleansing the body (to get the bad stuff out) to restore health. Working through the course, and having been introduced to Bruce Lipton The Biology of Belief, it was easy to see how I’d ended up with a form of endometriosis, increased inflammation and excess oestrogen of the wrong kind from my exposure to xenoestrogens. Caused by drinking plastic bottled water, processed food, skin and cleaning products containing toxins, which override your endocrine system disrupting your natural hormone balance. As well as a catalogue of emotional factors built up over the years, a combination of external stressors and the recurring limiting messages I was telling myself on a daily basis. Never underestimate the power of your thoughts and the impact they can have not only on your mental health but your physical health too, as the two are most certainly linked. The course not only changed my health but my life too, as it set me on an ever evolving life journey of self-discovery, learning and healing, that once you start you can’t stop.
During my time working with clients as a clinical reflexologist on their difficult fertility journey, it kept coming up how there seemed to be missing pieces to the puzzle especially for those experiencing recurring miscarriage and recurring implantation failure. So I began to explore the male and female reproductive microbiome and how it could impact pregnancy outcome, and attended CPD courses focused on the vaginal ecology and penile microbiome.
However in addition to the training proving to be invaluable in helping my clients to optimise their fertility, it became invaluable for my own health goals, as I was able to successfully treat my recurring UTIs that I had suffered with for many years. Getting to experience firsthand the benefits of restoring my vaginal flora holistically, literally changing my internal vaginal environment from one of vaginal dysbiosis to one of optimal vaginal microflora. The positive impact this had on my physical and emotional health was unmeasurable, to say it’s been life changing is an understatement. I find it so amazing how often one path can eventually lead us down many other paths which proves to be instrumental in our own healing and life journey.
The final missing piece of the puzzle was wanting to support my clients emotionally while on their difficulty fertility and beyond, so I trained as a Fertility Mindset Coach. Which I have to say has been the number one difference maker for helping my clients to regain emotional control, and in doing so increase their chances of Fertility Success due to the mind-body connection. It really is remarkable to see how my clients progress from often a state of ‘survival’, merely existing and putting their lives on hold, to feeling emotionally empowered and able to take back control of not only their fertility but their life too. I apply these strategies and techniques to mine and my families life on a daily basis.
“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” - Roy Bennett
...and never stop loving💕
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Why I am passionate about the vaginal microbiome
The vaginal microbiome, the environment of the vagina also known as the vaginal ecology, can hold a lot of unanswered questions for women who are struggling to conceive, have experienced repeated implantation failure, recurrent miscarriage, and placental eruption. It’s an area I’m really passionate about sharing, having suffered with recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) for many many years due to vaginal dysbiosis (not enough of the good bacteria), as soon as I restored my healthy vaginal microbiome I never got another UTI. Many women I’ve worked with have not been aware that they had endometritis, inflammation in the uterus, this can often be as a result of medical interventions disrupting the natural vagina and uterine flora. Increased inflammation in the uterus makes it very difficult for a fertilised egg or embryo to implant, however there are a few solutions to this problem which I can go into in more detail on a 1:1 if this was a potential concern.
Holistic Fertility Consultations and Fertility Treatments Virtually via Zoom.
Get your mind and body ready for pregnancy with an online consultation, which will help me to ascertain where you are in your fertility journey, and how I can help you further to improve your chances of carrying a healthy baby to term.
Whether you’re trying naturally or preparing for your fertility treatment (IVF:ICSI:IUI:FET/Clomid), I’ll help you and your partner to get in the best place possible by implementing some very achievable lifestyle changes, to improve your chances of a positive outcome.
The optimum time to prepare for pregnancy is ideally a minimum of 90 days, as it takes 90 days for men to develop healthy new sperm, and women to develop healthy new follicles. Making some positive life style changes is not only going to improve your overall health to optimise your chances of conceiving, but it can also help to reduce your chances of miscarriage, help to support and improve your chances of a positive outcome when undergoing your fertility treatment, and crucially for the long term health of your developing baby.
But please don’t worry if you’re starting your fertility treatment sooner than the optimum 90 days, there’s still plenty we can do to get you in a good place ready for your treatment.
Please contact me for more information.
Increased relaxation to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Chronic stress and anxiety due to the impact of infertility, effects every system in the body at a cellular level. Your Feeling Brain senses from the emotions you are feeling, such as fear and worry, that you are in real danger and responds accordingly by activating the fight, flight, or freeze response, increasing cortisol production, which has a knock-on effect on your reproductive hormones contributing to (in) fertility.
As reflexology is a deeply relaxing, holistic experience it will leave you feeling rejuvenated and de-stressed, helping your body to work more harmoniously. Enabling your mind and body to switch-off leaving you in a state of restfulness, reducing body tension, and helping you to feel calmer and more balanced. Which may improve sleep, increase blood circulation and boost your immune system, leaving you feeling more energised.
As a clinical reflexologist I have found reflexology in combination with some lifestyle changes and healthy eating, to be instrumental in supporting my clients on their fertility journey.
"Elevated cortisol levels [the stress hormone] interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, and increase blood pressure, cholesterol and heart disease".
As well as taking time to relax it's also important that you look at your life style as a whole, avoiding stressful situations, taking regular exercise, and eating a healthy diet leading you towards a more balanced life.
Find Your Calm💜 My Calm is going to the beach and just looking out over the sea.