Affirmations for Health: A Positive Practice 

Affirmations

You have the ability to replace thoughts or beliefs that you hold that may not be affirming or healthy.  

 

Know that using positive affirmations may feel strange at first.  These are suggestions.  Perhaps there are other affirmations that you prefer.  

 

As you become more used to repeating positive affirmations, you will feel calmed and soothed.  That's part of what our Integrated Fertility & Wellness Program at RMACT is about.  Trying each of our approaches--ranging from massage to acupuncture, nutrition to yoga, support groups and counseling--will help you figure out what works best for you.  Here's one meditation and relaxation method to consider:

Ten Positive Affirmations to Try

  • I hold myself up tall, with pride, for who I am in this moment: a beautiful, strong man or woman;
  • I think well of myself and of my partner if I have one;
  • I remember that I am a whole person, not an infertility diagnosis or a sperm count;
  • I remind myself that I have value and worth, whether I am pregnant or not, whether I am a parent or not;
  • I remind myself that I learn something about myself every day and that what I have learned about myself because of infertility is that I am strong and courageous.  I know how much easier it would be to accept my infertility and remain childfree.  I remind myself that I am brave enough to move forward and farther than I thought I could in my goal of becoming a parent;
  • I remember the health and wellness that I enjoy in so many areas of my life;
  • My gratitude towards the beautiful things that I enjoy in my life fill many moments;
  • I know that when I become a parent I will hold it even closer to my heart because of my present experiences;
  • I embrace my life as I am, knowing that my truest self is revealed through the hardship of this experience;
  • I love myself--my body, my heart and my soul.

How to Use Affirmations

If you are creating or using your own affirmation, use it in the present tense, not the future tense. If you use it as a mantra, to repeat over and over again, let it warm you from the inside out.  If it doesn't do that, try another one.  And please share any affirmations that you like to use with us. I could always use a new one.

 

Here's a bonus, a long-time favorite of mine that my Fertile Yoga students are familiar with:

 

  • I am beautiful, I am graceful, I am whole and complete.

 

Positive affirmations.  Try one.  Let me know what you think.  And let me know if there's another affirmation that resonates with you.

 

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Topics: Health, Wellness, Support

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.

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