Mind + Body Research

Power in Practice: Our 6 Favorite Fertility-Friendly Yoga Poses

by mroth January 22, 2015

You may have guessed that practicing yoga is one of our favorite ways to relax here at Circle + Bloom. Beyond the physical benefits that yoga provides (like improved flexibility, strength, and balance) there’s an incredible sense of mental and spiritual well-being that comes along with yoga practice. Yoga’s amazing effects are beneficial for everyone, […]

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8 Powerful Ways I Stay Calm Through Any Situation

by mroth September 5, 2014

I cannot lie. Stress consumes me. Yup, the creator of *relaxation programs* is a stress-monger. There are nights that I lie in bed, staring at the ceiling amidst a personal hurricane of regret, worry and general negativity. It usually surrounds a situation of dealing with others in my life… or a sudden life event that […]

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Finding Your Thing During IVF Treatment

by mroth May 14, 2014

Guest Blog by Stephanie Fry, author/blogger of The IVF Journal book. Anyone who is battling infertility and undergoing IVF treatment knows that there are loads of options when it comes to selecting complementary treatments and therapies. There are diets, exercises, mind body options, acupuncture, acupressure, massage, yoga, herbal remedies and so much more. With all […]

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Finding Time to Meditate: Keeping Yourself Healthy

by mroth May 6, 2014

Guest Blog by Ken Myers. Although nutrition is a vital component to keeping yourself healthy, relaxing your body through meditation could be almost as important. The mind can do a great deal for your physical form, and practicing methods of meditation can make an impact in ways you never thought before. What’s more, you don’t […]

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The Secret Power of Guided Visualization…Does it Work for Fertility?

by mroth August 19, 2013

I’m going to let you in on a secret—guided imagery is one of the best ways to better health, including fertility. Well, maybe it’s not much of a secret anymore. Over the past few decades the effectiveness of guided imagery / visualization has been established by research findings that demonstrate its positive impact on health, […]

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A Moment of Clarity by Greg Malouf

by mroth February 12, 2013

Guest Blog by Greg Malouf, founder of Epsilon Healing Academy I came to a point in my life where I felt like something was not working the way I wanted it to. I struggled with addiction, stress and anxiety, and had to go through a painful divorce. Once I was finally ready to make a […]

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True or False – Our Thoughts Impact Our Reproductive Health

by Joanne January 18, 2012

We have heard many opinions on this question, and we thought it would be helpful to use a bit of science to help you answer this question and decide what side of the fence you are on. Lets start with a very high level understanding of Cellular Biology. We have trillions of cells that make […]

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by mroth November 14, 2011

Guest Blog by Helen Adrienne – Author, On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility Interest in the placebo effect in general medical care has undergone resurgence in recent years as emphasis on the mind/body connection has come to the center of medical science. When state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques are used to study the placebo effect, the involvement […]

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Simple Mind + Body Exercise

by Susan August 25, 2011

Take a minute to repeat the following sentence three or four times. Make sure each time to make the tone you use a bit more authoritative, and switch it from a sentence you are reading to a command your brain is giving to your body… “I have the power over my body to bring it […]

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Are you depressed/tired and want to change your health?

by mroth July 19, 2011

Our Happy Mind and Healthy Body Program, which improves your health, was recently reviewed by a member of The Connected Mom. The Connected Mom is a natural parenting site that focuses on fostering positive connections with our children, our communities, our planet, and each other. We are happy to share this review with you. Circle+Bloom’s […]

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A Birth Within offers Fertility by Hypnosis® and pre-conception hypnosis programs

by mroth July 7, 2011

Welcome our guest blogger A Birth Within. “The journey to becoming a parent is a different road for every woman. Fertility by Hypnosis® relieves stress and empowers women to fulfill their dreams and prepare their mind, body and spirit to conceive a child.” Due to its unique ability to address the body, mind, and spirit, […]

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Mind-Body Fertility Seminar with Joanne Verkuilen at The Berkely Center for Reproductive Wellness – NYC

by mroth February 23, 2011

We are pleased to be working with mind-body series to help you learn powerful visualization techniques for not only your www.newyorkfertilityacupuncture.com Registration Required There is no charge for this event, but you must register as space is limited. Please register via phone or email: 212.685.0985 / patientservices@berkleycenter.com

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It’s Fun to Be Shameless

by Joanne January 18, 2011

Do one thing every day that scares you. We’ve kept these babies under wrap for some time… and we’re thrilled to finally let it out for the world to enjoy! Working with the one and only Pamela Madsen (more on her and her new book here) we are thrilled to announce the latest addition to […]

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Week 10: Religion, Spirituality and your Health

by Joanne December 24, 2010

“In my view there is no conflict in being a rigorous scientist and a person who believes in a God who takes a personal interest in each one of us. Science’s domain is to explore nature. God’s domain is in the spiritual world, a realm not possible to explore with the tools and language of […]

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Week 9 Einstein: The Body-Mind Connection?

by Joanne December 9, 2010

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” – Stephen Hawking Welcome to Week 9 of our How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series. Last week we covered a special story from our friend Stephanie Fitzgerald, who “just […]

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Week 9 Video: The Mirror Image of Mind-Body Connection

by Joanne December 8, 2010

In last week’s How Einstein Would Get Pregnant series, we talked with a special guest, Stephanie Clark Fitzgerald, who recently adopted domestically and shared her incredible story of courage, love and bravery. This week, we return back to our roots and pose an interesting on the mind-body equation. We know that thoughts, feelings and emotions […]

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How Einstein Would Get Pregnant: Week 4 Video Intro

by Joanne October 8, 2010

“The truth is: love heals.” – Bernie Siegel, M.D. Welcome to week 4 of our new How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series to learn more about how we can proactively use our brains to influence our bodies and reproductive health. This week, we are positively thrilled to have our own “Einstein” – Dr. Bernie […]

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Congratulations Jennifer!

by Joanne September 27, 2010

This incredible email was waiting for me on this Monday morning and I thought I would share it with you in all its glory. Thank YOU Jennifer for writing this, for using our programs and promising to shout from the rooftops when you hit your second trimester! She is a patient of Mike Berkley of […]

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5 New Ways To Re-Think Fertility and Stress

by Joanne August 31, 2010

With this study published definitely linking stress and trying to conceive, we are one giant step closer to understanding more about our female bodies. Three years ago when I had my “a-ha” moment, standing in my kitchen holding a cup of coffee, with the idea of Circle+Bloom banging me on the top of the head, […]

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PCOS! Be afraid…be very very afraid.

by Joanne August 25, 2010

We are setting our sights on you, PCOS!  We are in our labs right now mixing up a deadly concoction of brain-body therapy to rid you forever! When we sent out our questionnaire a few months ago as to what next product you would like us to develop, PCOS was high up on the list. […]

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What Makes Circle + Bloom Different?

by Susan August 3, 2010

When people talk about Circle + Bloom they use different ways to describe our programs and how it works. We hear our programs referred to as meditation, mind-body therapy, relaxation exercises, etc. To a certain extent our programs incorporate parts of all of these descriptive terms, but our programs are also different from all of […]

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A special email we would like to share

by Joanne July 9, 2010

This is an actual email we received from a customer earlier this week regarding our Energy Program. Thought we would share it, because she goes to great lengths to connect it back to her life and her meditation practice. Keep these emails coming, folks! It makes our day, our week, our month! Just wanted to […]

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Waking Up Feeling Refreshed – It’s Possible!

by Joanne July 7, 2010

When creating our Energy for Empowerment Program, I did a lot of research on the effects of lack of sleep on our body.  Turns out, lack of sleep can be the first domino in a chain of events that can wreak havoc on all aspects of your well-being.  When you do not get enough sleep, […]

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How to use Circle + Bloom

by Joanne June 29, 2010

Just to show you how truly easy it is to use our programs and integrate it into your daily life – take a minute and watch…We had fun making it! And it might just get you to make a similar one and enter to win an Apple iPad!

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The Brain-Infertility Connection Podcast

by Joanne June 14, 2010

Click here to listen right now to a fun and engaging presentation Joanne made to the U.K. Fertility Telesummit. Here is just a quick idea of what you can learn about how we can begin to our brain to improve our fertility: *How the mind-body connection effects your fertility *How stress can effect fertility and […]

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Psychoneuroimmunology…your superpower!

by Joanne June 14, 2010

We all have a superpower and it is called the internal communication between mind and body. The fancy and scientific name for it is Psychoneuroimmunology, which means your thoughts and feelings (psycho) affect the chemicals in your brain (neuro), which affects the hormones that fight disease or replicate viruses (immunology). Research centers have sprung up […]

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The Beginning of a Life Style Change

by Susan June 6, 2010

I have had an amazing couple of weeks, a beginning of a life style change that I know will help me live my life to the fullest. I joined Joanne at Circle + Bloom because I wanted to make more of a difference in the world. That might seem odd, but something stirred within me […]

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3 Steps Towards Creating a Mind-Body Habit Everyday for Pregnancy

by Joanne May 18, 2010

Whenever I approach the challenge of creating a new habit – whether it is start a new exercise routine or to eat better – I have found it’s always easier when others before me lead the way and provide advice on how best to do it. Our intent with this post is to do two […]

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Using Circle+Bloom with Acupuncture for Fertility.

by Joanne May 14, 2010

We’re thrilled to announce that the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness in New York City will be offering their patients our programs on iPods to listen while they are being treated with acupuncture. Mike Berkley, L.A.c., founder and director, was very complimentary of the quality of our programs – including our detailed physiological visualizations – […]

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How to Trust Your Instincts

by Joanne March 25, 2010

Recently, we received an email from a woman who told us about an “epiphany” she encountered while using our programs. In a blink of an instant, while in a relaxed state and mentally focusing on her reproductive organs, she realized that she didn’t trust her body to do what it is supposed to do. Having […]

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8 Unconventional Ways to De-stress and Release Tension

by Joanne February 19, 2010

I thought I would share this wonderful post from Zen Habits, specifically a guest post written by Jai Kai, Success Coach, Yoga Instructor and Blogger for SharingSuccess.tv. He enjoys teaching people the art of perusing passion. As we move through our daily routines we are often faced with obstacles and challenges which can lead to […]

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Using the Other 90% of your Brain

by Joanne January 13, 2010

Whether or not the claim that we only really use between 5 – 10% of our brains is true, we know that we can always improve our mental well-being for purposes of increased focus, better sleeping and overall improvement in health and energy levels. I have found over the past three years that by changing […]

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Power of Music

by Joanne October 7, 2009

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.” -Plato Dr. Mike Miller, a research cardiologist at the University of Maryland, has been studying the effects of happiness — or things that make people happy — on our hearts. He began his research with laughter, and found watching funny movies and […]

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Our Next Product – Insight and Notes, Part 1

by Joanne September 10, 2009

Since I wasn’t blogging during the creation of our existing 28-day program, I thought I would spend a little time  documenting how the production process of creating, editing, scripting, recording and then finalizing the auditory programs to create the best possible quality, enjoyment and outcome for our customers. This program has been a special request […]

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The Courage to Adopt

by Joanne September 7, 2009
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My dear friend, Stephanie, who has been our source of inspiration – our “muse” – used our program for one full month, got her period and started using the program again the next month.  About 10 days into the following month, however, she was stuck with powerful intuition from her body while using the program. […]

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Getting Granular

by Joanne September 1, 2009
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Maybe you are like me, but I always found when reading books and materials about fertility – the topics surrounding the technical details of what your LH, FSH, ovulation, progesterone, temperature, pituitary glands all were supposed to be doing – I would usually be put right to sleep.  Maybe it was a combination of the […]

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