A 6 Week Mind-Body Group
Our Restoring Fertility group is a six week program designed for women trying to conceive and looking for ways to enhance wellness, increase confidence, and restore fertility.
This is an introductory group with the goal of learning, and practicing a variety of strategies to reduce distress, and encourage well-being. You will learn different tools and draw on your internal resources to help ride the emotional roller coaster of fertility challenges and begin to establish a practice that you can use anytime.
This group is based on the Mind-Body research and work of Alice Domar, the founder of the first Mind/Body Program for Fertility which is still run at the Domar Center with Boston IVF in Massachusetts.
Who is this for?
Women who are:
Feeling like having a baby has taken over their mind…and life
Wanting to take back control
Ready to receive support that leaves them feeling lifted
Interested in learning new tools to restore balance/well-being, and increase chance of conceiving
Feeling isolated with their best friend being Dr. Google
What do you get out of it?
The Feel Goods:
An understanding of the relationship between the mind and body, and how it can benefit conception
A confidence of knowing how to manage the ups and downs of (in)fertility
An attitude of empowerment that reduces the weight of isolation, jealousy and resentment
A mind state that optimizes your fertility, and enhance your well-being
A collection of relaxation and stress reduction techniques
A feeling of connection with other amazing women who get it
DATES: September 2023
TIME: 5:45pm to 7:45pm (CST)
WHERE: To be determined
COST: $575 (our early bird rate). Then, the cost will go to $650 (full price).
The cost of this group can be reimbursed by your benefits. We encourage you to contact your provider to inquire.
Please note: Space is limited to 9 participants
Program Success Rates
After running the group a few times, past participants have reported a reduction in anxiety, depression, as well as increase in pregnancy rates. In fact, 57% of the women that previously took part in our mind-body group got pregnant within 6 months after the group ended.
This is constant with "a large federally funded study, where 55% of previously infertile women who met regularly in a mind-body group conceived within 6 months after the program, compared to only 20% in a control group that used no mind-body techniques. " Alice Domar - Founder of Domar Centre.
If you are interested in this group, but are not quite sure if it’s the right fit for you, please contact us. We will gladly answer any questions you may have, discuss about what your goals are, and help you determine if this group is for you.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sharing about your journey in a group setting and surrounding yourself with others who are facing similar situations can bring healing. Talking about fertility issues isn’t always easy, so we have created a safe environment where you can feel welcomed and accepted. We will create a consent/confidentiality agreement within the group at the first session. Your privacy, and story will be respected. You will not be forced to talk or be “put on the spot”.
Week #1: The Journey Begins
Introduction to the group. You will learn how to relieve negative emotions and restore balance through a powerful breathing exercise. You will be given a useful technique that will nourish your heart, mind and body.
Week #2: Mind and Body Connection
You will learn how to tap into the mind body connection and how the fight or flight response impacts your fertility. You will practice an exercise to induce a relaxation response used to promote wellbeing.
Week #3: Mindful Fertility
You will learn about the benefits of mindfulness, and how to cultivate it using an experiential, sensory, exercise. You will also be guided through a visualization that will improve patience, and forgiveness.
Week #4: Widening our Perspectives
You will discover how perspective can improve your ability to cope with strong emotions. We will work through a cognitive restructuring exercise that will help you overcome negative and reactive thinking.
Week #5: Fertility Yoga
You will participate in a guided fertility yoga class during which you will learn to reconnect with your body again and further deepen the relaxation response. This session will be led by a fertility yoga teacher.
Week #6: Going Deeper
You will experience the power of self hypnosis, and how it can help you cope with your emotions with the roller coaster of fertility issues.