You have probably been told to “relax and it will happen,” and you have been trying to relax. However managing so many things – juggling appointments, medications, cycles, diet, exercise, partner, sex, and the list goes on, while trying to conceive – how can you relax?
The Mind Body Program for Fertility is a 10-week group program designed specifically for women trying to conceive, teaching women cognitive restructuring to cope with runaway and distressing thoughts a; stress management to cope with anxiety, fear and anger; mindfulness to elicit the relaxation response and to stay present; communication with partners, family, friends and work colleagues, and addresses lifestyle issues of nutrition, yoga and exercise.
Devised by Assoc Prof Harvard Dr Ali Domar, and backed by over 20 years of research, the Mind Body Program for Fertility significantly enhances your chances of conceiving as well as addressing the feelings of anxiety and depression that are common to women struggling with fertility issues.
Dr Domar, author of “Conquering Infertility,” is a world-renowned expert on the link between the mind, the body and fertility and has dedicated over 20 years of research into devising the Mind Body Program for Fertility. Her program is now available through Positive Mind Body Australia, a national mental health and well-being organisation with a focus on infertility.
The program can be done at any stage of fertility treatment. To learn more about the program or to enrol – please click here.
Benefits of the Mind Body Program for Fertility:
- Research on the 10-week group Mind Body Program for Fertility in the US has shown a more than doubling of live birth rates for woman trying to conceive naturally or going though IVF as well as decreasing their feelings of anxiety and depression.
- Builds an understanding of the stress response and its impact on the body
- Increases the ability to elicit the relaxation response to calm the mind and the body in order to heal and prevent further injury
- Reduces feelings of isolation, sadness, anxiety, guilt and anger through connecting and sharing with others who have shared experiences of infertility
- Increases your own sense of autonomy and ability to contribute to your wellbeing
- Improves lifestyle habits which may be negatively affecting infertility
- Develops coping skills for dealing with families, friends, partners, sharing your experiences of infertility
- Enhances self-esteem and self-worth through positive connections with others also on their infertility journey
- Reduces the power of overwhelming negative and catastrophic thinking that can be common when coping with infertility
- Develops life skills to enable better coping through other stressful life events