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A 6-week Mind-Body Fertility Support Group

The desire to have a child may be a physically and emotionally challenging journey for……

The desire to have a child may be a physically and emotionally challenging journey for those who are experiencing fertility issues. This 6-week Mind-Body Fertility Program is specifically designed to complement and support fertility treatment for those who are trying to conceive.

The program will focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and emotional coping strategies to optimize physiological and mental well-being of participants. Emphasis will be placed on learning mindfulness-based techniques as well as mutual support within the group through shared experiences in a safe environment. The group is co-facilitated by Amira Posner, MSW, RSW from Healing Infertility (www.healinginfertility.ca)

  • When: TBA
  • Location: In person, when the world goes back to normal.
  • Inquiry and registration: Amira Posner: amira@healinginfertility.ca

Please Note: Space is limited to 12 participants.

Feedback from our Mind-Body Fertility Group Graduates

  • “The program helped me manage my stress and emotions better.” (Connie)
  • “I now have a toolbox of coping strategies.” (Jennifer)
  • “This course is useful for so much more than fertility stress.” (Dana)
  • “My whole experience has changed and I feel so much more alive and present.” (Selma)
  • “The mind body connection is so cool when you learn how it works. This course has been so helpful in helping me understand the relationship.” (Dylan)
  • “I wanted to “cope” better when I started the program, but I have actually gotten a better understanding of myself and have surpassed coping.” (Mindy)
  • “I moved out of overwhelm to a place where I can be more proactive.” (Mika)
  • “I started my first treatment during this group, and unfortunately it didn’t work. This course allowed me to cope in a way that I didn’t think was possible.” (Marina)
  • “It is incredible being in a group of women all facing the same stress and are committed to finding strategies for coping.” (Ali)
  • “I see a definite change in how I feel during appointments, test, etc..” (Shyanne)
  • “I have never felt so in touch with my breathe.  I really never knew how important it was.” (Jane)
  • “The program was timed perfectly into my cycle of IVF, I feel prepared and equipped to survive the next month.” (Sheila)
  • “I was willing to try anything to improve our chances at the fertility clinic, but was very skeptical of a mind-body program. In the end, I am so impressed and so happy to have been involved.” (Fiona)
  • “The program gave me hope and showed me that I am more than my infertility. I found a way to cope when I thought there was not any. I am able to visualize a positive outcome.” (Sophia)
  • “The experience of collective sharing alone was so helpful. I was so grateful for the chance to share and experience our suffering collectively. The class always shifted this energy forward and has given me very usable skills.” (Betty)
  • “I really enjoyed learning the various tools that were introduced each week. Talking to others and listening to others in similar situations really help to put things into perspective.” (Jenny)
  • “This program has changed the way I relate to the world. The skills are lifesavers for the fertility journey. I feel like a more grounded, calm and complete human being.” (Linda)
  • “The feelings of community and collective support, gaining overall skills and tangible tools which we practiced.” (Adeline)
  • “This program has helped me to ‘let go’ of my fertility anxiety and obsession, and put more trust into my body, and my doctors to achieve the best possible outcome. Amazing accomplishment in such a short time!” (Katrina)
  • “I have developed tools to cope with stress and my infertility issues. I’m more calm and I’ve let go (as much as a ‘control freak’ can). I trust what my body can do and I’m more forgiving to myself. I’m using the techniques for my day to day life” (Connie)
  • “I did not realize how obsess and anxious I was about my fertility issues until I took this course. It allowed me to reduce my negative feelings.” (Celine)
  • “The program has infiltrated changes, positivity and hope into every aspect of my life.” (Victoria)
  • “I came in stressed to the core and had lost my perspective. I am leaving with a positive outlook, feeling like myself again.” (Helena)
  • “Hearing others people’s perspectives and stories of what they have been through gave me a focus to establish a meditation habit.” (Seneca)
  • “Learning that I was not alone. Seeing the bigger picture despite the numerous failures. Finding my positive/joyous self again.” (Carolina)
  • “Very useful, it provides actual techniques on how to cope. I use the techniques daily.” (Linda)
  • “I have become more aware of myself and what I can do to relax, be positive, open my mind and see different options.” (Emily)
  • “The program went beyond my expectations. It was a very positive experience.” (Jane)
  • “I was looking for a way to cope with infertility & this course gave me peace. I also learned strategies to cope and overcome the negative, not only around infertility, but in other areas of my life.” (Sage)
  • “Very useful. Fertility stress bleeds into other areas of our lives; this stopped the bleeding.” (Dara)
  • “The widening of my perspective around infertility and freeing me from the pain around it. It is like getting out of jail.” (Drew)
  • “This program not only improved my thinking regarding fertility, but also spilled over onto my relationships with family, friends, co-workers, clients etc.” (Shayna)
  • “I have learned to breath and understand the importance of breathing and how it reduces my stress and improves my health and my life.” (Dawn)
  • “I found the program very useful as it helped me to de-stress and take pressure of some of the IVF related procedures/processes.” (Miriam)
  • “I was naive to the power if the collective mind of individuals on the same journey. It has been HEALING. Thank you for this generous life-long gift.” (Jamie)
  • “Priceless. I am now reassured that healing and outcomes are more strongly enabled by the mind through support – both taken and sought.” (Felicia)
  • “When I started the deep breathing, it actually helped relieve anxiety. Even just temporary, it helped so much.” (Faith)
  • “The most valuable experiences are hearing other people’s experience and the care from Samantha and Amira.” (Serene)
  • “It is nice to be in an environment with other women who really understand what you’re going through. The skills I learned in the course helped me through this difficult period” (Mary)
  • “The program was so helpful to get an overview on mind-body techniques that will be helpful in life beyond fertility issues.” (Sandy)
  • “This program has given me a new mindset to work through this difficult crisis more peacefully and productively. I found that a lot of the principles can be applied to everyday life, they reach far beyond infertility”  (Lauren)
  • “I learned practical tips on how to deal with personal issues, and manage thought process about fertility and general attitude to life” (Melanie)
  • “This course has made a huge difference to know I can control my stress. I looked forward to what I would learn each week” (Candy)
  • “I learned from other women their personal journeys and how they are coping” (Beth)
  • “This program gave me much more than what I expected. I feel I can better manage my stress now on this journey. I learn to let go negative thoughts, and stay present” (Helen)
  • “I learned so much and now I don’t feel so alone in this journey. I’ve learned amazing life skills but also far more relaxed about the medical process.” (Tammy)
  • “The program exceeded my expectations. I now have some very tangible techniques to use what will help me cope with the ups and downs of the journey” (Nancy)
  • “I have learned many techniques that have been very helpful to my overall well-being and in managing the stress of the fertility struggle.” (Katherine)
Note:Pseudonyms are used to protect participants’ confidentiality
Amira Posner

Amira Posner is Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Social Work from the University of Manitoba. In addition to working with individuals, couples and families providing therapy in a secure and safe setting, she is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Amira is also a certified hypnotherapist.

Amira Posner

July 7, 2023 • 6 minutes

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