Stress and fertility are closely linked. Mindfulness can help women and their partners navigate IVF treatment and may assist in promoting fertility by giving you tools for stress management.
Research has shown that mindfulness may increase chances of successful IVF treatment. One recent study showed an increase in successful pregnancy rates from 26% to 45% at six months after mindfulness training*.
Sessions and Courses
Have a private session to help you understand the basics about what mindfulness is and how it helps reduce stress. This session will help you understand the relationship between stress and fertility and explain how mindfulness can help. Contact us to book today!
Six and eight week mindfulness courses for fertility are provided in the privacy of your own home (or any other space you nominate – we can also provide space if required) with one or two people. It is recommended that partners/support persons also do the course. Each course is tailored to your individual needs. Contact us to book today!
Topics covered include:
Stress and relaxation
Healthy, mindful relationships
The science of mindfulness
Infertility and identity
Dealing with negative emotions
Acceptance and patience
Working with difficult thoughts
Mindfully dealing with set-backs
Additional one off mindfulness and yoga sessions for women and their partners/support persons are also available to help them keep up their practice after they have completed a course. Contact us to book today!
Note: If you are interested in a more affordable group course please contact us to express your interest and tell us what times and locations might be suitable for you.
The course is facilitated by Thrive’s founder, Susie Hopkins. She is pictured here with her son Harry in 2015. Harry was conceived via IVF and Susie is a single mum. She understands first hand the relationship between stress and fertility and how mindfulness can help. She is a trained mindfulness and yoga teacher, an RN and has a Masters of Public Health. She is committed to helping others reap the rewards of practicing mindfulness. Especially those doing IVF.
“I simply don’t know how I’d have done IVF, or been a single mum and started a business, if it wasn’t for my mindfulness practice.”
*(Li, J ,Long, L, Liu, Y,…Li, M (2015). Effects of a mindfulness based intervention on fertility, quality of life and pregnancy rates among women subjected to first in vitro fertilization treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy)