Why to Attend?

The Motherhood Dream

The desire to have a child could be a physically and emotionally challenging journey for those who are experiencing fertility issues. This 8 Days IVF Retreat based on our Signature Mind-Body-Soul Fertility Program is specifically designed to compliment and support fertility treatment for those who are trying to conceive.

IVF Pregnancy

A number of medical studies suggest a change in psychological well-being can lead to an increase in fertility success. By participating in programs that teach relaxation and cognitive restructuring,  Women experiencing depressive symptoms greatly improve their chances of conception, . Severely depressed women who participated in a cognitive-behavior group program for 10 sessions that was designed to lower depression and anxiety experienced a 60% viable pregnancy rate within 6 months (Domar et al. Psychological Interventions and Pregnancy Rates Vol. 73, No. 4, April 2000).

Enjoying Your Miracle Baby

Not only you should aim to control your anxiety and stress while undergoing IVF Treatment, but also you should aim for a balanced mental/emotional/physical well-being throughout your pregnancy, delivery and afterwards to enjoy your miracle baby. Our structured IVF Retreats are modelled after Dr. Alice Domar’s  internationally acclaimed mind/body Fertility programs, Denise Linn's internationally acclaimed Soul Coaching® Programs, and Dr. Marilyn Atkinson's internationally acclaimed Solution Focused Therapy Programs. These IVF Retreats are designed to help individuals and/or couples who are attempting to conceive and/or participating in fertility treatments, cope with the physical & emotional impact of their IVF Journey.

Our Signature Mind-Body-Soul IVF Retreat

Our IVF  Retreats are geared towards teaching mind/body/Soul techniques and connections. Research shows that participants in Mind/Body programs for infertility experience significant decreases in stress-related physical symptoms such as insomnia, fatigue, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, back/neck pain, headaches. It has also been clinically proven that there is a reduction in psychological distress.

This program combines lecture, skills training, and group sharing to enable you to take back control of your life, cope with your IVF Journey in a much more positive way, and learn about lifestyle habits that can unleash your optimal fertility, and contribute to your happiness and good health for the rest of your life.

Goals of the Program:

  • Decrease isolation surrounding InVitro Fertilization.

  • Reduce physical symptoms of stress which include headaches, fatigue and insomnia

  • Lessen feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt, loneliness and anger

  • Examine lifestyle behaviours that can impact your IVF Success

  • Explore efficacy of alternative medicine approaches

  • Learn the art of self-nurturance, effective communication and coping with negative emotions

  • Explore a variety of relaxation methods

  • Learn cognitive restructuring, which involves identifying and reframing recurrent negative thought patterns

  • Reconnect with your partner

  • Regain sense of control

© 2017 By IVF Retreats - Dahlia Mostafa, Ph.D. Fellow                                               registration@ivfretreats.com

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