Join Our Exclusive 4-Week Mind-Body IVF Programme (MBIVF)

Next intake starts on 4th November 2024

We understand the emotional, physical and mental toll your conception journey can take.

That is why we have designed a unique 4-Week online course.

Our course is all about giving you the knowledge, tools and methods to optimise your reproductive health.

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Who is the Mind-Body IVF Programme (MBIVF) for?

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through fertility treatment, whether you are planning for the near future or have been trying for a while, whether you are grappling with an explained or unexplained fertility issue, whether you are facing primary or secondary infertility, our Mind-Body IVF Programme (MBIVF) is an essential first step in supporting you on your fertility journey.

The Mind-Body IVF Programme (MBIVF) is perfect for anyone who:

  • Desire to increase their chances of conceiving.

  • Want to navigate IVF with peace by rebalancing both mind and body.

  • Is interested in strategies for reducing stress and promoting health that align with different stages of their IVF treatment.

  • Wish to explore techniques for enhancing overall health and well-being to increase their chances of conception.

  • Want to grasp the key aspects of natural conception, fertility treatment, fertility issues, primary or secondary infertility and practical tips to reduce stress and enhance fertility.

  • Value specialised information on various aspects of fertility and pregnancy, including research findings from experts like Dr. Alice Domar, Ph.D. and other fertility specialists worldwide.

Looking for a holistic and safe way

to enhance fertility for IVF?

Unmatched Comprehensive Support

Our counselling service is unique: we provide comprehensive support tailored to your IVF journey, including specialised counselling for donor programmes and genetic testing.

Your Path to Optimal Reproductive Health

Our counselling service is open to anyone who wishes to optimise their reproductive health and increase their chances of conceiving. We help you take control of your fertility journey by empowering you with knowledge, methods and tools.

Expert Guidance from Tanja Faessler, Certified Fertility Coach

With years of experience and expertise, Tanja will be your guide throughout this transformative journey.

Transform your fertility journey

We are currently fully booked. Please click here to register for the wait list in November 2024.

Are you prepared to take the first step toward optimising your IVF journey and uncovering the wonders it can bring?

 Benefits of joining the Mind-Body IVF Programme (MBIVF)

  • Enhanced well-being
    Cultivate deep relaxation techniques that promote healing and
    protect your fertility cycles.

  • Confidence and clarity
    Gain the confidence and clarity you need with our guided approach, ensuring you make informed choices throughout your IVF journey.

  • Emotional resilience
    Harness specific meditations and techniques to effectively manage anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue.

  • Expert insights
    Benefit from the extensive research of renowned infertility pioneer Dr. Alice Domar, Ph.D., as it enhances and informs your IVF experience.

The Mind-Body IVF Programme (MBIVF) by Fertilityconnectz rebalances both mind and body, significantly boosting your chances of conceiving.

Curriculum

Week 1

Preparing for a fresh start

During Week 1, we will help you assess your current situation and gently release anything that does not serve your fertility goals.

Week 2

Reconnecting your mind and body

In Week 2, you will engage in a series of exercises and tools that will reinforce the connection between your mind and body. This prepares you with the essential foundation for your journey.

Week 3

Visualising your future

Week 3 is all about envisioning your future in the weeks and months ahead. You will learn how to harness the power of visualisation and equip yourself with the tools and exercises needed to empower your journey.

Week 4

Gaining lasting knowledge

In the final week, Week 4, you will deepen your knowledge and practice, ensuring you leave the programme feeling equipped with both informed choices and inner clarity that will stay with you long after the programme ends.

How does the Mind-Body IVF Programme (MBIVF) work?

 

Programme details:

  • Duration: The engaging online programme runs over 4 weeks, providing ample time for comprehensive learning and interaction.

  • Module access: Every Sunday, a new module will become available, ensuring you have fresh content for each week of the course.

  • Engaging lessons: Our lessons are delivered through a series of concise recorded online videos. These videos are designed to be visually engaging and cover a wide array of techniques and strategies that you can immediately apply.

  • Diverse instruction: You will benefit from a variety of instructional methods, including online readings, informative videos and valuable research insights. This diverse approach ensures a well-rounded learning experience.

  • Resourceful handouts: To support your learning journey, we provide downloadable handouts and worksheets. These resources are yours to keep and use for your personal growth and development.

“ After years of extensive market research and counselling over 1,000 couples, it has been my vision and endeavour to develop a self-study option - a digital Mind-Body academy solution aimed at providing support to your IVF journey."

- Tanja F.

Want to find out more about the Mind-Body IVF programme?


Dr. Alice Domar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Harvard University in the United States. Throughout her career, she has wholeheartedly dedicated herself to the study of the intricate relationship between the mind, the body and infertility. Over time, she has emerged as one of the most widely cited specialists in this field on a global scale.Her journey into exploring the impact of psychological distress on fertility began early in her career, leading to the development of 'The MindBody Programme for Fertility.' The insights and findings presented below are drawn from Dr. Alice Domar's research publication titled 'The Relationship Between Stress and Infertility' in 2018 [1].

1. Rooney KL, Domar AD. The relationship between stress and infertility. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2018 Mar;20(1):41-47. doi: 10.31887/DCNS.2018.20.1/klrooney. PMID: 29946210; PMCID: PMC6016043.

“However, the most recent research has documented the efficacy of psychological interventions in lowering psychological distress as well as being associated with significant increases in pregnancy rates” [1]

“Fortunately, psychological interventions, especially those emphasizing stress management and coping-skills training, have been shown to have beneficial effects for infertility patients” [1]

Alice D. Domar, Boston IVF, Waltham, Massachusetts USA; Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston Massachusetts, USA

Mind-Body Programme Research Findings

 

 

2. Domar AD, Seibel MM, Benson H. The mind/body program for infertility: a new behavioral treatment approach for women with infertility. Fertil Steril. 1990 Feb;53(2):246-9. doi: 10.1016/s0015-0282(16)53275-0. PMID: 2078200.

3. Gravitz MA. Hypnosis in the treatment of functional infertility. Am J Clin Hypn. 1995 Jul;38(1):22-6. doi: 10.1080/00029157.1995.10403174. PMID: 8533736.

4. Domar AD, Clapp D, Slawsby EA, Dusek J, Kessel B, Freizinger M. Impact of group psychological interventions on pregnancy rates in infertile women. Fertil Steril. 2000 Apr;73(4):805-11. doi: 10.1016/s0015-0282(99)00493-8. Erratum in: Fertil Steril 2000 Jul;74(1):190. PMID: 10731544.

5. Berga SL, Loucks TL. Use of cognitive behavior therapy for functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Dec;1092:114-29. doi: 10.1196/annals.1365.010. PMID: 17308138.

6. Li YQ, Shi Y, Xu C, Zhou H. Cognitive behavioural therapy improves pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Int Med Res. 2021 Nov;49(11):3000605211050798. doi: 10.1177/03000605211050798. PMID: 34772315; PMCID: PMC8593307.

About Tanja

Over 20 years ago, I stepped into a leadership role and got a coach assigned to me. It was such a great experience. He offered me so much reflection and space for growth that I deeply wished to support others as well. This is how I discovered my passion for coaching.

Several years down the road, I broke both shoulders in a sailing accident, leading to extensive surgeries. It ended up taking one whole year before I could get back to work, much longer than I expected. Even after an intense year of physiotherapy, I was still struggling to regain full mobility in my shoulders. My professor looked at me and said: "This is it; we've exhausted all medical options. You won't play tennis, badminton, or do handstands again."