Food, Feelings 

& Fertility

ONLINE COURSE - Dates for Next Session TBD

For those who dream of starting a family, doctors visits, fertility tests, and procedures are seldom part of the picture. 

And yet, roughly 1 in 6 couples experience infertility in Canada, defined by the inability to achieve clinical pregnancy after 12 or more months of regular unprotected sex. Despite how common infertility has become, feelings of shame and secrecy continue to surround the diagnosis. As such, we've developed this online course to help you feel supported through your journey. 

COURSE

SNAPSHOT

  • Enjoy sessions online from the comfort of your own home

  • Learn stress management techniques 

  • Communication tips to improve relationships with partners, family, and friends

  • Evidence-based nutrition factors to enhance fertility naturally

  • Gain tools to move through difficult emotions 

  • LIVE weekly sessions held over 5 weeks

  • Multiple convenient times to best suit your schedule

STRATEGY

Expert advice from registered psychotherapists, nutritionists, and MDs

Evidence-based, practical strategies that can be implemented immediately

BRANDING

Group support and a sense of community

Improved connection, communication, and intimacy with your partner

DESIGN

More confidence about how to work through tough feelings

PERKS

WHAT YOU'LL GET...

MODULE 1

 Using Nutrition to Enhance Fertility

​At the end of this module, participants will have learned:

 

  • How and why one's diet affects fertility 

  • Foods that decrease egg and sperm quality

  • Nutrients and foods that enhance egg quality in women 

  • Nutrients and foods that support sperm quality & quantity

  • Supplements that can help 

  • Evidence for and against various popular diets (i.e. paleo, keto, etc.

  • Lifestyle habits to avoid 

MODULE 2

Infertility: Moving Through Grief in Disguise

​At the end of this module, participants will have learned:

 

  • The connection between infertility complicated grief—and why this matters

  • Healthy techniques and strategies to help you cope with loss(es

  • How to find meaning through hardship  

  • Responses to grief that promote and delay healing, according to research 

MODULE 3

Navigating Friendships and Family Dynamics Amidst Infertility

​At the end of this module, participants will have learned:

 

  • Assertive communication skills 

  • How to set healthy boundaries 

  • Tips on how to respond to invasive, awkward, challenging, or ignorant comments and questions 

  • Positive ways to work through anger, jealousy, and more

MODULE 4

Staying Connected During Crisis

​At the end of this module, participants will have learned:

 

  • How to maintain intimacy with their partner through fertility treatments

  • Communication techniques that connect 

  • The 5 most common communication mistakes among unhappy couples

  • Tips to process grief and obstacles as a team  

MODULE 5

Processing and Moving Through Difficult Emotions

​At the end of this module, participants will have learned:

 

  • What neuroscience can teach us about anxiety and stress 

  • Tools to facilitate self-compassion 

  • The impact of shame and guilt and how to decrease negative self-talk

  • Cognitive-behavioural strategies aimed to change thought patterns in healthy ways

  • Body-based exercises that encourage feelings of safety and calm

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction strategies 

Research shows support for the efficacy of group therapy when it comes to improving the general health of those struggling with infertility1. As such, a portion of each module will be dedicated to providing attendees with the opportunity to share their personal experiences with infertility. This can be done via video within the webinar or through the chat feature. 

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER

 
 

COURSE OPTIONS & PRICING

All of our pricing has been reduced during COVID19. Paying by instalments can also be arranged and insurance receipts are available upon request. Contact kristina@fresh-insight.ca for more information.

TIER 1

STRATEGY

  • Modules of interest purchased individually

TIER 2

  • 5 modules over the course of 5 weeks

  • Multiple time slots available

TIER 3

BRANDING

  • 5 modules over 5 weeks

  • Multiple time slots available

  • Bonus content, including recipes, guided visualizations, worksheets, and educational resources

TIER 4

  • 5 modules over 5 weeks

  • Resources from tier 3

  • 45-minute individual or couples session

Refer a friend to Tier 2, 3, or 4 and receive additional resources!

REFERRAL PROGRAM

FAQ

Will I get a copy of the presentation afterwards?


While you will not receive a copy of the PowerPoint presentation itself, you will be emailed a document that summarizes the content from the module. We kindly ask that you do not send this to anyone who did not register for the course.




Is there a refund policy?


Due to the digital nature of this course, refunds will not be issued.




What if I can't make any of the dates or times for one of the modules?


Please email kristina@fresh-insight.ca for what can be done if you're unable to make either the evening or afternoon time slot for a module.




Is this course covered by insurance?


Given that there is a group therapy component of this course, you may be able to receive insurance coverage for each module. Check with your insurance provider about the specifics of your plan. You will need coverage for Registered Psychotherapy. You may also want to inquire about the dollar amount that your plan allocates to psychotherapy services. Should you have insurance coverage, email kristina@fresh-insight.ca so you may receive an invoice that may be submitted to your benefits provider.




What other details should I know about?


1. The 45-minute session included in the third tier must be redeemed within 1 month of the last module of the course. The fee assocated with this perk cannot be applied to any other service. No cash value. 2. The 45-minute session can occur online or in-person at Fresh Insight's Markham office with very strict precautions in place. 3. By registering for the course, you will automatically be listed as a subscriber for Fresh Insight's email subscription list. You may unsubscribe at any time.




What if I did the in-person "Food, Feelings, and Fertility" seminar at Markham Fertility Centre?


If you attended the in-person seminar on how nutrition can enhance fertility, you can still sign up for Tiers 2, 3, or 4. However, you will receive a $40 discount, as you've already received the material from module 1. If you signed up for the seminar at the beginning of April that was cancelled due to COVID-19, you will receive a 10% discount from whatever tier you choose.





1  2016. Najmeh, A et al. Global Journal of Health Science. “The effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive group therapy on martial satisfaction and general health in women with infertility.” 

kristina@fresh-insight.ca

Tel: (647) 689 - 5957

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