Support Group for Infertility 

Walking Through Grief With Hope

For those who dream of starting a family, doctor's 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 a 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. 

Our support group not only helps you learn practical tools to support your healing journey but also a powerful sense of community. 

PROGRAM
OVERVIEW

  • LIVE weekly group sessions held every week for five weeks + 2 private one-on-one sessions pre- and post-group classes for a more personalized approach 

  • Enjoy from the comfort of your own home

  • Presented by a psychotherapist who has trained with leading trauma expert Bessel Van der Kolk (author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Body Keeps the Score)

  • Limited to a maximum of 7 participants to foster in-depth, hands-on learning and connection among group members 

Working From Home

Pre-Group One-on-One Session (25 min.)

We will assist with booking your individual session with the group facilitator, Rachel Sunda, during the weeks of September 12 or September 19, 2022

  • Meet one-on-one with group facilitator Rachel Sunda for 25 minutes to discuss your fertility journey thus far 

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Week Two: Compassionate Self-Acceptance
Thursday, October 6 from 7 - 8:30pm

  • Learn about the importance of self-validation—and how to do it

  • Discover the art and practice of self-compassion

  • Gain the ability to recognize defence mechanisms and act more constructively

  • Uncover your ability to practice self-acceptance

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Week Three: Healing Movement
Thursday, October 12 from 7 - 8:30pm

  • Learn about how breath and movement can help us process difficult emotions

  • Discover how our bodies can help us feel more empowered, protected, and safe in moments of distress 

  • Engage in evidence-based, hands-on strategies that help unlock trauma from the body to support further processing and healing

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Week Four: Sitting With Discomfort
Thursday, October 20 from 7 - 8:30pm

  • Learn about factors that can intensify discomfort rather than alleviate it 

  • Discover a multi-faceted approach for staying connected to yourself during difficult moments 

  • Unlock the power of visualization, breath work, and other evidence-based techniques to help you feel more grounded 

Work From Home

Week Five: Putting It All Together
Thursday, October 27 from 7 - 8:30pm

  • Learn how to incorporate newfound, effective strategies into your daily life

  • Gain additional practice with implementing techniques from the program

  • Review learnings with like-minded individuals

  • Create your unique plan to continue supporting your mental health and overall wellness 

Meditate at home

Week One: Befriending Big Emotions
Next start date: Thursday, September 29 from 7 - 8:30pm

  • Learn evidence-based tools to help you cope with emotions that seem overwhelming

  • Learn techniques for boundary-setting

  • Acquire skills to enhance your capacity to handle distress 

  • Gain a sense of mastery around noticing triggers and responding effectively

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PROGRAM
DETAILS

  • $650 + HST to participate ($100 + HST per group session, $75 + HST per one-one-one session)

  • Each session contains 30 minutes of education/teaching + one hour of sharing, discussion, and group support 

  • We reserve the right to cancel any group due to low enrolment 

  • Hosted by Rachel Sunda, psychotherapist and yoga instructor

  • Open to all genders and all individuals who are experiencing infertility or fertility-related struggles 

  • Covered by insurance (please confirm with your particular benefits provider that you have coverage for services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist)

  • To inquire about our upcoming fall session, email hello@fresh-insight.ca.

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Post-Group One-on-One Session (25 min.)
We will assist with booking an individual session with the group facilitator, Rachel Sunda, during the weeks of October 31 or November 7, 2022

  • Meet one-on-one with Rachel Sunda to review learnings and explore next steps for growth and support

JOIN US 

Please tell us a bit about your fertility journey:

Thank you! We'll get back to you in 1 - 3 business days.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

 

Rachel Sunda is a psychotherapist who specializes in working with individuals and couples who have experienced grief and trauma. In addition to her knowledge of psychotherapy, Rachel utilizes skills from the worlds of yoga and vocal coaching to help provide a truly holistic approach when helpful. 

Rachel has trained with some of the world's leading trauma experts and brings a warm, kind-hearted attention to each session, and a strong passion and sense of humour. 

To read more about Rachel, click here.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Research shows support for the efficacy of group therapy when it comes to improving the general health of those struggling with infertility1. We are here for you.

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.”