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Fertility Support Group X Anchal Kapur

Fertility Support Group X Anchal Kapur

A group for those on a fertility journey to take care of their emotional well-being.

Use this quiz to assess how you are navigating the emotional challenges of fertility.

Starts 9th March, 2024

6 Zoom sessions| Every Saturday at 12 PM

Confidential | Small group, 6-8 people

75-minutes sessions each

Led by therapist Madhumita Bhattacharya

Program Fee - INR 3500 for ( 6 sessions) India-based participants | INR 6000 for (6 sessions) participants outside India

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Goals of the group

Offer a space to share your journey and listen to others’ experiences.
Provide emotional support in order to decrease the sense of isolation.
Engage with others who know the ups and downs of balancing treatments, and who can give support and suggestions.

Who is it for?

If you are trying for a baby, and feel like TTC journey has taken over your life and its difficult to share with friends/family - this is a space to process and navigate the journey better.
You might be have been trying for a few months or longer, have a diagnosis that might interfere with your fertility or are in between IUI/IVF cycles.
To keep the group homogenous, we are running it only for women right now. ​

Glimpse of the regime

Session 1 : Introduction

o Introductions and ice breaking
o Establishing Group rules
· Exploring personal narratives and journeys around fertility
· Goal setting

Session 2 : Relationships and fertility

o Relationship challenges during fertility treatment journey and how to navigate them
o Navigating familial relationships - with spouse and other members

Session 3 & 4 : Challenges in the fertility journey

o Physical and Emotional challenges :
· Reflecting on past experiences and beliefs about fertility and being a parent
· Identifying related past trauma if any (e.g., failed fertility treatment, pregnancy loss)
· Emotions and fertility
· Exploring the mind-body connection - reflecting on the language we use when talking to our body (self-talk)
· Understanding the impact of stress and learn ways to manage it

o Social and Financial challenges :
· Understanding social context: Gender stereotypes, cultural beliefs, societal expectations and its pressure
· Financial concerns and the associated difficulties during fertility treatment

Session 5 & 6 : The 4 Quadrants of life

o Balancing life while being on this journey - Identifying tradeoffs and reassessing (eg., not putting life on hold during the journey)
· Lifestyle and fertility - Self-care for overall well-being (sleep, healthy diet, relaxation, exercise)
· Learning coping strategies for emotional well-being during the Fertility treatment
· Understanding support system
o Building the pillar of support system to help sail through this difficult tide of fertility journey

o Identifying further resources and individual action plan: Eg: Alternatives to TTC- Adoption, ART, going childfree etc
o Summarizing and wrapping-up the session

  • Thank you for creating this space and the group. I felt so supported that I cried after my first session.

    Aarti

    30, Unexplained Infertility

  • The most important thing I internalised after this group was to stop putting my life on hold. Thank you!

    Nitya

    32, 1 IUI, 1 IVF

  • Was a very emotional experience. I was hesitant but so glad I signed up.

    Paridhi

    33, Has endometriosis

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Meet your Facilitator

Madhumita Bhattacharya

Madhumita is a passionate mental health practitioner with 11+ years of counselling experience. She is an M.Sc in Psychology + Certified in Clinical Hypnosis (Level 2), REBT (Basic and Advanced), DMT, Alternative Therapies in Counselling (Meditation) and doing a PG Diploma in Health Psychology.

With multiple accolades to her name till date, Madhumita has successfully delivered numerous workshops, seminars, webinars and awareness programs in schools, colleges and corporates on mental health and emotional wellbeing.She’s also a mom to 2 furkids and native to Bangalore since the last 10 years.

FAQs

What are SoulUp Groups?

At SoulUp, you'll meet people who get what you're going through and might be living some of the same realities. People looking for extraordinary conversations, just like you.

✔️ Small group, 6-8 people

✔️ Every meeting led by a world-class facilitator

✔️ Weekly 75-minute online video sessions

What happens in a group session?

While the format can vary as per topic, here’s a flow that most sessions follow

Check In. Participants check-in with each others' feelings and answer the prompt given by the facilitator if any.

Conversation. Your facilitator will guide the group in a free-flowing conversation—with the goal of sharing openly, talking honestly, and deep emotional connection.

Check Out. Participants share what they're taking away from the session.

What am I going to get out of this?

Participants say that they feel heard, understood, more in control, and a feeling that you’ve got people rooting for you. By talking about your emotions and what's going on in your life, you'll realise that you're not alone and get ideas for how to improve your situation.

How long has SoulUp been around?

SoulUp was founded in Feb 2022 by Punita Mittal and Mahak Maheshwari - a team of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay with more than 20 years of combined healthcare experience. SoulUp is redefining mental health through groups that are effective, but also fun, social, and challenging.

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