Ever wake up in the middle of the night engulfed in thoughts of fear, worry and anxiety? Questions like, “what if my IVF fails?” “what if I can’t get pregnant?” swirl in your head. We’ve all experienced times when our feelings overtake us and catastrophize our lives. Research shows that these awful thoughts don’t just make our worlds feel unsafe and unstable but also have detrimental effects on our physiology. What can be done when our chaotic minds seem to be throwing a big temper tantrum?
Buffy Trupp, MFT joins us to introduce us to Mindfulness. Deep fear, grief and anxiety are common emotional responses to dealing with life’s challenges. Fertility challenges can be especially triggering. What if we were no longer enslaved by these emotions and instead able to observe, welcome and nurture them? Would that allow us to truly process them and then be rewarded with vitality, energy and emotional liberation? Buffy shows how the resistance and fighting against the emotion is what keeps us enslaved. We can embrace our feelings-yes even the BIG ones-and fully experience them and come out the other side healthier, calmer and clearer in our understanding of ourselves. Buffy talks about past clients and how mindfulness allowed them to transform deep seated pain and become pregnant.
About Episode Guest
Buffy Trupp is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a registered clinical counselor in British Columbia. She did a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology in 2006 at the California Institute of Integral Studies, with clinical interests in mindfulness and stress reduction. She did post graduate clinical training with Dr. Alice Domar, PhD Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind-Body Health, and the Director of Mind-Body Services at Boston IVF and Ken Farber, MA, founder of Mindfulness Behavioural Skills Training, in San Francisco. Buffy started the Mindful Fertility Project back in 2003, when she first began studying the effects of mindfulness and stress reduction techniques on women longing to have children.
You can find more about Buffy Trupp at her website and by following her on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. Throughout her years of clinical practice she has witnessed many women triumph to become mothers through the practice of mindful techniques. Buffy is a strong believer in the power of mindfulness. Mindfulness is an awareness, both inside and out, of what is happening as it’s happening. It’s a proven way to reduce stress, which can affect your fertility. Buffy also “loves helping women get pregnant and stay pregnant!”