PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date:  January 1, 2015

Our Legal Name and Address:

The Mindful Fertility Project
PO Box 2
Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S7, Canada
+1 (415) 800-4438

At The Mindful Fertility Project™(“The Mindful Fertility Project,” “we,” “our”), we recognize the importance of protecting your nonpublic personal information and we strive to maintain the privacy of such information.  The following disclosure explains what nonpublic personal information we collect about you, why we collect it, what we do with that information, and the steps that we have put in place to protect the nonpublic personal information you have entrusted with us.
We will never sell, share, rent or disclose, unless required by legal authority, your personal information such as name, address, email address, credit card information, unless you give us the authority to do so.  For example,  if you provide feedback on the product that we may want to include on the website, we would only include your first name and the state in which you live.  Please read the entirety of this document, which  outlines all the relevant ways that we treat privacy protection at The Mindful Fertility Project.

1. Information Collection and Use.

The Mindful Fertility Project is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. Information collected from www.MindfulFertilityProject.com is exclusively held by The Mindful Fertility Project™ and we will not sell, share, or rent this information to others except as disclosed in this statement.  Generally, we use your personal information to process your requests, to improve the features of our site, and to communicate with you. We may also use your personal information to personalize our site, to target advertising or promotions that may be of interest to you, and to analyze aggregate user data in order to improve our services.

2.  Ordering from Us.

If you decide to purchase our product, we request relevant purchase information on our order form, including contact information (i.e, name, telephone and shipping address and financial information (i.e., credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to complete the transaction.  We may use third party relationships to process such orders and these third parties have separate data collection and privacy practices independent from ours and thus we cannot be responsible for their policies or activities.  You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party payment processors for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to op-out of certain practices and contact those third parties directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies. We have carefully chosen each and every third party to maintain our high standards of privacy, however, we cannot control the activities of such other third party respective websites. As of the date above, we are utilizing the following third parties:

  • Paypal for payment processing (www.paypal.com)
  • SendOwl for shopping cart processing (www.sendowl.com); and
  • Aweber for forms and other data collection (www.aweber.com).

3. Use of Cookies.

The Mindful Fertility Project™ does use cookies to store information about visitor statistics, visitor preferences and user-specific information on which pages the user accesses or visits. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information provided by you to our website. You can disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser. If you disable the cookie, you may still use our site. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by www.MindfulFertilityProject.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any third party that we choose to work with, including payment vendors and advertisers. More information on cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.

4.  Log Files.

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track a user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

5.  Sharing Information with Other Companies.

We work together with other businesses to provide some of our services to you. Sometimes fulfilling our obligations to you requires that we share your information with these businesses. For example, we share information with credit card processors and companies that will ship products to you. We also use other companies to provide services to us, including storing our customer data, sending emails and providing marketing assistance. These companies need access to our customer information but they are not entitled to use such information for any other purpose. Furthermore, we have contracts in place with these companies that require them to process our customer data in accordance with federal laws. By purchasing our products and services you consent to us sharing your information with such third parties.
From time to time we may also disclose non-identifying transaction information to third parties for the purpose of accounting and record keeping. We may also disclose aggregate user data or non-personal information in order to describe our services to prospective business partners, advertisers, and others, but will do so only in a form that does not identify individual users.

6. Links to Other Websites.

We may include links to web sites operated by our business partners, affiliates, advertisers, and others. These third parties have separate data collection and privacy practices independent from ours, and thus The Mindful Fertility Project™ cannot be responsible for their policies or activities. Please contact those third parties directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.

7.  The Mindful Fertility Project Affiliate Program.

The Mindful Fertility Project’s Affiliate Program pays website owners a commission for directing quality traffic to The Mindful Fertility Project. In order to register for the The Mindful Fertility Project Affiliate Program, you will be taken to a third party site. These third parties have separate data collection and privacy practices independent from ours, and thus The Mindful Fertility Project cannot be responsible for their policies or activities. Please contact those third parties directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.

8. Tell A Friend Campaign

If you elect to participate in our referral program , in which you suggest a friend to become a customer of The Mindful Fertility Project, we will ask for the friend’s name and email address. The Mindful Fertility Project will automatically send the friend a one-time email, inviting them to sign up, visit the site or try our product. This is the sole purpose for which your friend’s contact details will be used. You acknowledge that your name will be provided to your friend as part of the referral process. Please note that by providing us with your friend’s name and email address you confirm that your friend has consented to receive this message. Friends recruited through this program may register with us and enjoy all of the benefits of being a user.

9. Testimonials

The Mindful Fertility Project appreciates positive feedback from our users. We may use comments from surveys and emails we receive from our users in our marketing and promotional materials. By providing The Mindful Fertility Project with such comments, you give The Mindful Fertility Project permission to use your comment for any promotional purpose.

10. Security

Our website takes several precautions to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. When you submit personally identifiable information via our site, we make good faith efforts to ensure the information is protected both online and off-line. When our order form asks users to enter personally identifiable information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the  industry leading encryption software – SSL. While we use SSL encryption to protect personally identifiable information online, we also use precautions to protect user information off-line. Access to all of our users’ information, not just the personally identifiable information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices and we make good-faith efforts to store your personal information in a secure operating environment. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a billing clerk or customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you have any questions about the security at our websites, you can send an email to conceive [@] themindfulfertilityproject [dot] com.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

11. Access to the Personal Data We May Hold About You.

You can ask us by:

  • Sending us an email at conceive [@] themindfulfertilityproject [dot] com;
  • Calling Customer Service at (415) 800-4438; and/or
  • Writing to the address listed at the top of this form.

Upon request we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, within a week – although we may require proof of your identity beforehand. We will provide the information to you without any charge. You can change the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you can have the data either erased, rectified or amended, or finalized for completeness.

12. Choice to Opt-out / Opt-in

By registering with  www.MindfulFertilityProject.com you agree to receive promotional materials via email from The Mindful Fertility Project. Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our website at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our order form has an opt-out mechanism so users who buy a product from us, but don’t want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials sent by The Mindful Fertility Project on behalf of our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying with “unsubscribe” in the subject line of the email or by emailing us at conceive [@] themindfulfertilityproject [dot] com

13. Notification of Changes.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our privacy policy with a Revision Date so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

14. Legal Obligations.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on our website.

15.  Children.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained personal information on a child under the age of 13, that information will be deleted from our systems.

– To learn more contact us directly at conceive [@] themindfulfertilityproject [dot] com

 
Don't let anything that happens in life be important enough that you're willing to close your heart over it.

When your heart starts to close, just say, "No, I'm not going to close. I'm going to relax. I'm going to let this situation take place and be there with it."

Honor and respect the situation. Deal with it. Do the best you can.

But deal with it with openness.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

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When you begin the process of setting external boundaries, you will first need to learn to set internal boundaries with the part of you, called anxiety, who will want to be in authority.

When anxiety is in authority within you, it will say to you, "What If?"

"What if I represent my needs and I'm rejected?"

or 

"What if I represent my feelings and I'm ridiculed?"

When you notice anxiety in authority within you, provide for it by saying, "You're safe. It’s ok.”

And then represent your needs and feelings externally.

#mentalhealth #boundariesarehealthy #justsayno #mindfulness #mindset #therapy #ihaveneeds

Art by the talent Arla Patch
Coloring Conception - website link in Bio
Enmeshment means organizing your life around the feelings of somebody else instead of validating and responding to the needs that you have.

Creating a boundary is your willingness and ability to say no.

When you have boundaries, you have your own feelings, needs, and wants.

#mentalhealth #boundariesarehealthy #justsayno #mindfulness #mindset #therapy #ihaveneeds
When you were little, who acknowledged you when you cried?

I ask this question to all of my clients.

If someone kindly acknowledged your pain, then your nervous system knew it was secure.

You knew you were safe.

If the grown-ups around you did not acknowledge your pain, your nervous system automatically told you there must be something to be anxious about.

When the caregiver, culture, friend, and family are impartial, anxiety is the result.

Mother’s Day is a painful day for so many women.

Acknowledge their pain.

My empathy cards can help.

WEBSITE LINK IN BIO
What is unrepresented within me will show up in the form of radical behavior.

Pain and disease are one form of radical behavior.

Ask yourself:

What am I feeling that I really want to say if I wasn't at all afraid of saying what is really happening for me?

AND/OR

What truth inside am I trying to tell myself but I'm not listening to, that I'm not acknowledging or that I haven’t
been able to say to myself?
Natural Cycle Meditation Series
Online Audio Course

Course Overview

Natural Cycle Meditation Series is a 28-day mindfulness meditation program focused on well-being. This course increases your capacity for presence, safety, and connection through the difficulty of a trying to conceive cycle. It teaches you to become a working force in your health and well-being a powerful agent of change.
 
Total Course Time: 7 hours 8 minutes; 15 minutes daily.

Instructor Bio
Written and Narrated by Course Instructor: Buffy Trupp, MA, RCC, LMFT

Buffy Trupp is a somatic psychotherapist and the author of the Natural Cycle Meditation Series. She has been teaching mindfulness to women and men trying to conceive for 15 years. In this 28-day meditation series, she teaches you how to discover well-being during challenging times.

Module Descriptions

Module 1: Being Aware of Reality As It Is
Meditations 1 - 7
Learn the foundational practice of mindfulness: being aware of the breath, body, and thinking to open to the present moment. 

Module 2: Removing the Obstacles to Reality As It Is
Meditations 8 - 21
Practice skillfully and compassionately detaching from automatic patterns of thoughts and feelings.

Module 3: Accepting Reality As It Is
Meditations 22 - 28
Cultivate a deeper and deeper acceptance: a state of being spacious and receptive to things as they are. This open receptivity is the source of potential and the key to well-being while trying to conceive.

LINK IN BIO

#infertility #healinginfertility #awareness #mindfulness #mindbodymedicine #mindfulfertilityproject
Excerpt from Meditation 3: Module 1

Natural Cycle Meditation Series
Online Audio Course

Course Overview

Natural Cycle Meditation Series is a 28-day mindfulness meditation program focused on well-being. This course increases your capacity for presence, safety, and connection through the difficulty of a trying to conceive cycle. It teaches you to become a working force in your health and well-being a powerful agent of change.
 
Total Course Time: 7 hours 8 minutes; 15 minutes daily.

Instructor Bio
Written and Narrated by Course Instructor: Buffy Trupp, MA, RCC, LMFT

Buffy Trupp is a somatic psychotherapist and the author of the Natural Cycle Meditation Series. She has been teaching mindfulness to women and men trying to conceive for 15 years. In this 28-day meditation series, she teaches you how to discover well-being during challenging times.

Module Descriptions

Module 1: Being Aware of Reality As It Is
Meditations 1 - 7
Learn the foundational practice of mindfulness: being aware of the breath, body, and thinking to open to the present moment. 

Module 2: Removing the Obstacles to Reality As It Is
Meditations 8 - 21
Practice skillfully and compassionately detaching from automatic patterns of thoughts and feelings.

Module 3: Accepting Reality As It Is
Meditations 22 - 28
Cultivate a deeper and deeper acceptance: a state of being spacious and receptive to things as they are. This open receptivity is the source of potential and the key to well-being while trying to conceive.

LINK IN BIO

#infertility #healinginfertility #awareness #mindfulness #mindbodymedicine #mindfulfertilityproject
Images can be very powerful fertility tools.

When you imagine, you create.

This creation is from Day 16 of Coloring Conception, an adult coloring book for women trying to conceive.

Learn more and order here:
https://www.blurb.ca/b/7014475-coloring-conception

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When our defenses become our allies we can benefit from them. 

We ask the defensive part, "How did you learn to serve me in this way?"

When we understand this part of us, why it took leadership, and we are in a relationship with its intelligence, we are in a position to agree with its advice, or not.

Growth is when we can set boundaries with the defensive parts and the authentic self is in authority.

For example, "My anger is my ally and I am in control of it."

Or,

When I feel anger, I can voice it in some way and then consider whether or not I want to eat/drink/smoke.

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This fertility coloring book offers inspiring mandala designs for you to color and make your own while trying to conceive. 

Each of the beautiful images has a powerful self-relaxation exercise to enhance your well-being.

By coloring and visualizing your body's fertile health, you will prime your mind for conception.

Learn more and order here:
https://www.blurb.ca/b/7014475-coloring-conception

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The only guaranteed outcome of change is RESISTANCE. 

We experience resistance at each and every stage of growth.

If you propose change, your inner defensive parts will not want to come to the therapy session!

These parts have a purpose, intelligence, and carry a need and a desire to survive. 

In the therapeutic process, we must respect them as living beings and their desire to exert their leadership as protection.

When we step into the world of the defenses and honor them, safety is established and the change process begins.

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There is no healing the body or healing the mind; there is just healing. There is no separation! When you heal, you become. You become a Mom or whatever you long to be.

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"What everybody wants is to be understood; for their feelings to be acknowledged. Acknowledgment doesn't mean you have to agree. Acknowledgement means allowing what someone wants to express to be expressed." 

Meditation 13 - Removing the Obstacles to Intimacy While Trying to Conceive

Natural Cycle Mediation Series

http://mindfulfertility.thinkific.com/courses/natural-cycle-meditations

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On my decade's long journey as a somatic psychotherapist, as a patient of psychotherapy, as a meditator, as a student of various wisdom traditions, and as a human being making embodied sense of my own trauma I’ve realized that the great unifying principle to health and well being is integrity.

In a typical conversation, we think of integrity as something we have or don’t have. The same is true for dis-ease.

But if you look closely, dis-ease and integrity are not something we have or don’t have. They are an internal representation of our lives both collectively and individually.

Dis-ease is fundamental and wise. But only when we’re informed by it.

Let’s start with language.
 
When we presence, become aware of, and look at the process and language, the sentiment or thought or belief that I have a dis-ease. It looks like there is an “it” called dis-ease that happens to happen inside of my body and I don’t have any access to it nor do I have any control to change it. There is a thing, an “it” called dis-ease and I have it. Doctors say I have a dis-ease and I confirm it. And so I have coherence with authority figures and with the culture. When we think like this we invest in each other’s trauma; the belief that we are separate from our bodies.

When in actuality, I don’t have a dis-ease.

I am tightening up to suppress or compress my experience. I am actively holding my experience out of my awareness. Then I take medicine or undergo surgery to deal with the symptom that I am. So trauma becomes normalized in our world, in our language, in our body, and in our medicine.

Trauma is numb to information.

Healing trauma begins by courageously becoming informed. When we learn to let dis-ease inform us, we become a working force in our own health and well-being and a powerful agent of change.

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Reality is not good or bad, right or wrong. Reality is what's happening right now. This moment, just this moment, is the way that it is.

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When we experience pain, our automatic tendency is to hold it outside of our awareness. We do this without knowing we do this by blaming, judging, analyzing, worrying, shaming, fixing. Not feeling pain seems so justified. But we cannot heal when we can't feel. Healing is a four step process:

1. Awareness begins the healing journey. It is the process of becoming informed, of bringing how and what we hold out of awareness, into awareness. It is the process of deactivating shame and fear so we can feel what is below them.
 
2. Acknowledgement involves compassionately greeting all that we have denied, disowned, dissociated, projected and suppressed: beginning to feel all that we have intelligently and actively held out of our awareness.
 
3. Healing is the work of opening or returning connection to these suppressed, denied, dissociated, projected parts within ourself and in our relationships. The work begins within the therapeutic relationship.
 
4. Integration is the restoration of our capacity for presence, safety and connection through any experience; a moving toward what’s happening, even if it’s painful. This is the ultimate act of the mothering and it's essential for healthy brain development in your baby and young child. 

 
My approach is rooted in awareness-based, somatic psychotherapy. Through a focused method of individual therapy and customized meditations, you will master healing.  When you do, conception is often a side effect; spontaneous conception, conception through IVF, Egg Donation or adoption or by any means you choose to create your family.

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When you begin setting boundaries, you will have to provide for the part of you called anxiety.

Anxiety will say to you, "What If?"

"What if I represent my needs and I'm rejected?"

or 

"What if I represent my feelings and I'm ridiculed or worse, ignored?"

To begin to provide for the part of you that is anxious, say, "You're safe. I'm here for you. I won't abandon you." 

#mentalhealth #boundariesarehealthy #justsayno #mindfulness #mindset #therapy #ihaveneeds
Mindful Minute

I invite you to begin by letting your attention descend into your body, descend out of your mind and out of your head and just let your attention descend down through your chest and into your lower belly.

Allowing your breath to move in and out through your lower belly; just attending to your breath in your belly.

If you’re not trying to control anything or change the quality of your breath, if you’re just being aware of the quality of your breath in your belly you’ll notice that it has a tendency all by itself to begin to calm the nervous system. 
 
Just the act of conscious breathing resets the nervous system and calms it and allows it to return to a more natural state, to a more peaceful state.

Excerpt from Meditation 24 - Natural Cycle Meditation Series

Link In Bio

(Video is from a recent trip to Haida Gwaii)

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Mindful Minute

Once again I invite you to allow yourself to become aware of the breath as a way of gathering your attention down into the body.

Allowing your attention to come out of your mind and allow yourself to be aware of your mind and your body relaxing.

And as your body relaxes, awareness and the energy of your body begin to come down and inward into the lower abdomen as you’re breathing.

And I want to remind you that to be aware doesn’t mean to be selectively aware. It doesn’t mean you’re trying to shut anything out, any thought, any feeling, any image.

To be aware just means that you’re putting your attention on the awareness itself and so if a thought arises, it’s just a thought and you’re only being aware so you’re not adding more commentary, you’re not judging yourself for thinking, you’re just only being aware of the thought as it arises and passes away.

So whatever arises, you’re just letting go of judging it in any way. Positively or negatively and you’re just letting go of commenting on it or analyzing it and you’re only being aware.

Awareness is the backdrop upon which ALL of our experience unfolds.

Sensations come and go in awareness, as do thoughts, as do feelings.

It seems like when we’re thinking our experience of ourselves is whatever we’re thinking. Our thinking becomes our experience of ourselves.

We think we are our thoughts.

That’s part of our habitual tendencies. That is part of our conditioning.

And yet thoughts come and go but somehow we exist whether we’re thinking or not.

So just take a moment and let yourself feel the deepest part of your being.

Because you’re not just experiencing awareness, how it feels, the quality of it, the texture of it but you’re actually being it.

Awareness is a deep aspect of who or what you are.

Meditation 3- Natural Cycle Meditation Series

Link In Bio

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