Archive for September, 2010

Infertility Support Group

Does any of this apply to you?

· I’m feeling lonely and isolated
· I have very few people to talk with about my infertility
· No one understands
· Everyone I know is pregnant or has children
· My partner is the only one I have who provides emotional support
· Infertility is affecting my work and career
· I feel that my life plan is out of control
· I’m having trouble navigating through my medical treatment options

This group will help you feel less isolated, empower you with knowledge and validate your emotional response to the life crisis of infertility.  You are not alone!  The goal of this group is to support you through this journey and give you mindfulness tools to help cope with the ups and downs.

Benefits of Joining a Support Group
One of the most important benefits of participating in a support group is a decrease in the sense of isolation so many people feel when they are experiencing infertility.  Plus, a 2000 study found that attendees of support groups had a higher pregnancy rate than women who didn’t attend a support group.

The mind/body infertility support group consists of 4 sessions biweekly with the option to continue longer.  The group will provide clients with tools to get the stress of infertility under control. We will discuss treatment and family building options, encourage questions and conversation, and provide support and understanding in challenging times.

Women in all phases of the infertility process are welcome, whether they are doing natural, IUI, IVF, or deciding what is next.

Components of the Group:

  • Relationship between stress and infertility
  • Side effects and consequences of stress
  • Introduction to relaxation techniques
  • Mini relaxation exercises
  • Learning effective communication
  • The impact of lifestyle behavior and infertility
  • Introduction to mindfulness for fertility
  • Cognitive skills for the emergence of healthy thought patterns
  • Strategies for difficult situations and interactions
  • Couples’ communication tools for interpersonal dynamics and issues
  • Information on fertility treatment and family-building options
  • Support from joining with others similarly challenged

Class fee: $40 per session – 4 sessions paid up front – Mondays 6:30pm – 8:-00pm – bi weekly

STARTS Sept 20th! Call me now 650-224-1796


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