Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine - Coping With Infertility A Mind-Body Workshop
|Time:||April 9, 2012, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM|
Most infertility patients would say that they have more stress, sadness, and isolation than they had in their "pre-infertility" stage of life. Of course they do!! Going through treatments, waiting for a baby, and trying to maintain some normalcy at home and on the job is hard work! This workshop will address common reactions to the stressors of life as an infertility patient and teach ways to get through the challenges as well as possible.
We'll talk about the importance of practicing self-nurture, reducing stress, and controlling negative thinking. Learn how to make peace with your body, manage emotional ups and downs, and protect your relationship with your significant other. Regardless of where you are in your journey toward motherhood, you are invited to join with other women to get great support and learn new skills that can help you during infertility and beyond.
10-session workshop at $40.00 per one and one half hour session. Held one evening/week from 6-7:30 pm, evening to be determined with each new group.
About the Leaders
This group is led by Linda Stamm, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with infertile individuals, couples, and groups for over 20 years. She is in private practice in Roswell GA.
This group is also led by Elana Klemm, a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition to her Master of Arts degree from Argosy University, she has gone through several years of infertility. In her private psychotherapy practice located in Roswell, Elana works with individuals, couples and groups with issues relating to infertility, and pregnancy.
This infertility workshop is modeled after a group developed at Harvard Medical School by Alice Domar, Ph.D., Herbert Benson, M.D., and their colleagues. The Coping with Infertility: Mind/Body Program is based on the application of the relaxation response ... a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical & emotional responses to stress (e.g. decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, & muscle tension).
** Space is limited**
To reserve your place or to obtain more information about this or future workshops, call Coleman Allen Gfroerer, Ph.D., LPC at (770) 928-2276, Ext. 133 Or Email firstname.lastname@example.org