Mind/Body Stress Reduction Education Groups

Cost: $75.00

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The stress of infertility is a two way street. The emotional experience can’t help but create tension in one’s body. And tension in one’s body can’t help but intensify the worry that you are somehow contributing to the problem. You are not responsible for your infertility. But you can choose to be responsible to it in ways that go beyond whatever you already doing.

One way is to join a mind/body stress reduction group. This experience is aimed at providing you with a panoramic view of ways to handle stress by exposing you to coping skills that right now, when you really need them, may not be part of your repertoire. Because this takes place in a group setting, just feeling understood by others contributes to the amelioration of stress.

The format is based on increasing self-awareness and self-care.  To view the protocol (outline/syllabus) for the classes, see below.

Stress reduction groups at NYU are ongoing; see the Calendar or contact Helen at 212.758.0125 for specific dates.

Week 1 – Entering the Mind/Body Connection for Stress Reduction

The physiology of stress explained
How it manifests
Techniques to reverse stress physiology
The Relaxation Response exercise
Breathing, Mindfulness and Self-Hypnosis exercises
Self-Rating scales to build awareness

Week 2 – Using the Mind to Trick the Brain for Enhanced Coping

Brain Function – Understanding the triune brain
Exercise which teaches that feelings are not facts
Review of the huge array of coping mechanisms
Self-Esteem self-rating scale
The value of humor

Week 3 – Transforming Negative Thinking

Summarize and teach Cognitive Restructuring
Learn to convert Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) into affirmations

Week 4 – Gaining Clarity by Building Awareness

Understanding Emotions
Journal writing exercise
Understanding Communication Styles
Look at Assertiveness, Spirituality and Meaning Making
Distinguish between lapse and relapse

On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility reinforces the lessons of these classes and can be purchased by clicking here. And my CD, Breathing in the Now supports the practice of the Relaxation Response. It is offered for free to anyone who takes all 4 classes!

These classes rotate and can be taken in any order. Each class is two hours and costs $75.00. They are insurance reimbursable.

We meet in the 6th Floor conference room at the NYU Fertility Center, 660 First Avenue @38th Street, NYC.

You do not need to be a patient at NYU to attend.

- See more at: http://mind-body-unity.com/stress-reduction/#sthash.i4OvuZ4g.dpuf

The stress of infertility is a two way street. The emotional experience can’t help but create tension in one’s body. And tension in one’s body can’t help but intensify the worry that you are somehow contributing to the problem. You are not responsible for your infertility. But you can choose to be responsible to it in ways that go beyond whatever you already doing.

This experience is aimed at providing you with a panoramic view of ways to handle stress by exposing you to coping skills that right now, when you really need them, may not be part of your repertoire. Because this takes place in a group setting, just feeling understood by others contributes to the amelioration of stress.

The format is based on increasing self-awareness and self-care.  The protocol for the classes is outlined below.

 

Week 1 – Entering the Mind/Body Connection for Stress Reduction

The physiology of stress explained

  • How it manifests

Techniques to reverse stress physiology

  • The Relaxation Response exercise
  • Breathing, Mindfulness and Self-Hypnosis exercises

Self-Rating scales to build awareness

Week 2 – Using the Mind to Trick the Brain for Enhanced Coping

Brain Function – Understanding the triune brain

  • Exercise which teaches that feelings are not facts

Review of the huge array of coping mechanisms

Self-Esteem self-rating scale

The value of humor

Week 3 – Transforming Negative Thinking

Summarize and teach Cognitive Restructuring

  • Learn to convert Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) into affirmations

Week 4 – Gaining Clarity by Building Awareness

Understanding Emotions

  • Journal writing exercise

Understanding Communication Styles

Look at Assertiveness, Spirituality and Meaning Making

Distinguish between lapse and relapse

 

These groups are ongoing.  Contact Helen Adrienne at 212.758.0125 or for specific dates.

are ongoing; see the Calendar or contact Helen at 212.758.0125 for specific dates - See more at: http://mind-body-unity.com/stress-reduction/#sthash.i4OvuZ4g.dpuf
are ongoing; see the Calendar or contact Helen at 212.758.0125 for specific dates - See more at: http://mind-body-unity.com/stress-reduction/#sthash.i4OvuZ4g.dpuf

These classes rotate and can be taken in any order. Each class is two hours starting at 6:30 PM and costs $75.00. Groups meet at 420 East 64th Street, Apt E1C, New York, NY  10065.

Classes are insurance reimbursable!

Also included: 

  • Handouts for all 4 classes
  • A package of Articles on Infertility
  • Opportunity to get my CD – Breathing in the Now
  • …and my book, On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility