Syracuse – Wednesday February 13th 6:00-7:30 PM
Special Guest Speaker: Meg Sullivan, MA, LMSW
Crisis within a Crisis: Coping Tips for Couples Enduring the Chronic Stress of Infertility
Please join us for an evening of community brought together for the common purpose of Healing the chronic relationship strain inherent in the process of conceiving with ART. Learn why couples often polarize when they need each other most and ways to overcome this knee jerk reaction to overwhelming stress. Discuss the often gender-related differences in coping skills and ways to bridge into common understanding. A diagnosis of infertility and the experience of miscarriage are referred to as a multi-dimensional losses, which deeply affect the psyche, body, mind, soul and identity. This evening we will create an experience of multi-dimensional healing that will instill in you a new idea, energy, and/or behavior to improve your response to stress, loss, and the pain of not knowing what lies ahead.
Meg Sullivan, MA, LMSW is a clinical social worker who is dedicated to the education and practice of the mind-body-spirit orientation in diverse medical, psychiatric, and religious settings. Meg teaches practices that calm the mind, rejuvenate the body, and connect with the soul in ways that people find empowering. Her work involves a blend of clinical knowledge and ancient practices that develop inner resouces and create a healing process.
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Albany – Tuesday February 12th 2008 7:00-8:30 PM
Join this peer support group for current and former patients of CNY Fertility who are experiencing difficulties coping with the realities of infertility, treatments, and pregnancy loss. This autonomous group was created by former patients and is a forum to ask questions about treatments, discuss how best to cope with the emotional aspects of infertility, and to learn about different paths to parenthood from others experiencing the same issues.
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