This 90-minute support group will offer a safe space to share struggles, hopes, and joys of your own fertility journey with peers. This group is facilitated by Sarah Lamb, a Mental Health Counselor who has worked with clients along their fertility journey since 2010.
This group meets 5:30-6:30pm and is FREE!
In this group, Sarah will use the mind-body connection to explore thought patterns that are bringing you down. Sarah will integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based practice proven to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. CBT works well with women dealing with unexplained infertility, failed treatment cycles and recurrent pregnancy loss. CBT combines the use of relaxation therapy and restructuring negative thoughts to help individuals identify negative thought patterns and learn effective coping techniques. CBT often helps women feel more proactive in their care while helping then learn strategies, such as:
● mindfulness (i.e. focusing on week by week and celebrating small successes)
● relaxation exercises (progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, visualization)
● positive thought replacement (reframing intrusive negative thoughts or fears (such as “I’ll never be a mother” or this treatment will never work”)
After each group, you will receive a take-home worksheet with a new mindfulness tool to take home and practice. As we all resonate with different techniques, each group will introduce a new relaxation, mindfulness or cognitive reframing tool, offering you an array of tools for your fertility journey.
Cost: FREE to Fertility Clients. Pre-registration recommended at (585) 244-1280 ext. 2
Time: Every Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
(Late arrivals are always welcome. No one will be turned away)
Sarah Lamb, CYT, RMT, MHC-LP, MS is a 500 hour certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Doula and Mental Health Counselor. She weaves her skills as a mindfulness and yoga instructor, healer and therapist into all of her offerings. Sarah has been offering her services to fertility clients at CNY since 2010.