Meditation and positive visualization are integral to a healthy and happy journey to parenthood. A New York Times article has shed amazing and clarifying light on the world of meditation. The study shows that just 30 minutes of meditation a day for 8 weeks changes the physical structure of the brain, for the better. The changes were in the vital gray matter of certain areas, impacting regulation of emotions, memory, learning, and taking perspective.
Meditation, awareness practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, and simply taking the time to be still and assess you are can all positively impact both your mind and body. Remembering that the mind and body are connected, what better way to nurture your entire being than peaceful, positive thinking? Whether you are working towards better work/life balance, recovering from a traumatic event, or you are suffering from infertility, we would like to support you on your journey to mental wellness. We have compiled a few resources for you to browse:
Yoga, acupuncture, massage, and Reiki (where available) offer incredible opportunities for meditative practice. We also are happy to offer meditation workshops at all of our centers throughout the year.
We maintain a list (http://www.cnyfertility.com/counselor-referrals/) of local counselors who we are happy to refer our clients to. (Copy list over)
We hold monthly support groups for fertility clients at our Syracuse and Albany locations. Please check our calendars for our next session.