Mind-Body Fertility Group with Julia Gersen LCPC-C
Thursdays, May 17th - June 21st
(6 week series)
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
This 6 week group will focus on exploring ways of working with the stress of fertility challenges using proven methods of relaxation and reconnecting to our own internal experience. We will explore various forms of meditation and breath work along with other self care practices and healing modalities to help work with, rather than against, our bodies and our individual experience. A portion of this group will be based on the Mind-Body research and work of Alice Domar, the founder of the first Mind/Body Program for Fertility which is still run at the Domar Center with Boston IVF in Massachusetts.
This is an introductory group with the goal of learning, and practicing, a variety of specific strategies to help manage stress and encourage relaxation. You will learn tools and find the resources within yourself to help ride the emotional roller coaster of fertility challenges and begin to establish a practice that you can use anytime during periods of stress and anxiety.
This group is made for you if you …
• are currently undergoing fertility treatments
• struggled with fertility in the past, had a baby (yay!) and are thinking about trying again
• haven’t pursued medical treatment but have been struggling to conceive
• are thinking about other options such as surrogacy and adoption
• are having a hard time connecting with others while on this fertility journey
• feel like you have lost touch with yourself beyond “trying to conceive”
If you’re not sure if the group is a good fit, please feel free to reach out. I’m happy to schedule a call to help.
Cost is $150 for the 6 week series.
About Julia: I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from USM honing my skills at both the LL Bean EAP counseling services and Kubasik Counseling, a private practice in Portland. I have completed a training course in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and a Maternal Mental Health certificate program with PostPartum Support International. I utilize mindfulness and somatic modalities in my clinical work as I fully believe our shifts and growth occur when we explore and integrate our minds and bodies. I have a private practice in Falmouth where I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with infertility and work part time providing EAP counseling services to LL Bean employees through Bridgetree Counseling.