Grief and loss, anxiety and depression are constant companions to the roughly 18 percent of couples of childbearing age who are facing the devastation of infertility. To add insult to injury, relationships can be put at risk when couples feel as if their life is on permanent hold. With On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility in hand, readers will learn how to turn the tables on change and ride the infertility wave rather than be swamped by it. This essential new book will leave readers feeling understood, and help them comprehend the extent of infertility's impact. Author Helen Adrienne, an award-winning psychotherapist, wrote the book from a mind/body perspective and more than thirty years of experience with infertility patients. She equips readers with the weapons to win battles against the consequences of infertility by: gaining perspective on the situation; learning the three A's of coping; and managing ego states that accompany adversity. Adrienne brilliantly breaks down coping skills by teaching problem-solving techniques which can be matched to issues, and letting-go techniques such as relaxation and self-hypnosis which have a statistically significant association with pregnancy. In her book, stories of former patients, told in their own words, support the effectiveness of mind/body interventions, and show readers that it is possible to "gain from the pain." This is a growth-from-adversity book, a managing-stress book and a get-back-in-control book that is comprehensive and provides relief. Professionals and infertility patients alike have raved about what a valuable resource this book is. Those who are struggling with infertility, those who want to understand them, or physicians and therapists who serve this population will benefit from the guidance provided in these pages. Since 1979, Adrienne has helped thousands of individuals navigate the emotional rollercoaster of infertility with her treatment model.
About the Author:
Helen Adrienne has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1979. Although a general therapist, she has specialized in working with OB-GYN referrals, particularly men, women and couples who struggle with infertility. Helen is trained in mind/body therapy and clinical hypnotherapy and conducts mind/body stress reduction classes at NYU Fertility Center for patients. Helen is a charter member of NY City Resolve™ and has presented at many of their conferences. She also educates mental health professionals on the parameters of infertility at national and international conferences. She has authored many articles on infertility. You can participate in her blog, The Baby Manifest-O™ on her website, www.mind-body-unity.com. Her book, On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility is available as of 1/11/11.