Counselling for Stress, Hormones, and Fertility
The power of the mind in health cannot be emphasized enough. The mind and body are not two separate entities, but rather two organs working cohesively within one individual. Without good mental health, physical health deteriorates. Conversely without physical health, mental health issues ensue. Learning to manage stress appropriately is of utmost importance especially when it comes to hormonal health and infertility.
Women suffering from hormonal health conditions such as PCOS have been linked to higher rates of anxiety and depression (1). Moreover, stress, depression, hopelessness, feelings of worthlessness and alienation has been reported by individuals suffering through infertility (2). Unfortunately, research has shown a strong correlation between stress and a reduction in pregnancy rates (4). Finding healthy coping strategies through counselling, and finding a counsellor who specializes in hormonal health and infertility concerns can be incredibly impactful.
What Counselling Can Do For You
Counselling is a psychosocial intervention that allows you to be heard, and helps you find the cause and solution to every day emotional difficulties you are facing. Whether you are struggling with infertility, self-esteem issues, or relationship issues counselling can help you. Counselling allows you to safely identify areas preventing personal growth, how they are manifesting in your every day life, and how to overcome them. At Awaken Life Center for Fertility and Hormone Health, we offer a number of counselling services:
- Individual counselling
- Couple and family counselling
- Infertility counselling
- Trauma recovery
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing
- Skills-Based Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Spiritual Counselling
Counselling Areas of Focus
- Relationship issues
- Depression & anxiety
- Grief & loss
- Life transitions & stressors
- Personal growth & self-esteem
- Stress related conditions
- Divorce and separation
- Trauma & PTSD recovery
- Stress management & coping skills
- Psychiatric Complications in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Most Often Linked to Menstrual Irregularities [Internet]. School of Nursing. 2017 [cited 5 December 2017]. Available from: http://nursing.columbia.edu/psychiatric-complications-women-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-most-often-linked-menstrual-irregularities
- Ramezanzadeh F, Aghssa M, Abedinia N, Zayeri F, Khanafshar N, Shariat M et al. A survey of relationship between anxiety, depression and duration of infertility. BMC Women’s Health. 2004;4(1).
- Prasad, S., Tiwari, M. and Chaube, S. (2016). Impact of stress on oocyte quality and reproductive outcome. Journal of Biomedical Science, 23(36).