CCRM Boston is excited to announce that we have partnered with Leslee Kagan, MS, FNP, to start an 8 week mind body program for our patients. Leslee has been leading mind body programs, including the Mind Body Program for Health and Fertility, the Mind Body Program for Women, and the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program for over twenty years. The Mind Body Program for Health and Fertility is an 8 session program that meets weekly for 1.5 – 2 hours focusing on health and fertility to help women through the difficulties of infertility.
The program teaches women how they can regain a sense of control and well-being, develop coping strategies to manage treatments better, and optimize their chances for success. Much research has shown that learning and practicing mind body strategies helps to decrease physical symptoms and to reduce feelings of distress, depression, anxiety, isolation and anger.
OVER THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAM, YOU WILL:
- Learn techniques to elicit the relaxation response (including deep breathing, imagery, and yoga)
- Develop skills to reverse negative thinking and embrace a more positive outlook
- Learn up-to-date information on how lifestyle behaviors can impact fertility
- Be part of a supportive group sharing similar experiences
After completing the program, the typical patient finds herself calmer, more in control, and better able to cope with the future.
THE COST OF THE PROGRAM IS $500.
The program cost includes an individual, goal-setting meeting with Leslee and 8 weekly group sessions, two of which include a partner or support person. Individual follow up sessions with Leslee are also available.
For more information, please contact Leslee Kagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.