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Maria Carella, M.Ed., LPC has been an educator and counselor specializing in Pregnancy, Parenting and Infertility since 1983. She conducts Individual and Group Counseling Sessions, Workshops, and Classes for Infertility.
These include:

  • Counseling For Fertility
  • Counseling for Miscarriage and Infant Loss
  • Body Centered Hypnosis For Fertility
  • Sandplay For Fertility
  • Yoga For Fertility
  • Couples Yoga For Fertility: Renew, Recharge, and Reconnect
  • Womb Blessing Ceremony
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Counseling For Fertility
A supportive environment for you and your partner to work through the sadness, anger and grief of infertility. We will explore belief systems and life style choices that might be creating obstacles for optimal fertility and find creative strategies for health and healing. You will learn stress management techniques such as relaxation, calm breathing, imagery, and mindfulness to give you a sense of control. Couple's counseling is also a necessary component so you can understand each other's coping strategies and learn to support each other through this difficult time.

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Counseling for Miscarriage and Infant Loss
A supportive environment for you and your partner to work through the sadness, anger and grief of miscarriage and infant loss. Together we will explore and find creative strategies for health and healing. You will learn stress management techniques such as relaxation, calm breathing, imagery, and mindfulness to give you a sense of control. Couple's counseling is also a necessary componenet so you can understand each other's coping strategies and help support each other through this difficult time.

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Body Centered Hypnosis For Fertility
Based on 20 years of medical research, it addresses the emotional issues that occur as a result of infertility. It consists of an individual scripted visualization/relaxation that will help resolve the anxieties and concerns women have as a result of infertility, loss, and change.

What does Body Centered Hypnosis For Fertility Involve?
The first session consists of an exploration of the beliefs that influence your experience of infertility. An individual script will be created which you will be guided through during the second session. This session will be recorded on a CD for you to take home and listen to daily to reinforce the suggestions that produce healing.

Body Centered Hypnosis For Fertility can help women cope with IVF and other ART procedures and can aid women with:

  • Previous pregnancy or birth loss
  • History of miscarriage
  • Conflict with partner
  • History of sexual or physical abuse, phobias, panic
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Sandplay For Fertility and Loss
Sandplay is an expressive therapy technique where miniature images, sand and water are the tools of expression for the creative Self.

Sandplay is an opportunity to experience your sensations, feelings, thoughts, and beliefs and make them more conscious. This play allows you to get in touch with your own inner wisdom and healing.

Sandplay can help you understand and heal any fears about infertility, as well as becoming pregnant and motherhood. By making worlds in the sand you are allowing your unconscious, creative part to help you discover your strengths and resources, to give you images that will empower you in your fertile life.

Sandplay may be part of a psychotherapeutic or a transformational process, a way of solving a difficult problem, a marking of a rite of passage, or an opportunity to bond with yourself and your partner.

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Yoga For Fertility
This class uses yoga postures that stimulate and tone the endocrine system, nourish the reproductive organs with oxygen, calm the nervous system, improve circulation, reduce tension and decrease anxiety. Equal time is spent in creating a safe, caring environment that gives women the opportunity to express feelings and gain emotional support.

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Couples Workshop For Infertility
This workshop is for couples dealing with the stress of infertility. The goal is to help you and your partner release tension and learn new ways to relax and connect in a playful way. Includes Yoga Partner Stretches, Relaxation, and Massage.

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NEW SUPPORT GROUP FORMING
RECHARGE * REPLENISH * RENEW
FERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP
GIVE YOURSELF :
  • A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
  • TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE STRESS
  • A CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
WHEN: Mondays,7:00 to 8:30 pm
WHERE: THE FACE & BODY
2515 S.Brentwood Blvd. 63144
  To register
Call Maria Carella, M.Ed LPC
314-504-3704
maria@mariacarella.com
www.mariacarella.com

Womb Healing Ceremony The Womb Healing Ceremony is for women trying to conceive a baby or carry a baby to term. The purpose of this ceremony is to give women the strength and support they need to stay positive and focused on their goal of bringing a baby into the world.

Maria creates a guided imagery/relaxation that focuses on healing the womb and facilitates a circle of friends gathered to give the woman blessings and acknowledgement for what she is trying to manifest.

A Womb Healing Ceremony is a rich and meaningful way to honor yourself or other women in your life. Since most women have experienced some type of womb injury whether it is painful menstruations, PMS, complicated pregnancies, miscarriages, cancer or sexual abuse, everyone can benefit from this ceremony.

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