Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility

Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility

by Carol Jones
     
 

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In her book, Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility, author Carol Fulwiler Jones, MA, conveys warmth and compassion as she walks readers through the challenges of managing their infertility. Writing in a clear, conversational style, Jones addresses the array of emotional upsets many infertility patients experience, inspiring them to continue on their

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In her book, Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility, author Carol Fulwiler Jones, MA, conveys warmth and compassion as she walks readers through the challenges of managing their infertility. Writing in a clear, conversational style, Jones addresses the array of emotional upsets many infertility patients experience, inspiring them to continue on their journey to build a family.
A psychotherapist, Jones is uniquely qualified to provide this much-needed support. Since 1992, she has specialized in counseling clients who have been diagnosed with infertility and are undergoing treatment for the disease. She herself received treatment for infertility for eight years, and her empathy for infertility patients rings loud and clear in her counseling, writing, and teaching.
In Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind, readers will learn techniques to improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Jones includes detailed information on yoga, meditation, mindful breathing, and other practices to promote inner peace. She discusses how couples can communicate effectively as they make important decisions about medical treatments, whether to share information with family and friends, and when and how to talk with their child about his/her conception. She shares ways in which couples can rekindle the intimacy they shared before infertility treatment.
Patients often feel isolated during treatment. They are frustrated when they see others easily getting pregnant and having babies. Often, friends and relatives tell them what they "should" be doing to have children. Stressful situations seem to occur daily. In her book, Jones shares numerous personal stories from her infertility clients; these accounts will be most helpful to readers. Knowing they aren't alone, and hearing how other individuals handled problems similar to their own, will be comforting and useful.
A number of mental health professionals and physicians specializing in reproductive medicine have praised Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility, calling it a "gem of a book," a "powerful must-read for infertility patients." For more information on the book, to view the Table of Contents, or read an excerpt, visit Jones' website, www.TheInfertiityCounselor.com.

Editorial Reviews

. . . - James Cox
To produce life is one of the gifts that eludes many Americans. Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility, takes a spiritual and self-help approach to the treatment of infertility. The tips range from everything from supporting one's partner, finding medical help, finding support groups, to taking it to the next level in the bedroom. Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility contains some of the advice those battling infertility need.
. - Jennifer Redmond
"Infertility, like many diseases, impacts you in countless ways--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility addresses these issues in a compassionate manner, and offers couples tools and guidance to help them follow their paths during a journey they most likely never expected to take."
. . - Carlene Elsner, MD
"This powerful book is a must-read for infertility patients; Carol Jones has a wealth of knowledge to share. For the last twenty years, she has helped hundreds of my patients cope with the emotional roller coaster of infertility treatment and make the decisions that are right for them. Carol brings to the subject a different perspective, that of someone who has successfully dealt with her own struggle with infertility. This book reminds patients that it is important to take care of themse
.. . - David Adamson, MD
"Carol Jones has written a gem of a book for women and men dealing with infertility. Based on personal experience, enhanced by professional excellence, and laced with powerful anecdotes, this book provides comprehensive, practical yet sensitive advice. It is straightforward and readable, but also innovative and holistic, and provides a useful glossary of fertility terms and information on additional helpful resources. It is a must-read."
. .. - Kausthub Desikachar
"Carol Jones has written an inspiring book; her ability to communicate clearly is evident in every line. Her professional counseling experience and background in yoga teaching make her an ideal voice to speak about this intimate topic and to help those with hopeful hearts find peace when managing infertility."
Carlene Elsner, MD
“This powerful book is a must-read for infertility patients; Carol Jones has a wealth of knowledge to share. For the last twenty years, she has helped hundreds of my patients cope with the emotional roller coaster of infertility treatment and make the decisions that are right for them. Carol brings to the subject a different perspective, that of someone who has successfully dealt with her own struggle with infertility. This book reminds patients that it is important to take care of themse
James Cox
To produce life is one of the gifts that eludes many Americans. Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility, takes a spiritual and self-help approach to the treatment of infertility. The tips range from everything from supporting one’s partner, finding medical help, finding support groups, to taking it to the next level in the bedroom. Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility contains some of the advice those battling infertility need.
David Adamson, MD
“Carol Jones has written a gem of a book for women and men dealing with infertility. Based on personal experience, enhanced by professional excellence, and laced with powerful anecdotes, this book provides comprehensive, practical yet sensitive advice. It is straightforward and readable, but also innovative and holistic, and provides a useful glossary of fertility terms and information on additional helpful resources. It is a must-read.”
Jennifer Redmond
“Infertility, like many diseases, impacts you in countless ways—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility addresses these issues in a compassionate manner, and offers couples tools and guidance to help them follow their paths during a journey they most likely never expected to take.”
Kausthub Desikachar
“Carol Jones has written an inspiring book; her ability to communicate clearly is evident in every line. Her professional counseling experience and background in yoga teaching make her an ideal voice to speak about this intimate topic and to help those with hopeful hearts find peace when managing infertility.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012017024
Publisher:
Fraser Davis Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
181
Sales rank:
855,099
File size:
255 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Fulwiler Jones, MA is an experienced psychotherapist and educator. She is the author of the book, Hopeful Heart, Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility, which was published by Fraser Davis Press in September 2009. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1975, she earned her Masters degree in Counseling from George Washington University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed Professional Counselor. Her professional organization memberships include the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and their Mental Health Professional Group, and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. For ten years, she was on the National Board of Directors of RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association. She was Board Chair for two years and remains an active RESOLVE professional member. Carol is a renowned expert in the field of infertility and has presented over sixty speaking engagements to medical and patient audiences, both locally and nationally, has written newspaper and journal articles, and has been interviewed on internet radio shows and on television shows.

Carol has worked in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia since 1981 and infertility counseling has been her special focus since 1992 when she began working as a consultant to the largest reproductive medicine clinics in Atlanta. Since that time, she has counseled hundreds of individuals, couples and groups as they made decisions and explored the many challenges associated with building a family, including pregnancy loss and parenting after infertility. She consults with individuals and couples who are using assisted reproductive technologies and alternative family building options such as egg, sperm or embryo donation and gestational surrogacy. In addition, she does psychological evaluations of donors and surrogates for clinics and agencies throughout the country. Carol has studied and taught yoga in the holistic tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya since 1983 and often teaches breathing techniques, yoga postures, and meditation to her clients. Carol has two sons as a result of eight years of medical treatment for her own infertility. She shows sensitivity and compassionate understanding of the many challenges during infertility.
To order Carol’s book and sign up for her newsletter, please visit her website: www.TheInfertilityCounselor.com

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