Looking after your wellbeing

 Having the right emotional support and understanding you need to navigate this challenging and unprecedented time is crucial. Genea's highly experienced Fertility Counsellors are here to provide you with the tools to cope and we’re also sharing tips and advice from others who care deeply about the emotional health of our patients. Please remember, our Counselling team is still here for our patients. You can contact them directly through Reception or by emailing counselling@genea.com.au.
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You’re not alone

To be told you can’t cycle on because your treatment is elective, may feel like insult on top of injury. We see you and we're here to help.

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In times of trouble

Genea Counselling Services Manager Evelyn Zwahlen has some constructive advice to protect our emotional wellbeing while we wait for the COVID-19 situation to resolve and for fertility treatment to get the green light again.

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That discomfort you’re feeling is grief

Grief expert David Kessler explains that we’re all feeling a number of different forms of grief at the moment and that we’re not used to this kind of collective grief in the air. He shares some advice for managing our feelings.

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Top 5 mindfulness tips and apps

Mindfulness experts talk about using meditation as a tool to help upgrade our inner technology. Sometimes, using external technology is a powerful way to improve our minds too. Here are five apps and tips we found to help do just that.

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Coping with a forced pause (Part 1)

Genea Counsellor Órlaith Sheill gives a gentle reminder that it's important to give yourself credit when adapting to this pause in life.

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Coping with a forced pause (Part 2)

In Part 2, Genea Counsellor Órlaith Sheill advises to be aware of your limits as being overwhelmed is paralysing, and shares advice for managing this time that adapts the idea of list writing.

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