Saturday, August 8, 2009

Nurture's Continued Parenting Workshops

As part of the continuing parenting workshop series at Nurture, Center for Growing Families, we would like to announce two innovative workshops coming up.

This month, on August 22nd, we will present "Parents are People too: Reclaiming our Personal Expression as Parents." This will be a fun workshop about the importance of honoring our own creative expression, and how to find new ways to do so in the midst of parenting.

Next month, on September 12th & 19th, due to continued interest, we are again offering our two-part birth workshop: "Moving Beyond a Difficult Birth: Embracing Healing and Connecting with your Baby." This is a powerful, transformative workshop for any mother who has experienced trauma around her birth experience, to help her with tools for healing and heartfelt exercises for reconnecting with her baby.

Nurture invites you to our continuing Parenting Workshop Series:

Parents are People Too: Reclaiming Our Personal Expression as Parents

August 22, 2pm-4pm $30
As a parent, it is so easy to get caught up in the flow of daily obligations, leaving little time or energy for expressing who we are and what captures our imagination. Yet this creative exploration is essential to feeling fulfilled in our lives, which in turn translates into feeling more relaxed and happy in our role as parents. In this workshop, we will explore fun ways for re-igniting our creativity, loosening up preconceptions around what it means to be creative, and finding new means of personal expression that work in our daily lives as parents.

Moving Beyond a Difficult Birth:
Embracing Healing and Connecting with your Baby

September 12 & 19, 2pm-4pm $45
The experience of birth doesn't always happen the way we imagine. Intense emotions from a challenging pregnancy or birth can make it feel difficult to be fully present with our baby. These emotions need and deserve to be expressed and acknowledged, before we can allow ourselves to release them and begin true emotional healing. Then we can relax more deeply into a heartfelt, intuitive connection with our child.

Part One: Birth Healing through Story and Art
Telling our story in a safe, supportive circle of women can be a profoundly powerful experience. In Part One of this workshop, we will share our birth stories together, while exploring artistic and body-mind tools for expressing and releasing difficult emotions and inviting emotional healing.

Part Two: Connecting Deeply with your Baby
What babies most need from us, is heartfelt connection. In Part Two of this workshop, we will explore creative exercises for healing our emotional connection with our baby after a difficult birth, helping us bring forth our intuitive wisdom as mothers for welcoming our babies fully and lovingly into our lives.

Both workshops held at Nurture, Center for Growing Families, 1614 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211. Sliding scale is available.

For more information or to register, contact Sarah at 503.285.4906 or

About the presenters
Sarah Nuxoll
After several years of feeling frustrated as a parent, I began working toward deeper body-mind clarity and emotional and spiritual healing. Now I feel excited about helping myself and others to engage life, move with our creativity, and allow ourselves to feel happy as parents. In these workshops, I share insights from my experience as a mother of two, as a spiritual practitioner, and as a former apprentice homebirth midwife. I look forward to meeting you! (
Mychelle Moritz
Having experienced the beautiful yet challenging transition to parenthood, I have developed a passion for helping women and their growing families. I am an artist, an art therapist, and a licensed professional counselor, as well as the co-founder of Nurture. My two active young children keep me very busy and I enjoy watching their creative antics.

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