Being with Baby: A 5-week workshop series on parenting young babies from the heart
May
20
to Jun 24

Being with Baby: A 5-week workshop series on parenting young babies from the heart

Welcome, little one, to this world. We have been together for a while, yet we don’t know each other all that well. As I look into your eyes, I wonder: How will we connect? How will you let me know what you need? How will I show you that I understand? How can I make sure you know that I will always be there for you?

OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LAKEVIEW PEDIATRICS

In this workshop series presented by Wildflower Center for Emotional Health and Lakeview Pediatrics, we will provide an intimate space for you and other mothers to find that place within your heart to truly be with your baby. You'll learn to cut through the noise of parenting and apply physical and emotional tools focused on strengthening secure attachments. In addition to gaining understanding of your baby’s language, you will also learn the practice of infant massage techniques that will help you and your baby bond through loving touch.  
Come join us once a week for an hour of insight, relaxation, discussion and mommy-baby time.
 
Date and time  All sessions take place on Sundays from 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Session 1: May 20, 2018
Session 2: June 3, 2018
Session 3: June 10, 2018
Session 4: June 17, 2018
Session 5: June 24, 2018

Cost  $125 for the full series

Location  

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Lakeview Pediatrics
1333 W. Belmont Ave
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60657

How to register  Please contact Katie Caddell, LCSW at (312) 809 0298 or kcaddell@wildflowerllc.com to register or ask questions. A brief phone intake is required. Please note that this workshop is designed for moms and young infants (two to six months old).  
 

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Wildflower Talks: Life After Pregnancy Loss
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Wildflower Talks: Life After Pregnancy Loss

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Wildflower Talks

Exploring issues that matter


At Wildflower, we believe that people thrive when they belong to communities that accept them and honor their experiences. Unfortunately, when dealing with unexpected life events and challenges people often feel misunderstood and silenced. Wildflower Talks are about bringing people together for the purpose of casual, intimate exploration of tough topics that matter. Come join us for 75 minutes of discussion in a supportive, laidback environment. You are welcome to say as much or as little as you want. Most importantly, we want you to simply be yourself. 

 
Wildflower Talks: Life After Pregnancy Loss

 

Pregnancy loss is devastating for most women. In the aftermath, women often struggle to make sense of what has occurred. The feelings that show up may be surprising and bewildering, and living through them is made harder by the fact that our cultural narratives around pregnancy loss are woefully inadequate and even damaging. Well-meaning friends may say, “at least you know you can get pregnant” and families may instruct women to move forward by quickly having another child. None of this helps. We’ll explore the cultural discourse on pregnancy loss and discuss the psychological realities that are not captured by it. We’ll also reflect on how women’s lives after pregnancy loss change in the short- and long-term, what it means to move on, whether a woman ever does, and what helps women cope with the pain of loss.


Location:
820 N. Orleans St
Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60610

Date & Time:
May 16, 2018
6:00pm - 7:15pm

Price:
 $25

How to register:
Please contact Megan Wales, LCPC at 312 809 0298 or mwales@wildflowerllc.com to register or ask questions. Payment is due upon registration. If you must cancel, kindly give us at least a 48-hour notice and note that refunds will not be offered. This particular Wildflower Talk is open to women only. 

Refreshments and pastries will be served.
 

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Being with Baby: A 5-week workshop series on parenting young babies from the heart
Mar
31
to Apr 28

Being with Baby: A 5-week workshop series on parenting young babies from the heart

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Welcome, little one, to this world. We have been together for a while, yet we don’t know each other all that well. As I look into your eyes, I wonder: How will we connect? How will you let me know what you need? How will I show you that I understand? How can I make sure you know that I will always be there for you?

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In this workshop series presented by Wildflower Center for Emotional Health, we will provide an intimate space for you and other mothers to find that place within your heart to truly be with your baby. You'll learn to cut through the noise of parenting and apply physical and emotional tools focused on strengthening secure attachments. In addition to gaining understanding of your baby’s language, you will also learn the practice of infant massage techniques that will help you and your baby bond through loving touch.  
Come join us once a week for an hour of insight, relaxation, discussion and mommy-baby time.
 
Date and time  All sessions take place on Saturdays from 3:15 pm to 4:30pm

Session 1: March 31, 2018
Session 2: April 7, 2018
Session 3: April 14, 2018
Session 4: April 21, 2018
Session 5: April 28, 2018

Cost  $125 for the full series

How to register  Please contact Katie Caddell, LCSW at (312) 809 0298 or kcaddell@wildflowerllc.com to register or ask questions. A brief phone intake is required. Please note that this workshop is designed for moms and young infants (two to six months old).  
 

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Being with Baby: A 5-week workshop series on parenting young babies from the heart
Jan
13
to Feb 10

Being with Baby: A 5-week workshop series on parenting young babies from the heart

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Welcome, little one, to this world. We have been together for a while, yet we don’t know each other all that well. As I look into your eyes, I wonder: How will we connect? How will you let me know what you need? How will I show you that I understand? How can I make sure you know that I will always be there for you?

Being with Baby logo.jpg

In this workshop series presented by Wildflower Center for Emotional Health, we will provide an intimate space for you and other mothers to find that place within your heart to truly be with your baby. You'll learn to cut through the noise of parenting and apply physical and emotional tools focused on strengthening secure attachments. In addition to gaining understanding of your baby’s language, you will also learn the practice of infant massage techniques that will help you and your baby bond through loving touch.  
Come join us once a week for an hour of insight, relaxation, discussion and mommy-baby time.
 
Date and time  All sessions take place on Saturdays from 3:15 pm to 4:30pm

Session 1: January 13, 2018
Session 2: January 20, 2018
Session 3: January 27, 2018
Session 4: February 3, 2018
Session 5: February 10, 2018

Cost  $125 for the full series

How to register  Please contact Katie Caddell, LCSW at (312) 809 0298 or kcaddell@wildflowerllc.com to register or ask questions. A brief phone intake is required. Please note that this workshop is designed for moms and young infants (two to six months old).  
 

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Motherhood in the Mirror: Connecting to, understanding and appreciating your body after baby
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Motherhood in the Mirror: Connecting to, understanding and appreciating your body after baby

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A workshop for mothers to discuss, learn about, and elevate their post-partum body image

Presented by Sara Rashid, LCPC

The physical changes of pregnancy and the post-partum period can be mystifying, exciting, surprising and disturbing – often simultaneously. Post-partum women face a multitude of changes in their lives, but one constant remains: we are embodied. This workshop will shift some focus off of your baby and place it on yourself, namely your physical self. 

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Welcome, anxiety: How to change your relationship to anxiety and reclaim your life
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome, anxiety: How to change your relationship to anxiety and reclaim your life

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Workshop

Presented by Whitney Graff, PsyD

This workshop is based on the core principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an innovative and effective treatment for anxiety. You will learn about how a concept called psychological flexibility can unlock freedom and vitality for those who suffer with anxiety. We will also explore how attempts to get rid of unpleasant emotional states often lead to greater overall suffering and practice new ways of relating to painful feelings so you can fully pursue life's most important endeavors.

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We need to stop hating our bodies: Screening of documentary 'EMBRACE'
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

We need to stop hating our bodies: Screening of documentary 'EMBRACE'

Screening

We are at war with our bodies. It is time to declare peace.

A staggering 91% of women dislike their bodies. We are pressured by a narrowly constructed concept of beauty that is seen as a prerequisite to happiness, success and self-worth. As we chase the unattainable, our mental wellbeing, relationships, and physical and sexual health are sacrificed.

To raise awareness and create a positive dialogue around this issue, we are hosting a screening of EMBRACE, a documentary that addresses the global epidemic of body shaming and body hating. 

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Untangling the mind-body connection: A physical approach to managing anxiety and cultivating self-compassion
Oct
8
to Oct 29

Untangling the mind-body connection: A physical approach to managing anxiety and cultivating self-compassion

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4-week workshop series

Presented by Katie Hibey, LCPC, CYT

This 4-week workshop series is intended to offer a unique approach to managing anxiety. At the start of each session, participants will practice basic yoga postures to tune into the physical body, as well as their mental state. The second portion of each workshop will entail an educational aspect, ranging from the science behind our emotions to how to effectively practice mindfulness to cultivating self-compassion. With an emphasis on the mind-body connection, this workshop series presents an opportunity to immediately put new information and tools into practice, both on and off the mat.

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