Conscious Connection Parents Retreat : Portland, OR

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Multnomah Friends Meeting House

4312 SE Stark St

Portland, OR 97215

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CONSCIOUS CONNECTION PARENTS' RETREAT

Portland, OR | Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:30am-3pm

We become conscious parents by tuning into our nervous systems, setting loving limits, leading with connection, and tapping into a community of other parents who get it!


CONSCIOUS CONNECTION IS A REUNION.

OF YOUR PARENT SELF WITH THE REST OF YOU.

Reclaim your joy and intuition! Catch a spark of recognition and soak up some compassion. We've got you.

Conscious Connection is a gathering of parents who know the heartache of hard transitions, sibling battles, flaring tempers, and cranky chronic stress that interrupts our best intentions.


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Join us for a kid-free one-day retreat, with breakfast and engaging workshops! We'll break for lunch at nearby food carts.


Parenting highly sensitive kids can be a bumpy road for everyone involved!

We welcome parents of all stripes. We're talking about parenting after big family changes like adoption and divorce, raising kids with special needs, and blended families. There’s no foolproof guide. Parenting brings a whole new perspective to how we were raised. Our parenting style begins taking root from our experience of being parented. What will you change? What will you repeat?

Conscious Connection is a process of reclaiming our parenting and ourselves, after being silenced by sideways looks, prolific advice, judgment, shame, stereotypes, institutional systems, and being led to mistrust--even fight--our own needs for safety and reassurance.

This Retreat is for parents ready to move beyond blame, tough love, time-outs, and no time for yourself. We're gathering to support and learn from one another. We'll share breakfast & coffee, create connections, and find new compassion for just how tricky it can be to keep your footing as the leader of your family.

Join us for a full day, where you'll:

  • Hone your access to better stress-coping

  • Harness your Superpowers! Decode your kids’ behavior and tap into the needs fueling them

  • Own your innate wisdom about your child and become an anchor for your family

  • Feel less shame about imperfect parenting moments

  • Move from comparison and ovewhelm into curiosity & self compassion


Here are some of the folks we're inviting to join us:


Keynote Speaker: Jessica Schaffer

As a Nervous System Health Educator, Jessica guides people toward a more authentic relationship with their bodies and overall health. Jessica teaches people about nervous system regulation and resilience. She is passionate about introducing the concept of stress physiology (how our bodies process and metabolize stress and how they are influenced by it) and sharing tools to manage and balance our responses to stress and trauma. Jessica will provide a powerful foundation for guiding ouselves--and, by extension, our kids--toward a profound experience of body awareness and calmer nervous systems. NervousSystemRESET.com


Eileen Devine :: "Thinking 'Brain, First'" decoding your child's needs and motivations behind off-track behaviors

Eileen is a social worker and adoptive parent of a child with significant neurobehavioral challenges. As a certified fetal alcohol spectrum educator and a skilled parenting guide, Eileen helps connect our kids' biological, brain-based needs with the behaviors we see. She brings her experience in parenting and adoption therapy to coaching families from a brain-first perspective. Her sweet spot is supporting parents of kids with special behavioral and physical needs. Eileen aims to help parents increase their resiliency, so every member of the family can thrive! FASDNorthwest.com


Ann DeWitt :: "Do you really mean it this time? Setting limits that stick, focusing on connection before correction"

Ann is a marriage and family therapist, parent educator, and mom of high school and college students. She brings wit, wisdom, and experience to her parenting classes and community workshops. Ann's goal is for you to experience passion in your marriage and fun in your family. DeWittCounseling.com


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Multnomah Friends Meeting House

4312 SE Stark St

Portland, OR 97215

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