All posts by Laurie Groh

Whole Brain Parenting Class

Whole Brain Parenting

DESCRIPTION

  • Learn practical, easy-to-understand strategies for helping children manage “big emotions,” tantrums, anxiety, impulsivity, and more.
  • Develop understanding and skills rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience principles.
  • Practice coping skills to enhance mindfulness and remain calm and grounded during parenting challenges.
  • Help your child integrate their left and right brain regions through creativity, sensory engagement, and mindful language.
  • Build a deeper bond with your child, promoting their healthiest brain development, sense of self, and worldview.

$20 per session if paying “at the door” on a week-to-week basis
$120 for all 8 weeks if paid in advance ($40 savings)

Includes Whole Brain Child book, materials, and light refreshments.

Email Kristin at kbelkoferlpc@gmail.com for questions or to register via check or cash

Eventbrite - Whole Brain Parenting

New Events: Divorce Support Group

We have so many great events coming up!  Look back to see what else we have going on at Shoreside Therapies.

DESCRIPTION

We recognize the pain and uncertainty you are facing at the time of a separation or divorce. You don’t need to go through this alone.

Our divorce support group offers you the opportunity to find help from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.

Divorce support group is free but we require a minimum of 6 persons for the group to run.

8 week support groups are being formed now.

For questions email Cindy Donner cdonnershoreside@gmail.com

phone 414-698-6737
Eventbrite - Divorce Support Group

 

 

Bringing Baby Home

The Bringing Baby Home program is a research based and research tested program ready to help new families get the best start possible. Although welcoming a new baby into your home is a joyous event, it also brings with it relational stress, family adjustment, and often postpartum depression which ultimately effects parent-child interaction and infant development. Research shows that within three years after birth of a child, approximately two-thirds of couples experience a significant drop in the quality of their relationship and have a dramatic increase in conflict and hostility (Gottman).

This 12-hour workshop helps parents gain relationship/communication skills, to regulate conflict, discover each other on a deeper level and prepares them to be partners in parenting while continuing to grow a loving couple relationship. The Gottmans’ research shows that this workshop helps couples to enhance their relationship satisfaction after the birth of their child.

My first observation of this program, having been married for 8 years with 2 kids and 2 on the way, was, “I so wish I would have went!” The insights and workable relationship tools are invaluable to get to know your partner and your children more intimately on a continuing basis and have skills to work through the everyday stresses of life.

In this 3-day workshop, presented in either a weekend format or as a series, parents will learn to:

  • Intimacy and conflict regulation skills Interact with your baby in a positive way
  • Keep both parents involved
  • Deal with conflict successfully
  • Stay connected with your partner
  • Strengthen your friendship
  • Learn how to cope constructively with the changes brought about by the birth of a child.
  • Learn how to promote the development of a healthier infant and assist your child in their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.
  • Learn how to deal with the “baby blues” and decrease the chance of post partum depression.
  • Learn valuable insights from a research based and research tested program.
  • Create a family legacy.
  • Learn how to give your child the gift of a happy and healthy family.

Dates: January 3, 10 & 17 9am-1pm

for more information: email Laurie Groh laurie@grohhealthyliving.com
to register on-line http://shoreside.setmore.com/bookclass
DEADLINE: Dec. 18th

COST: $300, per couple for full workshop

Babies are welcome!!!

 

Bringing Baby Home Program

Bringing Baby Home Program

Classes At Shoreside Therapies In Whitefish Bay, WI

What is the Bringing Baby Home Program about? Information from Gottman Institute
Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage. Email Laurie Groh for more details laurie@grohhealthyliving.com

Laurie Groh

Shoreside Therapies

Whitefish Bay, WI

Activities in the Area

Pewaukee Public Library 

210 Main Street Pewaukee WI 53072

Saturday Crafternoons! 

Stop by the Children’s program room in the library and make a fun craft with Mrs. Z! 

Saturday, December 21st
1:00 to 4:00 pm (drop in)

Kindergarden and up. 

Cost: Free

Messy Mondays

Join us for a drop in art class for children ages 2 to 6 years. This program will allow children and their caregivers to experiment with a variety of art materials including paint, finger paint, modeling clay, scissors, glue, and more! 

2nd and 4th Mondays, October to mid-May
9:30 am – Noon
Children’s Programming Room 

January Messy Monday: January 13th and January 27th

Cost: Free

Brookfield Public Library 

1900 N Calhoun Road Brookfield, WI 53005

Tiny Tots Storytime

for Birth to 23 months

9:30 am or 10:30 am

Cost: Free

Story Adventures

For ages 3 – 6 (with parent). Registration requested.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost: Free

The Big Back Yard

indoor playground are children ages 0–8

262-797-9117
2857 S. 160th Street New Berlin, WI 53151

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Classes At Shoreside Therapies In Whitefish Bay, WI

About The Gottman Seven Principles Program for Couples
This program is based upon Dr. Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Straightforward in its approach yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this groundbreaking book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. For over 30 years Dr. Gottman scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviors that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

The bestselling Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the acclaimed culmination of four decades of research, made widely available for couples who long for better relationships. Until now, marking up the book’s pages was the only way to record answers to its many exercises.  Our new Companion Workbook allows each partner to privately record answers and journal thoughtfully about the concepts in the book, as they apply to one’s relationship. It takes users step-by-step through the interactive exercises in each chapter of The Seven Principles book. This “Essential” package offers savings by combining two Companion Workbooks with one copy of the Seven Principles book.

 

Laurie Groh, MS, LPC, SAS

Marriage Counselor

Couple’s Counselor

Shoreside Therapies

Whitefish Bay, WI

Bringing Baby Home Program

Bringing Baby Home Program

Classes At Shoreside Therapies In Whitefish Bay, WI

What is the Bringing Baby Home Program about? Information from Gottman Institute
Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage. Email Laurie Groh for more details laurie@grohhealthyliving.com

Laurie Groh

Shoreside Therapies

Whitefish Bay, WI