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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!!!

 

Anger Management for Parents

Stop Screaming Anger Management for Parents

As a parent of 2 little ones, I understand the stress and the joy that they bring.  In this seminar we will discuss

  • parenting techniques
  • ways to take care of yourself
  • managing anger
  • quit beating yourself up
  • make anger your ally-finding the purpose of it
  • become aware of high risk situations

To register for Stop Screaming Anger Management for Parents click here.

This seminar has the capability of becoming a 6 week class.

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if you would like to join the waiting list, or if you have any questions about Stop Screaming Anger Management for Parents.

Laurie Groh, MS, LPC, SAS
Shoreside Therapies
4530 N Oakland Ave
Whitefish Bay, WI53211

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Codependence Seminar

Codependence Seminar

Are you emotionally drained. Do you feel like your life is filled with drama and you are tired of it? Have you ever thought you codependent?? Would you like simple steps to start creating healthier relationships?

I am offering a seminar and potentially a 6 week class focusing on skills to help you to create boundaries, gain more time, and gain more emotional energy!

Check it out.

Click here to register for Codependence Seminar

Codependency involves a habitual system of thinking, feeling, and behaving toward ourselves and others that can cause pain.
Codependent behaviors or habits are self-destructive.
We frequently react to people who are destroying themselves; we react by learning to destroy ourselves. These habits can lead us into, or keep us in, destructive relationships that don’t work. These behaviors can sabotage relationships that may otherwise have worked. These behaviors can prevent us from finding peace and happiness with the most important person in our lives…. ourselves. These behaviors belong to the only person we can change.. ourselves.

This seminar has the capability of becoming a 6 week class.

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if you would like to join the waiting list for the 6 week class, or if you have any questions about this upcoming Codependence Seminar

Laurie Groh, MS, LPC, SAS
Shoreside Therapies
4530 N Oakland Ave
Whitefish Bay, WI53211

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Seminars and Classes

New seminars and 6 week classes.
Seminars
Seminars: All are on Tuesdays at 7-9pm
Self Esteem Feb 11
Reducing Anxiety Feb 25
Stress Reduction March 4
Anger Management March 25
Parenting April 1
Self Esteem April 15
Reducing Anxiety April 22
$40 a seminar

Six Week Courses
Six Week Courses choice of:
Anger Management starting Feb 26 Wednesday 12-1
Be Free From Substances starting March 13 Thursday 12-1
Self Esteem starting March 25 Thursday 7-8
$120 total for 6 weeks

You can register right on my site.
Thank you

Please feel free to email me with any questions or if you prefer to pay cash, credit card or check.

Laurie Groh

Reduce Stress: Stress Reduction Workshop

Reduce Stress: Stress Reduction Workshop

Dec 3,2013 –     Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

I will be introducing a new workshop at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay for Stress Reduction.

The class is meant to give you hands on ways to de-stress. There are so many reasons to stress out!!

But at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay, we are here to share with you the many reasons to reduce that stress.

I will be demonstrating yoga moves, mediation, journaling, imagery/visualization.  You won’t want to miss this!

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Thank you

Laurie Groh, MS LPC SAS

Mental Health Counselor at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay

When Anxiety Attacks: Anxiety Workshop

When Anxiety Attacks: Anxiety Workshop

Nov 12,2013 –     Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  only $40 for a 2 hour seminar

Practically everybody knows what it is like to feel anxious or worried in our high-pressure world.

Anxiety might stop you from being happy and doing what you really want to do with your life.

Learn about  mind-body techniques that are proven to help reduce anxiety.

 

Thank you

Laurie Groh, MS LPC SAS

Mental Health Counselor at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay

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How to Express Your Feelings in a Respectful Way

People often tell me that they have problems maintaining calm and respectful communication with their partner even though they intended to. They start out fine, but can’t follow through when their partner responds in disrespectful or angry ways. Some of these couples need the presence of an experienced couples therapist to be able to maintain calm and repair disruptions.

This article offers a communication model that outlines how to practice maintaining communication regarding how you feel in an honest and open way while keeping your calm. This is not about feeling good or even comfortable. This is about practicing staying calm even though you feel hurt and angry.

The rationale for this is having a fuller understanding of each other’s perspectives. Feeling angry doesn’t necessarily mean that you are bound to break up. It means that there is something you need to take care of.

If you manage to find solutions together, you will feel closer, safer, and understood on a deeper level. Imagine explaining to your partner that you are hurt and angry in a calm way. Also, imagine that your partner is able to hear you and respond in a loving way.

Because it is easier to express positive feelings and talk about what’s right in your relationship, I will recommend that you start with five positive statements about yourself, your partner, and your relationship. Build from the following, if you like:

What do you love about your partner?

What do you love about the relationship?

What is most important to you?

Give a concrete example of what makes you feel loved.

Give a concrete example of what you look forward to.

Expressing your love, appreciation, and willingness to stay connected and find solutions together is essential for your partner’s willingness to hear you out and consider your requests and proposed solutions to problems you are having.

Expressing feelings of frustration, anger, fear, and sadness is a lot harder and takes some consideration. If you are able to stay calm and collected while you talk about your feelings, your chances of staying on track are higher. If you avoid blaming your partner and instead talk about what you feel, think, and what is important to you and why, it is more likely that your partner will respond positively.

Try to make it easier for your partner to listen to you and refrain from interrupting you and subsequently defending herself/himself. Try to make your statements more about yourself than about your partner. This is probably one of the hardest things to do. Self-expression is about defining yourself and what is most important to you, which is not easy when you are feeling upset and hurt.

It is natural in a relationship to feel at times that the other person is to blame. However, if you consider the matter, you will become aware that you have a responsibility for your own responses and reactions, and how you function as a partner has an influence on the relationship. Your feelings are your own, and to blame others for them is not conductive for your individual or relationship growth.

Before you start expressing feelings of anger and hurt, I recommend that you think about what you are going to say and how you are going to say it. Consider the following:

What are your feelings? Do you feel angry, hurt, sad, scared, lonely, jealous, guilty, etc.?

Give concrete examples such as, “I feel scared when you don’t call.”

Focus more on what you feel, think, and want, not on your partner’s shortcomings. “I feel lonely and I miss what we used to do together.”

Tell your partner why it is important to you that you honestly and openly express your feelings. Make sure you explain that self-expression goes both ways, and that it takes courage to talk about feeling vulnerable. Showing vulnerabilities is a sign of strength, and talking openly and honestly about how you feel is not a weakness.

Be mindful of how you express yourself. Tone of voice, facial expressions, body language, and eye contact are more important than most people think. Most of what you actually communicate to your partner has to do with how you communicate.

Be open and explicit about your intentions for having the conversation.

Make sure you are not having this conversation to get back at your partner. If you are very angry, you might feel vengeful. If that is the case, calm yourself and consider what is most important to you and what kind of partner you would like to be.

Don’t expect immediate success. Self-expression is a skill which takes practice to master. Ask for professional help if you need to.

via How to Express Your Feelings in a Respectful Way.

Thank you

Laurie Groh, MS LPC SAS

Mental Health Counselor at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay

Yoga – My Yoga Online

Yoga – My Yoga Online.

My Yoga Online is the #1 yoga video website in the world.

The original online yoga studio, established in 2004, My Yoga Online offers yoga, Pilates and wellness video classes for streaming or download.

Advance your yoga practice with our renowned teachers from around the world. Reduce stress, get fit, and find your balance with yoga videos and wellness content filmed at the top studios, and festivals.

Every day we share new online classes, expert articles and resources to nourish your body, mind and soul.

 

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Thank you

Laurie Groh, MS LPC SAS

Mental Health Counselor at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay

Zendalas for Mental Health

Zendalas are an exciting way to meditate.  

As a counselor at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay, I have learned that some people just don’t like the typical

meditation.  I think this a doodlers dream! I love it!!

If you like to draw patterns or doodle with pen and paper, you can learn to Zentangle. As the name implies, it’s a Zen-like way of creating images through repetitive patterns and shapes.

Zentangling is relaxing, stimulating, entertaining, and fun!

Thank you

Laurie Groh, MS LPC SAS

Mental Health Counselor at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay

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A Great Video on Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder.  

As a counselor in Whitefish Bay, I work with individuals that struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder.  

The stigma can be hard to cope with and I thought this video does a great job in educating those that know or care about someone

with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Thank you so much for taking time to look at this video.

–Laurie Groh, MS LPC SAS

Counselor at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay, WI

4530 N Oakland Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI 5321

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