Events, Workshops and Gatherings

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Spring 2017

 

The Mothering Circle – Support Group Meets Thursday 10 am to 12 pm 

Come together to share the story of your parenting journey and receive support, guidance, and inspiration. Discussion topics include: attachment parenting, infant massage, baby wearing, choosing a pediatrician, nurturing yourself, and relationship changes. This group is ongoing and flexible to address the needs, concerns, and wishes of the collective. The Mothering Circle is facilitated by a childbirth educator who is also a trained Doula and breastfeeding counselor.  For more information, meeting times and locations, please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

Moving Through Menopause – Support Group Meets Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm

An Alternate Approach to Exploring Women’s Worth, Women’s Work and the Role of Mature Women in Our Society

This conversation is conducted in small, intimate groups in order to facilitate comfort and create safe space. Here, we will explore various topics essential to the “Total Womanness Experience.”  We will discuss what it means to mature in today’s society as we find new ways to value and nurture ourselves and our families. This dialogue helps us explore self care and how it impacts our care-taking, and establish purposeful living practices that can enhance our lives. Through this exploration, we will discover the benefits of self-determination and self-definition.  This intimate, circular and ongoing conversation helps us explore ways to create sacred space and retreat from the demands of our everyday lives wherever we are whenever necessary. This group is designed to be a sharing space also explore the various ways we can promote and enhance health, recovery and renewal.    For more information, meeting times and locations, please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

Birth Trauma and Loss- Support Group Meets Wednesdays 10 am to 12 pm

This is a small peer-to-peer support group for women experiencing symptoms of postpartum mood disorders (including postpartum depression and anxiety). This conversation is conducted in small, intimate groups in order to facilitate comfort and create safe space. We also offer email and phone support. For more information, meeting times and locations, please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

Growing Herbs in Pots–and How to Access Their Health Benefits

A growing number of women are discovering the benefits of herbs and how to use their healing properties to generate and access greater health and wellness for themselves and their families.  In this workshop, we will also discuss herbs that are best for creating and maintaining a woman’s vitality and life force energies, and how you can grow many of them yourself in your own backyard! This is an interactive event and you will leave with a small plant to get you started. For more information, meeting times and locations, please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

Canning Basics 101 

This hands-on class addresses water bath canning with a specific emphasis on the proper way to home can vegetable and fruit products using a water bath canning process.  The workshop begins with a basic discussion of home canning and the safety considerations involved with this method of food preservation.  We will talk about the kinds of equipment needed for water bath canning and how to operate a water bath canner properly.  Participants will have the chance to practice hands-on techniques when they get into the Extension kitchen and will leave with enough knowledge to repeat the process in their own home kitchens. For more information,please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

Birthing – And Building Your Business

Becoming a birthing professional is one of the most rewarding and remarkable ways you can serve families in your community. In this two-part series, we will explore the many reasons more caring women are needed to support and nurture our community’s families through the experience of conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and the early parenting years–and whether YOU should be one of them!   Call 336-517-7897 for more information and registration instructions.

 

Breastfeeding – Ways It Can Work For Your Family (EVEN When You Return To Work)

A great many families struggle with the decision to breastfeed their baby and wonder if doing so will benefit them.  Here we will explore the pros and cons of breastfeeding and offer tips, pointers, and other best practices that can aid your family when making this decision.  This is a two-hour workshop and seating is limited.  This group is offered to individual families and small groups of five or less women.  Call 336-517-7897 for more information and registration instructions.

 

Ongoing Workshops and Classes

Childbirth Preparedness Series

This is a four-week series on what you can expect during a normal pregnancy and childbirth experience. We will discuss breathing and, relaxation techniques. review labor support techniques infant care basics. Participants should bring a yoga mat/blanket and two pillows to class. A tour of the Women’s Hospital of Greensboro is included. Registration is required. Registration is per couple (2 people) – Individuals are also welcome.  For more information, meeting times and locations, please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

Weekend Childbirth Preparedness Series – Only What You NEED To Know

This course is recommended for families who have already given birth or may be fearful of information overload.

For some families, a four week childbirth preparedness course is just too much information, and the commitment is too long to be effective.  In this two day workshop, the curriculum is expressly designed to address the needs of your individual family, we will discuss ONLY what you to have a safe and enjoyable birthing experience.  For more information, meeting times and locations, please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

When We Women Nurture – A Facilitated Conversation With Women of Color – Three Sessions

An Inter-generational Facilitated Conversation Series With Women of Color About Intimacy, “Womanness”, Sisterhood, and Community Responsibility.  If you are age 18 and older, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss. Come prepared to heal, share and expand our ideas about who we say we are and the importance and value we have to one another as women. This is an interactive gathering and your input matters. Come on out, bring a friend and your beautiful smile. See you there! This series can be booked as part of a team building effort or to build communication skills among your group of friends and family members.  For more information, meeting times and locations, please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

Womanness Wellness Walks

Take this opportunity to get out, get a good stroll, exercise your heart, meet me in person, along with some other cool women while you’re enjoying Mother Nature! Bring your bottle of water, a smile, a good friend you’ve been wanting to catch up with, your playlist, a light snack, BRING YOUR MAMA!!! And definitely, bring your good vibes. When we arrive, we’ll do a group meditation, a brief group stretching exercise and then get going. This is a healing movement experience developed expressly for Women of Color. While we offer professional and personalized support for all of our community members, we are especially concerned with issues affecting Mothers of Color. Our aim is to address the health disparities that adversely affect this population, and improve the quality of life of every family. For more information, meeting times and locations, please call 336-517-7897 or email us at info@wwcgbirthing.com.

 

Money Management Skills for Young Mothers 

In these times, we all have to learn to manage our money better in order to make it stretch further.  For the young mother, there are very unique circumstances that need to be addressed in order to insure her future financial success.  In this workshop, we’ll discuss many topics including but not limited to the importance of financial budgeting, why you should shop with a list, how to determine the difference between needs and desires, financial forecasting for your future, becoming aware of your speeding habits, creative ways to save money, and the important role of credit in your family’s future.  Call 336-517-7897 for more information and registration instructions.