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CWCG, Noeticus offer free workshop for parents

Focus on helping teen girls

Posted 11/20/14

The holidays are a hectic time for everyone, with parents in particular trying to live up to all the expectations that come with the season.

The Colorado Wellness Center for Girls (CWCG) and partner Noeticus Counseling Center and Training …

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Clarke Reader

CWCG, Noeticus offer free workshop for parents

Focus on helping teen girls

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The holidays are a hectic time for everyone, with parents in particular trying to live up to all the expectations that come with the season.

The Colorado Wellness Center for Girls (CWCG) and partner Noeticus Counseling Center and Training institute are offering a free class for parents who want to learn to connect with their teenage daughters and female relatives during the holidays.

The two-hour workshop will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the CWCG, 3775 Chase St. in Wheat Ridge.

“The holidays are a stressful time and many parents feel at a loss and helpless around the time,” said Andrea Philleo, founder of the CWCG. “We help girls all day long here, and we want to provide some direct strategies for parents about managing expectations, direct communication with their daughters and letting their daughters be who they are.”

During event, trained psychotherapists Carrie Hammond of the CWCG, and Angie Tsiatsos Phillips of Noeticus will explore why the holiday season can be so difficult for teenage girls and their families. They will also discuss how the practice of skills, such as self-care (exercise and nutrition), boundary setting, humor, and mindfulness can be used during the holidays to “rewire” family relationships.

Seasonal beverages and treats will be served during the workshop and guests will also leave with takeaways to help families and their daughters thrive.

The fully licensed CWCG was formed 11 months ago by Philleo, who has years of social work to her credit, to create a wellness-based, day treatment program for girls between the ages of 12 to 21. Philleo said many of the girls they work with are struggling with the pressures of everyday life.

“I think there is a different way to help many of these girls and wanted to make a place that was a respite for them,” she said. At the CWCG, Philleo and her staff focus on “six domains of wellness” — nutritional, physical, educational, psychological, relational and emotional.

“We want to bring in a lot of community experts and connect with the community,” Philleo said. “I think we can develop a great coalition around the wellness of girls — the Denver metro community is really receptive to new ideas.”

For more information or to RSVP call 303-955-5818 or email carre@coloradocft.com.

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