I have some exciting news for local Portland parents who could benefit from learning new tools to deal with the challenges of raising kids. My colleague, Dawn Menken, wrote a wonderful book, Raising Parents, Raising Kids and she will be presenting an all-day workshop on February 1st. If you have never heard of Dawn or Process Work, then I encourage you to check out her book and the Process Work website for additional information.
Both Kelly and I have benefited from process work, which essentially boils down to experientially working through issues in life in all sorts of creative ways that go beyond just talking about them. Not that talk therapy is bad mind you, it’s just that most of our significant life struggles have an emotional component that requires exploration in order to achieve deeper healing and resolution. Having the Process Work framework applied to raising kids offers parents an entirely new way of approaching challenging problems! I encourage you to attend this upcoming workshop.
RAISING PARENTS, RAISING KIDS, RAISING US ALL
Dawn Menken, author of Raising Parents, Raising Kids: Hands-on Wisdom for the Next Generation, will demonstrate process work applications for those parenting, care taking or educating children. We will explore how to nurture the inner lives of children, work with power dynamics and family problems and foster the roles of child and parent in us all.
Date: February 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $120 non-members, $108 process work members
Location: Process Work Institute
2049 NW Hoyt St.
Portland, OR 97209