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THE FIVE: Core Practices for Thriving

Instructor: AudrieAna Gardner, MSW, LISW-S

Do you want to feel mentally and emotionally balanced as you move through your day-to-day life and in your relationships?  Then focus on the CORE!  Just like our physical core keeps our body centered, stable, and aligned so we can freely move about our day regardless of the activity, our mental and emotional core keeps us stabilized so we can interact with ourselves, others, and our circumstance in a balanced manner.  Strengthening your core, mentally and emotionally speaking, is the key to breaking free from poor self-esteem, boundaries, denial, dependency issues, and control issues.


Based on the work of Pia Mellody (Facing Codependence, 2003) and expanded by other clinicians (Jan Bergstrom, Rick Butts, Terry Real and the instructor herself), this class is an overview of these five core practices: 1) Self Esteem; 2) Boundaries; 3) Humanity/Reality; 4) Interdependence; and 5) Moderation.


We hope you will come learn how you can strengthen your core so you bring your healthiest self to your relationships, work, and social interactions. 


DETAILS: $50 for one 1 hr 30 min. class / Small Group Interactive Lecture / Stand-alone class or could be taken a few times for review / Second Saturdays 12:00-1:45 pm [specific dates:  Mar 14 / April 11 / May 9 / Jun 6 / July 11 / Aug 8 / Sept 12 / Oct 10 / Nov 14


 Please email AudrieAna (agardner@l2t.org) with any questions you may have .

Fee $50.00

Bring a friend and each of you  get 10% off 


Repeating Class on the Second Saturdays beginning March 14th (12:00-1:30 pm)

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Wholehearted Living: Mental & Emotional Decluttering

Instructor: Emily Baumann, MA, LPCC

Would you like to be more aware of how you personally feel and/or what you personally value and less about “what people might think?”  Is there a chance you numb-out by staying busy and suppressing your feelings?  Are you interested in doing a better job saying, “no,” rather than “sure” and being resentful and ticked-off later?  Do you feel emotionally, physically or spiritually, “done?”  Life is full of different seasons; how do we embrace more of who we truly are and the life we want in our current season? In this small group class, we will identify what we each uniquely need and value as women and let go of the things holding us back from living wholehearted.  


DETAILS: $50 per 90-minute class / Small Group format / 4 Sessions: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 12:00-1:30 pm [specific dates: Mar 11 / Mar 25/ April 8 / April 22] If you pay for all 4 session up front and receive an 10% discount. 


 Please email Emily (ebaumann@l2t.org) with any questions you may have.

Fee $50.00

4 sessions beginning on March 11th on the 2nd & 4th Weds of the month (12:00-1:30 pm) 

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NUTRITION: Foundations for Thriving

Instructor: Jennifer Beck, RNC

Do you feel like you need a nap around 3pm? Do you crave sugar, carbs or alcohol to help you through stress? Do you struggle to stay focused throughout the day? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? You do not have to feel this way!  It is possible to thrive throughout your day and life, but you need to understand how to fuel your body and mind in the fundamentals of nutrition to know what that takes.  

Join us as Jen Beck, RNC shares her knowledge and experience from the last 20 years to empower you to eat in a way that maximizes your energy, metabolism, moods and eliminates cravings. After this session, you will know:


· The most important thing to focus on to feel amazing from the time you wake up until bedtime.

· How to ditch the diets and lose the weight for good

· Eliminate the cravings and end your battle with food


If you are looking for the simple truth about how you should eat, you do not want to miss this!


DETAILS: $45 one 90-minute class / Lecture Format w/Q & A capped at 25 participants

Fee $45.00

 1st Class:  March 14, 2020 10:00—11:30 am 

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RELATIONSHIP Boot Camp

Instructor: AudrieAna Gardner, MSW, LISW-S

Do you want to experience both freedom and connection in your relationships? Do you sometimes feel frustrated, lost, or disempowered in your relationships? Do you want to grow, deepen, or repair your relationships? Come learn about the foundational principles and ingredients of a healthy relationship from relationship expert, AudrieAna Gardner. This class is a compilation of principles from her training and work with couples, parents, and individuals seeking to improve their experience in relationships. Each class builds upon the previous one, but they can also be a stand-alone class. The class is suitable for individuals and couples alike since we all can learn to “show up” in our relationships in new and powerful ways! Because we value you learning this material with another person, if you bring a spouse or family member you will get $10 off (per couple or dyad-2 from a family). These are the topics for this year’s series:


Apr:  Relationships 102: The Role of Emotions 

May:  Relationships 103: The Role of Attachment 

Jun: Relationship 104: The Role of Self-Esteem 

Jul: Relationship 105: The Role of Boundaries

Aug:  Relationships 106: The Role of Your Reality

Sept: Relationships 107: The Role of the Feedback Loop

Oct:  Relationships 108: The Role of Interdependence

Nov: Relationships 109: The Role of Self-Control


DETAILS: $50 for each 90 min class or 10% off for block of 6 classes / Interactive Lecture Format / Second Saturdays from 3:00-4:30 pm [Specific Dates: April 11 / May 9 / Jun 13 / Jul 11 / Aug 8 / Sept 12 / Oct 10 / Nov 14]


 Please email AudrieAna (agardner@l2t.org) with any questions you may have .

Fee $50.00

 Topical Series on the Second Saturdays beginning April 11th (3:00-4:30 pm) 

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TEEN GIRLS: Managing Anxiety

Instructors: Hannah Fay, MSW, LSW & Katie March MA, LPCC

Anxiety and Teen Girls…why are the numbers rising? Girls age 13-17 are navigating so much in today’s world and it leaves many of them with feelings of low self-worth, being overwhelmed, an overactive mind, pressure to perform, and anxiety about the future.  


Does your daughter seem distracted and overwhelmed often? Is she expressing feeling a lot of pressure around her academic or sports performance? Do you notice that the fear and apprehension of social interaction hinders her (not online, but face to face)? We do not believe this needs to be the “new norm” for teens!


This class & support group is led by Hannah Fay, a specialist in child and adolescent therapy and Katie March, a former counselor at Xavier University’s counseling department. Hannah and Katie understand the pressures teen girls are facing. They will help your daughter find new coping strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety while growing up. A Consent Form will be required from parents in order for their minor child to take this class.


MAY/JUNE SESSION DETAILS (choose Mondays or Tuesdays): 

COST: $50  (for 1.5-hour session in a small group format) 

LOCATION: THRIVE Institute (in Kenwood at 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 321, Cincinnati, OH 45236) or through Telehealth (video conferencing if we are still sheltering in place due to COVID-19)


MONDAY OPTION: Mondays 5:00 pm-6:30 pm led by Hannah Fay, MSW, LSW 

DATES:  May 4, 11, 18 & June 1,8,15 (not meeting Memorial Day week)


TUESDAY OPTION: Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm group led by Katie March, MA, LPCC

DATES:  May 5, 12, 19 & Jun 2, 9, 16 (not meeting Memorial Day week)


 Please email Hannah (hfay@l2t.org) or Katie (kmarch@l2t.org) with any questions you may have.

Fee $50.00

 Beginning on May 4th & 5th for 6 weeks Mondays at 5:00—6:30 pm  

Tuesdays at 7:00—8:30 pm

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ADOPTIVE PARENTS: Continuing Education & Support Series

Instructors: Hannah Fay, MSW, LSW

Are you looking for continuing education and support around parenting an adopted child? There is so much paperwork and heart-work that goes into adopting so…now that it’s complete, what next? Whether your adoption took place recently or several years ago, parenting adopted children takes mindful awareness and unique strategies to establish and maintain the parent-child connection. 


This class will focus on theories and tools as you navigate the unique dynamics of parenting an adopted child. The class is led by Hannah Fay, MSW, child and adolescent therapist who has received training (TBRI certificate and trainer) to specialize in working with adopted children and their families. Hannah is an adoptive parent herself and knows first-hand the importance in finding a safe place to relate, share, and find coping strategies for some of the unique dynamics that occur around adoption. Because we value parents learning these concepts together, if both adoptive parents attend you will get $10 off (total of $80 per parent set). The following are the Class Topics that will be discussed: 


· What is Attachment and Why does it matter?: Setting the foundation for connection, learning and self regulation

· Mindful Parenting: How to be present in the moment without “Flipping your Lid”

· Routines and Rituals: Empowering strategies to promote felt safety and balancing neurochemistry

· Can’t vs. Won’t: Identifying and Responding to Fear Based Behaviors

· Hugging a Cactus: Maintaining connection while setting healthy boundaries

· Discipline: Am I constantly stopping behavior or reaching real behavioral change


DETAILS: $45 for 90 min session or 10% off for block of 6 classes / Interactive Lecture format / Second Saturdays of the month from 12:00—1:30 pm [Specific Dates: Mar 14, /April 11 / May 9 / Sept 12 / Oct 10 / Nov14]


 Please email Hannah (hfay@l2t.org) with any questions you may have.”

Fee $45.00

Second Saturdays of the month beginning March 14th (12:00-1:30 pm)

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THEARAPUETIC SUPPORT GROUPS

There is some growth and healing that can only occur in groups! Our support groups are therapeutic in nature. They are not peer led. Instead, they are led by licensed clinicians who use their clinical skills along with their life experience to aid you in your healing. The groups will be kept small so make sure to reserve the dates that work for you in advance.


Unless it is otherwise indicated, the groups are “open” which means there is no commitment to a set number of meetings, you can come to as many or few as needed, and, new participants can join the group at any time (so bring a friend who may need this too). If you purchase a block of 6 classes we offer a 10% discount.

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Peace After Divorce Support Group

Instructor/Facilitator: Gwynn Lamm, MA, LPC

Do you want support and encouragement while you navigate through the challenges and unknowns of a divorce?  Regardless of when your divorce occurred or will occur, you are welcome here.  Participants find comfort by sharing and relating to one another in a safe, confidential space. They are strengthened by connecting with others that have an understanding of what this experience is like.  The instructor facilitator, Gwynn Lamm, LPC, has the personal experience of having gone through a divorce. She is a gifted counselor who finds great purpose in helping others navigate these unknown experiences and find healing.  The group is suited for both men and women in any stage of the divorce process.


DETAILS: $50 for 90 min meeting or 10% off for block of 6 classes / small group format / meets 2x per month on the Second Saturday of every month from 10—11:30 am & on Wednesdays from 5:00—6:30 pm [specific dates:  Feb 8 & 19 / Mar 14 & 18 / Apr 11 & 22 / May 9 & 20 / June 13 & 24 / July 11 & 22 / Aug 8 & 19 / Sept 12 & 23 / Oct 10 & 21 / Nov 14 & 18 / Dec 16


 Please email Gwynn (glamm@l2t.org) with any questions you may have.”

Fee $50.00

 Beginning Feb 8th (join in any month) 2x per month on Second Saturdays 10:00-11:30 pm & Second Wednesday 5:00—6:30 pm (dates below)   

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Single Parent Support Group

Instructor/Facilitator: Gwynn Lamm, MA, LPC

Being a single parent is rewarding and difficult on many levels. What do I do with all the guilt I often feel? Do I ever get a break from parenting!? How do I navigate the holidays!?  It can feel like a very heavy load.  It’s helpful to share your experience, relate and learn with others. This group is facilitated by Gwynn Lamm, LPC, a single parent herself.  Gwynn will provide strategies on how to manage the various emotions experienced along the way. Through the group discussions and by connecting with other single parents, participants will have a safe place to process their challenges and be strengthened by the group experience.  She will also offer clinical expertise on how to best help your children navigate this process. 


DETAILS: $50 for 90 min meeting or 10% off for block of 6 classes / small group format / meets the Second Saturday of every month from 12:30-2:00 pm & on Mondays from 6:00-7:30 pm [specific dates: Feb 8 & 24 / Mar 14 & 17 (the only Tues) / Apr 11 & 20 / May 9 & 18 / June 13 & 29 / July 11 & 27 / Aug 8 & 24 / Sept 12 & 21 / Oct 10 & 19 / Nov 14 & 23 / Dec 21.


 Please email Gwynn (glamm@l2t.org) with any questions you may have.

Fee $50.00

 Beginning Feb 8th (join in any month) 2x per month on Second Saturdays 12:30-2:00 pm and on Third Monday's 6:00—7:30 pm (dates below)  

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Fertility Journey Support Group

Instructor/Facilitator: Katie March, MA, LPCC

Are you feeling tired and alone in your mind-body journey of fertility? Couples and Individuals facing fertility challenges often describe that this journey is marked by feelings of fear, anxiety, worry, loneliness and guilt. They also report feeling misunderstood and find it difficult to talk to family and friends. The inability to achieve a pregnancy can cause a lot of stress on individuals and within relationships. It is helpful to share your personal experience and relate to other women’s journeys in an effort to work towards healing. 


Although infertility deeply affects both individuals in a couple, this group will be for the woman who is trying to become physically pregnant. Through group discussions and by connecting with others who are challenged with their family building journey, women will have a safe place to process their challenges and be strengthened by the group experience.


This group is facilitated by Katie March, LPCC. Class discussions will include:


                           stress reduction                                   anger and depression

                           self-care                                                    learning when and how to tell your story

                           dealing with family & friends        impact on the couple's relationship


DETAILS: $50 per 90 min session or 10% off for block of 6 classes/Occurs 1x per month on Second Saturdays 10:00—11:30 am [specific dates: Feb 8 / March 14 / April 11 / May 9 / June 13 / July 11 / Aug 8 / Sept 12 / Oct 19 / Nov 14]


Please email Katie (kmarch@l2t.org) with any questions you may have.

Fee $50.00

 Beginning Feb 8th (join in any month) on the Second Saturdays 10:00—11:30 am 

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PostPartum Depression/Anxiety Support Group

Instructor/Facilitator: Katie March, MA, LPCC

Do you think you, or someone you know, may be struggling with Postpartum Depression (PPD)? Postpartum Depression symptoms range for each affected person. Symptoms of PPD can occur anytime during the first year after delivery, with the highest incidence of onset between 4 and 8 weeks postpartum. Some women may even develop symptoms in the months before childbirth. This support group is designed for Mothers who want to treat or prevent Postpartum Depression. The group is facilitated by Katie March, LPCC who has experience in working with women experiencing Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety. Through the group discussions and by connecting with others who are experiencing postpartum difficulties, participants will have a safe place to process their challenges and be strengthened by the group experience.


DETAILS: $50 per 90 min session 10% off for block of 6 classes/Occurs 2x per month on Second Saturdays 12:00—1:30 pm & Fourth Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm [specific dates: Feb 8 & 27 / March 14 & 26 / April 11 & 23 / May 9 & 28 / June 13 & 25 / July 11 & 23 / Aug 8 & 27 / Sept 12 & 24 / Oct 19 & 22 / Nov 14 & 26 ]


Please email Katie (kmarch@l2t.org) with any questions you may have. 

Fee $50.00

Beginning Feb 8th (join any month) on Second Saturdays 12:00—1:30 pm & on Fourth Thursdays 7:00—8:30 pm