Workshops 2018

Initiative: Relationship Power Tools for Men

Initiative: Relationship Power Tools for Men

Presented by NCC guest: Paul Elmore, MA, MS, LPC

Men, do you feel stuck, like you have to tolerate unhappy circumstances instead of changing your situation? Do you usually take the path of least resistance, hoping to avoid conflict, and not draw negative attention to yourself? If this is you, congratulations, you’re just like almost every other guy. Unfortunately these behaviors, which are rooted in fear and shame, will end up damaging yourselves and every important relationship you’ll have throughout your lifetime. There is a better alternative. In this workshop, you will see how being proactive vs. reactive can prevent most conflict most of the time. You will learn a guaranteed way to have stress-free relationships 80% of the time and find out how to change your mental radio station. In other words, tuning into the current “problem” often isn’t really the problem at all.

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018; 10am-Noon       

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $25
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About Paul Elmore, MA, MS, LPC: Paul maintains a private practice and has 14 + years working as a therapist with individuals and couples. He a published author and a dynamic speaker who enjoys the process of teaching during his speaking engagements. Paul is a down to earth guy who delivers his workshop with compassion, knowledge, humor, and understanding. Paul and his wife Shannon live in Oregon with their 4 children.

Cognatio: A Toolbox for a Joy Filled Relationship

Cognatio: A Toolbox for a Joy Filled Relationship

Presented by NCC guests: Katherine Calvert, LCSW and Rodrigo Baena

Cognatio, meaning relational, is a workshop for couples who want to build an intentional relationship and break the habitual, frustrating and hurtful patterns of relating to each other. Learn how forgiveness and flexibility play a role in creating a sense of connection that is passionate, safe, and secure.

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018; 10am-Noon      

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $35 per couple

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About Katherine Calvert, LCSW: Katherine is in private practice and specializes in couple’s work. She received a Master of Social Work from Portland State University and is intensively trained in a variety of treatment modalities including being certified as an Imago couple’s therapist.

About Rodrigo Baena:  Rodrigo is a Happiness Coach, born and raised in São Paulo,Brazil. He is an author, teacher and speaker, certified as a Professional Executive Coach through iPec, in Seattle, Washington. He founded the Portland Happiness Center in 2014. Rodrigo studied and explored many cultures across the globe learning about psychology, communication, and how humans relate to one another.

Using Our Spiritual Gifts to Transform Sadness

Using Our Spiritual Gifts to Transform Sadness

Presented by Thomas Welch, MD, MA

Sadness is a common human experience. Regardless of the source of the sadness, depression, grief, response to daily stresses or circumstances, our spiritual gifts can be harnessed to transform the sadness into an opportunity for grace and hope. The workshop will take you through a process of reflection, discussion, and creative expression to begin to discover your own spiritual gifts and how to use them to not only transform sadness but an opportunity to get closer to God. Tom Welch is both a spiritual director and a psychiatrist who will blend insights gained from both fields to assist you in your search for a grace-filled way through sadness.

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018; 10am-Noon      

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $25

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About Tom Welch, MD, MA: Tom is a physician certified in psychiatry. For over twenty years he has worked primarily in community mental health settings and also maintained a private practice for many years. In June 2016 he became a spiritual director and is currently working at The Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie and holds office hours at his satellite office at NCC for spiritual direction.

A Labor of Love: Facing the Challenges of Caregiving for a Spouse or Intimate Partner

A Labor of Love: Facing the Challenges of Caregiving for a Spouse or Intimate Partner. 

Presented by Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT

It’s one thing to promise faithfulness in sickness and in health, but the reality of caring for a spouse with chronic or terminal illness can feel like too much to bear. It’s not just that the physical demands take such a toll. Fear, anxiety, confusion, disappointment, uncertainty, sadness, and anger can sap emotional strength and undermine spiritual foundations. Layer in grief, guilt, shame, underlying relational issues, or outside stressors, and even the most committed caregiver can be overwhelmed. This workshop offers hope and help. Presenter Nancie Potter will address these issues, your questions, and more with warmth, expertise, and understanding.

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018; 10am-Noon  

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $25

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About Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT: Nancie Potter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist affiliated with The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center. She practiced law before becoming a counselor. She has developed and presented a variety of trainings in the area on bereavement along with other relevant topics throughout the life span. Her training style is warm, interactive, and encouraging.

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Initiative: Relationship Power Tools for Men  Buy Now Button

Cognacio: A Toolbox for a Joy Filled Relationship Couple’s Workshop  Buy Now Button

Using Our Spiritual Gifts to Transform Sadness  Buy Now Button

A Labor of Love  Buy Now Button

Workshops subject to cancellation if a minimum of participants not met.