Workshop offers mother/daughter relationship building |

Workshop offers mother/daughter relationship building

Daily staff report
Vail CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – Why is it that mothers and daughters can have the deepest, yet sometimes most turbulent of relationships? Heart to Heart will address this dynamic in a four-day interactive workshop on Sundays starting January 23, in Eagle.

The purpose of Heart to Heart is to help mothers and daughters, age 12 and older, build a loving, respectful, resilient relationship to last their entire life. Working in pairs and with peers, and using humor and fun, interactive exercises, moms and daughters will identify the successes and challenges in their relationship. Together, they will learn ways to make it stronger by mastering tools such as healthy communication, building trust, and managing expectations, in order to create the relationship they envision.

Heart to Heart is being offered by Envision.Believe.Create, a life skills and consulting company that has also produced the acclaimed Chrysalis Project for empowering teenage girls. Susie Kincade, company founder, noted that Heart to Heart was developed in response to requests from mothers and older daughters who wanted to gain the skills that were being taught to teens in the Chrysalis Project.

“Developing a strong, loving and respectful relationship between mothers and daughters helps women have healthy relationships in all aspects of their life. It is potentially the richest, most dynamic and fun relationship women have, so fortifying it is important, no matter what age you are,” said Kincade. “Healthy girls make healthy women who, in turn, are a foundation to a healthy community,” she added.

Kincade and co-facilitator, Narda Reigel, will help participants see past and current patterns in their mother/daughter relationships, and envision the kind of relationship they want to have. The workshop will guide participants through interactive learning exercises to build the relationship they seek. Grounding, communication, trust, and empowerment are tools that will be taught and used throughout the workshop.

Kincade has raised four daughters and studied empowerment and interactive relationship-building skills, in addition to founding Envision.Believe.Create, a marketing and life skills consulting company. Co-facilitator, Narda Reigel, is the life skills teacher at Berry Creek Middle School and the co-founder of Survive! a local non-profit that specializes in conflict resolution and empowerment. Reigel raised two daughters and has co-facilitated the Chrysalis Project with Kincade for the past two years.

Heart to Heart will be held in Eagle from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on four consecutive Sundays from January 23 through February 14. Cost is $200/person. Space is limited so Mother-Daughter pairs are encouraged to register early. Call 970-328-5472 for more information and to register.

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