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What I Wish I’d Known – FREE!

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FREE!

1 hour 

Because the nature of this class is personal and our goal is to build connection between participants, please note that this class requires you to have your CAMERA ON for the entirety of the class. Participants who do not appear on camera will be asked to exit the class. Thank you for your understanding. :heart: 

What I Wish I’d Known’ is a beautiful, free offering to bring together both those that are currently pregnant and those that have recently had babies. This is based on the concept of a parenting village – allowing those that have recently had babies to validate their experiences and to help those that are pregnant to focus on what is important to them and what they are going through, what can wait, and what to let go of.

It is a safe, judgement free space for new and expectant mothers to connect and have open, honest conversations about what they are going through.

We have enlisted an amazing cross section of West End Mamas practitioners, doulas, and psychotherapists to facilitate this free monthly interactive group.

Join us for an evening of gathering, and connection. We look forward to seeing you.

Cost: This class is Free!

Online
Wed May 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Class / Workshop Facilitators

  • Cher Curshen (she/her)Registered Psychotherapist

    Cher (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist and Trauma Specialist with over 22 years experience working with families, children, youth and adults.  She has worked with West End Mamas since early 2019 and has experience working broadly across the GTA within health and social service agencies and in school settings supporting children, youth and adults living with the many challenges life can bring including mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, complex and traumatic grief, anticipatory grief, loss, and life limiting illness.

    Cher has provided psychotherapy and Creative Arts Therapy services for children, teens, adults and families with the following agencies:  Toronto Children’s Aid Society, Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House, Bereaved Families of Toronto and Halton Peel, Dorothy Ley Hospice, Hospice Toronto, Trillium Health Centre, Toronto East General Hospital, Native Child and Family Services, Sherbourne Health Centre, UHN Recreational Therapists, Gildas Club, Wellspring, Alzheimer’s Society and Rexdale Community Health Centre.

    She is truly passionate about her work! She follows a strength-based focus that incorporates a number of therapeutic approaches aimed at meeting your or your child’s specific needs holistically, integrating mind, body, emotion and spirit. Cher has learned through experience, that we bring our own unique story to therapy and honours this with compassion and acceptance – after all, it’s YOUR one-time story of life! With the changes and challenges that can arise as a human and with parenthood, she views you as one of a kind.

    In your appointments, you will experience working together, moving you towards balance, harmony and wholeness, while developing your inner resources and the power and freedom to bring about change. Cher also offers couples counselling for people looking to find more peace and harmony in their relationship.

    Cher is grounded, calm, highly compassionate, energetically strong and balanced making her a soothing presence for clients. Although talk therapy is common when visiting with Cher she encourages creative expression within a variety of art modalities that include; visual arts, music and voice, poetry, writing and storytelling.   Her relationship with individuals is guided by a person centered approach, genuine caring and respect and her belief in the capacity for healing and growth.  She infuses her practice with positive life energy and dedication and utilizes creative arts techniques in a gentle, sensitive and active way.   

    On a personal note, Cher has three sons, including one set of twins and has one granddaughter! She is deeply involved in her own healing work and regularly receives treatments in modalities that are the same or similar to those she offers. She believes that art is a healing agent that works from within and enjoys living her life through creativity. 

    To book an appointment, please contact Cher directly. She can be reached at  or (416) 888-8852

    Cher is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Alexsia PrioloDr. Alexsia Priolo (she/her)Naturopathic Doctor

    Dr. Alexsia is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in perinatal health and wellness. She’s here to support you and your well-being through each of life’s beautiful phases – from menstruation and fertility to pregnancy and postpartum – and all moments in-between! She believes in the ‘keep it simple” principle – the most effective tools in the journey to better health are nutrition, formation of healthy and sustainable habits, and acupuncture. If you are ready to take action and finally invest in yourself, Dr. Alexsia is here to make sure you’re living and performing at your highest potential.

    Tapping into a foundation of nutrition, a balanced lifestyle, and the practice of acupuncture, Dr Alexsia works with her patients to not only navigate symptoms but also uncover root issues and overcome health challenges to live a radiant, vibrant life. Using a blend of clinical research and experience, she sends her patients home with a plan that is sustainable for their often-busy lifestyles. She works integratively with her colleagues at West End Mamas for many perinatal health conditions to treat the whole body, not just the symptoms you’re experiencing. She has also done extensive research on conditions such as PCOS, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis and more so that she can assist you with living your full, best life.

    At home, Dr Alexsia is exclusively known as ‘Mom’ to her little boy Nico. As a mother, she knows how important health and nutrition is for a growing infant and has additional experience treating babies and children. Her approach to pediatric Naturopathy is gentle, focusing on compassionate care that benefits the entire family. She’s here to help parents achieve their goals for their children, whether that’s helping them transition to solid foods, or treating a stubborn case of eczema that just won’t budge. Whatever the case may be, her mom instincts are on ‘high-alert’ and she’s happy to help!

    Dr. Alexsia holds her license with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Prior to her studies at CCNM, she obtained an Honours Bachelor degree in Biology from York University. She is a member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

    Dr. Alexsia is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Safire Naranjo (she/her)EFT Practitioner and Trauma Healer

    Safire Naranjo has been practicing midwifery in Toronto for the past 12 years and has had the honour and privilege of working with over 1000 birthing families. Her birth work has led her to offering services as a Wellness Coach doing Prenatal and Postpartum Coaching with an emphasis on Trauma Healing, using Emotional Freedom Techniques and Breath Work. Safire specializes in working with clients who have experienced reproductive traumas (fertility challenges, early birth/miscarriage, birth traumas, lactation traumas, or gynaecological traumas). 

    In addition, Safire coaches clients to prepare for the birth of their dreams, using tapping as a manifestation tool and using mindfulness strategies to set out a clear intention for a positive and healthy birthing and postpartum experience. 

    Safire is also a yoga instructor and has a dedicated daily yoga practice. She is the mother of two beautiful children who know a lot about birthing and breastfeeding!

  • Sara Klaiman | Toronto Doula | West End MamasSara Klaiman (she/her)Doula

    Sara Klaiman has worked as a Registered Midwife in the GTA for the last ten years supporting hundreds of birthing women/persons and their families throughout their prenatal care, labour and birth, and six week postpartum period. She is particularly passionate about supporting families with multiples as she is a proud mother of twins. Sara holds a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery from Ryerson University, a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from York University, and is a Certified Yoga Teacher. Sara is passionate about supporting choice and providing hands on support related to baby feeding. She  brings a unique presence which encourages new parents to find their own voice, and works with families to foster confidence in how they nurture their child.

    Sara is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Online
Wed May 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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