Classes


Free Women's Infertility Support Group

Infertility can be an enormous challenge on many levels—physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, and interpersonally. But it can also be an opportunity to grow emotionally and spiritually. These FREE monthly groups are a place for women to come and share their experiences and feelings with others who are facing difficulties with infertility and pregnancy loss. The sessions will begin with a sharing circle and centering breath work and end with a guided meditation. At each session, a different topic will be considered to encourage sharing and healing. Topics that will be covered include: coping with stress, grief and loss, embracing acceptance, and envisioning the future. 

 

For the month of March our support group will be led by Jill Oulman, MA, NCC.

 

Jill Oulman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who works with a variety of concerns with a focus on Reproductive Mental Wellness. She works with individuals and couples as they navigate the emotions which often accompany challenging reproductive experiences. Jill connects with clients through pregnancy, fertility treatments, infertility, pregnancy loss, or navigating the postpartum period. 

 

Jill received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies in Santa Barbara, California before moving to New York City. After relocating to Denver in 2006, she earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and has been enthusiastically working in the therapy field since 2010. She has gone on to receive specialized training in reproductive mental health. 

 

Jill is passionate about uniting with clients through painful and difficult seasons of their life. She believes counseling is a joint collaboration between client and therapist focused on identifying and changing misguided beliefs. She also utilizes Positive Psychology in her sessions and believes counseling can make normal life more fulfilling. She believes personal growth and healing should take place in an environment of acceptance and understanding. Clients should have a sense of belonging and support without fear of guilt or shame. Jill’s therapy sessions are a place for clients to feel secure in experiencing the freedom that vulnerability without judgment provides. In addition to her experience as a psychotherapist, Jill has also presented at various organizations most specifically on the topic of Secondary Infertility and Fertility support. 


We are honored to have her part of our team of therapists supporting you though this group.

 

 

  • When: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM:   2/19, 3/18, 4/15
  • Where: Acupuncture Denver 
  • Sign up: Online

 

If you sign up but cannot attend one or more sessions, please let us know by the day before so that we can get an accurate headcount. Please call or email us for more information, or click here to sign up for the upcoming group.

 

Acupressure for Pain Relief During Labor

Acupressure is a simple, safe, and non-invasive technique that has been shown to be effective in relieving pain and discomfort during all stages of labor.  Applying pressure to specific acupuncture points can promote the flow of vital energy needed during labor. This energy can be viewed in Western medical terms as the release of endorphins to block pain receptors, dilating the cervix, and increasing efficiency of contractions.  It allows a woman in labor to settle more comfortably into the waves of contractions and encourage her to open and connect with her body rather than close and resist pain.

This class will cover specific acupuncture points for labor, their function, and location on the body.  One of the benefits of acupressure during labor is that it is a hands-on technique that encourages partner involvement, so please bring your birth partner and/or support people.  We will also provide a booklet to take home. This class will be offered quarterly. 

  • When: TBD
  • Where: Acupuncture Denver
  • Cost: $50 per couple  
  • Sign up: Coming soon!

This class will be facilitated by Merry Reasons, Associate Acupuncturist at Acupuncture Denver.  Merry has been in practice since 2004, and specializing in fertility, prenatal and postpartum care, pre-birth acupuncture, and women’s health since joining the practice in 2008. She has had extensive training in acupuncture for labor and delivery and is passionate about creating a safe, healing space for clients to open their heart and trust the journey in front of them. 

Free Meditation Sessions

Learn to meditate! We offer a free meditation class one evening per month. We will do some simple opening qigong, teach calm-abiding and tong-len meditation, and have a sitting/walking meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. If you have never learned to meditate and want to learn basic sitting meditation as well as the Tibetan Buddhist compassion practice tong-len, this is a great class for you. You can come once or make it a monthly routine. While we do not charge for this class, we ask that you make a donation for us to pass on to the non-profit organization, WEEMA International - Empowering Ethiopian Communities. Call us at 303-929-9582 or email to learn more. 

  • When: TBD
  • Where: Acupuncture Denver
  • Cost: Free or donation to non-profit organization
  • Sign up: Coming soon!