Support Groups and Workshops

Core Value Parenting Workshop


Sat., Feb. 27th 10am-4pm. Cost: $240 individual and $290 couple. Offered by Anna Marie Askin-Evans, MA. Based on the work of Dr. Stephen Stosney.  This workshop can change the tone of your home! Join us by registering today. 540-347-3797

Materials and snacks provided.

For kids:

Core Value Group for Young Women (16-21): Thursdays 3:30-4:30, $400 for 8 week session.

Teaching Mindfulness to Kids K-5th grade: Group will meet for one hour in increments of 4 weeks at a time, focusing on elementary age kids and their parents. ($100 for the series per 1 child and 1 parent) Call 540-347-3797 to register.  Limited space available.

Empowerment support group for ages 11-14:  The same powerful tools learned in our fun Empowerment Camps. Research has shown that there are five skills that characterize high-risk versus low-risk youth – the five Cs of competency.

1)      Critical school competencies

2)      Concept of self, self-esteem, and self-efficacy

3)      Connectedness

4)      Coping ability

5)      Control

The Empowerment Support Group will focus on one skill each week, covering skills two through five in each four-week session. The skills will be repeated every four weeks and the activities will change each month/four weeks. [Critical school competencies are assumed to be covered by each child’s school.]

4 sessions @ $100. Meets Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm.

Praises for the Empowerment camps:

Parent: “I saw whenever my child was angry, my child used these skills.”

Participants: “The courtroom bargaining [drama therapy] made me feel good,”

“I liked doing the crafts that taught you stuff.”

“I liked learning about your mind.”

I learned a lot.”

For adults:

Mommy Zen’s support groups for parents provide a safe, confidential setting in which parents can experience a variety of insights and new ways of looking at things while experiencing the support of other group members.

A Compassionate Approach to Parenting:  Thursday mornings from 10am-11:30 for 8 weeks,  $50/$400 for that.  Starting Jan 14th.  This 8-week series focuses on helping parents who feel anxious, angry and overwhelmed process their emotions as they learn how to develop a deeper connection with their children.  Learning a compassionate approach to parenting enables increase in cooperation, self-esteem and discipline, all the while reducing angry outbursts, built up resentment and disconnection between parent and child. Taught by Anna Marie Askin­Evans, M.A. Professional Counselor. Adapted from the work of Steven Stosny, Ph.D.


20 Ashby Street

Warrenton, Virginia


See more groups at the Marianne Clyde Center here.