Sleeping in the Forest ~ Mary Oliver

I thought the earth remembered me, she

took me back so tenderly, arranging

her dark skirts, her pockets

full of lichens and seeds. I slept

as never before, a stone

on the riverbed, nothing

between me and the white fire of the stars

but my thoughts, and they floated

light as moths among the branches

of the perfect trees. All night

I heard the small kingdoms breathing

around me, the insects, and the birds

who do their work in the darkness. All night

I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling

with a luminous doom. By morning

I had vanished at least a dozen times

into something better.


June, 2017:

See The Change You Want To Be: A Workshop For Getting Change Done  

Do you fail to make changes in your life and then find yourself feeling self-critical? If the change you wanted to make had already happened, how would your life be different?  

In this one-day workshop you’ll gain:
- A new opportunity to make a change that just hasn’t stuck yet
- A clear understanding of why making the most significant changes in your life are so challenging
- Tools to uproot your resistance to change without relying on willpower
- A renewed impulse to evolve and grow  

This workshop provides experiential methods to help you achieve lasting change. We will use the Immunity to Change cognitive map, a creative collage process, as well as, visualization tools help you meet and explore the parts of yourself that hold you back from the changes you want to make. All are welcome, no prior experience necessary.
Saturday June 24, 2017 from 10-5pm
Early bird before June 1 $65, Regular Price $75
Register at:
Facilitated by:
Chad Bennett, MA, LPC and April Pojman, MA, LPC.

group, women, emotions, self-care, community, mental health, body
September - November, 2019:

Your Emotional Body: Tools and Permission for Living Fully

Do you get overwhelmed or feel out of touch with your emotions?
Do your emotions get in the way of your relationships?

Move from being a victim of emotions, to feeling empowered by them
Learn to rely on your emotions for wisdom and support through embodiment practices, creativity, ritual and the power of community

April Pojman LPC is a Certified Hakomi Therapist who works to make the unconscious patterns behind our actions visible through creativity and nature.

Hannah Kinderlehrer is a coach, meditation teacher and women's group leader. She is a graduate of Naropa and the Hakomi Institute.

Sept 29-Nov 3, 2019 - 6 Sundays 12pm - 3pm
$375 for 6 sessions or $325 early bird before August 31st, 2019
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January - March, 2018:

Join one of these ongoing transformative DBT groups to develop greater self-awareness, enjoy better relationships, reduce stress, and bolster emotional resilience.

Basic Skills for Everyday Life- a beginning co-ed skills group held on Wednesdays from 9:00- 10:30am. No prior experience necessary, all are welcome.

Advanced Skills for Everyday Life: A Skills and Process Women's Group- held on Wednesdays from 12- 1:30pm. Prior DBT or group experience required.

- Mindfulness: Practice staying present, not dwelling on the past, and treating yourself with kindness. (Every class)
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: Practice building and sustaining healthy relationships.

- Emotion Regulation: Practice  recognizing, observing, and taking responsibility for your emotions.
- Distress Tolerance: Practice skills to get through difficult life situations without making things worse.

Dates: January 24 - March 14, 2018
Location: 925 Lincoln Avenue, Louisville, CO  80027
Fee: $350 per 8 week segment. 
Facilitators:  Co-led by Polly S. Douglass, LPC & April Pojman, LPC

Contacts: Polly Douglass or 720 316-7616
April Pojman at or 303-997-2267.

group, women, emotions, self-care, community, mental health, body

October 5, 2015: 

You’ve probably heard that we have to love ourselves before we can truly love another person.

Or even that we have to love ourselves before we can be fully loved by someone else. These ideas have always left me with a lot of questions. I’ve wondered:

How exactly do I love myself?
Do I really have to look myself in the eyes in the mirror and
say cheesy phrases from some magazine?
How do I know if I love myself enough? When does it cross the
line into selfishness or even narcissism?
Is it even true that I have to learn to love myself first to gain
the ability to be in a healthy relationship?

Since I first heard this idea, I have done a lot of exploration. And yes, I’ve even come to love myself more.

Read 3 Steps to Loving Myself- For Real on Elephant Journal.

Lion's Breath Counseling
Individual Therapy

Wilderness Therapy

Trauma Resolution Therapy


Natural Processing

September & October, 2016:

We Ask Too Little of the Body: An 8-week Experiment in Embodied Living for Women 

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” ~Mary Oliver

What does your body love? What if you found out that your body loves you, your vulnerability, your truth, your voice and your messy unfolding? Your body loves you in this very moment, in this hurt, this fear, this grief that is already bubbling through you. All the painful experiences and emotions that you have are not confirmation of your brokenness or the need to work harder and achieve more. Your body doesn’t care about the someday when you will finish that important project, find that perfect relationship or reach that career milestone. Instead your body invites you in each moment to wake up to your own aliveness. In this 8-week group we’ll create a safe non-judgmental space to explore our emotional experiences in our bodies. You’ll learn to decipher the messages of your body, unearth some of the unconscious patterns that have been running your life, and stop avoiding the life you desire. Through relationship, creativity, nature and your own breathing body, you can begin to let go of who you thought you were, and become who your body knows you really are.

Dates: 8 Wednesdays from 6-8pm from Sept 28- Nov 16, 2016.
Price: Early bird $350 before Sept 12; Regular $375 after Sept 12. Payment plan available.
May 17, 2016:

Crisis 101: A Workshop For Mental Health Professionals in Private Practice

Do you dread the day a client tells you they’re suicidal? Have you felt lost or frozen with a client in crisis? Crisis can be a moment of opportunity and at the same time frightening and disorienting for both clinicians and clients. By definition, it is hard to know what to expect, so it’s important to be prepared.

In this workshop learn how to effectively support clients through a psychiatric emergency:

Screen for clients who are at risk of a mental health crisis
Design comprehensive safety plans
Write an M1 psychiatric hold for clients in imminent risk of suicide or homicide
Navigate the systems involved in a psychiatric emergency
Coordinate effectively with police, psychiatric emergency evaluators, and hospitals
Get templates and flowcharts to help with the decision making process

Pre-registration required on

Please register on Eventbrite or contact Karina Maria Tibble (720) 315-9282 or with any questions.

About the facilitators: April Pojman, MA, MS, LPC, CHT ( and Karina Maria Tibble, MA, LPC ( are Licensed Professional Counselors who graduated from Naropa University. They both are passionate about supporting women in the journey of coming home to themselves.

September 10, 2015: 

Do you ever find yourself doing things you wish you wouldn't do or repeating habits that you thought you'd stopped doing? Yeah, me too.

For years, I thought change was a matter of willpower and telling myself that I should be different. I would become self-critical when I found myself engaged in old habits. But once I looked deeper, I found solid reasons for why these unhealthy behaviors still lurked under the surface.

So instead of beating myself up about my bad habits, I began to observe them with mindfulness and kindness. And by paying attention to and accepting myself as I am, it has become easier to simultaneously change these habits and improve my relationship with myself.

Read Learning to Love Bad Habits on Elephant Journal.

April - May, 2020:

Rewrite Your Emotional Story

- What if you could rewrite your story?
- What if you found a new way to work with the pains from the past?
- What if you didn't have to repeat the same emotional patterns over and over?
- What if you no longer felt overwhelmed or out of touch with your emotions?
- What if you had more freedom and choice around your emotions?

Join this highly experiential womxn's group and transform your emotional stuckness into wisdom and possibility!

April Pojman LPC is a Certified Hakomi Therapist who works to make the unconscious patterns behind our actions visible through creativity and nature.

Hannah Kinderlehrer is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner, coach, meditation teacher and women's group leader. She is a graduate of Naropa

5 week closed group, meeting 5 Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm from April 4-May 9, 2020 (skipping May 2nd). $375 for 5 sessions or $325 early bird before March 1st, 2020.
Register on Eventbrite