Presentations, Groups, & Classes – Spring 2022

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Stress Less Group for Middle School/High School Students

Type:  Two-Week Group
Facilitators:  Shelby Aronoff, Natalie Peppercorn, & Rian Razo
When:  Mondays, April 18th & 25th
Time:  Noon – 1:00 pm
Cost:  No Charge

In partnership with 27J Schools, Pennock Center will be hosting a two-week, no-cost group, “Stress Less” focusing on stress management for teens! There will be two separate groups for middle school and high school students.

Both groups will provide a safe place for students to talk about the impact of the pandemic and the stresses they experience. They will also learn strategies for coping with stress and difficult emotions. These groups will be held in-person at Pennock Center. To register, please contact Shelby.

We will meet on Mondays, April 18th & 25th from noon to 1:00pm. This group will meet in-person at the center, located at:

Pennock Center for Counseling
211 S. 21st Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601

If you have questions, or would like to register, please contact:

Shelby Aronoff
303.655.9065, Ext. 15

QPR Classes for SPEAK Week

Pennock Center for Counseling is proud to work with the Brighton Youth Commission in their effort to squash the stigma of suicide and promote awareness and prevention through their annual SPEAK Week! SPEAK stands for ‘Suicide Prevention Education Awareness  & Knowledge‘.

In partnership, Pennock Center will be facilitating four, 1-hour QPR classes (3 in-person, 1 virtual) free for the community! QPR stands for ‘Question, Persuade, Refer‘. Join us and learn how to spot someone in trouble and how to get them help. You could save a life. Classes are free but you must register to reserve your spot:

Monday, May 2nd – 9 am & 5:30 pm (Brighton City Hall)
Wednesday, May 4th – 9 am (Brighton City Hall)
Wednesday, May 4th – 5:30 pm (Virtual)

SPEAK starts with a week of educational activities for students and will culminate with a walk on May 7, 2022. The walk helps bring awareness to the severity of teen suicide while also working to educate the community and break down the stigmas which surround mental illness. Registration includes a swag bag, SPEAK sign, t-shirt, and mask which participants can pick up the day of the walk. The 11th annual SPEAK Walk will be held in-person at Carmichael Park. Proceeds from this event will go towards future SPEAK projects.
Register now!

EVAC Workshops

We are offering some free workshops in May at Eagle View Adult Center! To participate, you must be age 55 or older. (Open to other ages if space if available. Please check with EVAC for availability.) These workshops will be held in person at:

Eagle View Adult Center (EVAC)
1150 Prairie Center Parkway
Brighton, CO  80601

Please call EVAC at the number above to register.

EVAC Workshop:  Creating a Balanced Life

Type:  One-Time Workshop
Facilitators:  Natalie & Shelby
When:  Wednesday, May 11th
Time:  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost:  No Charge

A balanced life may be hard to establish but it’s vital for our mental and physical health and well-being.  Come hear about this important topic!


EVAC Workshop:  Mindfulness:  What is it & Why It’s Important

Type:  One-Time Workshop
Facilitators:  Natalie & Shelby
When:  Wednesday, May 18th
Time:  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost:  No Charge

The topic of mindfulness can be seen everywhere these days, and that’s because this approach helps us handle stress and focus on the present moment. Mindfulness enables us to be self-aware, to take better care of ourselves, and helps us not become as easily overwhelmed.