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1a. Sympto-Thermal Class Series (Eng)

This class series teaches the Sympto-thermal method of NFP and includes:

  • A minimum of 3 "learner centered" classes, approximately 2 1/2- 3 hours long, taught by certified instructors including private couple consultations.
  • Class materials needed for the practice of the Sympto-thermal method.
  • Private follow-up appointments with couple after classes 2 and 3 and 1 month following class 3.
  • Certificate of completion if required for marriage preparation will be given to the couple after completion of 1 month follow up if account is paid.

Beginning NFP During Pre-Menopause
Are you experiencing Pre-menopause and confused by changes in your fertility and hormonal balance? During pre-menopause, when cycles often change dramatically, NFP can give you the knowledge to understand these changes. Pre-Menopausal women who have never taken NFP may wish to register for our new class "Beginning NFP During Pre-Menopause". This three session class (plus follow up) starts with the basics, including a brief overview of Church teachings on married sexuality and includes helpful tips regarding nutrition, the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy, and all the observational techniques you'll need to see you through this season of life. Those registered Sympto-Thermal clients who just need a refresher as they enter this season of life may register and attend our free two-hour "NFP during Pre-Menopause" refreshers offered periodically and found on our website: nfp.diocesephoenix.org.
BOMA Class Series

Observations are made daily of the biomarkers of cervical mucus and vaginal sensations that women experience at the vulva. The sensation and the visual aspects of cervical mucus are recorded daily by using a Billings Method chart and either stamps or symbols. Couples are given two charts, a booklet and a packet of stamps in addition to viewing the instructor's PowerPoint presentation.

There are 4 rules to this method and no temperature taking. Group instruction is offered for the first two classes. Individual follow-ups are then scheduled for at least two more sessions or until the clients are autonomous in their use of the method.


CCL Sympto-Thermal
Please note that selecting this class series will take you to the Couple to Couple League International website for class selection of Phoenix area Sympto-Thermal Class Series. Before selecting this class series, please make a note of each class date, as the CCL site will only list 3 of the classes. In the Diocese of Phoenix, the 4th meeting is a requirement for marriage prep certification and at that last meeting the chart review and evaluations are completed and certificates are then presented to couples. This class series teaches the Sympto-thermal method of NFP and includes:
  • A minimum of 3 "learner centered" classes, approximately 2 1/2- 3 hours long, taught by certified instructors including private consultations.
  • Class materials needed for the practice of the Sympto-thermal method.
  • Private follow-up appointments after classes 2 and 3 and 1 month following class 3.
  • At this last session the Certificate of Completion for marriage preparation will be given to the couple after chart review and couple evaluations are all completed.

Come & See 2010: NFP Intro for Married

This 2 hour presentation provides a general overview of Natural Family Planning which includes:

  • Explanation of moral, married sexuality, and Church teachings
  • The scientific basis of NFP
  • Basic reproductive physiology
  • Effectiveness rates of NFP vs. other methods
  • Couples' lived experience
  • Methods of action and side effects of contraceptives
  • Folder of information; Certificate if needed upon request

Come and See: NFP Intro for Married

This 2 hour presentation is meant ONLY for couples who are already married and who would like to find out about Natural Family Planning. It does not fulfill the requirements for engaged couples, who must take the full NFP series after attending God's Plan for Joy Filled Marriage seminar. This general overview for married couples includes:

  • Explanation of moral, married sexuality, and Church teachings
  • The scientific basis of NFP
  • Basic reproductive physiology
  • Effectiveness rates of NFP vs. other methods
  • Couples' lived experience
  • Methods of action and side effects of contraceptives

Creighton Model Follow Up Session
If you have already had instruction in Creighton Model and only need periodic follow up sessions with one of our CrMs instructors, these follow up sessions are for you. The instructor will assess your charting and help you with your observations, especially if you've been away from charting for awhile. These private sessions are one hour long private sessions and can be arranged in several areas of the valley, depending on instructor availability. One hour follow up price of $30.00 includes a chart and packet of stickers.
Creighton Model NFP

Like all NFP methods, the Creighton Model System (or CrMS) relies upon the observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman's health and fertility. These "biomarkers" tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile, allowing the couple to use the system either to achieve or to space a pregnancy.

Since these biomarkers also telegraph abnormalities in a woman's health, it can also be used to network with gynecologic and procreative healthcare professionals. The teachers of the CrMS are trained to assist and refer clients to specifically trained physicians who have been educated to incorporate the CrMS into their medical practice.

The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) is a standardized modification of the Billings Ovulation Method. Like all other NFP methods, it is built on research, education, and service and is an integrated educational system designed to assure the highest quality service possible for the educator and client couple.

The full series of Creighton classes begins with a 2 hour group session which articulates on how this method fits in with Catholic teachings on married sexuality. It also covers the scientific basis of all NFP methods and how to observe and chart the signs specific to this method. After the first group session, the remaining meetings or "follow-ups" with the instructor and client couple are hour long private sessions scheduled at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 weeks. More sessions are available, if needed, at $30 each, and can be scheduled by emailing or calling the Office of NFP or your CrMs Instructor.

Session One, 5 follow up sessions, and course materials are included for the tuition cost of $150 per client or client couple.


FAF Class Series

The couple will learn to recognize certain sensations of dry and wet as signs of their infertile and fertile phases. Guided by the established rules of the FAF Method and by daily noting these signs on on an easy to use chart the couple will be able to recognize the beginning and end of their fertile phase and be able to plan their family. Temperature is not taken for this method. The couple will receive a book with instruction and complete information, a chart with six cycles and booklet of stickers. The series includes an Introduction class in a group and 3 more private follow-ups until the couple is autonomously using the method.


Know Your Body for Chaste Single Women
It is empowering and humbling to observe and chart natural biomarkers of our cycles, learning about the beautiful & intricate body God has given us. By charting for a few cycles, you will be able to see patterns that can help you understand yourself better, predict your next period, see a pattern in your emotions and need for extra sleep, and see when your skin may break out! You can pay attention to your body’s signs now and later, if you marry, you and your husband will be ready to decide which method of NFP you wish to learn with its rules to help you to achieve or postpone pregnancies. Your cycle shows the unveiling of the Gift of Motherhood that is given to you as a woman. Every woman is called to Spiritual Motherhood - nurturing others in your life - and possibly to the gift of biological motherhood in marriage. As these classes won't be for using now in marriage, they will be shorter in length. Just for gals, we'll enjoy each other's company as we unveil the mystery that God created each of us to be!
Mom & Me: Our Bodies, Our Bond (10-12's)
Announcing a new 3 hour seminar for Moms and their daughters to learn together the beauty of reproduction and their changing bodies in an age-appropriate, faithful setting. August 6, 2016 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. Morning Session for Moms and their Girls, age 10-12; Afternoon Session for Moms and their 13-15 year old daughters. Cost is $30 per pair and includes refreshments and a workbook. We apologize for the rigidity of our registration system in which we mostly have classes for couples, but do help us by registering Mom in "Her Information" spot and Daughter in "His Information" spot.
Mom & Me: Our Bodies, Our Bond (13-16's)
Announcing a new 3 hour seminar for Moms and their daughters to learn together the beauty of reproduction and their changing bodies in an age-appropriate, faithful setting. August 6, 2016 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. Morning Session for Moms and their Girls, age 10-12; Afternoon Session for Moms and their 13-15 year old daughters. Cost is $30 per pair and includes refreshments and a workbook. We apologize for the rigidity of our registration system in which we mostly have classes for couples, but do help us by registering Mom in "Her Information" spot and Daughter in "His Information" spot.
NFP Couple Parish Rep Training

If your parish does not already have a trained NFP Parish Rep Couple and if you have experienced the blessing of periodic abstinence in your marriage by living NFP. You might like to grace your marriage with shared lay service at your parish. This volunteer ministry might be just right for your marriage! And, you might be just the couple your parish needs!

NFP Couple Rep Training
TBA
1:00pm-5:00pm
Room 104
Diocesan Pastoral Center
400 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, 85004

We are currently looking for volunteer NFP couples who would prayerfully consider responding to the Bishop's call. If you are already living any model of NFP in your marriage and are interested in this couple ministry, please sign up for this free training in our courses section or email the Office of NFP at cleonard@diocesephoenix.org for an application or with any questions you might have.


NFP For Pre-Menopause
1.5 hour PowerPoint Class with learning activities to assist women and couples in their continued use of Natural Family Planning during the pre-menopausal years. Designed for women or couples who are already Sympt-Thermal Clients of the Phoenix Natural Family Planning Center. Chart review available at end of session. While this class is offered at the Diocese every other month, we do offer private classes. Our instructor can meet you in home or at a convenient location near your home. Please email Erin Campbell at josephcmbl@msn and put "NFP during Pre-Menopause" in the subject line. You can also call the diocese at 602-354-2122 to schedule with Erin.
NFP for Women's Refugee Clinic
Family of America's Full Class series taught through Maricopa County Hospital.

The couple will learn to recognize certain sensations of dry and wet as signs of their infertile and fertile phases. Guided by the established rules of the FAF Method and by daily noting these signs on on an easy to use chart the couple will be able to recognize the beginning and end of their fertile phase and be able to plan their family. Temperature is not taken for this method. The couple will receive a book with instruction and complete information, a chart with six cycles and booklet of stickers. The series includes an Introduction class in a group and 3 more private follow-ups until the couple is autonomously using the method.


NFP S-T Instructor Training: NWFS

Our Northwest Family Services NFP Instructor training program provides the necessary skills to enable participants to teach NFP through a combination of on-line training, supplementary classroom trainings, final exam, and a supervised practicum leading to USCCB certification. The need is especially great for bi-lingual teachers who can learn in English but are willing to teach in Spanish. All class materials are in both languages.

NFP using and/or believing Couples and NFP believing singles are invited to apply and interview to begin our Sympto-Thermal Training program. Dates for the next supplementary classes are set to be Pre-Conference days of the Catholic Physicians Guild Annual Meeting held at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Non-medical individuals may also apply to become NFP instructors and may attend these supplementary classes during Pre-Conference days: October 4-5, 2011.

For additonal training in promoting NFP with your own couple witness, register by email to come to the next free Parish Rep Training: October 1, 2011 1:00-5:00pm 2011. This training is also beneficial for all new NFP Instructors.

Please call or email Cindy Leonard at the Office of NFP for more information, for diocesan sponsorship, and for an Instructor Application. Those registering and accepted will receive a detailed Course Syllabus, log in to the online portion, and the e-books needed to complete the coursework.

cleonard@diocesephoenix.org

Cindy Leonard: 602-354-2123


NFP While Breastfeeding

Special charting instructions are generally given for users of the S-T Method while breastfeeding. You are invited to come learn these special instructions while pregnant and anticipating breastfeeding, or if you are already breastfeeding. Nursing babies and husbands are welcome as well. Please bring charts and your questions.

While this class is offered at the Diocese every other month, we do offer private classes. Our instructor can meet you in home or at a convenient location near your home. Please email Erin Campbell at josephcmbl@msn and put "NFP while breastfeeding" in the subject line. You can also call the diocese at 602-354-2122 to schedule with Erin.


Sympto-Thermal Class Series

This class series teaches the Sympto-thermal method of NFP and includes:

  • A minimum of 3 "learner centered" classes, approximately 2 1/2- 3 hours long, taught by certified instructors including private consultations with couple.
  • Class materials needed for the practice of the Sympto-thermal method.
  • Private follow-up appointments with each couples after classes 2 and 3 and 1 month following class 3.
  • Certificate of completion if required for marriage preparation will be given to the couple after completion of 1 month follow up if account is paid.



Select Course When Where Cost per Couple Openings (couples)
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 07/10/17 5:30PM
Mon 07/24/17 5:30PM
Mon 08/21/17 5:30PM
Mon 09/18/17 5:30PM
Prince of Peace, Sun City West
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Thu 07/13/17 7:00PM
Thu 07/27/17 7:00PM
Thu 08/24/17 7:00PM
Thu 09/21/17 7:00PM
Saint Andrew the Apostle, Chandler
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 07/17/17 7:00PM
Mon 07/31/17 7:00PM
Mon 08/28/17 7:00PM
Mon 09/25/17 7:00PM
All Saints Parish Mesa, Mesa
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Thu 07/20/17 7:00PM
Thu 08/03/17 7:00PM
Thu 08/31/17 7:00PM
Thu 09/28/17 7:00PM
Saint Andrew the Apostle, Chandler
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$130.00 0
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 08/05/17 9:30AM
Sat 08/19/17 9:30AM
Sat 09/16/17 9:30AM
Sat 10/14/17 9:30AM
Saint Margaret Mary, Bullhead City
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$130.00 8
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 08/08/17 6:30PM
Tue 08/22/17 6:30PM
Tue 09/19/17 6:30PM
Tue 10/17/17 6:30PM
Sacred Heart Prescott, Prescott
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$130.00 8
FULL CCL Sympto-Thermal Thu 08/10/17 6:30PM
Thu 09/14/17 6:30PM
Thu 10/12/17 6:30PM
Thu 11/09/17 6:30PM
Saint George, Apache Junction
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$140.00 0
FULL CCL Sympto-Thermal Sat 08/12/17 1:30PM
Sat 09/16/17 1:30PM
Sat 10/14/17 1:30PM
Sat 11/11/17 1:30PM
Saint George, Apache Junction
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$140.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 08/26/17 10:00AM
Sat 09/09/17 10:00AM
Sat 10/07/17 10:00AM
Sat 11/04/17 10:00AM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Thu 09/07/17 7:00PM
Thu 09/21/17 7:00PM
Thu 10/19/17 7:00PM
Thu 11/16/17 7:00PM
Saint Gabriel Archangel, Cave Creek
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$130.00 4
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 09/09/17 2:00PM
Sat 09/23/17 2:00PM
Sat 10/21/17 2:00PM
Sat 11/18/17 2:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 09/09/17 9:00AM
Sat 09/23/17 9:00AM
Sat 10/21/17 9:00AM
Sat 11/18/17 9:00AM
San Francisco de Asis, Flagstaff
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$130.00 6
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 09/11/17 6:00PM
Mon 09/25/17 6:00PM
Mon 10/23/17 6:00PM
Mon 11/20/17 6:00PM
University of Mary, Tempe
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$130.00 0
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Thu 09/28/17 7:00PM
Thu 10/12/17 7:00PM
Thu 11/09/17 7:00PM
Thu 12/07/17 7:00PM
Mercy Gilbert Medical Hospital, Gilbert
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$130.00 5
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 09/30/17 9:00AM
Sat 10/14/17 9:00AM
Sat 11/11/17 9:00AM
Sat 12/09/17 9:00AM
Saint Timothy, Mesa
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$130.00 6
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sun 10/01/17 1:00PM
Sun 10/15/17 1:00PM
Sun 11/12/17 1:00PM
Sun 12/10/17 1:00PM
Mercy Gilbert Medical Hospital, Gilbert
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$130.00 2
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Thu 10/05/17 7:00PM
Thu 10/19/17 7:00PM
Thu 11/16/17 7:00PM
Thu 12/14/17 7:00PM
Saint Andrew the Apostle, Chandler
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$130.00 4
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Thu 10/12/17 7:00PM
Thu 10/26/17 7:00PM
Thu 11/30/17 7:00PM
Thu 12/21/17 7:00PM
Saint Andrew the Apostle, Chandler
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$130.00 5
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 10/24/17 6:30PM
Tue 11/07/17 6:30PM
Tue 12/05/17 6:30PM
Tue 01/02/18 6:30PM
Sacred Heart Prescott, Prescott
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$130.00 8
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Wed 10/25/17 6:30PM
Wed 11/08/17 6:30PM
Wed 12/06/17 6:30PM
Wed 01/03/18 6:30PM
Prince of Peace, Sun City West
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$130.00 0
CCL Sympto-Thermal Thu 01/11/18 6:30PM
Thu 02/08/18 6:30PM
Thu 03/08/18 6:30PM
Thu 04/12/18 6:30PM
Saint George, Apache Junction
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$140.00 2
CCL Sympto-Thermal Sat 01/13/18 1:30PM
Sat 02/10/18 1:30PM
Sat 03/10/18 1:30PM
Sat 04/14/18 1:30PM
Saint George, Apache Junction
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$140.00 2
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 01/16/18 7:00PM
Tue 01/30/18 7:00PM
Tue 02/27/18 7:00PM
Tue 03/27/18 7:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 5
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Fri 02/09/18 5:30PM
Fri 02/23/18 5:30PM
Fri 03/23/18 5:30PM
Fri 04/20/18 5:30PM
Saint Thomas the Apostle, Phoenix
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$130.00 8
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 02/10/18 9:00AM
Sat 02/24/18 9:00AM
Sat 03/24/18 9:00AM
Sat 04/21/18 9:00AM
Saint Timothy, Mesa
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$130.00 7
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 03/03/18 9:00AM
Sat 03/24/18 9:00AM
Sat 04/21/18 9:00AM
Sat 05/19/18 9:00AM
San Francisco de Asis, Flagstaff
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$130.00 8
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 04/10/18 7:00PM
Tue 04/24/18 7:00PM
Tue 05/22/18 7:00PM
Tue 06/19/18 7:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 5
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 06/05/18 7:00PM
Tue 06/19/18 7:00PM
Tue 07/17/18 7:00PM
Tue 08/14/18 7:00PM
Saint Andrew the Apostle, Chandler
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$130.00 6
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 06/12/18 7:00PM
Tue 06/26/18 7:00PM
Tue 07/24/18 7:00PM
Tue 08/21/18 7:00PM
Saint Andrew the Apostle, Chandler
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$130.00 6
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 07/10/18 7:00PM
Tue 07/24/18 7:00PM
Tue 08/21/18 7:00PM
Tue 09/18/18 7:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 6
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 07/10/18 7:00PM
Tue 07/31/18 7:00PM
Tue 08/28/18 7:00PM
Tue 09/18/18 7:30PM
Saint Andrew the Apostle, Chandler
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$130.00 6
CCL Sympto-Thermal Thu 07/12/18 6:30PM
Thu 08/09/18 6:30PM
Thu 09/13/18 6:30PM
Thu 10/11/18 6:30PM
Saint George, Apache Junction
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$140.00 2
CCL Sympto-Thermal Sat 07/14/18 1:30PM
Sat 08/11/18 1:30PM
Sat 09/15/18 1:30PM
Sat 10/13/18 1:30PM
Saint George, Apache Junction
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$140.00 2
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 09/08/18 9:00AM
Sat 09/22/18 9:00AM
Sat 10/20/18 9:00AM
Sat 11/17/18 9:00AM
San Francisco de Asis, Flagstaff
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$130.00 8
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 10/09/18 7:00PM
Tue 10/23/18 7:00PM
Tue 11/20/18 7:00PM
Tue 12/18/18 7:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 6