North Langley | May 23 & 30, 2020

Bringing Baby Home

A relationship-building workshop for expecting couples

As you grow your family,

Grow Your Partnership

Ok, hard truth: no matter how strong a relationship is, shifting from dynamic duo to tremendous trio can be a bumpy ride. According to extensive research on couples and families, The Gottman Institute has shown that for the majority of parents, relationship satisfaction decreases significantly during the transition to parenthood. Thankfully, they got curious about this, dug in and explored what was different about those couples for whom relationship satisfaction did not decline...and guess what they found? There are specific, teachable skills that can be learned and applied that can fundamentally change this pattern of dissatisfaction. And the Bringing Baby Home Workshop was born, and has been researched throughout the world with identified success in transforming couples experience of their relationship as they transition to parenthood.

Learn more about the research and the method to our madness here.

Bringing Baby Home:

The Workshop

Bringing Baby Home is a two day workshop for couples, created by The Gottman Institute. Rooted in groundbreaking research, this workshop will offer couples a strong foundation for connecting with each other and their children. Join us as we laugh, learn and connect together. Whether you are becoming parents for the first time or the fifth, this workshop promises to give you the tools to build a happy, healthy family. 

Offered by two Gottman Association Certified Educators and Registered Clinical Counsellors from ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness, this workshop promises to offer couples all of the best wisdom and support possible. We offer this workshop because we want to see families thrive, and we believe that connected partnerships lead to healthy families. 

We are delighted to be joined by a local doula who will present on topics around birth and postpartum care.


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WHERE

North Langley Community Church  21015-96 Ave        Langley, BC

WHEN

May 23 & 30, 2020


See daily schedule below for times

INVESTMENT

$550 Early Bird by March 15th with code EARLYBIRD

$650/Couple 

Includes delicious snacks, beverages and exquisitely catered lunches

Ready to baby-proof your relationship?

Register Here!

We are so excited to offer this research-based, relationship-building program locally in the Fraser Valley. And we are thrilled you would like to join us! Click here to register for our May 2020 workshop.

Meet our Presenters

We're super excited to bring this workshop to the Fraser Valley!

Clinical Counsellor & Director of ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness

Lindsay Faas

Clinical Counsellor for over a decade, specializing in trauma therapy. Lindsay loves her counselling practice, as well as her role as owner of ThriveLife and director of its amazing team. Lindsay has been married for 13 years and is mom to two young, energetic kids.

Learn more about Lindsay here.

Clinical Counsellor with ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness

Karen Peters

With over twenty years of counselling experience, dedicated to supporting families. Karen thrives in balancing her roles as counsellor, educator and facilitator...along with caring for her family, which includes her husband of 14 years, and her two school aged kids.

Learn more about Karen here.

Schedule

Come comfortably dressed. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Pre-mobile babies are welcome to attend with their parents.

Day One
  • 8:45AM - Doors Open, Mingle & Settle In
  • 9:00AM - Morning Start Time
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Catered Lunch 
  • 1:00PM - Afternoon Start Time
  • 4:30PM - End of Day One, Get Some Rest!

Topics We'll Be Tackling:

  • Challenges transitioning to parenthood
  • Strengthening friendships through some of the key principles identified by The Gottman Association's research including Building Love Maps; Investing in fondness and admiration; Investing in the emotional bank account; and Maintaining positive perspective.
  • Developing tools for stress-reducing conversations; managing emotional flooding; noticing the warning signs of relationship meltdown and practicing constructive problem solving.
Day Two

  • 9:00AM - Morning Start Time
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Catered Lunch
  • 1:00PM - Afternoon Start Time
  • 4:30PM - End of Day Two, You are Masters Now!

Topics We'll Be Tackling:

  • Honouring our own family histories
  • Recognizing the role of Fathers
  • Understanding baby blues, postpartum mood disorders and other mental health issues
  • Developing connection and attachment with your children
  • Preserving intimacy and romance in your relationship
  • Creating shared meaning, family values and rituals of connection

What You Get

We have done all we can to soak this weekend experience in value, and we hope you will consider joining us. To give a sense of what to look forward to...

Each couple will participate in two full days of intensive experiential learning. You will be taught by two qualified facilitators, and you will be encouraged to take the learning material and develop applications to your own specific relationship dynamic.

Each couple will receive a course pack that includes value-packed resources designed and supplied by The Gottman Association. The course pack is beautiful and incredibly practical...it's like they knew they were designing it for parents with "baby brain"! 

Each couple will spend the two days in a beautiful room, supplied with delicious snacks and beverages to see you through the day. We will also provide you with an incredible catered lunch each day, that can be customized for nutritional needs. All couples will have their own table and chairs, to allow for discussion between presentation points. We recognize that attending an all-day training as a pregnant woman, or with a newborn, can be difficult and uncomfortable - we will take lots of breaks and show tons of support to make sure this workshop is a wonderful connecting experience.

Each couple will have the bonus of hearing from an experienced doula who will be joining us to present briefly on topics of birth and infant care. We will also have support from one or two counselling interns who will support discussions and connecting time. And, the power of learning in a group cannot be diminished - it can be transformational to hear from others, experience normalization and make new connections with future friends.

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Ready to baby-proof your relationship?

Register Here!

We are so excited to offer this research-based, relationship-building program locally in the Fraser Valley. And we are thrilled you would like to join us! Click here to register for our May 2020 workshop.


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