START DOING MORE OF THE WORK YOU LOVE!
Your next professional journey begins here...
Discover a ground-breaking theoretical and practical framework to empower you with knowledge, tools, resources and community support.
MAKE AN EVEN GREATER DIFFERENCE FOR THE FAMILIES YOU SERVE AND SUPPORT
Is this you?
You know expecting parents ‘don’t know what they don’t know’. How do you even begin to tell parents their life will never, ever be the same again?
You don’t want to burst anyone’s “baby bubble”, that’s no fun.
You know you need to prepare parents for what’s coming, but it’s overwhelming. You don’t know where to start. Or finish. Or which way to go.
You have too much to cover already and don’t have any extra time.
Parents don’t have any extra time either. How do you convince them they need to make time for this?
You’re not a relationship expert so you don’t feel qualified to talk about relationship issues.
Parents are in denial. Even if you knew what to say, clients wouldn’t listen.
Parents can’t see past the birth, it’s too huge for them. When you try to talk about parenthood all they can think about is the “right” thing to buy.
You know from personal experience that this stuff is important, so you want to do something to at least give them the heads up, but how?
You know things need to change. You want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
You may know about the high rates of perinatal anxiety, depression and relationship dissatisfaction parents are currently experiencing. You know we need more focus on prevention to make a real difference.
You want to work in an evidence based way. And know what you’re doing is also backed up by research.
You want to work holistically, not just medically.
You want to work according to best practice guidelines. You want to be ahead of the curve.
You want to provide the best outcomes for the whole family.
CHANCES ARE, YOU’VE WANTED TO DO MORE TO HELP SUPPORT WHOLE FAMILIES, BUT HAVEN’T KNOWN THE BEST PLACE TO START, RIGHT?
You’re not alone! The Becoming Us Level I Professional Training takes a deep dive into the transitions (there’s more than one!) of parenthood and shines a light on the experiences and needs of parents. The answers you’ve been looking for are right here!
Can you say that a training is beautiful? Because this training is beautiful!
Dr Diane Speier, Birth Professional and Psychotherapist, Cheshire, UK
Becoming Us Founder and Parenthood Pioneer
Meet Your Guide
Perinatal relationship expert Elly Taylor has combined her knowledge of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with decades of research, developmental psychology theory and some hard-earned personal wisdom to create Becoming Us, a new approach to parenthood that supports mothers, fathers and partners in every stage of their family life-cycle.
Elly presents at national and international conferences and Becoming Us has been embraced by leading organisations including, COPE, PSI, ICEA, CAPPA and Lamaze. Elly has served on advisory panels for Monash University, Newcastle University, The Australian Catholic University and is on the advisory board for the International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy. She has been a columnist for Practical Parenting magazine, Resident Counsellor for Daily Life website and is a Perinatal Mental Health advocate.
Elly lives in Sydney with her fire-fighter husband, their three children and a bunch of pets. Her favourite things (family aside) are teaching, travelling and meeting with professionals who do this incredibly meaningful, sometimes challenging, and yet truly beautiful "Becoming Us" work.
We hope you'll join us!
This is a gigantic missing piece of the big picture. This knowledge really adds depth and a new dimension, opening up all kinds of possibilities for educating and supporting couples so they get the best possible start together.
Sally Placksin, Author, Mothering the New Mother, NYC
I love this course, it's really rich. So many ways birth workers can help couples before they become parents!
Barb Suarez, Childbirth Educator, Legacy Hospital, Portland, OR
What do I get when I enrol in Level I?
- Four sessions of research and evidence based information.
- Videos, reading and self-reflection questions.
- Special exercises to ground your learning.
- Handouts you can use from day 1 with your clients.
- 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development Points.
You'll have the knowledge, skills and resources to fill a huge gap in most couple's preparation for parenthood.