In today's uncertain world, life has - and is - changing for all of us. We're yet to find out what the "new normal" will be going forward.
And as much as we're all feeling the stress and strain of it, expecting and new parents are feeling the challenge EVEN MORE.
We want to support you to support parents to cope with all the "unknowns" they're facing today, tomorrow and beyond.
Is this you?
You know expecting parents ‘don’t know what they don’t know’ about life with a baby. You know, but you don't know how to tell them.
You don’t want to burst anyone’s 'baby bubble', that’s no fun.
You know you need to prepare parents somehow for what lies ahead, but it’s overwhelming. You don’t know where to start. Or finish.
You have too much to cover already and don’t have any extra time for this stuff.
You’re not a parenthood expert so you don’t feel qualified to talk about the different issues couples are normally faced with.
Parents are in denial. Even if you knew what to say to them, they wouldn’t listen.
Parents can’t see past the birth, it’s too huge for them. When you try to talk about life with a baby they tend to focus on the 'right' thing to buy.
This workshop is for you if you are a:
Birth Professional: Midwife, doula, OB/GYN
Mental Health Professional: Psychologist, Counsellor, Therapist, Social Worker
Health or Allied Health Professional: G.P., Child and Family Health Nurse, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist
Educational Professional: Pre School Teacher, Life or Relationship Coach
Business or Community Professional: H.R., Area Manager, Financial Planner, Church Leader, Support Group Facilitator
ANYONE responsible for the care or welfare of expecting or new parents can do this work. And parents need someone to, because here's the plan, and the reality, of parenthood:
1. The 12 transitions of new parenthood
You'll be able to break this stressful, overwhelming and chaotic time down into 12 different transtions that mothers, fathers, partners and families will need to navigate.
2. The art and science of seed planting
You'll learn the two MAJOR discoveries about how people work that can make all the difference for how YOU work with parents - AND all the difference for families going forward.
3. Simple but powerful seeds
You'll be able to combine your new learning with YOUR unique knowledge of YOUR clients in YOUR role to plant specific seeds which support the mental, emotional and relationship wellbeing of the families in your care.
- 1 hour video lesson
- 1 hour of practical exercises to apply your learning
- Completion Certificate for 2 hours of CPD
- FREE access to our Becoming Us Seed Planting community where you can find connection, inspiration and more support.
Our Seed Planting Challenge is on NOW. Join us!
Plant seeds to help parents through a new world of parenthood.
Author and Founder of Becoming Us
Meet your Guide
Perinatal relationship expert Elly Taylor has combined her experience as an Emotionally Focused Relationship Counsellor with decades of research and some hard-earned personal wisdom to create Becoming Us, a new approach to parenthood. Becoming Us is a theoretical and practical framework that supports the mental, emotional and relationship wellbeing of mothers, fathers and familes as they grow.
Elly has served on advisory panels for Monash University, Newcastle University and The Australian Catholic University and is currently on the advisory board for the International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy.
Elly lives in Sydney with her firefighter husband, their three children and a bunch of pets. Her favourite things, aside from her family, are teaching, travelling (when she can) and meeting professionals who do this incredibly meaningful, sometimes challenging, and yet truly beautiful "Becoming Us" work.