We can prepare parents for parenthood.


Discover simple and powerful ways to prepare parents to cope as individuals, grow closer as a couple and thrive as a family.


Do you think expecting parents need more preparation for the sudden life changes and new relationship challenges that come with parenthood?

Do you believe new parents need to know how to cope with the stresses of early parenthood and ways to support their partner to cope too?

Do you want powerful tools in your toolbox that only take minutes for you but can last a lifetime for your clients?

Through this training, you'll discover

  • 12 transitions of parenthood

    You'll be able to organise this stressful, overwhelming and chaotic time down into 12 different transtions that mothers, fathers, partners and families will need to navigate.

  • The science of learning

    You'll learn two major discoveries about the perinatal brain that can make all the difference for how you work with parents - AND all the difference for families going forward.

  • The art of seed planting

    Combine your new learning with your unique knowledge of your clients to plant simple but powerful seeds which support coping, growing and thriving for the whole family.

  • The stages of relationships

    We call them Coming Together, Growing Apart and Growing Together. Learn how parenthood impacts these stages and have an insightful and practical handout to use with clients.

  • The personal stages of "becoming me"

    Parents go (and grow) through 8 stages as they become adults. Find out how each stage plays out through parenthood and why it's more challenging for some parents.

  • The single, biggest life lesson ever.

    Knowing how emotions work can make all the difference for how you work with clients. You'll have a relationship changing exercise and a handout for this too.

  • Intimate communication guidelines

    Knowing how to approach differences can help parents to find middle ground, bring couples closer, and lay family foundations. You'll have handouts for this too.

  • Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health

    Need to know's according to best practice guidelines from ACOG, the World Psychiatric Society and COPE in Australia. Be empowered to support parents with this vital information.

Can you say that a training is beautiful? Because this training is beautiful!

Dr Diane Speier, Birth Professional and Psychotherapist, Cheshire, UK

The Becoming Us story


Around 25 years ago, with the birth of her first child, relationship counsellor Elly Taylor was shocked to discover a huge gap in antenatal education: parents don’t get any preparation or support for the normal and common life changes and relationship challenges that come with parenthood.

Through working intimately with thousands of mothers, fathers and partners since that time, Elly was able to create Becoming Us, a groundbreaking 8 stage relationship-developmental approach to pregnancy and those first crucial years of family.

Becoming Us supports the mental, emotional and relationship wellbeing of mothers, fathers and partners and provides families with a pathway for coping, growing and thriving. 

We hope you’ll join us to fill the gap for our next generation of parents – this work has never been more needed than now!


What you get when you enrol

  • Four sessions of research and evidence based information

  • Optional extra reading, self reflection questions and exercises to ground your learning

  • Handouts to use with your clients from Day 1

  • Completion certificate for 6 hours of CPD

  • Access to our training facebook group for ongoing support

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

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