© 2019 by Mettarel Associates, PS

Jan 25 - 26, 2020

Fremont Neighborhood of Seattle

"The greatest gift you can give your child is a strong relationship between you and your partner."
  • 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings

    • (Register today to improve your chances of being in the other 31%)​

  • Research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for baby

  • The workshop improves quality of life for babies by strengthening their families

  • Register today to improve the quality of your bond and quality of life for baby

From the Gottman Institute regarding BBH: 

 

Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.

Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.

This workshop combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. It teaches new parents how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for their children. Click here to learn more about Dr. Gottman’s parenting research.

Facilitated by

(one or more of the following)

Anna Goeke, MA, LMFT, CGT, CGE

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Jonathan Aderhold, LMHCA

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Mindy McGovern, LMFT

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Hannah Eaton, MS, LMFTA

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FAQ

Is this workshop right for us?

If you and your partner are expecting a baby or have a baby, and you would like to preserve or enhance the quality of your relationship, then this workshop might be right for you.  Same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples are all welcome.  If, however, your relationship is experiencing ongoing violence or active, destructive addiction, then seeking help through therapy may be a better choice.

What is included in the price?

The price of the workshop includes admission for two people to the two day workshop. In addition it includes a copy of the Bringing Baby Home workbook and six BBH card decks.  The materials have been designed to help couples in a Bringing Baby Home workshop learn the strategies and skills to make a successful transition to parenthood.

What is the format of the workshop?

The informative workshop takes place on Saturday day (9:30am - 4:30pm) and Sunday day (9:30am - 4:30pm).  During these hours, there will be presentations by the facilitator(s), including video clips.  There are also supporting exercises for you and your partner. 

May we bring our baby?

"Babes in Arms", under 6 months of age, are welcome at the workshop.

Is this therapy?

No, this is an educational program presented by Certified Gottman Educators specially trained to present the Bringing Baby Home workshop.  The workshop and supporting materials have been designed to help couples learn strategies and skills to make a successful transition to parenthood.

 
Dr John Gottman discusses research findings