A research-based and tested psychoeducational workshop. Developed by renowned relationship and parenting experts, Drs. John & Julie Gottman.
Dedicated to improving the quality of life of babies and children by strengthening their parents and family bonds.
Why Attend the Workshop?
Entering parenthood elevates your relationship to a new dimension. Are you ready for the life changes you are about to experience?
It's crucial to prepare and fortify your connection as you navigate the transformations that come with becoming parents.
While you've acquired all the essential baby items, set up the nursery, and attended childbirth education classes, readiness for the profound changes in your relationship is equally vital.
Feeling well-prepared for the imminent birth and bringing your baby home is a significant step. Yet, have you considered preparing for the inevitable shifts your relationship will undergo once the baby arrives?
A significant drop in relationship quality
Even the most robust relationships face challenges during the transition to parenthood - research shows that 2/3 of new parents experience a significant drop in relationship quality and have a dramatic increase in conflict and hostility.
Factors such as sleep deprivation, never-ending household responsibilities, and new financial concerns contribute to elevated stress levels and a decline in relationship satisfaction. Importantly, these factors also impact the care provided to the baby.
Bringing Baby Home Programme, an evidence-based couples workshop, is designed to strengthen the core of the couple's relationship, fostering co-parenting skills and long-term satisfaction to support the growth of your family.
Bringing Baby Home Programme - Objectives
Learn ways to strengthen friendship & teamwork, and increase intimacy
Learn ways to communicate better and navigate conflict effectively
Gain valuable insight into child development and recognise the psychological and emotional needs of their child
Learn ways to improve the quality of parent-infant interaction
Participate in exercises and role-plays that help them nurture their relationship while raising a healthy, happy child
Dates: Saturday 20th & 27th April 2024
Times: 09:00 - 16:00
Early bird rates (until 9th March 2024): 2,800 AED per couple or 1,800 AED per person
Full rates: 3,300 AED per couple or 2,300 AED per person
Includes: all materials and light refreshments (lunch can be purchased nearby)
Includes post workshop support: private Facebook group and a follow up group Zoom call a month following the workshop.
I’m an experienced Mental Health & Relationship Coach trained in major Couples Therapies.
Hearing about my clients’ struggles when they transitioned from being just the two of them to becoming a family encouraged me to become a BBH Programme Educator. I appreciate the comprehensive, psycho-educational approach and the research-based and tested information it delivers. Finally, I'm a mother of 3 now grown-up children (including twins)and I remember well the rollercoaster days of becoming a parent. I wish I’d had the BBH Programme at that time! Click here for more information.
This Workshop is Not Recommended
If there is severe relationship distress
If there is emotional or physical abuse
If there is active addiction
If there are serious mental health problems in one or both partners.
If you are unsure please reach out and book a free call to discuss the help you can get.
What Does the Research Say?
Dr. Gottman’s research compared couples who participated in the program to those who did not. Over the course of three years, parents who took the programme reported significant benefits in a number of areas:
COUPLE RELATIONSHIP QUALITY
Communicated better and dealt more effectively with conflicts.
Reported higher level of relationship satisfaction (increased teamwork and friendship).
Reported being better at making physical intimacy a priority.
Decreased likelihood of separation/divorce.
INFANT DEVELOPMENT IN A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT
Children performed better at school, adapted better socially and were physically and emotionally healthier
One-year-old infants of parents who took the program showed better language development
Mothers rated their babies as being better at regulating their emotions and are calmer
Babies responded more positively to their fathers’ soothing
Fathers reported being more involved in parenting and feeling more satisfied and appreciated for their parental contributions.
The quality of father-baby interactions was more positive.
Parents showed greater sensitivity and responsiveness to their infant’s signals.
Parents demonstrated better co-parenting abilities and ability to work together more positively during family play.
Babies expressed more smiling and laughter during family play.
PARENT MENTAL HEALTH
Fewer mothers showed symptoms of postpartum depression, baby blues, and other mental health issues.
Fewer fathers showed signs of depression or anxiety.
Bringing Baby Home has given us the knowledge and skills to cope constructively with the many changes brought about by the birth of our child. We now have tools and information to help us make this transition easier on everyone (our baby, our relationship, …ourselves). Thank you!
Bringing Baby Home Programme (Sat 20th & Sat 27th April 2024)
Is the Bringing Baby Home Programme the same as therapy?
The Bringing Baby Home Programme is informative and educational. It is not therapy and can’t replace therapy. If you feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, or you and your partner are in a bad place and you are fighting a lot, please reach out, book a free call and we can discuss a plan of action to help you.
Who can participate in the Bringing Baby Home Programme?
The programme is open to couples who are planning on having a baby, couples who are expecting a baby and couples who are already parenting an infant or a toddler (0 to 3 years). Whilst it’s more beneficial if both parents attend the workshop, your circumstances might mean that only one of you attends, and that’s okay.
Are there any restrictions to participating in the workshop?
Yes, there are restrictions. The workshop is not recommended if there is severe relationship distress, if there is emotional or physical abuse, if there is active addiction and if there are serious mental health problems in one or both partners. Please reach out and book a free call to discuss the help you can get.
Will I have to share my life details in front of the whole group?
Absolutely not. You will not be asked to openly share your personal details with the whole group. All intimate and personal discussions during the experiential exercises will take place only between you and your partner. Larger group sharing is limited and optional.
What are the benefits of participating in the Bringing Baby Home Programme?
You and your partner will gain increased confidence in working as a team. You will build a strong emotional foundation in your family so that your child grows in a healthy and happy environment. You will build a supportive community of fellow parents and continue to have access to valuable resources to help you navigate parenthood.
What kind of support and resources can I expect from the programme?
Can I bring my baby to the workshop?
The programme offers a range of resources during the class (including a comprehensive workbook for you to take home) as well as a private Facebook support group, and educational materials. It covers topics such as the role of the parents, postpartum adjustment, and building a strong parent-child bond.
Can I bring my baby to the workshop?
Bringing your baby to the workshop is not a requirement for our work. However, you can bring your newborn baby (up to 12 months) to the workshop (no other children please, as this is very much your time). This can be a great opportunity to learn while caring for your baby and getting support from others in the group.
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