Programs

Listening Mothers

Listening Mothers

The Listening Mothers™ program offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies birth through six months of age to discover the joys of parenting.
Our science based curriculum will help you turn the present moment into a positive moment! Click class listing for available classes.

Our eight week program offers:

  • Mindful based skills to help reduce stress and encourage balance
  • An environment to discover your own inner wisdom
  • Skilled professionals & mindfully trained facilitators
  • Parent & child self-awareness with a focus on self-regulation, self-compassion and parent and child emotional development
  • Emphasis on the importance of parent/child attachment
  • Parental confidence and empowerment
  • A community of like-minded parents who aspire to be the best parents they can be and are willing to embark on the parenting journey with an open mind, curiosity and willingness to explore.

Program Goals

  • Better child/parent self-awareness
  • Healthier parent/child attachment
  • Parental confidence and empowerment
  • Promotion of thoughtful, respectful, compassionate, and well-adjusted children and adults.

Curriculum

Week 1: Introduction to the four corners of the Listening Mothers™ curriculum; self-compassion, self-regulation, secure attachment and mindfulness.

Week 2: Discuss baby's emotional development, explore the demands of motherhood, learn ways to cope with different temperaments.

Week 3: Discuss the concept of ‘falling in love and falling out of love’ (rapture and repair). Learn how babies communicate and explore the importance of secure attachment.

Week 4: Discuss role models, previous family experiences, your child's unique character and practice skills to self-regulate.

Week 5: Discuss your own family and the influence on your parenting style. We will also explore the concept of love.

Weeks 6-7: Evaluate the concept of intimacy and gratitude. We will look at how mindful based stress reduction skills help overcome hurdles in relationships.

Week 8: Discuss separation and transition as your baby grows.

FIND A GROUP

To find an available class, please view our CALENDAR, or scroll down.

If you need assistance finding a group, please use our CONTACT PAGE.

If you know the group you would like to join, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM.

8-Week Classes are beginning on the following dates and locations for 2014:

  • Tue Apr 22 - Swedish Ballard - Ballard 10-11:30 - OPEN - Facilited by Erin Bernau & Sarah Palmer- no class on 6/10 - finishing up on 6/17
  • Wed Apr 23 - JCC - Mercer Island 10-11:30 am - OPEN - Facilitated by Hagit Golan
  • Fri Apr 25 - Swedish Lytle Center 1:00- 2:30 pm - OPEN - Faciliated by Maria Gehl
  • Tue Apr 29 - Big Belly Services - Seattle - 10:30-12:00 pm - FULL - Facilitated by Gigi Wickwire
  • Mon May 12 - Evergreen Hospital - Kirkland -1-2:30 pm - OPEN - Register through Evergreen Class Registration
    Select Parenting and Relationships and then scroll down for Listening Mothers. OPEN - Facilitated by Jamie Wazenkewitz, MSW, MPH, LICSW
  • Join with a friend!

    See our Facilitators page to read about our experienced instructors.

    Check back in June for our Fall 2014 Class Listing

    Listening Mothers™ meets weekly for eight weeks. The fee is $150. In most cases there are partial scholarships available for those in need. If you have questions regarding this please let us know via the CONTACT PAGE.

    Have you recently completed a class? Please take the time to tell us about your experience by taking our SURVEY.
    Your feedback is important to us.

  • Mon Mar 17 - Microsoft Redmond - MS Employees - 1:00-3:30 pm