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!

If you know the group you would like to join, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM.
If you need help finding a group, please Contact Us!

**If interested, please register within five days of group start. If minimums are not met, group reassignment may be necessary.

Summer Groups:

  • Wed Jun 17 - 10:00-11:30 AM Ristorante Picolinos (Ballard) - Facilitator - Eliza Baughn - FULL
  • Mon Jun 29 - 10:00-11:30 AM (no group Aug 3 or 24) Ristorante Picolinos (Ballard) - Facilitator - Eliza Baughn - FULL
  • New Jersey
  • May 27 - 12:30-2:00 PM Purple Om Yoga Studio in Denville NJ - Facilitator - Christina Liparini
  • To register for classes: Women's Reach

**Can't find a group that fits your schedule? If there is enough interest, we will find a facilitator to support you! Please register using the REGISTRATION FORM to get the process started.

Fall Groups:

  • Wed Sept 16 - 12:30-2:30 PM Swedish Ballard (Seattle) - Facilitator - Eliza Baughn - OPEN
  • Wed Sept 16 - 11:00-1:00 PM Mercer Island Pediatrics - Facilitator - Ferda Celen/Malka Maizel - OPEN
  • Thu Sept 17 - 10:00-12:00 PM Jewish Family Service - Facilitator - Erin Bernau - OPEN
  • Fri Sept 18 - 4:00-6:00 PM Tacoma - Facilitator - Sol Riou - OPEN
  • Sat Sept 19 - 12:00-2:00 PM (no group Oct 31) Kirkland - Facilitator - Christina Barrows - OPEN
  • Wed Sept 23 - 10:30-12:30 PM (no group Oct 21) Queen Anne (Seattle) - Facilitator - Karin Matthews - OPEN
  • Thu Oct 1 - 12:00-2:00 PM Beth Shalom - Facilitator - Megan Wood - OPEN
  • Sat Oct 3 - 10:00-12:00 PM Center for Birth (Seattle) - Facilitator - Megan Wood - OPEN
  • Sun Oct 4 - 1:00-3:00 PM Swedish Lytle Center - First Hill Seattle - Facilitator - Maria Ghel- OPEN
  • Thu Oct 7 - 10:00-12:00 PM Stroum Jewish Community Center - Mercer Island - Facilitator - Hagit Golan- OPEN
  • Fri Oct 16 - 12:30-2:30 PM Madrona School (Bainbridge) - Facilitator - Joleen Hollow-Bist - OPEN
  • Massachusetts
  • *Coming Soon* Hosted at Parenting Journey
  • Canada - Victoria, BC
  • Sun Sept 6 1:00-2:30 PM - Thrive Studio Victoria, BC - Facilitator - Stephanie Curran
  • To register: Stephanie Curran
  • Thu Sept 3 10:00-11:30 AM - Victoria, BC - Facilitator - Sarah Nakatsuka
  • Thu Oct 29 10:00-11:30 AM - Victoria, BC - Facilitator - Sarah Nakatsuka
  • To register: Sarah Nakatsuska

Due to the sharing nature of this program, groups need have at least five participants (maximum of eight).
Plan to join with a friend!

Listening Mothers™ meets weekly for eight weeks. The fee is $195. 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.


See our Facilitators page to read about our experienced instructors.



Eight Week Series 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, understand your child’s unique character, explore the demands of motherhood, learn ways to cope with different temperaments.

Week 3: Discuss the concept of ‘falling in love with baby’. Learn how babies communicate and explore the importance of secure attachment.

Week 4: Discuss role models, previous relationships and family experiences, talk about emotional development 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: Discuss the impact of baby on your relationship, practice listening and understand the importance of modeling intimacy.

Weeks 7: Evaluate the concept and importance of vulnerability, intimacy and gratitude. Discuss maintaining healthy communication. We will look at how mindful based stress reduction skills help overcome hurdles in relationships.

Week 8: Discuss circle of security, separation and transition as your baby grows.

FIND A GROUP

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

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


Listening Mothers™ meets weekly for eight weeks. The fee is $195. 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