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!.

2014 Fall Classes:

  • Sun Sep 7 - Lytle Center- Swedish - Seattle 2:30- 4:00 pm - Facilitator - Maria Gehl and Eliza Baughn - FULL
  • Wed Oct 1 - The Cove School - West Seattle 12:30-2:00 pm - Facilitator - Renee Metty
  • Thu Oct 2 - Open Arms - El Centrol de la Raza 10:30--12:00 pm - Facilitator - Gigi Wickwire and Augustina Colombo Eiff - FULL
  • Mon Oct 6 - Well Spring Counseling - Bellevue 1:00-2:30 pm - Facilitator - Veronique Burke - Full - Wellspring
  • Wed Oct 29 - JCC - Mercer Island - 10-11:30 am - Facilitator - Hagit Golan - 2 spaces avail
  • Wed Nov 19 - Muza Education Center - Ballard - 12:30-2:00 pm - Facilitator - Eliza Baughn - FULL

2015 Winter Classes:

  • Mon Jan 12 - Dragonfly Healing Arts - Freemont - 12:00-1:45 pm - Facilitator - Sarah Palmer - OPEN
  • Wed Jan 21 - JCC - Mercer Island 10:00 -11:30 am - Facilitator Hagit Golan
  • Tue Jan 20 (no class Feb 17) - Center for Child & Family Wellness (CCFW- UW) - 10:00-11:30 am - Facilitator - Erin Bernau - OPEN
  • Wed Jan 28 9:30-11:00am at Nurtureways in Country Village
  • Sun Feb 1 (no class Feb 15) - Swedish Lytle Center - Seattle - 1:30-3:00 pm - Facilitator - Maria Ghel - OPEN
  • Wed Feb 4 - Swedish Ballard - 12:30-2:00 pm - Facilitator - Eliza Baughn - OPEN

2015 Spring Classes:

  • Spring 2015 - KidsQuest Museum - Factoria - Time TBD - Facilitator - Jennifer Watanabe - OPEN

Due to the sharing nature of the group, classes need a minimum of five and we need to cap them at eight.
Plan to join with a friend!

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.

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 $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.

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