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LOCATION:

Tustin, CA (Address given upon registration)

COST:

$625 per couple. This fee must be paid in advance in order to register for the workshop. Once registered an invoice will be sent to you via email.

THE PRICE FOR OUR COUPLES WORKSHOP IN ORANGE COUNTY INCLUDES:

• And Baby Makes 3 Book

• Bringing Baby Home Companion Workbook.

• Card decks - These fun and effective card decks are a way for couples to get to know one another's inner lives, thus increasing closeness and friendship, and talk about unspoken topics, needs and desires.

• Engaging presentation and the opportunity for many exercises and conversations with your partner (if you go together).

• Refreshments and meals will be provided.

REGISTRATION

Space in each workshop is limited, so register now. Your space will be guaranteed on receipt of payment. Registration ends two weeks prior to workshop date to give time for all materials to be ordered.

FAQs

What is the cancellation policy?

Your registration fee is non-refundable, but transferable. Once registered, if unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the Bringing Baby Home Workshop, you will have the opportunity to transfer your fee to any other service provided through Couple for Couples Counseling including other workshops, intensives, groups, or retreats within 12 months of the registration date instead. However, there will be a $75 transfer fee applied. All classes are enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. If the workshop is cancelled by the presenters, the option will be given for a full refund or a complimentary transfer will be provided.

Who are We?

We, the presenters, Chelsea Crow-Fuentes & George Fuentes are psychotheraposts, relationship expert counselors, certified 7 Priniciples Program Educator, certified Bringing Baby Home Program Educator, and Level I & II trained in the Gottman Method. We are a married couple, have been together for a decade, and live in Orange County, CA with our beautiful daughter who is our muse and motivation.

Do I have to talk in this class?

It is completely up to you whether you want to or not! Although we will ask questions and interact with the audience encouraging active participation, you are not required to! If you just want to sit back, learn, and participate in the private exercises with your partner, you are more than welcome to do so.

Can I bring Baby?

We welcome baby in arms, but not past infancy due to distraction purposes.


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Here’s the deal…

PARENTING IS HARD

It’s tough on both parents individually as well as on the relationship as a whole. Bringing Baby Home (BBH) is the essential workshop for pregnant and parenting couples. Having a baby can be an exciting and terrifying journey all at once. Furthermore, the stressors of parenthood strain even the strongest of relationships. Plenty of parenting classes prepare you for childbirth, BBH offers valuable resources allowing parents to know what to expect beyond birth. It will successfully prepare you for life with Baby and the transition to parenthood. You will learn how to strengthen your relationship and foster Baby's development during this joyous and challenging time, supporting a healthy and supportive parenting duo.

GOTTMAN COUPLES WORKSHOPS IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA

2019 SCHEDULE NEWLY ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 16-17, 2019 *LIMITED AVAILABILITY - REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 31 11:59PM*

2020 SCHEDULE

  • Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22, 2020

  • Saturday & Sunday, August 15-16, 2020

The 7 PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MARRIAGE WORK workshops are also offered for engaged and married couples!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOPS:

This 12-hour workshop is a psychoeducational evidence-based workshop that will give you the secrets to improving your child’s development and overall quality of life, through strengthening your own relationship with your partner. Having a baby is a BIG deal! And no one prepares you for the unforeseen changes it will not only have on your life, but your relationship. This workshop fills that void by teaching you how to cope with the typical changes that occur during the first 3 years of Baby’s life.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Strengthen your friendship

  • Increase affection & intimacy

  • Work through conflict with more ease

  • Maintain relationship satisfaction

  • Reduce hostility

  • Create positive parent-baby interactions

  • Utilize both parents’ strengths to improve quality involvement in Baby’s life

  • Reduce or minimize the severity of postpartum mood disorders

  • Better understand child development

  • Create co-parenting strategies

  • Improve communication, connection, and compromise

  • Recognize signs of postpartum mood disorders and gain awareness of treatment options

PARENT WORKSHOP DETAILS:

This program is based upon the extensive research by Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D and colleagues. Straightforward in its approach yet profound in its effect, this workshop teaches parents new and startling strategies for making their transition to parenthood smooth and effective.

For over 30 years Dr. Gottman scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviors that put thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other and the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

This class is designed to strengthen your marriage or committed relationship. If you already have a strong relationship, this class will provide you with insights and tools to make it even better. If your relationship is distressed, this class will provide a road map for repair. All in an effort to create a strong parenting foundation for your child to thrive upon.

Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first sign of problems before they seek help. That's like waiting six years with cancer before seeking medical care. Please don't wait until your relationship is falling apart to get help. Be proactive and learn what decades of research teach us about healthy relationships.

Learn more about the research here.

IS THIS COUPLES WORKSHOP FOR US?

The Bringing Baby Home Program is designed for parenting couples including:

  • Pregnant couples

  • Parents of children ages 0-3 years old

  • Those who are looking to eliminate the stress of transitioning to parenthood

  • Those who wish to enhance an already “good” marriage or relationship

  • Those needing better conflict management tools

  • Those considering couples therapy but who are not "ready" for weekly therapy yet

*If you are dealing with emotional abuse, domestic violence, unwanted touch, or substance abuse, this class is not appropriate, and you should instead seek individual or couples therapy which we also offer.