Our Workshops for Parents

 

"Finding Calm as a Momma"

 

It’s hard to fathom the overwhelm, panic or rage you can feel at times as a mom until you become a mom yourself.  We have so much on our plates and we’re expected to do it all.  And even the most zen-like mommas can get rattled at times, when dinner is burning on the stove, the smoke detector is going off, the baby is crying, and you’re tripping over the dog….  Sometimes it feels like everything is happening all at once.

 

For most moms, it feels like there is a constant stream of stress--things to worry about, things to get done, things to make decisions about, not to mention people who need your attention every waking moment.  You might feel you are struggling to figure out how to find the calm and clarity that you once had (or maybe that you always wish you had).  The key is having the right tools in your back pocket to shift back to a place of serenity with a clear mind when it seems like you’re surrounded by chaos.

 

 

In this class, we'll learn how to trigger the calm response in order to regain mental clarity and emotional balance by tapping into limbic calming techniques that work from the inside out.

•       Learn how to meet the demands of your day without falling into overwhelm by keeping your biochemistry balanced and resilient.

•       Regain mental clarity and emotional balance by tapping into limbic calming techniques that work instantly.

•       Discover the tricks to shift our mental states back into a place of temperance after you’ve lost your cool and are spiraling down, to regain control and incisiveness in any situation.

You’re invited to an evening full of learning and tools specifically designed for moms and moms-to-be who want more calm, clarity and connection in their everyday lives.

 

I’m going to go through 5 categories (aromatics, breath, nature, nervous system, and energy work) in this class and share one or two specific tools for each to give you a concrete example of how to use that category in your everyday life when you feel the rush of stress come over your body.

Facilitated by: Catherine O'Brien, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator, and Mother 

Space is limited. If you have questions about registering please call

(916) 718-9501

Class cost: $99 per couple.  *Refund Policy: Cancellations 2 weeks before class is full refund with a $10 processing fee assessed. After that date no refund. No-show for class are not eligible for refund.


"Mine, Yours, Ours: Relationship Survival Guide To Baby's 1st Year"

Ages 0 - 1

Herself Moms is offering a class that is a must have for "New" or "Expectant" couples desiring to keep their relationship strong while experiencing the changes that come with a new baby. Utilizing humor and presented from the female and male perspective, this course will help you understand how each partner has some unique concerns,  and how universal other worries are regarding this transition to parenthood.

Through the course you and your partner will also learn effective communication skills so you can truly "hear" each you. You will receive tips and strategies to aid in the development of your “postpartum” plan which will focus on working as a team. Expect to gain understanding of the moods and emotions that come with the birth of your baby, and last, but not least, how to keep sex and intimacy in your relationship.

Come ready to ask questions and share your own experiences.  This is not just a lecture format, your participation is highly encouraged!   

Included in the cost of enrollment is a 20 minute consultation to review your Postpartum Plan. Consultation can be scheduled anytime up to 4 months after the class.  Scheduling can occur after class - this is such a great deal and worth more then the cost of the class!!

Facilitated by: Catherine O'Brien, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator, and Mother and Rick Heyer, JD, Educator, and Father

Space is limited. If you have questions about registering please call

(916) 718-9501

Class cost: $99 per couple.  *Refund Policy: Cancellations 2 weeks before class is full refund with a $10 processing fee assessed. After that date no refund. No-show for class are not eligible for refund.


"Mine, Yours, Ours: Parenting Survival Guide to the Toddler Years"

Ages 1-3

Remember thinking:  Parenting is going to be SO much easier when my baby can finally start to move and communicate?  Whoops!!

Toddlerhood is one of the fastest stages of growth for your child and your brain. You are setting the foundation right now for what parenting and your family life is going to look like for the tween and teen years. Come join us and learn the most effective strategies for parenting your tiny human and be the envy of the other moms on the block for how easily you manage the tantrums, conflict, and behavioral issues that are common at this age. 

This course will address these issues and more.

You will learn:

•Effective discipline techniques for your child’s age and stage of development

•Where tantrums come from and how to best handle them

•Dispel common myths about child behavior

•How your parents are affecting your parenting today

This will be a very interactive class, so please be ready to enjoy some activities and participate. There will also be time for questions and story-swapping about those amazing toddlers!

And because we know that implementing new parenting skills can come with questions, we also host a follow-up webinar call  where we will answer any additional questions that may come up.  The call takes place approximately 1 week after the class, call-in details will be provided during the class. The call lasts for up to an hour or as long as there are questions. And don't worry, if you can't make the call it will be recorded for you to listen later.  This call is included in the cost of enrollment.

Taught by Marriage and Family Therapist Catherine O’Brien (from Mine, Yours, Ours: Relationship survival guide for baby’s first year). Bring your partner or spouse to settle some of those parenting differences of opinion!

Space is limited. If you have questions about registering please call

(916) 718-9501

Class cost: $125 per couple. *Refund Policy: Cancellations 2 weeks before class is full refund with a $10 processing fee assessed. After that date no refund. No-show for class are not eligible for refund.



Coming Soon...  "The Online Course: Baby-Ready Your Relationship"

Adapted from our popular workshop, "Yours, Mine, Ours: Relationship Survival for Baby's First Year", this online workshop will provide 4 weeks of guidance, worksheets and unlimited support to help prepare your relationship for bringing baby home and beyond.

Bringing a baby home is one of the biggest changes your relationship will endure. 

  • Set a solid foundation with the right tools and techniques to improve communication with your partner, make plans for both the birth and your home life, and practice flexibility for when those plans go awry. 
  • Learn how to get your needs met, be a support to your partner, and also know what to really expect in that first year, all in a format that is convenient and affordable. 
  • Also includes support from other new parents going through the same changes and challenges, and with the moderation and expertise of Catherine O'Brien, LMFT!
 

Check out Catherine on KCRA...