People say nothing can prepare parents for parenthood, but this can.
Parenthood is a life-changing adventure! And, like any worthwhile adventure, there's likely to be some rivers for couples to cross or mountains to climb. Because along with the abundant joys, the truth is the journey into parenthood also brings some big changes and unexpected challenges for parents to overcome.
People say nothing can prepare parents for parenthood, but what if you could?
Our Becoming Us Online Training equips Parenthood Professionals to prepare, guide and support expecting and new parents through the different stages of their parenthood adventure. We currently have these options for training: three individual levels tailored to different roles, or our entire 14 session Facilitator Training Program.
Becoming Us™ Professional Online Training
Designed for Parenthood Professionals seeking completely self-paced, on-line training to integrate into your own way of working with clients. Depending on your role, you can decide to do only one or two levels of training, see how you go and then have the option to do further study at a later date.
Becoming Us Level I: Tilling the Soil and Planting the Seeds
What does the "transition into parenthood" actually mean? Why do some couples find it more challenging than others? Are there ways to prepare couples that can make the transition easier and more enjoyable for all of them? You'll discover the answers to these questions, plus much more.
Level I is designed for Birth and other Professionals who work primarily with clients during pregnancy and birth. Following Level I you'll know which seeds to plant for the transition from 'being me to becoming us', seeds that support clients to cope and thrive.
You'll be a Professional Seed Planter.
Becoming Us Level II: The 8 Stages of the Parenthood Adventure
Parenthood may be an adventure into the unknown, but what if there was a clear path, bridges over rivers, a best way through the mountains?
Designed for Birth, Health, Mental Health and Educational Professionals who work with clients before and after the transition, in Level II you'll discover how to work with the "Becoming Us" model. Based on 15 years of research, Becoming Us describes the sages partners go through as they become parents, the normal challenges in each stage and ways to avoid or navigate them.
You'll be a Parenthood Tour Guide. Level I is a prerequisite to Level II of the training.
Becoming Us Level III: Dealing with the Hard Stuff
For some couples the transition into parenthood is more like a survival mission than a walk in the park. What are the biggest challenges of parenthood? How many couples are affected by them? How can you help couples who are affected by relationship distress, Birth Trauma or Perinatal Mood Disorders? And can these things actually bring them closer?
Designed for professionals working at the pointy end of parenthood, you'll gain wisdom that there is help and there is hope for parents in even the toughest of circumstances.
You'll be a Village Elder. Levels I and II are prerequisites to Level III.
Becoming Us™ Facilitator Training Program
Designed for Birth, Health, Mental Health, Parenting and Educational Professionals who prefer to be part of a supportive on-line class and also be able to pace yourself when life gets in the way, our unique Becoming Us Facilitator Training equips you to be at the forefront of Parenthood Preparation. You'll be all set up to give expecting and new parents what they need for their family to thrive.
You'll be equipped with:
- 14 webinar sessions which include Level I, Level II and Level III of the Becoming Us Professional Development Training as above (click here for more information) PLUS:
- Live online discussions and Q&As that are also recorded if you can't make it at the time.
- The option to run the Becoming Us™ Parents Program as a Certified Becoming Us™ Facilitator.
- Ongoing collaboration and support through our private Becoming Us Village Elders Facebook Group for Facilitators, to get your practice up and running.
- Accredited for 24 Continuing Professional Development points (check for your organisation).