Professional Seminars

The following topics can be delivered as seminar, a workshop or tailored to meet your organisational needs.

If you’re looking for specific training in Elly’s groundbreaking Becoming Us approach to parenthood, please see here.

 

Healthy Relationships

The benefits of good relationships are immeasurable: better mental and physical health, less stress and happier lives and families. Yet most of us aren’t taught how to create strong and stable relationships. Learn the skills and how to apply them at home, in life and in the workplace.

Supporting Parents at Work

One in 3 women and 1 in 5 men suffer from anxiety or depression during pregnancy or early parenthood and this can impact individuals, families and careers. Discover how to support parents’ mental, emotional and relationship wellbeing in the workplace.

 

Self-Care for Professionals

Burnout doesn’t have to be a part of life. Learn simple, holistic ways to prevent and manage burnout and have more balance in life, resilience and energy, better relationships and more left over for others. Professionals who practice good self-care are good role models for others.

Trauma, Triggers and Resilience

Trauma is can happen anywhere, anytime. When not identified and managed, trauma can have a ‘ripple effect’, impacting other areas of a person’s life, work and relationships. Understanding triggers and supporting resilience can make all the difference to coping and recovery.

Managing Conflict

 

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Many of us can be passive or aggressive when it comes to dealing with differences and this can negatively impact our relationships. Assertive communication is the answer. Assertiveness builds trust and resilience, inspires creativity and sees people and teams reaching their potential.

 

Have you ever been confused by someone’s behaviour? Or even by your own reaction to something or someone else? Understanding the way we, and others, work can make all the difference to our personal and workplace relationships.

 

Conference Presentations and Events

 
At the Perinatal Mental Health Summit, London in 2018 with perinatal mental health advocate Elaine Hanzak and obstetrician Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay.

At the Perinatal Mental Health Summit, London in 2018 with perinatal mental health advocate Elaine Hanzak and obstetrician Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay.

2019

Postpartum Support International Conference, Portland OR
Keynote Speaker, CAPPA Conference, Atlanta, GA
Becoming Us Seed Planting Workshop, Los Angeles
Becoming Us Seed Planting Workshop, San Diego
Becoming Us Seed Planting Workshop, Denver
Becoming Us Level I Training, Chicago
Becoming Us Seed Planting Worksop, New York City

Your session on Birth Trauma, extremely valuable and heart-warming, was one of the best. Your passion for making a difference is commendable - the work you’re doing will have a long-term positive effect for so many couples and children.
— Jan bond, Clinical Counsellor, Queensland, Australia

2018
National Mens Health Gathering, Sydney
Parenting 2.0, Sydney
Parents Today Conference, Riga, Latvia
Perinatal Mental Health Summit, London
NHS Mental Health Day, Portsmouth, UK
Becoming Us Seed Planting Workshop, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago
Becoming Us Seed Planting Workshop, Brown University, Rhode Island
Becoming Us Seed Planting Workshop, The Motherhood Center, NYC
DONA Conference, Fort Lauderdale

2017
Becoming Us Level I Professional Development Training,
Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum, Portland, Oregon

Best presentation I have attended in years! Filled with hope and practical help for families that we can actually use. Brilliant!
— Kimberly Bepler, ABC Doulas, Portland, Oregon

2015
Marce Australasia, Adelaide
The Mother Conference, Sydney
Keeping Motherhood Real, Sydney

2014
Postpartum Support International, North Carolina
Joint PACFA/AARC/AASW Conference, Sydney
Parenting 2.0, Dublin, Ireland
Birthlight Conference, Cambridge, UK

Presenting at the Parents Today Conference in Riga, Latvia. It’s hard to see, but that’s me on the right. My awesome interpreter, Anna, is on the left.

Presenting at the Parents Today Conference in Riga, Latvia. It’s hard to see, but that’s me on the right. My awesome interpreter, Anna, is on the left.