Expecting and New Parent Gottman Workshop for Couples

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Expecting and New Parent Gottman Workshop for Couples

Couples + parenthood: growing your family? "Gift your child the best nest, a loving parental relationship!"

By Maryellen P. Mullin, Couples Coaching Events

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Thursday, May 4 · 4pm PDT



Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

ONE Hour Class, Meets SIX Times

Materials Included (*must register by 5/19 to receive ON TIME! If you register after 5/19, they will arrive before the 2nd class meeting.)


$550 US per couple, for the series of six sessions. *This includes your BBH kit, mailed to you at no cost, in the continental US.

*Buy ONE ticket per couple, read below, for start date of Thursday, May 4. You only need ONE ticket for the series of six.

Our Expecting and New Parent Workshop, Bringing Baby Home®, is a Virtual Couple's Workshop to prepare for the transition to parenthood, together!

 Join us from the privacy of your own home, with a virtual community of other couples!

  • Are you pregnant? Put your feet up afterwork, from the comfort of your own couch!
  • Has your newborn(s) arrived? Join us together, without having to hire a babysitter!
  • This virtual workshop allows you to be a couple, eat dinner, talk to each other in the privacy of your own home, while learning together!

Are you a couple pregnant, adopting/welcoming and or now parenting a newborn? Parenthood is a blessing, yet even the strongest couples are tested after bringing baby/child home.

  • What happens to date night?
  • How do you manage conflict constructively, to stay connected?
  • How do you agree on parenting? 
  • How do you learn about what your baby is communicating?
  • How do you prioritize sex and intimacy after baby?
  • What happens when WE become a family? 

Developed by the Gottman Institute, and brought to you six (6) online sessions, our research-based workshop prepares couples with the transition to parenthood! 

Strengthen your relationship and ability to bond with a new baby, together.

 Parents will learn research-based skills that enhance and strengthen their couple relationship, as well as, support a newborn baby's/child's development together, during this wonderfully challenging time. Watch this brief video with Dr. Gottman discussing the BBH program here: https://youtu.be/e_hNCHEmB-o

Six SESSIONS - 5pm to 6pm (Pacific)

DATES for 2022 on Thursday Evenings:

May 25 & June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

The New Parent Workshop: Bringing Baby Home® VIRTUAL workshop takes place in the privacy of your home, over six (6) zoom sessions.

Only purchase ONE ticket, for the start date of Thursday, May 4th.

The ticket price (US $550) covers TWO indivduals (a couple) for the SIX session series and your materials mailed to you (see exceptions).

ONLY BUY ONE TICKET PER COUPLE - $550 is your cost for ONE couple!

*This is a ONE session each Thursday (dates above) that meets six times. You will have FUN home extension exercises each week to do as a couple!

This class is dyadic! This means, you engage with your parenter in all activities, to gain practice together with new skills and tools. While in solidarity with other couples, think of this more as a "couples retreat," where you are both focused solely on each other. Couples will be instructed  to mute/camera off, to have privacy when practicing the skills. 

As a couple you will both experience over 6 hours of workshop and home learning time, to engage with each other (not the group) in exercises and activities to:

  • strengthen your couple and parenting relationship
  • improve couple communication
  • gain research based skills + practice them, to navigate conflict
  • learn about how to connect as a couple and a family
  • recognize emotions in baby and what baby is communicating
  • how to keep your intimacy and passion going post-baby's birth
  • how to cope with baby blues and identify post partum depression
  • the importance of the role of fathers and mothers 

Maryellen P. Mullin, LMFT is a certified Gottman Educator for the "Bringing Baby Home" program. This adult workshop is for couples who are expectant and/or new parents. 

Event Details

  • Workshop will be hosted on Zoom (USA Pacific Time Zone)

  • Please see dates above:

  • Space is limited to 10 couples to provide an optimal VIRTUAL workshop experience.

  • Attendance for all sessions is required.

  • BBH KIT (retails at $39.00 + shipping) IS INCLUDED with your ticket and live in the continental US. We need to mail it to you, so please register by the date above.

    *If you purchase the workshop after May 19th, a kit will still be mailed to you (unless you are outside the continental US) and we will provide information to you to complete exercises.


The six session workshop cost of $550 covers:

  • A couple's (two people) registration. (Please note: If you want to avoid an Eventbrite fee, please contact us to arrange for an alternate payment option 415-335-6381). This workshop occurs in the Pacific Daylight Time Zone.

  • No Refunds, after purchase - 1. If you have an emergency and cannot attend after registration, you may apply towards a different workshop series. 2. If one person has to miss a session, please make sure the other partner can attend. 3. If both people have to unexpectedly miss a session, you will be given instructions on material covered, the homework and how to complete the activities).

    • BBH KIT (retails at $39.00 + shipping) IS INCLUDED with your ticket IF you register by April 14th, and live in the continental US.

  • Please be sure you both can make all sessions. There are no recordings.

Bringing Baby Home® Educators

Maryellen P Mullin is the founder of San Francisco Family Therapy and Messy Parenting: Progress Not Perfection®. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California, (LMFT 45966). She is a Certified Gottman Therapist for couples. Her clinical experience includes work in pre-school through 12th grade educational settings, non-profit mental health agencies, as a school social worker and in private practice. Maryellen is Bringing Baby Home® Educator, through the Gottman Institute, a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and has specialized training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), couples relationships, family systems, child trauma and attention/behavioral issues with children. Maryellen writes, speaks and provides trainings regularly to school and parent groups and community-based non-profits on parenting and child development topics. She provides parenting coaching and workshops: Messy Parenting: Progress Not Perfection ®.

About the organizer

Couples coaching and communication for all partners, globally.