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Gottman Institute's "Bringing Baby Home" for New and Expecting Parents

The Sequence Institute for Learning and Education

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
BBH: January 17th 2 Hour Workshop 'Transition To Parenthood'
Select the date which corresponds to the workshop topic of interest.
Apr 10, 2020 $200.00 $5.99
BBH: February 7th 2 Hour Workshop 'Managing Stress and Conflict Resolution' Apr 10, 2020 $200.00 $5.99
BBH: March 13th 2 Hour Workshop 'Emotional Communication and Children' Apr 10, 2020 $200.00 $5.99
BBH: April 10th 2 Hour Workshop 'Making The Magic Last' Apr 10, 2020 $200.00 $5.99

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"BRINGING BABY HOME" Workshops for Couples

The state of the art program for couples, designed by nationally renowned couples experts John and Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute, combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families:

"What now?" is the question most parents ask when they bring home a new baby. As exciting as the birth of a child can be, it can also be an incredibly stressful and tiring experience.  Couples find it difficult to find the time and energy to focus on each other as they deal with this "new normal."

As a new or expecting parent, you and your partner will learn how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for your child. The carefully designed workshops allows you to follow along with the workbook (yours to keep) while you learn about how couples cope with these changes, what to expect for each other and yourself, and how to understand and connect with your child. Activities that you and your partner do together and with the group will enhance the learning and offer more than a few chances to laugh, gain a sense of empowerment, ask questions and get emotionally prepared in remarkable ways.

  • Promote Positive Parent-Baby Interactions
  • Promote Quality Involvement for Both Parents
  • Reduce the Incidence or Severity of Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Maintain Relationship Satisfaction After Having a Baby

Research indicates that participation in this program has long lasting positive outcomes for parents and their babies, learn more by




FRIDAY Jaunaury 10th


Presenter: Kathleen Landers LCSW-C

5-7 pm

 This class will help you understand the psychological, physical and emotional changes that accompany parenthood; how your relationship influences your children; and identify ways to maintain the friendship in your relationship with all these new changes. Lecture and discussion format.

Includes: Workbook & copy of the powerpoint presentation

FRIDAY February 7th


Presenter: Anchal Khanna LCMFT

 5-7 pm

 The stress of parenting adds an additional layer of complexity to an already busy life. This workshop will help you identify the warning signs of stress, learn about effective and ineffective ways to manage your stress, and most importantly, tools you can use to soothe your children after you have an argument. Lecture and discussion format.

Includes: Workbook & copy of the powerpoint presentation

FRIDAY March 13th


Presenter: Kathleen Landers LCSW-C

 5-7 pm

The emotional development of babies and children is critical to their overall wellbeing. It is not uncommon for parents to feel overwhelmed in satisfying the emotional needs of children. This workshop will help you in learning the five basic steps of emotional coaching that will get you to be more in tune with your children and help them develop a range of emotional experiences. Lecture, Discussion and Video.

Includes: Workbook & copy of powerpoint presentation

FRIDAY April 10th


Presenter Anchal Khanna LCMFT

 5-7 pm

Couples notice a decline in their emotional and physical intimacy and connection after having a child. This class will provide you with an opportunity to learn about what makes a relationship successful and what negatively impacts a relationship. Facilitators will also guide you through steps that will help you refuel the "magic" in your relationship, which in turn will positively impact your child and your overall parenting. Lecture and discussion format.


Kathleen Landers, MSW, LCSW-C
Individual, Couples and Group Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator and Seven Principles Leader
Kathleen Landers, MSW, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker, with 30+ years experience working with children, adults and families. As the Director of Sequence she is delighted to offer programs of all types, including the Gottman based program on the impact of a newborn baby on the dynamics of the couple.
As a mother of two, and after years of helping people navigate relationships, strengthen their self worth, overcome past traumas and losses and reach their potential, it is very rewarding to be able to offer such "preventive medicine" as the BBH program.
While many supports and services can improve our lives, nothing beats the head start of being raised by adults who are in a loving relationship, and are able to weather the stress of this significant lifestyle change, so that the joys of parenthood and family can be maximized. The children, and the adults they will become, are the true winners of this great start.
Anchal KhannaMS, LCMFT

Individual, Couples and Group Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator

Anchal Khanna MS, LCMFT is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist with over sixteen years of experience as an individual and couples therapist, group facilitator and trainer. She works with adults from diverse backgrounds who are concerned about a range of issues.

Her work experience as a therapist has included working in outpatient settings such as university counseling centers, private practice and mental health agencies.  Along with working as a therapist with Sequence, she is also a therapist at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville.

 Anchal has completed the advanced level of the Gottman method of couples therapy. She is certified as a Gottman Educator to facilitate a program for new and expecting parents that helps them sustain their relationship and be effective parents.  She has significant experience in leading workshops on varied topics for clinicians, paraprofessionals and non-mental health groups. A mother of two girls, Anchal is delighted to offer the Gottman workshops to expecting parents and parents of toddlers!



 The program is offered in 4 sessions, these can be stand-alone sessions but are best when taken together. The sessions for winter 2020 are offered as our Friday "Hapy Hour" with a lite catered snacks and non-alcoholic beverages served.


$200 per 2-hour training per couple


Kathleen Landers, LCSW-C phone: 240-200-5401 ext 4  email:

Anchal Khanna, MS, LCMFT phone: 240-200-5401 ext 711 email:

 For registration questions please contact: 240-200-5401 ext. 3, or email


NOTE: This program is offered in this setting for couples. Same-sex partners and couples adopting an infant are welcome. Couples expecting by surrogate are also welcome. If you are interested in scheduling an individual training, please contact the facilitator of your choice at the numbers listed above to discuss this option. Babies and children under 1 are always welcome as well.


Parking and Accessibility  

Downtown Silver Spring has ample public parking in the Ellsworth garage, just within a block of our building. Rates for public parking in Silver Spring is 1.00 per hour. The Red Line Metro stops at the Silver Spring Station and the Ride On Route 12 Bus travels on Cedar Street.

Refunds & Policies:

No refunds are offered once the event has been registered for. However, if necessary, the facilitators will make every effort to offer an individual make up session (usually 90 minutes in length) for any session missed. It is advisable that this option be used if one member of the couple is unable to attend as well. The make-up session will be scheduled as close to the original event as possible, and within 90 days.

Sequence reserves the right to cancel workshops that are undersubscribed. Registrants will be notified no later than one week prior to the cancelled training. Registrants of workshops cancelled by Sequence can request either a full refund or schedule a series of individual sessions to experience the material.

In the event of a weather-related emergency or other exigent circumstance (e.g., building power outage), Sequence reserves the right to change the workshop location and/or reschedule the workshop. Registrants will be notified immediately of any such changes.

Have questions about Gottman Institute's "Bringing Baby Home" for New and Expecting Parents? Contact The Sequence Institute for Learning and Education

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Sequence Institute Classroom
The Cedar House
8706 Cedar Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Counseling, Wellness, and Career Services


The Sequence Institute for Learning and Education is the training branch of Sequence Counseling and Consulting Services, offering counseling, career and wellness services. Our workshops, seminars, and retreats are designed to promote success and development for participants across the spectrum of our services.


Sequence is a multidisciplinary group private practice offering services to individuals, couples, families, and organizations. Using evidence-based knowledge and techniques, we promote healthy individuals, families, and workplaces.


All services are offered both locally and nationally. In Maryland, we offer counseling services in our Rockville and Silver Spring offices, and through seminars and workshops at our Sequence Institute Classroom in Silver Spring and throughout the Greater Washington area. Phone and video conferencing may be used for career services in any location, and for therapy to residents of the state of Maryland.

Webinars and other online services are also frequently offered through our website.


Please visit our website to learn more about our current programs and services, or contact our Director of Training to schedule a workshop or presentation for your organization at 240-200-2501 ext 3 


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