Events

How to Stay In Love While Parenting

a workshop series and learning group for couples facilitated by Jason Keppe

Next Meetings: 

Saturday  May 16th 10am-12pm 

Location: Awaken Chiropractic       $20/person

Every chapter of parenting has amazing highlights and particular challenges.  
Just when it seems like you figure out how to deal with one chapter, another one hits.
Whether it’s sleep-training, dealing with the “terrible twos”, setting effective limits, or managing sibling issues, those challenges can be tough.  They can lead to a lot of stress and put real strain on couples’ relationships.
While there’s no “right way” to deal with any of these parenting challenges, they become much easier to deal with when couples are communicating well together – staying connected, working together, and even finding ways to laugh at the chaos.
Next Saturday we’ll be discussing and practicing some key principles for effective communication and sharing tips for navigating the rough patches.

 


Jason Keppe is a psychotherapist, trainer, husband, and father.
Contact Jason with questions or to register at jason.keppe.mft@gmail.com
or 510.898.8102

This series is open to: pregnant/expecting couples and new parents –
babies under one year old are welcome!

Research shows that when couples feel connected and on the same page, parenting is easier and families are happier.  Staying connected as a couple is absolutely the best thing you can do for your kids.  It’s also the best thing you can do for your own happiness and quality of life.

The How to Stay In Love While Parenting workshop series will help couples increase their levels of connection with each other and become more effective in their parenting. Workshops will include didactic sections based on relevant research, guided discussions, and exercises addressing key themes such as:

  • Making time for intimacy
  • Taking care of yourself    
  • Giving each other breaks
  • Improving the way you fight
  • Communicating appreciation      
  • Forgiving mistakes
  • Dealing with the in-laws   
  • Creating the optimal work/family balance      ______________________________________________________

Pregnancy Support Circle at Awaken with Kathy Woo

 

This ongoing group provides a space for pregnant women to connect with other pregnant women, share in a safe supportive environment, build community that carries on into postpartum/parenting, and learn tools for deeper internal support.  This group makes time to talk about what’s really going on and to process the myriad of changes pregnancy brings.

Each group will have a different focus and there will be a mixture of sharing, learning from one another, and experiential practice.  There will be opportunities to share, ask questions, offer resources and strategies, and reflect.  As well as learn a variety of tools for self care, prepare for birth and mothering, and looking inward.   Topics include:  working with fear & anxiety, nurturing your body, mind & spirit, relaxation techniques, relationship changes, connecting with your baby, and more!

Groups take place in Berkeley & Oakland, twice a month.  Drop-ins welcome.  The fee is $20 – $30 per person, sliding scale.
Location:  Awaken Chiropractic @ 3515 Grand Ave., Oakland
For more information, including future dates, visit: www.kathywoo.com.
If you know in advance that you plan to attend, please RSVP by email: info@kathywoo.com

 

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