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6th of November to 11th of December. More info to come.
GrowParents is created for parents and expecting parents, both mother and father, who are looking for emotional and social support throughout parenthood. Although the course is originally created for expats, all english speaking parents are welcome. Babies up to 1 year old can join the sessions, free of charge.
GrowParents offers a course of 6 weekly group sessions; with each week focusing on a specific topic related to common emotional challenges that arise throughout parenthood. The meetings are guided group conversations between peers, conducted by a psychotherapist and a life coach. Additionally, a specialist in each week’s topic is invited to participate.
The participants are divided into two groups, with each their specific time and place. One group is for expecting parents (GrowBellies). The other group is for parents who already had their baby (GrowBabies).
Each session starts off with an introduction of the session’s topic and is followed by a guided conversation where each participant can, but doesn’t have to, share their experiences and emotions regarding the weekly topic. Participants can support each other, while both our psychotherapist and life coach will facilitate the group dynamic. They will help you create awareness and space by asking inspiring and mind-opening questions. On top of that, an expert in the week’s topic will offer his/her expertise.
Snacks, water and tea are offered before, during and after the sessions.
GrowParents offers a course of 6 weekly group sessions that return several times a year. The sessions are hold weekly and have a duration of 90 minutes. The participants can choose to attend single sessions or commit to the whole 6 weeks course.
All sessions are carefully thought-out for in-person participation. As GrowParents stands for maximum accessability, we also provide limited options to attend the sessions online. Both the 6-session package and the both-parents package include online options.
As long as the parent feels they can benefit from the session while taking care of their baby/babies, infants up to 1 year old are welcome free of charge. Childcare for children over 1 year old can be solicited (minimum 1 week in advanced). Ask us about the childcare rates.
All weekly topics are related to emotional challenges that commonly arise throughout pregnancy and parenthood. They range from dealing with physical changes, finding time for self-care, shifts in relationships, living away from family & friends, coping with opinions of others and much more. Topics can change slightly per course. Check our agenda for more details.
GrowParents lays close to our hearts as we are both expats and moms.
Laura is a social worker and certified life coach. She is specialised in personal growth and interpersonal communication. She has a young daughter and is expecting a little son.
Amy is a existential psychotherapist at Counselling Madrid, specialised in family dynamics and children with special needs. She is a mom of a young boy.