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PARENTS

Emotional support group for Pregnancy and Parenthood

!! SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2020 EDITION !!
Wednesdays from the 15th of January to the 19th of February. More info.

Our mission

Inspire & help (expecting) parents to take care of their own well-being so they can enjoy parenthood and raise happy kids.

What we offer

  • professional emotional guidance in group to (expecting) parents
  • preparation, awareness and practical tools to take home
  • a safe & intimate space to share experience, expectations and emotions (max 6 participants)
  • information about existing support in Madrid
  • private online platform for continuous support from participants and professionals
  • easy access to reach everyone who could benefit (online participation + low rates)

participants

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.

Group sessions

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).

What to expect

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.

Frequency

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.

Online participation

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.

Children

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.

Topics

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.

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Rates

GrowParents aims to guarantee accessibility to everyone. That’s why we keep our rates as low as possible. Your investment goes entirely to the costs related to organisation, marketing and snacks. All professionals share their expertise on a voluntary basis.

one parent

  • Pay per Session - one parent
  • 30one time
    • Access to one session
    • 1,5 hours of professional guidance in group from a psychotherapist, a life coach and an expert
    • In person participation
    • Infants up to one year old welcome
    • Limited acces: only if there’s a spot available (max 6 people)
    • Advantage: only attend sessions with topics you like
    • Advantage: access to private Facebook group

  • 6-session package - one parent
  • 150subscription period of 6 weeks
    • Access to 6 sessions
    • 9 hours of professional guidance in group from a psychotherapist, a life coach and an expert
    • In person participation
    • Infants up to one year old welcome
    • Advantage: Guaranteed access to group for the subscription period.
    • Advantage: Online participation – up to 3 sessions
    • Advantage: Up to 2 sessions can be transferred to an other subscription period.
    • Advantage: Access to private WhatsApp group for continuous support
    • Advantage: Access to private Facebook group

both parents

  • Pay per Session - both parents
  • 50one time
    • Access to one session
    • 1,5 hours of professional guidance in group from a psychotherapist, a life coach and an expert
    • In-person participation for both parents
    • Infants up to one year old welcome
    • One parent can attend online
    • Limited acces: only if there’s a spot available (max 6 people)
    • Advantage: only attend sessions with topics you like
    • Advantage: access to private Facebook group

  • 6-session package - both parents
  • 270one course of 6 weeks
    • Access to 6 sessions
    • 9 hours of professional guidance in group from a psychotherapist, a life coach and an expert
    • In-person participation for both parents
    • Infants up to one year old welcome
    • Both parents can attend online
    • Advantage: Guaranteed access to group for the subscription period.
    • Advantage: Online participation – Parent 1: up to 3 sessions Parent 2: up to 6 sessions
    • Advantage: Up to 2 sessions can be transferred to an other subscription period for both parents.
    • Advantage: Access to private Whatsapp group
    • Advantage: Access to private Facebook group

Team

GrowParents lays close to our hearts as we are both expats and moms.

Life Coach

laura vanderputten

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.

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Psychotherapist

amy temple

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.

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collaborators

GrowParents wouldn’t be the same without the amazing support. Thank you collaborators!