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Couples Workshop: Bringing Baby Home

Duration: Two-day workshop

Location: TBD

Dates: September (TBD)

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Educator: Matleena Vanhanen

Class size: Space is limited

Fee: 1600 AED per couple (fee includes Bringing Baby Home Couples Materials Set)

Information and registration: Contact Matleena at vanhanen@tmtcdubai.com


About this workshop

Bringing Baby Home (BBH) is a program for new parents experiencing the transition to parenthood. BBH is a research-based and research-tested psychoeducational workshop developed by Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman and Dr. John Gottman, one of the world’s leading research scientists on marriage, relationships and families. The workshop is dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families.


Who will benefit

Couples who are interested in having a baby

Couples who are expecting a baby

Couples who are already parenting an infant or toddler (ages 0-3)


Couples will learn how to

Strengthen their friendship

Increase intimacy and affection

Work through conflict through greater ease

Maintain relationship satisfaction

Reduce hostility

Create positive baby/child interactions

In addition couples learn about:

Child development

Co-parent strategies

How to improve communication, compromise and connection with each other

Post-partum mood disorder and gain awareness of treatment options


What to expect

The workshop consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations, role-plays, videotapes and communication exercises.

The fee includes Bringing Baby Home Couples Materials Set. Coffee and tea are available throughout the day. Lunch is not included.


About the Educator

Matleena is a Counselling Psychologist working at The MapleTree Center DMCC in Dubai. She has worked with individuals, couples and families for 20 years. She is in the process of becoming a Gottman Certified Couples Therapist.