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Growing Bonds: New Moms Group (3 - 6 months) - Meet a group of other moms in your area - Talk, listen, laugh, bond Mommybites Boston is proud to offer Boston-area moms support groups launched in NYC in 2008! In our new moms groups, each week you’ll share experiences, engage in parenting discussions, gather valuable resources, and ask your parenting questions on order to make this time of major transition smoother, saner, easier and more enjoyable! After these warm, informative, and friendly sessions, you’ll be fully connected to a great group of other trusted moms and feel empowered with essential skills such as dealing with sleep deprivation, feeding strategies, developmental milestones & balancing life's demands. Mommybites' support groups are led by facilitators who will guide you to embrace your new role & identity as a mom with more confidence, compassion and humor. -When: Six Fridays 10/30 - 12/11 ( No class 11/27) -Time: 9:30-10:45am -Where: Dance Place, Arlington -Fee: $170 Led by Katherin Hudkins, former Isis Instructor and Founder of Seedlings: Katherin has been studying childbirth since her first year at Smith College, where she received her BA in Anthropology with a focus in the Anthropology of Reproduction. Katherin has over a decade of extensive childcare experience, worked as a birth doula in Ecuador and MA, and spent a summer as a traditional midwife’s apprentice in Guatemala. Her passion for emotional support of expecting and new parents brought her to Isis Parenting in June of 2010, where she worked as an assistant center manager and a staff trainer. Her natural gift with moms and babies drew her into the field of postpartum support as a doula and Isis facilitator of new moms groups. Her teaching style is warm, upbeat, and positive, and informed by her cross-cultural and evolutionary studies of childbirth and parenting.  What if I have to miss a session? Life happens (especially as a new mom!) Do what you can to make it each week, but know that the program is valuable even if you have to miss some sessions. We don't prorate our support groups for missed sessions as it's really about getting 6 weeks of support & resources (vs 6 sessions). One of the best parts? Developing friendships with so many supportive moms. What Mommybites Moms are Saying: Becoming a new mom was the most exhilarating, exhausting, and intense journey I'd ever experienced. What I found I needed most was a sense of community, which is what this group offers. Meeting up, learning from, and laughing with other new mothers helps turn an uncertain and potentially scary time into a shared adventure... The New Mom's Support Group for babies is a fun and easy way to bond with other moms. The focus is really on the mom, which is so unique in the vast universe of mommy and me classes in NYC... I enjoyed taking part in the support group. It is great to be with moms and their little ones born around the same time as my daughter. We shared and learned a lot from each other, but the best thing is that we made friends!  

When: Oct 21, 2016 11:45AM in Arlington, MA


Join us for our monthly TED viewing and discussion. Bring a lunch and watch 2-3 prerecorded TED talks on a theme. This month the theme is Hide and Seek. We'll be watching and discussing these talks:

Uri Alon: Why science demands a leap into the unknown
Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans
Sarah Parcak: Archaeology from space
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks 18 minutes or less A brown bag lunch is welcomed.

When: Oct 21, 2016 12pm in Arlington, MA


INTRODUCTION TO COUPLE THERAPY:  THROUGH THE LENS OF ATTACHMENT  The very difficult work of treating distressed couples requires a clearly defined approach. Clinicians can gain confidence about offering highly effective treatment through taking this course, as it is designed to focus explicitly on the theory and practice of a few distinct attachment-based models, with an emphasis on EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).  In the past few decades, the empirically validated model of EFT has become regarded as one of the most powerful in the field. EFT is a short-term treatment model of couple therapy that has been shown to move 70– 75% of couples from distress to recovery, and 90% to significant improvement. EFT provides therapists with a road map to better understand and work with the underlying recurrent patterns of couple conflict.  In addition to teaching EFT skills, this course will introduce ways to use other contemporary attachment-based models, such as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Internal Family Systems(IFS), in couple work. These models very effectively complement an EFT-based understanding of both distressed and healthy couples’ dynamics.  Course participants can expect to acquire working knowledge of EFT and introductory concepts of IFS and AEDP, and will be able to apply aspects of all three models clinically to create change when working with dyads.   Class structure will incorporate didactic lecture, discussion, experiential role plays, and viewed taped sessions that illustrate specific therapeutic interventions. Participants will receive copies of the Powerpoint presentations and support documents presented in class. Previous experince working with couples is helpful but not mandatory.   Class will meet in the Fall of 2016 on Fridays from 2-4pm:  9/9, 9/23, 9/30, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, and 12/16. Fee:  $895 + $35 for CEUsInstructors:  Danielle Green, LICSWSuzanne McCarthy, PsyD Suzanne Marcus, LMFT  Location:   NECCF (New England Center for Couples and Families) 742 MA Ave. Arlington, MA  02476 781.641.0070   www.newenglandcouplesandfamilies.com

When: Oct 21, 2016 2pm in Arlington, MA

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About Arlington, MA
Arlington, MA local information about the Town of Arlington and the local businesses and events. Arlington Massachusetts was founded over 350 years ago and remains proud of its history throughout its growth into a modern community. Arlington is the birthplace of Uncle Sam and the location of the first children's library.

Arlington has preserved many of its historical buildings and its town common which was the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through as they returned from the Old North Bridge at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

Arlington was once a thriving mill and agricultural town but now hosts commercial development centers. Its access to Metropolitan Boston has made it a very desirable place to live and its diverse population has demanded good schools and recreation facilities which together have made Arlington very attractive to families.