You're passionate about supporting new moms.
You see it as your calling. Maybe your current job just doesn't light you up in the same way.
You know that you want to start working in maternal health and wellness, or expand the services you already provide.
This was me. After the birth of my first daughter, I spent a lot of time thinking about how I could support new moms. As an occupational therapist, I felt constrained by working within the medical model, when I knew I could offer so much more. But other than taking some (ok, lots of) continuing education courses, I didn't DO anything about it. Once I'd had my second daughter, and I started to attend mom and baby groups with her, I knew that had to change. I was tired of going to groups where there was little structure, inconsistent advice, and judgmental facilitators.
I knew as occupational therapists, we could do this better!
That's when Growing Together was born.
My six week taught mom and baby class, where moms can find connection, support and evidence-based information so that they feel confident in their new role as a parent.
The group includes everything that moms need to know to keep themselves, and their babies, well; we cover ergonomics, posture, breathing, mental health, and look at how moms can safely return to their valued occupations.
For baby, we cover all those ‘hot topics’ that moms are anxious about: feeding, teething, introducing solids, sleep, and more! Moms love the fact that they are getting information from a reliable, professional source. And as occupational therapists, we can provide a unique, holistic view on motherhood, which moms won’t be finding at their local medical provider.
That’s great and all - but is it successful?
The resounding answer is YES!
My Growing Together group sold out on its first run! Moms needed what I was providing! With a mix of self care and connection for moms, and infant development and play for babies, along with a relaxed and non-judgmental feel, the group was an instant success - even during the pandemic, where connections were harder to find for moms.
Here’s what moms are saying about Growing Together:
“I really enjoyed having this class to go to as I was trying to figure out how to be a new mom. I enjoyed the combination of topics each week as well as an opportunity to check in with other new moms. Thank you!”
“Lisa’s enthusiasm and expertise were much appreciated and helped me navigate the first couple months of being a new mom. So grateful I could do this class and that it was offered online. Thank you!!”
Now is your opportunity to make a positive change for moms and babies. I’m offering
Growing Together: The How-To Mom and Baby Group Guide For OTs
taking OTs step by step through the process of running Growing Together groups, as well as offering ongoing support to moms and babies.
So What's Included?
Growing Together: The How-To Mom and Baby Group Guide For OTs gives you the tools to use your OT skills with a client group that you are passionate about working with and that desperately needs your support!
You will get:
Done-for-you session plans for all weeks of the group ($497 value)
Handouts to include in your sessions, so moms aren’t expected to remember everything or take notes during group ($97 value)
Email templates, so your participants turn up and get the information they need each week ($47 value)
The ‘secret sauce’ ingredient that Growing Together offers to connect moms (Value: Priceless!)
A step-by-step guide to visualize your own group, and how to make that a reality ($147 value)
Marketing strategies that will ensure the moms and service providers in your community value your group ($197 value)
All of this means that you walk away from this course with the ability to start leading mom and baby groups straight away. I walk you through the considerations for starting your group and help you to overcome the barriers that could trip you up. The information and resources contained within the course will also give you the ability to support clients in 1:1 sessions if you choose to, giving you extra value to add to your client sessions.
What's your investment for this course?
This will be the first cohort of OTs completing Growing Together: The How-to Mom and Baby Group Guide for OTs. I’m excited to announce that I’m currently looking for beta testers to go through the content and give a testimonial.
As a beta tester, you have access to the full course and resources, for the fraction of the cost!
The value of the course is well over $900: with all the templates, group calls, and information I'm packing into it; but for beta testers, this course is yours for:
Let’s start supporting more moms and babies to grow together!
Bear in mind that I made over $800 profit running this group ONCE online - if you run one series of the group, you'll have already made back more than double your investment!
The beta testing group will be small (less than ten people) and limited to occupational therapy practitioners only; I've had interest from other professionals who would like to participate, but I'm keeping this exclusive to OTs as I believe our dual training in physical and mental health makes us perfect to deliver this program.
How is the course delivered?
I want to support you as much as possible during this course. I will be offering three group calls within the six week timeframe of the course, so that I can answer any questions you have, give encouragement and support, and so that you can connect and network with other OTs who are passionate about working with new moms. You will also be partnered with an OT ‘accountability buddy’ who is taking the course at the same time as you, so that you have access to ongoing support outside of the group calls.
The content is delivered through an online platform, MemberVault, with a mix of video content, written text and worksheets. As I know OTs are busy professionals, none of the videos are longer than 15 minutes, with the majority being 2 - 8 minutes long.
How do I sign up or get more information?
As long as there are still places (registration times will be limited and open in early 2021), you can sign up to receive more information here, and receive a FREE maternal health resource list which you can use with your clients (and find some amazing reading material for yourself!):