Targeted Sessions to Learn, Support, and Grow

  • Our counselors facilitate interactive, practical workshops on various topics throughout the year that provide an opportunity for skill building, support, and growth.
  • The structure, delivery, and cost of workshops and retreats vary based on the content, structure, and schedule.
  • Upcoming workshops are included below. Join us!

Bringing Baby Home

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Bringing Baby Home is a 12-hour educational workshop which was designed and created by relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, at The Relationship Research Institute in Seattle. The Gottmans’ research demonstrates that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction. Further research has shown that relationship discord and conflict have a profound negative effect on the couples’ infants and toddlers.

The goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship.

Find more details on the Bringing Baby Home Workshop here.

Who does it serve?

The program is for pregnant couples and families with children up to three years of age. Babies in arms are welcome (less than 1 year of age).

What are the goals?

The goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship. Objectives include:

  • Increasing friendship in the relationship
  • Dealing effectively with conflict
  • Keeping dads involved in infant care and parenting
  • Improving the quality of parent–infant interaction
  • Recognizing the psychological and emotional needs of their child
  • Co-parenting effectively
Date(s)
  • November 12, 13, 14
  • Program hours are: Friday 4:30-7pm / Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-noon.

Bringing Baby Home is a 12-hour psychoeducational workshop. 7.5 hours of the workshop are completed with the trainer, Julia Ward, during three 2.5-hour virtual sessions, indicated above. The remaining 4.5 hours are completed by the couple in between sessions.

Location
Online, via HIPAA-compliant video platform, Theranest
Cost
$395 per couple, including materials
Contact / Sign Up

For more information or to sign up, contact Julia Ward, Resident in Counseling.

More Than Sad: Teen Depression

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Suicide prevention and awareness is an issue that is important to us at Sunstone. We’re committed to educating our clients and community and to participating in advocacy campaigns that shed light on this critical issue.

That’s why we’ve partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s National Capital Area Chapter to present an in-person version of their program, “More Than Sad: Teen Depression,” on Sunday, December 12 from 4-6 PM ET at our Ashburn office.

REGISTER HERE.

Who does it serve?

Parents and caregivers (must be 18 years of age or older to attend this presentation)

What are the goals?

This program teaches parents and other caring adults about depression, demystifies treatment, and encourages those who are struggling or have a loved one who is struggling to seek help.

Date(s)

Sunday, December 12, 4-6 PM ET

Location
Sunstone Counseling's Ashburn office (20145 Ashbrook Pl, Ste 180, Ashburn VA 20147)
Cost
FREE
Contact / Sign Up

Questions?
Contact Education Chair Hannah Menzner at afsp.ncac.education@gmail.com

Yoga & Mental Wellness Workshops for Adults & Teens

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When we experience chronic feelings of overwhelm, stress, anxiety, or a depressed mood it can be challenging to access our inner strength and tools for healing. Yoga is a bridge we can build to those internal resources. We offer introductory workshops that lay the foundation of an at-home yoga mental wellness practice through understanding of basic psychology, neuroscience, and polyvagal theory, yoga postures, and breath work.

For more information on future workshops, contact MJ Harford, Resident in Counseling.

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