Learn how to plant powerful seeds for families to thrive!

Do you realize it’s nobody’s professional role in our world today to actually prepare parents for parenthood?

This means that anyone an expecting parent meets on their journey into parenthood has the potential to make all the difference for them. You are a VIP in their world. You’re like Yoda. And parents need someone to prepare them. Preferably a whole team of someones. Because life is getting more and more complicated: we are starting to see higher stress levels, more relationship issues and Perinatal Mental Health conditions in early parenthood.

The good news is there are plenty of ways to prepare and support parents to cope.

The great news is there are plenty of ways to prepare and support parents to THRIVE.

AND it’s easier than you think! Come and meet Elly to find out how.

Becoming Us 2-hour Seed Planting Workshops

If you work with expecting or new parents in any professional capacity, and especially if you are a birth related professional, you can learn how to plant powerful seeds that support mothers, fathers and partners to cope as individuals, pull together as a couple, and thrive as a family.

I wanted to laugh, cry and snort.
— Emma Jones, Psychologist and Seed Planting Workshop participant.

This training is especially for you if you:

  • want to prepare parents for parenthood

  • want to improve birth outcomes

  • want a more holistic approach to your work

  • want to be part of a professional community who are also working to “be the change” parents need

In this two hour interactive seminar you’ll discover:

  • That while we call it the “transition into parenthood”, there are actually more than eight (8!!!) major life transitions for mothers, fathers and families. You’ll learn what these transitions are and how you can use them in your role.

  • New brain research into learning and relationships that can make all the difference in your work.

  • Ways to work with the huge expectations and even bigger realities of parenthood.

  • How the research and evidence-based Becoming Us approach can support you to work with individuals, couples or groups in a whole-family way to navigate the different transitions of parenthood, reduce risks for PMH issues and relationship problems and support families to thrive.

  • How to design and plant a 3 part seed for parents to grow their love as they go. You’ll see just how powerful this tool can be!

And the best bit? Seed planting only takes a moment for you - but can make a lifetime of difference for families. Want to bring Seed Planting to your city? See below.

U.S.A. Summer Seed Planting Tour, June 2019

Offered only once or twice per year, Elly has chosen select cities to bring the Seed Planting Workshops. This is a unique opportunity to get a live, hands-on experience of the Becoming Us approach and learn from the creator herself. Check locations below, sign up for a workshop in a city near you and discover the power of this work. Dates and locations are still being added. Please contact us below if you’d like to host Elly in your own city!


Birth Education Center
9845 Erma Rd Suite 202
So CA 92131


GraceFull Birth & Wellness Center
2815 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026


Allotribe Community Center
7797 Raleigh Street
Westminster 80020


The Motherhood Center of New York 205 Lexington Ave, 10th Floor
New York City, NY

Everything is better
with a friend!

Grab a colleague and get $20 off each. Use the discount code FriendsTogether20 during registration and email both your names to support@becomingusfamily.com.

See you there!


Details coming soon


The Family Institute at Northwestern University
618 Library Pl, Evanston, IL 60201

Chicago, Level 1 Training Workshop: Tilling the Soil & Planting the Seeds

Chicago, IL - June 17, 1-5 pm. A big thank you to The Family Institute at Northwestern University for hosting Becoming Us for a special Level 1 Training. In this Level 1 Training, we’ll go beyond the basic seed planting to learn how to support families to understand and navigate the ‘transition into parenthood’. What does this transition actually mean for couples? Why do some parents find it more challenging than others? Is there a way to prepare expecting parents so it's easier and more enjoyable for all of them? You'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Following Level I you'll be a Professional Seed Planter. You'll know which seeds to plant that support your clients to grow their love and have practical resources you can use from day one. You’ll also have an opportunity for live Q&A with award-winning author Elly Taylor and receive your own signed copy of Elly’s ground-breaking survival guide for parents: Becoming Us. Sign up here.

You can also see Elly @ CAPPA in Atlanta, CA – Special Keynote Session at CAPPA!
JUNE 21-23
Atlanta, GA

CAPPA Conference @ Marriott Hotel at Avalon
9000 Avalon Boulevard
Alpharetta, GA 30009

ATLANTA, GA - June 21. While in the U.S.A., Elly is also presenting a keynote at the CAPPA Conference June 21-23 in Atlanta. See the CAPPA website for more info and to register.

And SAVE THE DATE for Portland, OR – Special Seminar at PSI!

PSI Conference @ Hilton Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

PORTLAND, OR - June 30, 9am-noon. While in the U.S.A., Elly is also co-leading (with Lead Mentor Barb Buckner-Suarez) a breakout session/seminar at the Postpartum Support International Conference on Sunday 30th June. See the PSI Conference website for more.

 Would you like Becoming Us to come to you?

Do you know a bunch of passionate helping professionals and have a space to hold them all? Elly Taylor, founder of Becoming Us, loves traveling and teaching - so bring a Becoming Us Professional Training to you! This is a great opportunity to network with professionals who work in other aspects of family wellbeing and build professional relationships so you’ve got parents in your community covered. Let’s start a conversation about nest building for your city below!

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