Improve your relationship in 1 weekend!


This is a great opportunity to learn the research-based tools that really make marriages work based on the best selling book The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work By relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. 

 Through facilitator-led education, and supported activities with your partner, you will learn to:

  • Improve friendship, fondness and admiration
  • Enhance romance and intimacy
  • Manage conflict constructively
  • Gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems
  • Create shared meaning
  • Maintain gains throughout a lifetime

 This workshop does not require couples to share with other participants.

 From young couples preparing to move-in together to those celebrating their 40th anniversary, this class is for you. Class size is limited.

 Cost: $225 per couple ($200/couple if you register by Januaty 25th). Price includes 8 hours of instruction, 2 workbooks and 1 book (The 7 Principles to Making Marriage Work) and our e book - hot dates in Victoria. Local tea, coffee and snacks all provided. 

Next session: Saturday February 15th 12-4 and Sunday Februry 16th 9am - 1pm.

Where1175 Cook St., Suite 228

 Led by: Gottman Educators, Jody Watson, RCC & Hannah Caradonna, RCSW

 *For questions or to register:

 Hannah (250-588-9500),, or

 Jody (250-418-0550),,

P.S. We run this workshop four times a year so if you are not able to make it to this one but would like to be invited to the next one, please get in touch and we will add you to out invitation list. 

Contact Information: Hannah 250-588-9500,, Jody 250-418-0550,,

Bringing Baby Home

A Workshop for Pregnant Couples and Parents of Infants and Toddlers

Learn Parenting and Relationship Skills That Will Last a Lifetime

Prepare yourself for life with your baby and discover how to be the best parenting team possible.  In a supportive environment with a Certified Gottman Educator, learn how to strengthen your relationship with your partner and foster your baby’s development during this new and challenging time in your life.   Create a caring and nurturing atmosphere in your home and learn to cope with conflict in a positive way.  This workshop, developed by renowned relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, helps to prepare you for the most important and rewarding job you will ever have, raising a child.

Learn how to:

  • Stay connected with your partner
  • Strengthen your friendship, intimacy and conflict regulation skills
  • Interact with your baby in a positive way
  • Keep both parents involved
  • Deal with conflict successfully

Class size is limited.

Dates: TBA 

Time: This workshop has 2 formats. Couples can chose from either 2 seven hour days or seven 2 hour evenings. 

Contact: Jody ( or Daniel (

Cost: $150.00 per couple

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

This is a 4 week group that will focus on different issues affecting woman that are expereincing prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. The course will cover:

1.Understanding prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety

2. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety

3. Treatment options

4. Self-care (for self and partner) 

This will be a facilitated course for parents to receive information, ask questions, be provided with resources and above all - receive support! 

Date: Please contact me to find out the next start date

Cost: $80.00 per participant for all 4 sessions

Babies are welcome to attend!

Parenting Multiples

Join me (mother of twin girls), as we discuss the unique challenges that parents of mutiples face. Discussion topics will include:

1) Advantages and disadvantages of putting multiples on a schedule

2) Feeding mutiples (together, seperate, breast feed or formula)

3) Spending quality time with each child

4) Sleeping arrangegments

5) Finding time for your partner

6) Going out with multiples

7) Diapering

8) Maintaining your energy

9) Self-care

10) Dealing with guilt and depression

This will be a faciliated support group for you to join with other parents to hear different ideas, be able to ask questions, be provided with resources and above all - receive support!

Children are welcome to attend! 

Dates: This is a 2 week group

Time: TBA 

Contact: Jody (

Cost: $40.00 for both days






Contact Information

Cell: 250-418-0550
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Areas of Practice
~ Infertility ~ Postpartum Depression~ Eating Disorders ~  Couples Counseling ~ Anxiety ~ Parenting ~ Trauma and Recovery ~ Abuse – Emotional, Mental, Physical and Sexual ~ Mental Health and Addictions ~ Self-Awareness and ~ Crime Victim Assistance (CVAP)