Birthing From Within's unique Birth Art ProcessTM has been helping women for over 25 years. As innovators in childbirth preparation, we have created and refined birth art assignments and a specific method of learning from the art that are incredibly powerful for you and for expectant parents.
By taking this online course, you will learn how to use art to guide parents to insights and learning that are inaccessible through conventional teaching methods, or when parents just make art on their own. Distance learning gives you the opportunity to experience and integrate your learning, practice with pregnant women, get feedback as you go, and develop your listening and mentoring skills over time.
Never underestimate the power of mentoring and art.
Whether you are inspired by our book and love birth art, or you feel hesitant and intimidated, our course will meet your needs. We provide an expansive, exciting, and unique model for using art as a powerful teaching tool and agent of positive change. After taking our course, doulas, educators, therapists, and midwives tell us they are better listeners, and more confident, effective, and skillful in leading the Birth Art Process with parents. They also find they are more effective educators as well.
Even though you may be interested in this course in order to help mothers, by experiencing the Birth Art Process and BFW's unique mentoring model, you will personally have a shift in how you listen, think, live, and work.
Expectant parents are constantly amazed and pleased by how much growth, awareness, enjoyment, and learning happens in a short Birth Art session.What birth professionals say about this course:
This fantastic and popular online distance course is designed by Pam England and Virginia Bobro for people who work with pregnant women and their partners. Through weekly readings, lessons, assignments, and live conference calls, you will experience the Birth Art Process yourself AND learn the nuts-and-bolts of teaching from birth art in both private sessions and group classes.
Lessons are lively, thought-provoking, challenging, inspiring, and informative.
This is NOT art therapy, but rather a unique tool for learning and self-discovery for men and women.
January 12-February 16, 2017
Thursdays, 2 pm Pacific Time
Important registration information:
This course is open to anyone with an interest in learning the Birth Art Process to use with expectant or new mothers and parents.
Sessions usually sell out well in advance, so register soon! Class size is small to ensure personal attention.
Each session is only $199 and includes: lessons & readings, weekly assignments, interactive forums, and SIX live conference calls with Virginia Bobro. Attending the conference calls live is recommended, but not mandatory. Before you register, be sure you can participate fully for the entire length of the session. The days/times of the class calls are listed as Pacific (California) time: check what that is in your local time BEFORE you register.
Assignments include leading birth art sessions during the course, so if you are on a solo boat voyage around the world, or have a newborn baby, or are moving,etc... we urge you to take a course later, when you have more time and energy to devote to course-work. You will also need reliable internet access, the ability to make international phone calls (Skype is fine), and be fluent in English (both speaking and writing). You can, however, work on the course assignments at any time that is convenient for you or from anywhere in the world.Once the course begins, the fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Contact Hours: 16 contact hours available through CA Board of Registered Nursing, provider #12800. Certificates are issued to everyone who satisfactorily completes all assignments.