Are you looking for ways to help a mother begin integrating and healing from her birth, whether she is just a few days or weeks after birth, or she is pregnant again, or she just wants to get a new perspective? When you listen to mothers who are disappointed, guilty, upset, or sad about their experience of giving birth, do you feel angry, stuck, or speechless? Is it hard to listen deeply to them, because you only hear the judgments, advice, questions (and perhaps your own memories) in your own mind?
This workshop will provide you with a paradigm-shift and powerful tools to help heal birth in our culture. Participants will learn about Birthing From Within's unique approach to listening to and healing birth stories. Experience the power and creativity of Birth Story Medicine® as Pam or Virginia presents our effective, evidence-based model. Join in the lively discussion, demonstration, and practice as you explore the dynamic between the storyteller and the story-listener. You will learn how to listen deeply to yourself and to mothers.
Even when your interaction with an angry, disappointed, or traumatized mother is brief, you can make a profound difference.
You'll discover powerful and effective ways to heal and restore those who have lost a part of themselves in birth or postpartum, and you will become an even more valuable resource in your community.
At this in-person workshop with Pam England or Virginia Bobro, you will learn:
This workshop is designed for anyone who listens to birth stories, particularly new or experienced professionals who work with families in the childbearing year (midwives, doctors, doulas, nurses, childbirth educators, yoga instructors, therapists, lactation consultants, etc.). This workshop will forever change the way you think about the power of birth stories.
These are intimate workshops and space is limited. These workshops fill quickly, so hurry to ensure your spot. No babies are allowed in the workshop space.