This four-week course is designed to support birth-related professionals wanting to come to terms with their own birth experience or reconcile a difficult birth they witnessed.
Seeing birth stories from an aerial, generational, and cross-cultural perspective will forever change the way you hear or tell a birth story.
Learn how to listen to the story you are telling yourself
Find new meaning in your story by following a constructive process
Feel compassion not only for yourself, but for everyone touched by birth in our culture.
You may wish to enroll only in Part I for
personal growth or to renew confidence or a former joy you enjoyed in your work. If you plan on becoming a birth story-listener, you must register for all three parts
BIRTH STORY ARCHEOLOGY
--as well as becoming more resourceful when listening to the birth stories of othersSometimes when an unexpected, un-wished for event during the childbearing year cracks a storyteller open, she may benefit from the special tools of a birth story-listener, who knows how to help her gently excavate and gather the shattered, scattered, precious bits of her soul. In Part II you will learn:
The first half of the birth story mandala or map
How to listen deeply, as well as what to listen for and what to ignore
Your compassion expands as you begin to see how everything and everyone in the story is a mirror of the mind. And with this new seeing, the words you speak may become healing balm for the storyteller. Having one's story heard is helpful, but the storyteller is not "home" yet. She still needs to cross the medicine bridge in the second half of the session.
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ALCHEMY on the
Picking up the pieces after a difficult birth