B I R T H S T O R Y L I S T E N I N G
Part 1: THE GOLDEN KINTSUGI PROCESS
Picking up the pieces after birth
JUNE 7, 14, 21, 2017
9 am – 10 am
(*This Part I is the same as the one offered in July, just at a different time of day.)
If you are a birth-related professional or counselor interested in reconciling your own birth story or a difficult birth you have witnessed, and gaining new perspective on the collective story of birth in our culture, this three-week session may be just what you are looking for. Experiencing the inner map of the Golden Kintsugi Story Process is also a (new) pre-requisite to taking the Birth Story Listening course (Part II), because in order to give this gift to someone else, you must first give it to yourself.
What does Kintsugi mean?
In the West, we discard a broken teapot or sculpture, or try to repair it with invisible glue to conceal the cracks and make it look like new. But the Japanese have long been repairing cracked pottery with reverence and gold laquer, a process they call kintsugi (pronounced kin-tsoogee). The once-broken pot now becomes more beautiful, unique, and valuable than the original pot.
In this way, Kintsugi becomes a metaphor for living, showing us how to embrace our brokenness, our shattered dreams.
Like a treasured ceramic dropped and shattered at your feet, sometimes unexpected events in birth suddenly shatter expectations, beliefs, dreams, confidence, and even relationships. In Part I, you will learn the Golden Kintsugi Story Process, a self-help, story-mending process. In the future, you can rely on the Kintsugi Process to track your mind and open your heart, to move from shame, blame, or guilt to new solutions, and to reclaim compassion not only for yourself, but for everyone touched by birth in our culture.
Part I can be taken as a stand-alone course or
as the prerequisite to the Birth Story Listening class.
This is a Distance Course. You will have access to written modules, recordings, and a weekly live-consultation and practice through "Go To Meeting."