Courses for Birth Story Listening skills TRAINED birth story listeners in every community
Birth Story Listening trainings are for birth professionals who:
Birth Story Listening
As a profound rite of passage, birth has the power to leave parents and birth workers cracked open, raw, and vulnerable, especially after an unexpected event during the birth. A trained Birth Story Listener can help those impacted by birth to collect the parts of themselves that have undergone a “shattering,” and integrate their story of the birth in a new way. Those who dedicate themselves to the Kintsugi process, and to incorporating the lessons of Birth Story Listening, find a rich source of spiritual nourishment to be used personally and, with development and practice, shared with the world.
The skills you master in Kintsugi and Birth Story Listening will forever change the way in which you understand yourself and interact with birth stories.
...then become a Birth Story Listener
When an unexpected event occurs any time during the childbearing year that "cracks" the birthing person or a birth attendant open, a trained and compassionate Birth Story Listener can help to gently excavate and gather the shattered, scattered, precious bits.
In this Birth Story Listening course, you will learn how to listen to people's stories deeply with your whole body and mind, as well as learn what to listen for and what to ignore. Your compassion will expand as you begin to see how everything and everyone is a mirror of the mind. With this new seeing, the words you speak will become a healing balm for the storyteller. You will also learn how to build a medicine bridge that will take the storyteller towards a future where self-acceptance, forgiveness, and personal freedom is possible. Your presence and guidance will create a container for the storyteller to begin envisioning and embodying lasting transformation. The cost of the Birth Story Listening course is $320.
Your presence and guidance will create a container for the storyteller to begin envisioning and embodying lasting transformation.
you will learn how:
- Reserve 30 minutes or more daily of uninterrupted time to read, listen to the lessons, and marinate in the rich material.
- Create a quiet space during the six live consultation calls. This includes arranging child care.
- Each week during this course, plan to find one to two volunteer birth storytellers who are motivated to change the way they feel about their births.
- Submit one audio recording of a birth story session for constructive, in-depth feedback from your facilitator.