Birth as a Heroic Journey™

Childbirth Educator and Doula Certification Program

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Birth as a Heroic Journey™

Childbirth Educator and Doula Certification Program

gain holistic skills

awaken inner wisdom

become the guide

Do you dream of fostering a less outcome-focused mindset for your clients?

Are you tired of spending money on trainings that don’t give you the tools you actually need?

Do you long to be a part of a dynamic community of like-minded birth professionals?

We give birth professionals the key ingredients that other trainings are missing: the skills, processes, and self-reflection needed to guide parents through the transformative experience of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

In Birth as a Heroic Journey™, you will...

Acquire

mentoring skills that will forever change the way you work with parents.

Navigate

the path between the heart and mind to offer integrated birth preparation.

Explore

how to design customized prenatal visits and classes tailored to parents’ needs.

Discover

how parents can be guided through transformation with the Heroic Journey.

Cost: $797

Payment plans and scholarships available

Save $197 when you bundle with our signature Crossing the Threshold retreat

 

Ready for a new way of working with parents?

  • 1 Register and join a cohort.
  • 2 Learn to see birth preparation and support through a new lens.
  • 3 Gain Childbirth Educator skills, Doula skills, or both!
  • 4 Change birth in our culture.

Many birth professionals have the sense that something is broken in the birth system and want to be a part of the solution, but they don’t know how. 

Whether you want to be a childbirth educator, a doula, or both, you will need an ability to connect with parents on a deep level in order to offer them the guidance they need, and walk beside them during their transformation. Birthing From Within has been training doulas and childbirth educators worldwide for over twenty years.

Birth as a Heroic Journey™ will give you the skills you need to support parents both as a childbirth educator and doula. This interactive certification course consists of nine modules over the course of nine months that focus on supporting birth as a heroic journey using evidence-based information blended with storytelling, birth art, self-reflection, solution-focused discussion, ritual, and ceremony. It is a program like no other that truly prepares you to serve parents from the inside out.

Each module in this course includes a live group call, reading assignments, audio and video tutorials, home practice assignments, journaling, and anti-racism information and reflections. At the end of the nine months, you will be able to certify as a childbirth educator, doula, or both!

course outline

  • 1 Unconscious Preparation: Learning The Art of Deep Listening
  • 2 The Call: Awakening the Parent Archetypes Through Mindfulness
  • 3 Tasks of Preparation: Gathering Evidence-Based Information for Birth
  • 4 The Hunter/Huntress & the Warrior: Guiding Parents in Self Exploration
  • 5 The Gates of Laborland: Facing Challenges in Labor with Resilience and Self-Compassion
  • 6 The Underworld: Maintaining Birth as a Rite of Passage When Faced with Unexpected Challenges
  • 7 The Place of In-Between: Preparing Parents Prenatally for the Postpartum Adjustment
  • 8 The Call To Return: Supporting Parents Through Shifts in their Birth Stories, Relationships, and Social Roles After Birth
  • 9 The Return: Helping Parents Find Their New Normal After Transformation
childbirth educator training

course outline

  • 1 Unconscious Preparation: Learning The Art of Deep Listening
  • 2 The Call: Awakening the Parent Archetypes Through Mindfulness
  • 3 Tasks of Preparation: Gathering Evidence-Based Information for Birth
  • 4 The Hunter/Huntress & the Warrior: Guiding Parents in Self Exploration
  • 5 The Gates of Laborland: Facing Challenges in Labor with Resilience and Self-Compassion
  • 6 The Underworld: Maintaining Birth as a Rite of Passage When Faced with Unexpected Challenges
  • 7 The Place of In-Between: Preparing Parents Prenatally for the Postpartum Adjustment
  • 8 The Call To Return: Supporting Parents Through Shifts in Their Birth Stories, Relationships, and Social Roles After Birth
  • 9 The Return: Helping Parents Find Their New Normal After Transformation
Childbirth Educator Certification Overview
  • Complete Birth as a Heroic Journey and Childbirth Educator coursework
  • Attend Crossing the Threshold
  • Pay $150 certification fee
  • Submit videos of your mentoring skills to a Birthing From Within facilitator
  • Receive feedback
  • Become certified!
Birth Doula Certification Overview
  • Complete Birth as a Heroic Journey and Childbirth Educator coursework
  • Attend a Crossing the Threshold retreat
  • Attend a minimum of four births
  • Join your peers on Doula cohort calls
  • Pay $150 certification fee
  • Submit Doula certification packet to a Birthing From Within facilitator
  • Receive feedback
  • Become certified!

"This ancient map - the map of the Birth Warrior - is not a simplistic road map to achieving a perfect birth or any other specific outcome. Instead, it guides you across countless inner thresholds, over unforeseen hurdles, beyond your edge, and into the unknown and uncharted territory. This map shows you ways to keep going - and to find your way 'home' again."

BIRTH AS A HEROIC JOURNEY™ REGISTRATION

Cost is $797 - two, three, and four-month payment plans available, as well as scholarships for BIPOC.

UPCOMING TRAININGS

>> STARTS JULY 2020 Nine-module online course > REGISTER NOW

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Since attending a Crossing the Threshold retreat is part of the childbirth educator and doula certification process, you can save money by bundling them when you register. Choose your date and preferred format, register for a bundle with Birth as a Heroic Journey, and save $197! You can start with the online course or by attending the retreat, whichever schedule works best for you! Click here!

Not sure if Birth as a Heroic Journey is right for you?

Heart of Mentoring is a self-guided online course that gives you the building blocks of the Birthing From Within philosophy. You'll learn about the Labyrinth, Archetypes, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Dialogue, and then you'll have everything you need to become a member of the Birthing From Within community! Not only that, you'll get a coupon for the full price of the Heart of Mentoring course to apply to Birth as a Heroic Journey. What do you have to lose? Get started today!