UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

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CROSSING THE THRESHOLD - $497*

Crossing the Threshold is a two-and-a-half day in-person retreat, followed by a four-week online course, Heart of Mentoring. The cost of these two courses together is $497.

Attendance at one of our Crossing the Threshold retreats, and completion of the four-week online course, Heart of Mentoring, is required before enrollment in either of our online doula or mentor certification programs, or our Experienced Professionals Pathway (prior application and approval required).

*Please see the packages available below for additional savings.

Sept 14 - 16th Atlanta, Georgia
*followed by the four-week online Heart of Mentoring course, starting September 24th.  >> REGISTER NOW

October 5th - 7th, Denver, Colorado
* followed by the four-week online Heart of Mentoring course, starting November 12th.  >> REGISTER NOW

October 19th - 21st, Seattle, Washington
* followed by the four-week online Heart of Mentoring course, starting November 12th.  >> REGISTER NOW

October 26th -28th, San Diego, California
*followed by the four-week online Heart of Mentoring course, starting November 12th.  >> REGISTER NOW

ANCIENT MAPS FOR MODERN BIRTH EDUCATION™ - $697*

Ancient Maps for Modern Birth Education™ is an interactive nine-module online course which will lead you to certification as a childbirth educator. The cost of the Ancient Maps for Modern Birth Education™ program is $697.*

*Please see the packages available below for additional savings.

Prerequisite: You must have completed our CROSSING THE THRESHOLD live workshop to enroll in this program. >> REGISTER NOW.

Nine-module online course starts October 22, 2018
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Nine-module online course starts January 22, 2019
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DOULA FROM WITHIN™ - $697*

Doula From Within™ is an interactive nine-module online program which will lead you to certification as a birth doula. The cost of the Doula From Within program is $697.*

*Please see the packages available below for additional savings.

Prerequisite: You must have completed our CROSSING THE THRESHOLD live workshop to enroll in this program. >> REGISTER NOW.

Nine-module online course starts October 22, 2018
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Nine-module online course starts January 22, 2018
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March 4-10, 2019 - In-person retreat-style training at Breitenbush Hot Springs
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BIRTH STORY LISTENING

PART I: Kintsugi 

Our Kintsugi training is a four-module online course for birth professionals interested in healing from difficult birth experiences or gaining self-awareness and personal empowerment. The cost is $125.

Tuesdays, September 25th - October 16th, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:10 pm PST with Pam England
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PART II: Birth Story Listening 

Our Birth Story Listening training is a six-module online course for birth professionals to become a trained and compassionate birth story listener. The cost is $320.

Fridays, August 10th - September 14th, 2018, 10:30 am to 11:45 am PST with Nikki Shaheed
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Tuesdays, October 30th - December 4th, 2018, 3:00– 4:30 pm PST with Pam England
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BIRTHING FROM WITHIN TRAINING PACKAGES

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Register for Crossing the Threshold, Heart of Mentoring and one of our certification programs all at once to save up to $197!

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
+
HEART OF MENTORING
+
ANCIENT MAPS FOR MODERN BIRTH EDUCATION

= $1194 $997 (save $197)

  • Crossing the Threshold Sept 14-16th Atlanta, Georgia *followed by Heart of Mentoring starting September 28th, and then Ancient Maps for Modern Birth Education starting October 22, 2018. >> REGISTER NOW
  • Crossing the Threshold October 5th-7th, Denver, Colorado *followed by Heart of Mentoring starting November 15th, and then Ancient Maps for Modern Birth Education starting January 14, 2019. >> REGISTER NOW
  • Crossing the Threshold October 19th-21st, Seattle, Washington *followed by Heart of Mentoring starting November 15th, and then Ancient Maps for Modern Birth Education starting January 14, 2019. >> REGISTER NOW
  • Crossing the Threshold October 26th-28th, San Diego, California *followed by Heart of Mentoring starting November 15th, then by Ancient Maps for Modern Birth Education starting January 14, 2019. >> REGISTER NOW

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
+
HEART OF MENTORING
+
DOULA FROM WITHIN

= $1194 $997 (save $197)

  • Crossing the Threshold Sept 14-16th Atlanta, Georgia *followed by Heart of Mentoring starting September 28th, and then Doula From Within starting October 22, 2018. >> REGISTER NOW
  • Crossing the Threshold October 5th-7th, Denver, Colorado *followed by Heart of Mentoring starting November 15th, and then Doula From Within starting January 14, 2019. >> REGISTER NOW
  • Crossing the Threshold October 19th-21st, Seattle, Washington *followed by Heart of Mentoring starting November 15th, and then Doula From Within starting January 14, 2019. >> REGISTER NOW
  • Crossing the Threshold October 26th-28th, San Diego, California *followed by Heart of Mentoring starting November 15th, and then Doula From Within starting January 14, 2019. >> REGISTER NOW

SPECIALTY WORKSHOPS

In addition to our certification programs and Birth Story Listening training, Birthing From Within also offers free-standing specialty workshops. Some of these workshops are designed for a specific group (certified mentors and doulas, for example), others are open to all members. Listed here you will find our upcoming specialty workshops. Check back often, as we will frequently be adding more!

Sweet Sixteen

What: Sweet Sixteen is the final step towards certification for Birthing From Within members who attended an Advanced Retreat before the end of 2017.

For whom: Birthing From Within mentors/doulas who attended an Advanced Retreat before the end of 2017

When: Eight month program, beginning October. 4th, 2018. First Thursday of the month, 1-2:30 pm PST. 

Where: Online

Facilitator: Pam England and/or Nikki Shaheed

Cost: $120

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Description:  Sweet Sixteen consists of a series of eight consecutive monthly pre-recorded webinar-lessons on topics offered in a sequence that builds momentum, logic, skills, and confidence. Lessons will cover topics such as Juicy Visualizations; Storytelling; Stalking the Tiger; Teaching the Mother to Hunt; Ceremonies and Rituals; and Birthin' Again sessions.

Each month there will be a webinar and homework assignments related to the month's topics, which will culminate with a live Zoom call with Pam England or another facilitator. The Zoom platform allows everyone to see one another during discussions and demonstrations, which enhances your learning process. The program will guide you to practice your mentoring skills and complete this final step towards certification.

Should circumstances prevent you from attending a live meeting, you can still listen to the recorded webinar lesson(s) at your earliest convenience, then join plan to join the next month's live meeting. The maximum time limit to complete all eight lessons will be ten months. To be certified, you will submit to a facilitator a recording of yourself mentoring a parent  along with the $150 certification fee. 

Birth Art Distance Course

What: Birth Art Distance Course

For Whom: Open to All (members receive a discount)

When: October 2nd-30th, Tuesdays at 9:00 am PST

Where: Online

Facilitator: Pam England

Cost: $225

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Description: Birthing From Within's unique Birth Art Process has been helping expectant parents and birth professionals for over 30 years. This fantastic and popular six-week online distance course is designed by Pam England for people who work with pregnant parents and their partners. Each week you will experience and embody the Birth Art Process for yourself, as you learn through readings, lessons, assignments, and live conference calls. In addition, you will practice leading private birth art sessions and how to use birth art in group classes. 

All homework assignments are due 24 hours prior to the live call. Please plan accordingly. *Should circumstances prevent you from attending a live meeting, you can still listen to the recorded webinar lesson at your earliest convenience, then join plan to join the next week's live meeting.

Business Skills for Birth Professionals

What: Business Skills for Birth Professionals

For Whom: Open to All (members receive a discount)

When: July 25th 1-4 pm PST

Where: Online

Facilitator: Carrie Kenner

Cost: $60

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Description: Once you have developed your mentoring skills and solution-focused mindset, there lurks the necessity of creating your birth business.  This part of being a successful birth professional often gets overlooked, and is the leading cause of burnout. 

There are many important skills a birth professional needs to know in order to run their business smoothly. This workshop is for those just starting out, as well as those who need some fine-tuning on the behind-the-scenes part of being a birth professional. While this course is geared for birth professionals, it is open to anyone who is opening or running a small business.  If you are planning to enroll in the Birthing From Within certification programs, this course may be taken before or after your mentor or doula training.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Identify your niche market
  • Develop a marketing strategy and plan
  • Differentiate the pros and cons of business structures that a birth professional may use
  • Get tips on how to set your fees, and about how to volunteer while creating a healthy income
  • Create financial spreadsheets
  • Embrace an abundance mindset
  • Constructively network in your birth community

BIRTHING FROM WITHIN RETREATS & CONFERENCES

Turquoise Tent: A Retreat for Certified Birthing From Within Mentors and Doulas

This biennial retreat is an opportunity for our certified mentors and doulas to dive deeply into story, myth, art, and ritual in celebration of their hard work and dedication. Plan ahead and get certified before our next Turquoise Tent! You won't want to miss it!

June 21-23rd, 2019
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