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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.

*Please see the packages available below for additional savings.

MENTORING FROM WITHIN: BIRTH AS A HEROIC JOURNEY™ - $697*

Mentoring From Within: Birth as  Heroic Journey™ is an interactive nine-module, nine-month online course which will lead you to certification as a childbirth educator. The cost of the Mentoring 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, as well as the four week Heart of Mentoring course, to enroll in this program.

DOULA FROM WITHIN: BIRTH AS A HEROIC JOURNEY™ - $697*

Doula From Within™ is an interactive nine-module, nine-month 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 for courses marked with **: You must have completed our CROSSING THE THRESHOLD live workshop, as well as the four week Heart of Mentoring course, to enroll in this program. >> REGISTER NOW.

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BIRTHING FROM WITHIN TRAINING PACKAGES

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
+
MENTORING FROM WITHIN 

= $1194 $997 (save $197)

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
+
HEART OF MENTORING
+
DOULA FROM WITHIN ONLINE

= $1194 $997 (save $197)
*Add $200 for in-person Doula From Within package ($1197)

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!

Birth Art Distance Course: September 2nd - 30th, 2019

What: Birth Art Distance Course

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

When: Mondays, September 2nd - 30th 8:00-9:00 am PST

Where: Online

Facilitator: Nikki Shaheed

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 five-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.

Mindful Communication 101: September 23rd - October 21st, 2019

What: Mindful Communication 101: Five Ways to Create Powerful Dialogue and Learning for Parents

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

When: Mondays, September 23 - October 21, 2019
(Live Calls: October 7th and October 21st 9:00-10:00 am PST)

Where: Online

Facilitator: Nikki Shaheed

Cost: $75

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Description:

Learn how to make your communication with your clients more mindful, dynamic, and effective. This course will give you powerful tools to engage in dialogue in a way where parents feel truly heard, you have a solid understanding of their needs, and you co-create tailored learning for families preparing for birth.

In this course you will receive written and video lesson materials to help you learn the art of mindful communication. Two weeks after the initial lesson, the class will have a live call where we can answer your questions, explore case studies, and use role plays to deepen your comprehension of the material. Another lesson will be released following the first live call, and the course will conclude two weeks later with the final group call.

Mindful Communication 201: October 21st - November 18th, 2019

What: Mindful Communication 201: A Solution-Focused Approach to Working with Expecting Parents

For Whom: Open to those who have completed Mindful Communication 101 or are Birthing from Within members.

When: Mondays, October 21 - November 18, 2019
(Live Calls: November 4th and November 18th 9:00-10:00 am PST)

Where: Online

Facilitator: Nikki Shaheed

Cost: $75

Prerequisites: Mindful Communication 101 and/or membership in Birthing from Within.

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Description:

Learn the art of deep listening, as you explore a solution-focused approach to birth preparation. This course will show you how to guide your clients through self-exploration, and help them build a resilience mindset. The way you interact with parents will be forever changed. 

In this course you will receive written and video lesson materials to help you learn the art of mindful communication. Two weeks after the initial lesson, the class will have a live call where we can answer your questions, explore case studies, and use role plays to deepen your comprehension of the material. Another lesson will be released following the first live call, and the course will conclude two weeks later with the final group call.

Mindful Communication 301: November 18th - December 16th, 2019

What: Mindful Communication 301: Advanced Dialogue Skills for Birth Professionals

For Whom: Open to those who have completed Mindful Communication 201 or are Certified Birthing from Within Mentors/Doulas.

When: November 18 - December 16, 2019 (Live Calls: December 2nd and December 16th, 9:00 - 10:00 am PST)

Where: Online

Facilitator: Nikki Shaheed

Cost: $75

Prerequisites: Mindful Communication 201 and/or Birthing from Within Certified Mentor/Doula.

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Description:

You've got the basics of mindful communication. Now let's take your skills to the next level. Learn the nuances of dialogue while expanding on your mentoring skills. You'll learn to incorporate visualization into your work with pregnant parents, and help them access their deep reservoir of internal resources. 

In this course you will receive written and video lesson materials to help you learn the art of mindful communication. Two weeks after the initial lesson, the class will have a live call where we can answer your questions, explore case studies, and use role plays to deepen your comprehension of the material. Another lesson will be released following the first live call, and the course will conclude two weeks later with the final group call.

A Year of Myths, Mandalas and Storytelling: Quarter 4, October - December, 2019

What: A Year of Myths, Mandalas, and Storytelling

For whom: Birthing From Within mentors/doulas and members of the public

When: Offered in 4 stand-alone quarters: January 6th - March 3rd, 2019; April 7th - June 2nd, 2019, July 7th - September 1st, 2019, October 6th -December 1, 2019. Sunday afternoons, 1-2:30 pm PST.

Where: Online

Facilitator: Pam England 

Cost: Choose from two tuition levels:

A. The Indispensable Story Medicine Chest : each quarter includes 3 prerecorded lessons, study guides, and live group calls. $150/quarter

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 B. The Medicine Chest with Mentoring includes personal email feedback on homework plus two private consultations on recordings of you as a storyteller while mentoring a client or leading a visualization. (spaces limited- email contact@birthingfromwithin.com for more information)

Description: We story-lovers and storytellers will begin our year-long pilgrimage through ancient ruins, castles, villages, and skyscrapers in every corner of the world where myth, folktales, and heroes were born and are still alive. When spirit moves us, we'll take up ben and brush to adorn our unique story-mandalas with motifs, patterns, and characters.

First, you will learn where to find the Medicine hidden within a story. Knowing this will allow you to distill the story into a potent tincture that will quicken hope, healing, and insights. A well-told story creates context  and cohesion for the fragmented and disparate parts of our being, widens our perspective to see new possibilities, and puts us in touch with the strength and courage that is needed to move forward in times of hesitation or despair.

This indispensable course is open to everyone who is a : Self-motivated learner who loves hearing and telling stories and wants to tell great stories as Medicine for yourself, your family, and as a mentor in various professional settings. There will be 12 live consultation calls, one each month.

Each month you will receive:

  1. Monthly pre-recorded "fireside chat" videos from Pam England, exploring the healing power and timeless meanings of selected stories
  2. An inspirational study guide
  3. Recommended reading list
  4. Suggestions for practice

Quarter 4:

October 6th: Medicine Stories for Grief, Anxiety, and Unworthiness

November 3rd; Medicine Stories for the Wounded Masculine

December 1: The Great Mother and Divine Birth Stories

Business Basics for Birth Professionals

What: Business Basics for Birth Professionals

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

When: TBA

Where: Online

Facilitator: Carrie Kenner

Cost: $50

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Description: Once you have completed your training course, there lurks the necessity of creating your birth business.  This part of being a successful birth professional often gets overlooked, and is a 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:

  • Differentiate the pros and cons of business structures that a birth professional may use
  • Research the laws, regulations and licensing requirements for your business in your area
  • Get tips on how to set your fees, and about how to volunteer while creating a healthy income
  • Track income & expenses into financial spreadsheets
  • File taxes for various entities
  • Develop a business plan
  • Develop forms for use in your business
Birth Work as a Heroic Journey

What: Birth Work as a Heroic Journey

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

When: TBA

Where: Online

Facilitator: Nikki Shaheed

Cost: $97

Description: Birth professionals are amazing caregivers, but sometimes their needs and experiences fall to the back burner. This course is an opportunity for an energy infusion - to reinvigorate yourself and reconnect with why you're passionate about birth work. In this course you'll come to understand your work through the lens of the heroic journey, and engage in process work and self-reflection to nurture your spirit. 

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BIRTHING FROM WITHIN RETREATS & CONFERENCES

Advancing the Sacred Feminine:  A Retreat for All People!

This new offering from Birthing From Within is for all people, all genders, who care about the future of humanity and our planet.  Many sources say this is the era for the Feminine to rise up and shift consciousness towards a model of nurturing and healing.   This retreat will steep you in the ways of the sacred feminine and explore your relationship with feminine energy, and ways to recognize, develop and sustain it.  Facilitated by Carrie Kenner, co-director of Birthing From Within; held at Breitenbush Hot Springs in Detroit, Oregon.

November 4-7, 2019
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BIRTH STORY LISTENING

You can find more information on how to become a Birth Story Listener and help parents change their relationship with a difficult birth story at BirthStoryMedicine.com