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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.

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: 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.

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.

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, helping parents and birth professionals find meaningful change. The cost is $320.

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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!

A Year of Myths, Mandalas and Storytelling: Quarter 1, January-March, 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:  The dark, chilly nights of winter are the traditional time to gather for storytelling, by candlelight or the hearth, with mugs of warm drinks. 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

Syllabus:

Quarter 1: 

January 6th: An Orientation to Myths, Mandalas, and Storytelling: One Thousand and One Nights; Damascus Nights

February 3rd: Creation Stories: The Hullupu Tree; Cosmic Egg Stories/ Stories about Fate, Destiny, and Necessity: Myth of Er, The Keys of Destiny

March 3rd: Masculine/Feminine Principles; Numerology; Parade of Archetypes: Theseus and the Minotaur 

Quarter 2:

April 7th: Journey of the Soul, stories within stories: The Golden Ass of Apuleius/ Search for Beloved, Develop the Feminine, Metamorphosis: Psyche and Eros

May 5th: His-stories of Obstetrics and Midwifery

June 2nd: Fabulous Fairytales and Folktales: African and African American Folktales; One Thousand and One Nights

Quarter 3:

July 7th: Gathering Bits and Pieces for your Boat of Quotes: Homeopathic Doses of Storytelling Medicine

August 4th: Inspired Biographical Heroic Journeys

September 1: Legends

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

Birth Art Distance Course

What: Birth Art Distance Course

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

When: 2019 Dates coming soon!

Where: Online

Facilitator: Pam England

Cost: $225

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.

Birth Work as a Heroic Journey: February 13-March 6, 2019

What: Birth Work as a Heroic Journey

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

When: February 13 - March 6, 2019 8:00-10:00 am PST

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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Business Basics for Birth Professionals

What: Business Skills for Birth Professionals

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

When: March 27, 2019

Where: Online

Facilitator: Carrie Kenner

Cost: $60

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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 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:

  • 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
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Business Branding & Marketing for Birth Professionals

What: Business Basics for Birth Professionals

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

When: April 24, 2019

Where: Online

Facilitator: Carrie Kenner

Cost: $60

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Description: Once you have set up your business, you need to get seen.  How do you reach your target market? How do you differentiate your business from other birth professionals in your community?  

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Identify your niche market
  • Develop a marketing strategy and plan
  • Craft the language and statements to resonate with your ideal client
  • 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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