® Conception & Mothering: Course One
(8 weekly online classes of 90 minutes each)
DAY & TIME: MONDAY 2:30 – 4p , US EDT/EST (see School Calendar here)
TERM: Dec 16, Jan 27, 2019; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 2, 9, 2020
LOCATION: ONLINE via Zoom (please see this link for technical requirements)
Streamed recordings will be available for missed classes.
AGES: 24 and up
TEACHER: Claudia Raiken
® Conception & Mothering
® you can:
• Learn to see, connect and communicate with your baby throughout your Pregnancy
• Create an easeful and beneficial birth environment for you and your baby
• Promote optimal fetal positioning
• Diminish fears
• Help reduce pain during labor
• Accelerate the post-partum healing process
• Minimize side effects of medication
• Create deeper intimacy between you and your partner
If you have not yet succeeded in conceiving, or if you are someone who wants to conceive consciously, DreamBirth® Conception can help you. Almost 100% of the women who used DreamBirth® to conceive have been successful, even if other methods had failed them. These classes focus on how imagery is learned and your role as a practitioner. You learn many pre-conception exercises, exercises to clear anxiety, anger, frustration, guilt, resentment, pain, grief and any feelings of stuckness and depression. We focus as well on exercises that create optimism and a sense of well being.
Great or small beliefs can get in the way of conception—for example, “all the women in my family that have narrow hips have trouble conceiving,” or, “If I have a baby I can’t have a career,” or “if I have a baby my relationship with my husband will be ruined”, and on and on. You will learn how to clear belief systems that block you, as well as how to clear past resentment and future fears. You’ll learn exercises to move beyond old relationships, miscarriages and abortions, and how to repair or revitalize your current relationships.
Imagery is the language of the body, of experiencing. It is the first language the body understands. As Catherine Shainberg, the creator of DreamBirth
® explains, “The body doesn’t understand words as well as it does pictures. You can’t tell your heart to beat less quickly, but by imagery you can learn to quiet heart beats, to lower high blood pressure, to stop premature contractions…”, to get the baby in the right position, to open easily, to diffuse and lessen pain—the list is endless.
Classes are taught by Claudia Raiken, who worked with Catherine on the development of the DreamBirth
® method, with seven other doulas, nurses, psychologists and birth professionals. The method has been producing innovative and successful results for women for over ten years.