® Integration for Birth Professionals Course One A
(8 weekly online classes of 90 minutes each)
DAY & TIME: TUESDAY 8–9:30a EST / 9–10:30a EDT / 9p Beijing (see School Calendar here)
TERM: Dec 17, 2019; Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10, 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
® Integration for Birth Professionals
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 with 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 possibilities are infinite.
® Integration and Practice for Professionals
These four classes are for the integration of all that you have learned in the pregnancy and birth, conception, and mothering and bonding classes. There will be a review of all the major concepts presented in the class notes, especially those that deal with how to use and present imagery, focusing on how to repair and respond to the necessity of the image. It is what you have learned and observed all along in the classes, but this final review is an opportunity to put it all together. We will focus on particular cases and we discuss the possible routes we could take. Cases will be brought in by the students and many presented by the teacher. This course has a lot of flexibility built in, depending on the needs of the class. It is a preparation for final certifying exam.
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.
The School of Images
® also offers DreamBirth classes for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor and Parenting.
DreamBirth can teach you how 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 postpartum healing process
• Minimize side effects of medication
• Create deeper intimacy between you and your partner