® Pregnancy & Birth: Course One
(8 weekly online classes of 90 minutes each)
DAY & TIME: MONDAY 2:30-4:00 PM US EST/EDT (see School Calendar here)
TERM: Mar 11, 18, 25; Apr 1, Apr 29, May 6, 13 & 20, 2019
LOCATION: ONLINE via Zoom (please see this link for technical requirements)
Streaming recordings will be available for missed classes.
AGES: 24 and up
TEACHER: Claudia Raiken
® Pregnancy & Birth
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.
® 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
About Imagery, and First and Second Trimesters
In these four classes, you will find out how imagery works, how it is learned, how to respond to the necessity of an image, and the importance of practicing the imagery oneself. DreamBirth imparts gifts for all who use it; the practitioner included.
You will learn exercises to connect with the baby and exercises that create a sense of safety and support as well as exercises for the practitioner . Learn all the exercises you will need for problems and issues that arise during the first and second trimesters : nausea, fatigue, emotional swings and fears , body image and premature contractions. Exercises to prepare for procedures, and most importantly exercises to deal with fears of mothering.
Relationships, Ancestral Issues, Stuck Patterns
The main focus of these four classes is dealing with relationships (to partner, mother, one’s other children, friends, work colleagues, doctors or midwives.) As part of that work, learn how to talk ‘through the ethers’. These classes will also deal with ancestral issues, stuck patterns, incorrect thinking and growing up inner child.
You will work with emotions that get in the way; guilt, anger, fear, lack of self-worth, as well as exercises that build optimism and well-being. Learn exercises to deal with previous miscarriages and abortions.
DreamBirth® was created by Dr. Catherine Shainberg. 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.