The Gathering of Texas Midwives
Sustaining Wisdom, Body and Spirit
Continuing the 10 year legacy of "the gathering", midwives and students from Texas and the surrounding regions will come together in the ideal setting of Lazy Hills Ranch,
not to "retreat", but to "FORWARD".
A weekend full of reflection, sharing, inspiration and mobilization- flexibly designed to meet individualized needs for rest, socialization and education.
$50 Registration includes:
Hiking, kayaking, meditation and yoga
Friday Dinner, Continental Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Lunch and Dinner Saturday.
11 hours of interprofessional education (ATM CEU approved, ACNM speciality CEU applied for)
Bonfires, blessing of the hands, midwifery market
Opportunity for additional PAID workshops/experiences include
Indicate your interest in these when you register by purchasing a ticket for these items.
Friday Feb. 21st
1p CHECK IN
5p Socialize/Wine Tasting
530p Soup/Salad Dinner
630p- 8p "The Three Blind Midwives and a Horse. Sustaining Midwifery and Maintaining Transformation"
8:15p- 930p "Transformative Moments- Career Altering Experiencees:Fueling, Releasing, Forgiveness and Healing"
amy willen CNM (former TX midwife!)
Saturday February 22nd
730-9a Continental Breakfast
830a- White Elephant Ice Breaker- Long Call Sister Swipe
930a-1115a Sustaining Midwives: self assessment, stages of change, stress reduction, nutrition, exercise, spiritual balance and compassion fatigue.
1130-1230a Sustaining Environments: Organizational health and stability, interprofessional communication, civility, transfers of care.
12:30-2p Lunch- Keynote- Sister Angela Murdaugh "Nurturing our Young- how to select and nurture students for professional self-maintenance"
2p ZIP LINE!!!!!!! and Visit the Vendors!
3p- 430p Shared Decision Making and Beginning of Life Care
4-6p Midwifery Market, artists , happy hour, Sista Swap! (bring an article of clothing, book or jewelry to trade)
6p-8p Mexican Dinner Fiesta (Wear your favorite ethnic outfit)
"Global Midwifery: Listen First.
8p on- Talent show......to the firepit blessing of the hands.
Sunday February 23rd
8-9 Continental Breakfast
9- 10:30a: Call to action- "Sticks in a Bundle are Unbreakable: CPM/CNM Collaboration in TX and Nationally. Legislative and Programatic Update"
10:30-12p Association of Texas Birth Centers Meeting
ACCOMODATIONS ARE NOT included in the price of registration.
All registrants can bring food/beverage- there is plenty of space to store things that you want to eat,drink or share.
There are two options for accomodations. Details will be on your confirmation page/ticket AFTER your register. As a general sumary:
(1) Organize with a group of friend collegues to rent a room or ranch house. Reserve the room or ranch house by calling Vikki at 830 367 1445. The ranch will accept ONE credit card per room or ranch house and will not split fees. Roommates must coordinate room sharing. Prices range from $95/room/night (sleeps 4), to $550/room/night (sleeps 16). This option is first come first serve and space is limited.
(2) Rent a BED in a "pot luck" room. Using an invitation link that is on your registration conformation, you can reserve a bed in a shared room. Using this option there is no way to control who your roommate is. Prices range from $25/night/bed to $35/nigh/bed. Space is limited. Reserve early.
To advance the quality and accessibility of midwifery in Texas.