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Emerging Birth Stories: Helping Parents Heal (Santa Barbara)

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Mission Canyon area

Santa Barbara, CA 93015

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Through thought-provoking teachings and experiential processes, we explore the power of birth stories (whether disappointing, traumatic, or triumphant), how they emerge and evolve, and how to look at any birth through a nuanced and compassionate lens.

This informative and inspiring workshop's focus is on increasing awareness of the impact of difficult births and how birth professionals can counsel and support families who experienced them. You will learn new ways to think about and reduce shame, judgment, guilt, confusion, blame, and anger about childbirth and early postpartum experiences (including breastfeeding). Together, we will dive into a holistic exploration of how expectations, resilience, self-perception, support, language, and cultural and personal belief systems affect the subjective and emotional experiences and stories of those who give (and witness) birth.

This workshop is designed for birth professionals and anyone who works with families in the childbearing year, including: breastfeeding counselors, therapists, midwives, postpartum doulas, social workers, nurses, and support group leaders. Counseling and communication skills will be taught and enhanced through demonstration, case studies, and small group practice, as well as handouts and participant Q&A. There will be time and space given for you to reflect on your own experiences of birth (as a parent or provider), using these as touch-points for supporting others.

You'll learn some surprising, yet simple and powerful, ways to shift how birth stories are shaped and shared, in order to increase healing, community, and wholeness around birth, breastfeeding, and parenting.

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Virginia Bobro, workshop facilitator, has been offering education and support to birth professionals globally since 2005 and managed Birthing From Within's doula/educator certification and training programs for eight years. To find out more about Virginia, please visit her website: www.vbobro.com

Workshop includes presentation and discussion, as well as experiential activities such as journaling, drawing, and movement. We will have a lunch break from 12:30-1:30. Please bring a lunch with you. There is a full kitchen. Tea will be available; you are invited to bring fruit or treats to share.

Space is limited, so register soon to save your spot! Early registration price: $75 by 2/1/19; regular price: $99 from 2/2 to 3/1; $125 at the door (if space available, cash only). Inquire about: partial scholarships for people of color; group discounts 3+; special price for ICAN leaders.

Nevada Board of Registered Nursing contact hours have been applied for (recognized by most doula, midwifery, and nursing organizations). Please let us know if you want a CEU certificate: additional $5 fee.


--FAQs--

Can I bring my baby? Due to the venue and the nature of the work we will be doing together, unfortunately babies and children cannot be present.

What should I bring? You only need to bring yourself and your open heart. You are encouraged to bring a notebook/journal and something to write with. Some art supplies will be provided-- feel free to bring your own, such as watercolors, colored pencils, markers, etc.

Anything else I should know? You are welcome to bring a snack to share. Do let us know if you have any food or environmental allergies. Please do not wear or bring scented or fragranced items.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact Virginia with any questions: www.vbobro.com

What's the refund policy? Eventbrite fees cannot be refunded (approx $2-3 per ticket). If you cancel at least 24 hours in advance (before 10 am on March 1, 2019), you will receive a full refund (less Eventbrite fees). No-shows or cancellations less than 24 hours before start of workshop cannot be refunded, but full payment can be held as a credit until March. 1, 2020, or you can opt to transfer your registration to someone else for no additional fee (just send a message!)

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Mission Canyon area

Santa Barbara, CA 93015

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