Somatic Inquiry For Birth

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Somatic Inquiry For Birth

A restorative retreat offering in depth discussion and hands on labor support skills for labor and delivery nurses.

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Clinton TBA Clinton, WA 98260

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  • 1 day 22 hours
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About the workshop BirthKeeper, RN:

Please join Kelly Dungan, RN, CPM, Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer, and Meg Heather Ford, Certified Doula and trained acupuncturist, for an experiential workshop offering in depth discussion and hands on support skills for labor & delivery nurses.

"BirthKeeper, RN: Reclaiming The Art Of Perinatal Nursing" asks the question: How does POWER influence what takes place in the birth room? We believe the role of the nurse as a birthkeeper is in working skillfully with both trauma and transformation--that is, mitigating/preventing/responding to trauma as well as facilitating the deeply transformational aspects of birth.

Shifting towards a new paradigm of nursing practice:

-How POWER influences what happens in the birth room

-The central role of the nurse in reimagining the healthcare system

-Techniques for communicating well with colleagues

-From self care to community care, how to process TRAUMA in the birth room

-Nurse as BirthKeeper, how to reclaim birth as TRANSFORMATION

Building your skills to effectively support physiologic birth:

-How to track a labor: what to say, what to do, how to touch

-How the birth environment can make or break a labor

-Polyvagal theory and why the nervous system is in charge

-Breathing techniques, visualizations, acupressure points, and more!

Participants will walk away with hands on/practical skills, communication tools, mindfulness practices, and a framework for shifting towards a new paradigm of birth. Approved for 10 CEUs.

Join a circle of nurses showing up for the future of birth!

About the retreat setting:

The retreat space is a small, cozy cabin in the woods, with a maximum capacity of 8 participants.

Retreat ticket includes cost for homemade, organic meals (including breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea, and delicious snacks).

If you would like to stay on site overnight, you may do so at no extra charge. Participants are responsible for their own costs of transportation and offsite lodging. The options are onsite camping (with access to indoor facilities) or slumber party in the main meeting room (a time honored tradition at this retreat space!). There are also many lovely AirBNBs within short driving distance of the retreat space.

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This private retreat space is located in Clinton, WA. Address will be shared upon registration. For more event details, go to:

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