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 nurses, doulas, midwives and doctors.

By Council For Birth

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Date and time

June 27 · 4pm - June 29 · 2pm PDT


Clinton TBA Clinton, WA 98260

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About this event

  • 1 day 22 hours
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About the workshop:

Please join Kelly Dungan, RN, CPM, LM, Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer, and Meg Heather Ford, Certified Doula and trained acupuncturist, for an experiential workshop for all birthworkers offering in depth discussion and hands on support skills for those who support birth.

"Somatic Inquiry for Birth" asks the question: How does the felt experience of the body influence what takes place in the birth room? What is the autonomic state of the birthing body, of the nursing body, of the obstetric body? Through the lens of the nervous system, we discover that physiologic birth is truma informed.

We believe the role of the 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.

Learn: labor support skills, communication tools and practices for sustainable birth work

Explore: the hormonal blueprint of birth, polyvagal theory and systems level solutions.

Shifting towards a new paradigm of practice: What is the Council Model of Birth?

Approved for 10 CEUs through AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Join a circle of birthkeepers 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.

For questions about accommodations, email

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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About the organizer

Organized by
Council For Birth