OPEN YOUR EAR,
Tell Me What Happened
September 5 to November 28, 2024
11:00 am to 1:00 pm PST
plus a 3-hour “Ears-On” Workshop (Date TBA)
Mentored by Pam England, Birth Story Magician
Learn to lead the proven, uplifting Birth Story Medicine Process and become a Birth Story Specialist.
During the ten-week "Open Your Ear" course, you will learn the art of birth story tracking and how get to the Heart of the Story. In this First Level of a 22-week comprehensive course, you will quickly move past not knowing what to listen for or what to say to fine-tune your ear to notice the subtle layers that construct the story and contain the seeds of healing.
The Second Level is the 12-week Apprenticeship, an intensive practicum where you lead a session each week and learn from ten advanced modules, consultations, and supervised mentoring.
This course is open to anyone who:
works with parents during their childbearing year and listens to birth stories doesn’t know what to say to a storyteller after a difficult, traumatic birth is offering or plans to provide birth story listening and healing sessions or groups or those listeners who took the three-part course but want a refresher.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE
Ways of Learning:
Readings, Videos, Weekly 120-minute group calls for Instruction, Demonstration, Case-Studies, and Practice
You cannot learn to lead Birth Story Medicine’s Amazing Transformative Process™ just by taking notes in class. You must actively participate, complete homework; and practice to learn a new language, map, and skills. Practicing each step of the Process helps you embody it, which means it becomes a part of the way you see, hear, and think so in a session, rather than think—you have learned to listen within your belly (not your mind) while listening to the story unfold.
You will learn to:
Empty your mind, open your ear . . .
Feel more empathic and observant.
Shift from listening passively, not knowing what to say, or disengaging. . . to knowing what to listen for, what to ignore, and feeling connected to the storyteller and the story.
1. Completing the mandatory three-hour “The Weaving of Stories" online workshop.
2. Since you’ll be working with birth stories, you must have a basic knowledge of childbirth.
Before you register, make sure you have the following:
Familiarity with terminology and medical jargon common in birth stories
A basic understanding of the physiology of childbirth some experience in birth in our culture, either through personal experience giving birth and/or working in the field.
Tuition: $850. Payment plan available.
Tuition covers 20-hours of lively weekly classes, feedback on homework, a three-hour workshop, and a personal mentored session on Zoom, plus course materials. Registration is limited to eight committed students. No refunds once the course begins.
A 12-Week Birth Story Listener Apprenticeship begins in January through March 2024