Thursday, June 04, 2009

Calm Birth teacher training Fall 09 - San Francisco; 18 CEUs

Calm Birth: New Potential of Childbirth

Teacher Training Program

October 30 - November 1, 2009

Women’s Building, San Francisco, CA Room A

8:30am - noon and 1- 4:30 pm daily


Robert Bruce Newman

Mr. Newman has presented more than 100 trainings in US hospitals. He has presented the Calm Birth method at the University of Michigan Medical School and Bastyr University . Calm Birth is based on programs at the Harvard University Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Christine Novak, RNC

Christine has 20 years experience as a labor and delivery nurse and childbirth educator. She is the recipient of the March of Dimes 2009 Best for Baby Award for her work in advancing the use of the Calm Birth method at Overlook Hospital in New Jersey.

Changes in the medical paradigm have encouraged the development of new childbirth methods. Based on meditation science that is a model for contemporary science, the Calm Birth method offers women an empowering vision of their body and potential in childbirth.

"Calm Birth is a sublime gift to all of us. It contains the blueprint for reconnecting with birth wisdom on all levels... doing the practices will transform the birth process and imprint a peaceful beginning in both mother and child.

The positive impact of this on society can't be overestimated."

Christiane Northrup, M.D., author, Mother-Daughter Wisdom

and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Calm Birth...based on the best principals of psychosomatic medicine...encourages and supports natural childbirth and helps to heal the side effects of medications and invasive procedures. An empowering alternative to the "medicalization of birth", the techniques liberate women to channel their innate wisdom into welcoming their newborn child in a truly life affirming way."

Thomas Verny, MD, DPsych, DHL, FRCPC, author, The Secret Life of Your Unborn Child and Tomorrow's Baby

Former founder and president of the Association of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health.

Tuition: $450 18 CEU credit hours Pre-registration required.

For registration and information:

Christiane Northrup, MD, in her best-selling book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (2006), recommends two childbirth preparation programs, Bradley and Calm Birth.

She says of Calm Birth (p. 481):

"Calm Birth is a form of childbirth preparation that uses proven mind/body and breathing techniques to help create an atmosphere of calmness that decreases fear, pain, and complications for both pregnancy and childbirth. Many medical centers now use this program with good results. The three main methods Calm Birth teaches are the Practice of Opening (allowing the parents-to-be to experience a remarkable access to the development of their unborn child), Womb Breathing (where women learn to breathe into their energy bodies to reach full potential in childbirth and also to enrich the child), and Giving and Receiving (which teaches how to transform the energy of fear, anxiety, and tension into light in your own body - and breathe it out). The preface to the program states, "When pregnant women practice meditation, an empowering sense of safety and wholeness is generated from the inside. The Calm Birth method was developed to give women direct ways to raise the quality of health in childbirth whether or not medical interventions are applied". These methods have been shown to lower the impact of interventions and also lower medical costs and risks. This is a very powerful program, and I highly recommend it. The organization also offers a CD called Calm Birth, as well as a postnatal program called Calm Mother. For more information visit their website".

"Calm Birth is the childbirth method that society and I have waited for. It's been a long time coming, a very long time. I am a midwife and an educator, with a steady devotion to childbirth... Calm Birth does what is so deeply needed. It heals the Earth by healing birth." --Jeannine Parvati Baker, LM, childbirth educator, author, Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth and Conscious Conception

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Training 2009

Apr 23/09 Precongress Seminar APPPAH World Congress

Monterey, CA

Training fees: Teacher Training, $400 Seminars, $150

18 CEU education credits available for teacher training; 6 CEUs for seminars.

2008 Trainings

See TRAININGS PAGE for dates and locations of 2008 trainings.

Monday, January 22, 2007

APPPAH CB Workshop, L.A. Feb 21-26, 2007

13th International Congress of APPPAH
Los Angeles February 21 - 26, 2007

Robert Newman presents


The New Potential of Childbirth

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007; 3:15 – 7:15 pm Post Conference Workshop; "CALM BIRTH: New Potential of Childbirth"

Saturday, November 25, 2006



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