Emerging Birth Stories: Disappointment, Power, and Meaning
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 is designed for birth professionals (and anyone who works with families in the childbearing year) and expectant and new parents. The focus is on reducing shame, judgment, guilt, confusion, blame, and anger about childbirth and early postpartum experiences (including breastfeeding). Early registration price: $39; at the door: $55 (if space available, cash only). Partial scholarships for people of color and group discounts available; special price for ICAN leaders/ members. Please inquire.
“Rage Becomes Her”: A Virtual Book Group
A group of women, femme-identifying, and nongender-conforming people coming together to read and discuss the newly published book, “Rage Becomes Her,” by Soraya Chemaly. We will share our thoughts and experiences around anger in a safe, supportive environment.
This group is FREE. It’s not too late to join us! Interested? Find out more and ask to join >
“New Moon” Online Retreats: Inspiration and Support for Busy Parents
Monthly 60-minute interactive group webinars: Schedule TBA
Please send me an email letting me know of your interest!
SELECTED PAST EVENTS
“Plant a Seed: Grow a Village” CAPEA Conference (Childbirth and Parenting Educators of Australia)
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter
Melbourne, Australia; May 23-25, 2018 . Virginia’s Sessions: Childbirth Education and the Roots of Emotional Birth Trauma; Teaching About Caesareans: A Compassionate, Honest, and Effective Approach; Solution-Focused Childbirth Preparation.
Watch video of Virginia discussing her sessions at this conference!