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The classes listed here are an invitation and an opportunity to begin or deepen the practice of mindfulness—moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness—for meeting the joys and challenges of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting, learning to nurture our children as we grow ourselves in everyday family life. The Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting program is modeled on the pioneering work of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. Through meditation, yoga, awareness of breathing and group dialogue we learn a precious life skill that can hold us as we engage in one of the most important, joyful and stressful jobs on the planet, that of giving birth to and parenting the next generation.

For more information on any offerings or trainings please send an email
or call 510-595-3207

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP)
Through mindfulness meditation and yoga we learn to cultivate mindful awareness during pregnancy to prepare us for the transformative experience of childbirth and beyond.

Course includes: 9 weekly classes before birth, an All-Day practice session and a Reunion class after birth. 

Date: Wednesdays, January 29, 2014-March 26, 2014
Time: 6:45 - 9:45pm
All-Day Session: Sat, March 8, 2014
Instructor: Judith Cuneo, MD with Nancy Bardacke, CNM (Featured Guest Instructor)

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The Mind in Labor: Working with Pain and Fear
in Childbirth
(UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine)
A weekend workshop to cultivate mindfulness for working with pain and fear during childbirth. An excellent complement to any childbirth education class, including refresher classes. Partners encouraged to attend.


November 15-17, 2013
(with Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA)

Due to space limitations, early registration is advised.
Information/registration or call 415-353-7700

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The Mind in Labor: Working with Pain and Fear
in Childbirth
(Berlin, Germany)
A weekend workshop to cultivate mindfulness for working with pain and fear during childbirth. An excellent complement to any childbirth education class, including refresher classes. Partners encouraged to attend.

Date: Oct 11-13, 2013

Instructor: Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA

MBCP courses now offered in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, CA; Maine; Oxford (UK); Stockholm (SW)

For Sacramento classes: mbcpsac@gmail.com
or call 916-233-5559

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Life Skills for Perinatal Health Professionals
As care providers we may find that the stress of our chosen work has become overwhelming. Through mindfulness practice we can remember our deepest intentions and reconnect with those aspects of our work that truly nourish us as we care for those we serve.


Starts:  TBA

Information/registration
CEUs available
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Mindful Birthing, Mindful Living: A Weekend Self-Care Workshop for Perinatal Healthcare Providers
As care providers for expectant, birthing and new parents we are called upon to be fully present as we attend to our clients' needs with empathy and compassion, even in the midst of the stresses in our daily lives. Through mindfulness we can remember our deepest intentions and reconnect with those aspects of our work that truly nourish and sustain us. In this workshop we will learn about the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Program, how mindfulness can be an essential skill for ourselves, birthing families and explore ways to cultivate in ourselves the very resources we encourage in those we serve: inner strength, resilience, calm and self-trust.

TBA
Omega Institute, Rinebeck, NY
CEUs available

 


   
   
 
Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Education Program