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A Monthly Book & Case Study Course 2023

The Lapis Book Case

Read, Reflect, Write, Discuss, Apply

January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, 2023 Sundays

12:30 – 2:00 pm PST;    1:30 – 3:00 pm Mountain;    3:30 – 5:00 pm EST

Selected books, case studies and practice suggestions will deepen your well of knowledge and accelerate your mastery of birth story transformation work.

ֿBuy new or used books in advance of the scheduled month, so that we are all on the same pages.
During our 90-minute call, you will receive recommended reading assignments to focus on each week. Your weekly preparation will also include formulating a question for yourself and the group to deepen our inquiry and understanding of what the author is presenting. During the calls, case studies will be presented by Pam or students. In addition, you will receive recommendations for weekly integration in your work as a birth story listener.

Reading, discussing, and practicing as a group will bring books alive; perhaps in a way that reading on your own before falling asleep does not. Note: What we will not do is gather to say we liked or didn't like the book. We're going to go much further than that!

Course Description

TUTOR: Pam England

Two Enrollment Options:
1.     Discount package:
When you enroll for the eight-month offering (excluding June, July, August, and December) $340/all 8 months
2.  Or, you may cherry pick specific books/topics and enroll for the month: $60/month.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is: January 8, 2023

January  15,  22,  29.
Mourning the Dream: Amor Fati: An Illustrated Mythopoetic Inquiry
by Susanna Ruebsaat (2019), 250 p.

February  12,  19,  26.
Women’s Ways of Knowing by Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger, and Tarule (1986)

March  12 (US daylight saving time),  19,  26.
The Wounded Storyteller by Arthur Frank (1995), 220p.

In March I will announce the book/topic selection for April and May.
Following a summer break, we’ll resume for September, October, and November.
Books and Schedule will be announced during the summer.

Get started now. Enroll for January’s Lapis Book Case Course Now to help me prepare and send you additional materials.
The course will be limited to 14 students, so let me know your intention for choosing the 8-month course, or specify which sessions you will take Jan, Feb, and March.

Order your books in advance,
especially if you live in a place where book delivery may take longer.

REFUND&TRANSFER POLICY:  No refunds after the course begins, whether you signed for the 8 months or 1 month;
Cancellation two weeks before the course commences, you will get a full refund.
In the event Birth Story Medicine cancels or cannot reschedule a course or event, tuition will be refunded in full.

Register for The Lapis Book Case course

“We cannot heal our stories alone. No one heals without community. Traditionally [healing] circles formed around genuine wisdom keepers, but we are in short supply of elders these days,” ~ Dr. Lewis Mehl Madrona.

It is up to us as Birth Story-Mentors to help others complete their heroic return “home.”

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