Retreats & Events
Birth Story Medicine Workshop
Envision Every Birth Story as a Heroic Journey
Learn Myths, Rituals, and Session Techniques
facilitated by Pam England
October 2 -7, 2022
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Synergia Ranch & Retreat Center
Located 30 minutes from the center of historic Santa Fe and a 45-minute drive from Albuquerque.
Synergia Ranch is set on 111 acres of high desert prairie, dotted with pinon and juniper trees.
We think the heroic journey model is so exciting, we want more people to learn it.
We are opening the workshop to all birth-related professionals,
even if you haven't taken any courses from Birth Story Medicine.
We have six spaces open for you!
After Covid-isolation, hanging out and practicing in-person with other birth story listeners and mentors in live workshop, sharing walks and meals will be such a treat.
Each day you will have time to realize your own life and life-changings experiences and practice all of the exercises and rituals for yourself.
You will be making a mandala of Birth & Life as a Heroic Journey to hang in your personal Birth Story Study & Temenos space at home.
You can envision that most Sessions will be three parts:
A laying of Foundation.
A Time to Embody in personal, dyad, or small group practice.
Marinating in silent practice, journaling, and/or Q&A for clarifying and sharing our growing understandings.And your mindful intention and the joy of learning woven throughout.
Optional housing fees ranging from $350 to $500 total.
There is also a possibility to camp for $25 a night.
*Synergia has a policy that participants come vaccinated or bring a proof of a negative covid test.Registration afternoon of October 2; Adjourn after lunch on October 7
2023.03.23 / BSM Course, Part 3 / Nora Niculescu
Course Dates: March 23 to April 27, 2023
Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:30 am PST
*Please read our refund policy below before signing up
Part III: The Medicine Bridge
Crossing to Compassion
(Six Weeks)Course Description
Is a story-teller doomed to carry the negative feelings and self-beliefs about birth like a ball and chain for the rest of their lives, ultimately handing it down to the next generation? Or, is it possible, in an hour-long session for a story-teller to achieve a lasting change of heart about what happened, and about themselves?It is — if you know how to build a Medicine Bridge! A birth story-teller begins their session viewing what happened from a familiar perspective. It’s as though they can see what they long for or want to change across a great chasm. They wonder, “How do I get from here to there?” Contrary to urban myth, telling a story over and over in the same way may reinforce negative feelings and self-beliefs without narrowing the chasm between where they are and where they want to be. What they need is a Medicine Bridge! In Part Three of Birth Story Medicine, you will learn how to build that Medicine Bridge with your client so by the end of the session, they are well on their way or have crossed to self-compassion. Six Ways to Learn at Home for Five Weeks Each week, you will:
- Gain access to the in-depth modules on our online platform
- Listen to pre-recorded lessons presented by facilitators
- Study segments of birth story sessions to hear what works and what doesn’t
- Receive constructive feedback on your homework on the Forum
- Participate in weekly live consultations with your facilitator and peers (on Zoom)
- Practice and record at least two birth story sessions with volunteer story-tellers; receive valuable constructive feedback from your tutor/facilitator.
Our workshop dates are coordinated with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (50th Year).
Grand Mass Ascensions are early mornings (weather permitting) Oct 1, 2,8,9. And there are events other days/evenings. Check it out: https://balloonfiesta.com
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