DreamBirth® | Pregnancy & Birth | Course 1 | 7 Sessions | Tuesdays | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT | 10 Oct – 28 Nov 2023
DreamBirth® is a unique and effective approach to ensuring a good pregnancy and birth experience. In this course, we address the private challenges mothers-to-be often face: the inner fears, worries, beliefs, and ancestral patterns that get in the way of a good pregnancy and birth. We also look at the outer challenges as well – the external demands of partners, parents, other children, and medical and hospital procedures and attitudes of birthing personnel that can also impede the natural flow of events.
Claudia Raiken, Master Practitioner and Director of DreamBirth® will introduce participants to this exceptional tool to create the conditions for a positive birth experience. In these seven classes, you will find out how imagery works, how to access your imagery, how to respond to the “necessity of an image,” and the importance of practicing imagery oneself in order to truly and positively affect your birthing experience. DreamBirth® imparts gifts for all who use it – whether a prospective parent or a practitioner helping parents-to-be.
Part 1: About Imagery | First and second trimesters of pregnancy
Your first few classes will introduce you to how imagery works, how it is learned, how to respond to the “necessity of an image”, and the importance of practicing the imagery oneself. DreamBirth® imparts gifts for all who use it; the practitioner included.
You will learn exercises to connect with baby-to-be and exercises that create a sense of safety and support, as well as exercises for birthing practitioners. Learn all the exercises you will need for problems and issues that arise during the first and second trimesters : nausea, fatigue, emotional swings and fears, body image and premature contractions and more. We will introduce you to simple and quick imaginal exercises to prepare for procedures, and most importantly, to deal with fears of mothering.
Part 2: Relationships, ancestral issues, stuck patterns affecting Pregnancy
This course then moves into dealing with relationships (with partner, mother, one’s other children, friends, work colleagues, doctors and/or midwives). As part of that work, we will guide you to learn how to talk ‘through the ethers’. These classes will also deal with ancestral issues, stuck patterns, incorrect thinking and inner child issues.
You will learn and use imaginal exercises to deal with emotions that can get in the way – guilt, anger, fear, lack of self-worth – as well as exercises that build optimism and well-being. Learn exercises to deal with previous miscarriages and other losses.
Fee: $360 USD
Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the first session
Course Schedule: April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, and 21, 2024