Everyone brings their own conscious and unconscious material to the Birth process.
In this workshop you will learn tools for working effectively with that material in yourself and others.


Perinatal Wellness and Trauma Prevention: Ceremonies of Pregnancy Workshop

For all Perinatal and Parenting Professionals

Part I of the Birth Spirituality and Healing Coach Program.
For more information on Education & Coach Options click here.

During this workshop, learn Psycho/spiritual care for you, your clients and your community:

  • Swift acting resources for trauma
  • Neurobiology for Effective Perinatal Healing
  • Creating Ceremony for Renewal and Healing

Cultivate your ability to be aware of your triggers compassionately and your ways of resourcing yourself. Return to feeling yourself safe and supported. This awareness and practice directly affects your ability to be useful to your clients. Support your work’s long term sustainability and your and your client’s ability to grow.

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  • Regular Fee $175
  • Early-bird fee up to one month before  $150
  • For Equity Women of Color Sliding Scale spaces contact genamccarthy3@gmail.com.

Online via Zoom. In-person training courses scheduled regularly. Click here for upcoming dates.

5 contact hours for midwives MEAC approved and 5.5 contact hours for doulas, DONA approved.


“I really valued the work around understanding when I get triggered during a session. I’m seeing it much more clearly now.” Andrea Byers, Craniosacral Therapist

“Getting clear about my behaviors when triggered…a range of tools I can access…Tools I can offer my clients – not only resources within but also community resources.” Jennifer Curtis, Doula, Parent Infant Class Educator

“Anyone seeking to incorporate ceremony in there perinatal practice would benefit from taking this course.” Starr Sandoval, doula, Perinatal Homeless case manager

“I’m so happy to see the depth and breadth of this work continue to evolve and become more widespread. Our humanity depends on it” Jenn Moran, Doula and Co-Founder, Community Well, San Francisco


Gena McCarthy RN, MFT is an EMDR certified perinatal psychotherapist and a community organizer.  She is the founder and developer of the Birth Spirituality and Healing Network.  She was a maternal infant public health nurse for many years and founded the Contra Costa County Perinatal Depression to Wellness Network. She developed two local Perinatal Integrative Health Programs.  She has studied and practiced extensively cross cultural healing including shamanic, Buddhist and Cherokee peacekeeper practices.  For Questions: genamccarthy3@gmail.com

Molly Arthur Interviews Gena McCarthy and Birth, Spirituality, and Healing

Healing Birth Trauma

Karen Brody Interviews Gena McCarthy for the 2015 BirthKeeper Summit

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