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 Informed Practices Workshop

An Introductory Workshop for all Perinatal and Parenting Professionals

Part I of the Birth Spirituality and Healing Coach CE Program
CEs Available, Cost: $200, Women of Color invited to apply for sliding scale


During this workshop, learn for yourself and your clients:

  • How your births and those of your ancestors’ are related with your work
  • Ways to root ground and nourish those relationships
  • The transformative and empowering effects of ceremony.
  • Swift acting resourcing practices for working with trauma
  • Tangible support for processing and integrating births.
  • The neurobiology behind the effectiveness of these practice


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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BSH Coach CE Certification Program, Sliding scale spots avaialbe
Part 1 – Introduction, Skill Building, $200
Part II – Processing and Skill Building, $ 550, monthly payments available
Part III – Mentor Program for Certification as BSH Facilitaors
Information on Part II and III coming January 2018


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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