When we accept the call to be in the field of birth, where we will be supporting someone or be that someone to walk to the other side and bring the baby back, we accept the responsibility to show up prepared on an inner level for the privilege of being in the birth rites of passage.The Sacred Basket Program prepares you.

                                        The Sacred Basket Program

 

 

 

 

Perinatal Professional Education and Certification Services

 

These Times are calling Perinatal Professionals to show up as never before.

 

The Sacred Basket Program for Perinatal Professionals will teach you to weave your own spiritual and psychological wholeness or “basket”, from which to meet and grow from the challenges you encounter in these changing times  and in your work with birth and parenting.

 So you can show up empowered and embodied.

 These courses offer a map of growth practices for you and your clients on:

How to renew yourself after any exposure to a traumatic event, perinatal or otherwise

  • How to reduce painful trigger behaviors
  • How to return to the flow of power and life force we stem from again and again
  • How to identify the root patterns of how we either close or open to life challenges and growth
  • For MFTS in the CE Workshop for MFTs only: Models of addressing these root patterns and resolving them
  • How to map a path to our inherent capacity to experience wonder, pleasure and bliss in and attending the rites of passage of birth.

 Recordings and 1 hour Q &A sessions offered monthly over a year for people who sign up for two courses. off

 If you sign up for 2 courses, you get $25 off of total fee for the two classes.


 

The following Courses can be taken as part of the Birth Spirituality and Healing Coach Certification Program or for Education and CEs only

 

 

The Cartography of Spiritual and Psychological Growth

Webcasts Release: June 21, 2020!

Preregistration required.

Cultivate a Map of Growth Practices for yourself and your clients.

    We will explore the following:

  • Identifying and developing your relationship with your resources and gifts
  • Applying your resources to renew yourself and support your growth from the inner challenges you encounter.
  • Ceremony, as a powerful vehicle for support and transformation and how to integrate it into your practice
  • The neurobiological map from trauma to safety to peace, wonder and pleasure in our work.

    Fee: $200

Preregister by May 21, 2020 and get 10% off this course.

    Covid Fee Adjustment: If you cannot afford the fee due to the effects of this pandemic, pick the PayPal Covid option in the registration application and pay what you can.

   Register Here

As an MFT, this workshop connected dots for me about trauma and what is effective for me and my clients working with it. I would recommend this workshop to any therapist. Gina Janc

MFT

Perinatal Trauma: Assessment, Prevention, Healing

This course is designed for MFTs and LCSWs only

6 CEs CAMFT approved

Webcasts Release:  July 12, 2020!

Preregistration required.

We will explore:

  • Preventing secondary trauma in yourself and primary trauma in your clients.
  • Identifying and understanding symptoms and roots of perinatal trauma
  • Trauma Informed Assessment and Therapeutic Guidelines
  • Understanding what we are designed and capable of experiencing in the perinatal passage.
  • How to support healthy spiritual and psychological developmental possible outcomes

Throughout this course you will have an opportunity to apply practices to yourself to support your own renewal and resources. All of these practices promote perinatal developmental healthy outcomes. Content of course based on EMDR trauma healing theory and Perinatal Psychology theory and research.

Fee: $200

Preregister by June 12, 2020 and get 10% off this course.

 

 Register Here

 

Perinatal Trauma: Assessment, Prevention, Healing

This course is designed for Midwives, Doulas, Nurses, Doctors, and other perinatal professionals.

Webcasts Release: July 26, 2020!

Preregistration Required.

For People who preregister before June 26, 2020, there is 

We will explore:

  • Preventing secondary trauma in yourself and primary trauma in your clients.
  • Identifying and understanding symptoms and roots of perinatal trauma
  • Trauma Informed Assessment and Therapeutic Guidelines
  • Understanding what we are designed and capable of experiencing in the perinatal passage.
  • How to support healthy spiritual and psychological developmental possible outcomes

Throughout this course you will have an opportunity to apply practices to yourself to support your own renewal and resources. All of these practices promote perinatal developmental healthy outcomes. Content of course based on EMDR trauma healing theory and Perinatal Psychology theory and research.

Fee: $200

Preregister by June 26, 2020 and get 10% off this course.

Covid Fee Adjustment: If you cannot afford the fee due to the effects of this pandemic, pick the PayPal Covid option in the registration application and pay what you can.

 Register Here

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

Heal and Integrate Your Own Birth

Prerequisites: The Cartography of Spiritual and Psychological Resources Course and the Perinatal Trauma Assessment, Prevention and Healing Course either for MFTS or for All Perinatal Professionals

Meets: This Course is the last course to take to be eligible to complete  the BSH Coach Certification Progra

Webinars and Practice Q&A Sessions Hybrid Course Available Summer 2020!

Take what you learned in the previous two courses and apply it to Healing and Integrating:

  • Your own Birth
  • A birth you witnessed or heard about that was traumatic for you

Deepen your experience and understanding of the value of :

  • Somatic practices and clues
  • Receiving Ancestral gifts and healing intergenerational perinatal trauma

In this course you will learn a template of cognitive and experiential effective Perinatal Trauma Treatment.  You will have an opportunity to apply this model to a piece of your own prenatal, birth and newborn story, to a previous secondary traumatic event from your professional practice and to your own ancestral perinatal imprints.  You will also learn about the essential value of somatic tracking in yourself and your clients when working with trauma and you will have an opportunity to build some practice with that.

 

Sign up Here to be on Wait List!

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

Birth Spirituality and Healing Coach Certification

Prerequisites: The Cartography of Spiritual and Psychological Resources, The Perinatal Trauma Assessment, Prevention Healing and Heal and Integrate your own Birth Courses.

A BSH coach can apply and offer the following resources to themselves and their clients to promote success with perinatal developmental needs and opportunities. A 1-1 session with BSH Mentor is required to mutually assess if intern needs more practice or is ready to become a certified coach. If intern needs more practice, a new contract and additional fees may be required.

  • Bilateral Tapping In resourcing practices
  • Tracking somatic experience and triggers and knowing when to apply resources to triggers to break and prevent trauma patterns
  • Energy calming practices
  • A Guided Imagery Healing Perinatal Trauma Practice
  • An understanding of what it takes to heal birth trauma effectively and in nourishing and safe ways.
  • An understanding of what are trauma informed effective assessment practices and why
  • A clear understanding of how preparing to meet perinatal developmental needs can prevent trauma.

 

 

Register Here

This is such important and beautiful work for mothers in our community you are doing. As we come together and heal ourselves, we take this healing back to our families. Katie Sutherland

Mother

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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