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Birthing From Within | Crossing the Threshold: BFW’s premier Live Retreat
September 14 @ 6:00 pm - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Crossing the Threshold is Birthing From Within’s premier live retreat. It can be taken as a stand-alone enriching, nourishing, burnout-busting retreat, or as the gateway to BFW’s Childbirth Education and Doula certification programs. This retreat is for aspiring and seasoned birth professionals.
BFW believes that birth professionals can best serve their clients when they have done their own personal inquiry and transformation FIRST. In so doing, participants ensure that they aren’t bringing their own biases, judgements, stories, and assumptions with them when they interact with people during their own transformative journey.
We know that seasoned birth professionals are often tired, burnt out, and in need of both rejuvenation and personal nourishment. Thus we designed our programs to start with our signature in-person retreat, Crossing the Threshold. This two-and-a-half-day workshop will offer participants an opportunity to experience a profound paradigm shift and awakening… this isn’t your average birth professionals training! Participants will leave with a new understanding of the ancient maps: birth as a heroic journey, the labyrinth, storytelling, and more, that can guide the modern birth experience, therefore enabling them to see birth through a new lens.
The Crossing the Threshold retreat is followed by a four- module online mentoring course, which is designed to help integrate the deep personal work done during the retreat with the next step of our program. Participants in Crossing the Threshold retreats will have the option of moving on to one or more of our signature training and certification programs: Doula From Within™, Ancient Maps for Modern Birth Education™, or Birth Story Listening (R).