Calm Birth Teacher Training, Kaiser, SF, Aug 13-15, 2010
New Potential of Childbirth
Teacher Training Program
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, California
4141 Geary Blvd (between 5th and 6th Ave)
8:30am until 5:00 pm daily (meals on your own)
Instructors: Robert Bruce Newman
Mr. Newman developed Calm Birth based on programs of the Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He has offered more than 100 trainings in US hospitals. He has presented the Calm Birth method at the University of Michigan Medical School and Bastyr University . He is the author of Calm Birth; New Method for Conscious Childbirth and Calm Healing; Methods for a New Era of Medicine.
Christine Novak, RNC
Christine Novak has 20 years experience as a labor and delivery nurse and childbirth educator. She brought the Calm Birth prenatal meditation program to New Jersey hospitals in 2007 and received the March of Dimes Best for Baby award for her work in advancing the use of Calm Birth in New Jersey. As owner of Passage to Parenthood, Ms Novak guides women to access and enhance their coping skills, to advocate for themselves, and prepare mindfully for birth and parenting.
Changes in the medical paradigm have encouraged the development of new childbirth methods. Based on meditation science that is a model for mind/body medicine, the Calm Birth method offers women an empowering vision of their body and potential in childbirth.
“Calm Birth is a sublime gift to all of us. It contains the blueprint for reconnecting with birth wisdom on all levels… doing the practices will transform the birth process and imprint a peaceful beginning in both mother and child. The positive impact of this on society can’t be overestimated.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D., author, Mother-Daughter Wisdom and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“Calm Birth…based on the best principals of psychosomatic medicine…encourages and supports natural childbirth
and helps to heal the side effects of medications and invasive procedures. An empowering alternative to the “medicalization of birth”, the techniques liberate women to channel their innate wisdom into welcoming their newborn child in a truly life affirming way.”
Thomas Verny, MD, DPsych, DHL, FRCPC, author, The Secret Life of Your Unborn Child and Tomorrow’s Baby; former founder and president of the
Association of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health.
“Calm Birth is the childbirth method that society and I have waited for. It’s been a long time coming, a very long time. I am a midwife and an educator, with a steady devotion to childbirth… Calm Birth does what is so deeply needed. It heals the Earth by healing birth.”
Jeannine Parvati Baker, LM, childbirth educator, author, Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth and Conscious Conception
Tuition: $450 Preregistration is required.
CEUs: 18.0 contact hours by Medigrace and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
an approved provider of continuing education in nursing.
Registration deadline: Aug 6th. Registration fee is non-refundable after Aug 9th.
Registration fee includes: conference materials & processing of contact hours.
Books and cds available for sale, checks and cash only.
For complete program agenda, course objectives, or other information contact:
Christine Novak, RNC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-752-3727/732-689-1125