- January 4: Orientation, technical issues, classroom questions and answers
- January 11: Karen Melton and 9 Principles of Early Conscious Parenting
- January 18: Barbara Decker on Prenatal Bonding During Pregnancy: A New Paradigm in Childbirth Education
- January 25: Somatic practice, student process, student presentation
Karen Melton: The 9 Principles of Conscious Early Parenting
These parenting principles create the optimal growing environment for babies, and in the process of creating that parents can also begin to heal the transgenerational wounds that have been unconsciously passed down. Conscious early parenting creates true-choice for parents, as they are not parenting out of old wounds and imprints, and is very healing for all.
Barbara Decker: Prenatal Bonding During Pregnancy: A New Paradigm in Childbirth Education
As a childbirth educator for over 40 years, consciousness of the prenate was never addressed until I became a HypnoBirthing Practitioner in 2002. In our classes we encourage our parents to sense and feel a connection with the baby growing in the womb, committing to listening, touching, sensing love while that baby grows prenatally. Unfortunately our parents do not receive this exposure until the sixth month of pregnancy. In our suggested reading for each year I chose The Secret Life of the Unborn Child. This uncovered so much information that is not in any curriculum or education program I had ever seen before, a new early pregnancy class needed to be written. The Greatest Pregnancy Ever Facilitator Program (2011) made that concept possible. I was honored to assist in the online training, presenting an awareness of what influences our babies may be receiving while growing in the womb. This program encompasses experiential exercises to improve relationships, communication tools, and solutions to lower stress, so that our mothers can feel empowered in the choices they make during pregnancy, learning to parent their babies in the womb, and feel more prepared for the birthing choices available to them. In this connection, parents have the ability to improve pregnancy outcomes, birthing options, and adjustments during the postpartum period.
Somatic Practice this Month: Pendulation as an Art Form; Plus the Use of Humor