BIRTHING FROM WITHIN® Pregnancy & Birth Art is a process for expecting parents to prepare for birth by delving into their beliefs, emotions around birth, and to develop a pain-coping mindset. Using art can help to tap into self-knowing, deeper ideas held in the body or the subconscious by engaging the right brain, not the left brain (analytical/communicative side). It is especially productive for folks who are left-brainers or feel resistant to doing art. The discussion afterwards can be very insightful and surprising.
For moms & dads who have kids already and aren't intending/needing to take a birth class again this time around, doing this one time birth art session can help both parents to connect to the pregnancy, prepare for birth by processing any feelings about the previous birth(s), identify changes they'd like to see this time around, and prepare for a new experience. Sometimes, the mother's birth story becomes the "official" narrative about the previous births, so this also gives dads an opportunity to think about and process their own personal experience of birth.
This session includes the BFW Laborinth® art exercise which is a technique for cultivating a pain-coping mindset for both parents. It can be used as a form of mindfulness meditation during labor even for folks who don't like meditation or prefer moving meditation.
Private Sessions are 1.5 hours
Group Sessions are 2-2.5 hours