The Three Little Pigs
The first part of this workshop takes us on an evolutionary journey into the cultural treatment of human childbirth, exploring cross-cultural birth practices in all six types of human subsistence strategies (hunting-gathering, horticulture, agriculture, pastoralism, industrial society, and the technocracy), noting pre-modern similarities across vast cultural differences, examining the homogenizing effects of modernization, and exploring the possibilities of a postmodern mentality for improving the technocratic treatment of birth.
In the second part of this workshop you will gain an overview of the sciences of cell biology & epigenetics, brain development, and child development and attachment and discover how modern science supports and furthers the best of ancient wisdom and intuition. You will learn what you can do, personally and professionally, to be a part of the growing movement to transform how we bring humans into the world and how we care for the mother-baby as one biological system, starting before conception.
Time:November 15, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm