The Pre-Congress Workshop is a separate paid event prior the Congress and is not included with Congress registration.


Pre-Congress Workshop 3

Dennis Hartenstein, "Immediate Postpartum Trauma Intervention"


Check-in: 07:45am - Please be seated by 08:00am

Workshop: 08:00am- 5:00pm

8-Hour Certificate Training–Level One
Open to professionals and families

Available CE Credits
ACOG   [medical]  
CES      [mental / behavioral health]
ICEA     [childbirth educator / doula]   
NBCMB [massage therapy / bodywork]
IMUSA   [infant massage]


Brief Bio: Dr Dennis Hertenstein has a cranial sacral and chiropractic practice in Santa Rosa, California and has over 40 years of experience in trauma resolution with all ages, integrating pre and perinatal psychology into his work. He specializes in the resolution of birth trauma with babies and children. He has been teaching board certified cranial sacral courses, sponsored by chiropractic colleges and organizations internationally (US, UK, France, Sweden, Norway) for 25 years. Dennis has also taught classes on birth trauma interventions to birthing professionals suitable for application immediately postpartum. dennishertenstein.com

Title of Presentation: "Immediate Postpartum Trauma Intervention"

Brief Description of Presentation: Cranial-sacral and pre and perinatal psychology tools, when used soon after birth, can reduce the need for medical intervention, and decrease the severity of birth trauma. You will learn anatomy of the skull, neck and back pertinent to birth trauma resolution, including practical information about location, function, and vulnerability of cranial nerves, and blood supply. There will also be experiential hands-on exercises. Techniques will be taught for the resolution of birth trauma, including how to hold and decompress the sub-occipital area, spine, sacrum, and other traumatized areas of the body. You will also be taught how to quickly create a safe and healing container (“womb surround”) while helping the baby to re-connect with their resources. Strategies for how to help a baby that cannot tolerate touch will also be taught.


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