Diane Speier, PhD, was the founder and director of The Family Tree Center for Parents in New York for 15 years, before immigrating to the UK in 1998. A certified childbirth educator since 1978, Diane used her case notes as the data for her PhD research (The Childbirth Educator as Ethnographer, University of Manchester, 2002). As a perinatal psychologist, Diane created THE BIRTH EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP® as a weekend intensive for pregnant couples seeking a mind/body/spirit approach to birth and parenting. The workshop evolved into a couple’s retreat that deepens their intimacy while empowering the family space.