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The Use of Creative Writing in Healing the Loss of Culture in International Adoptions

We are aware of the pain of separating an infant from the mother. The cultural separation of place, mother tongue, history, lineage and family is also a disconnection. This presentation will explore this loss through the creative writings of a young Korean born woman raised in America by loving parents. She felt different, self critical given to temper tantrums. When Annie returned to Korea in her late 20's and heard the sounds of her mother tongue, saw herself in the face of her brother and felt the love in her father's eyes, she experienced profound connection with herself.

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 16:00 to 17:30
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Resolving Prenatal and Birth Trauma: Getting to the Heart of Our Work with Infants and Families

In this presentation I show how the infant will inevitably take the lead in getting its needs met and how we can support the parents to consciously and lovingly respond to the infant’s promptings. When the parents are able to attend to the needs of their newborn child, bonding and attachment will naturally occur. In addition, we will look at infant nurturance from two specific vantage points. The first is how to maximize the salutary effects of breastfeeding. The second is an overview of infant development and trauma resolution from birth to 9 months of age.
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How love is born for a newborn baby

It is one of the most transforming experiences in life to love and be loved. It is one of the most powerful experiences in life to carry and nourish the development of two cells to the birth of a new life. The confluence of birth and love should not be taken for granted. Significant numbers of people carry the memories of an unhappy childhood lacking motherly and/or parental love.

Objective: To discover and describe how mother's love arises.

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Using Psychodrama in Childbirth Education and Birth

Childbirth benefits greatly in using more right brain functions during labor. The right brain covers all senses, feelings, insight, creativity , spontaneity etc It influences women to not to think, evaluate, criticize and question. I use lots of games, role plays, art, and action in chidbirth classes.. Through using special psychodrama activities, the participant can experience with her body and influence her body memories to re-ignite. The body memory keeps the learning with right brain, and the body remembers all details during the labor without thinking.

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The Renaissance of Birth

The Renaissance of Birth views the birthing process from preconception through birth itself through eyes that celebrate the Art of Giving Birth. Heralding a new paradigm that honors a mother as a “Chalice for the Incoming Spirit,” this course addresses a pregnant woman’s beliefs, thoughts, words, actions, and feelings (all psychological components) that have formed from her conditioned expectations so that she can “see” birth through new eyes. This course presents models for change that are easy to practice and share with clients and colleagues.

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Healing Postpartum Depression Beyond Psychiatry

One of seven women, giving birth will be confronted with postpartum depression. This still is one oft he best hidden secrets in society, a real taboo subject. Too much shame, guilt-feelings and devaluation in the face of the miracle of birth are the burden. Psychiatric medication definitely can alleviate but seldom prevent months of suffering. Often medication conflicts with the wish of breast feeding.

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 14:00 to 15:30
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The Synergistic Power of Integrated Healing Arts in Pregnancy and Childbirth

In this engaging and interactive presentation, Brooke Radloff, M.A. presents her groundbreaking Integral Model of Pregnancy and Childbirth (IMPC). Within the framework of her integral model, Radloff demonstrates how pregnant women can work consciously and proactively with the internal and external influences that most deeply impact the quality of her pregnancy and birth experience.

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Beyond Trauma: Communicating to Inspire the Mainstream

APPPAH’s message is key to transforming the way babies are understood and treated during the primal period, and it is more crucial than ever for this information to penetrate the mainstream. How this message is communicated is paramount to the level of success you achieve. Trauma-focused communication is likely to frighten and activate. By contrast, an exciting vision of what is possible is far more likely to be received by a broader audience and motivate them to action.

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Tracking Spirit in the Birth Environment

This class focuses on the initiatory aspect of birth and helps mothers and birth practitioners reconnect with the important elements of power that are found in the deeper mysteries of the birth experience. Participants will learn skills for managing energy and mitigating burn-out. They will learn how to better maintain the birth portal and properly direct the power that arises in this environment.

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Conceiving Extraordinary Children in a Toxic World: An Integral Approach to the Preconception Period

Today, one in two children live with one or more chronic health conditions. These conditions are often tied back to toxic triggers in the womb. In addition, one in four cannot conceive naturally without the help of assisted reproductive technologies. These technologies remove love and bonding from the moment of conception. New findings confirm that preconception preparation including the elimination of heavy metals and toxins before conception is critical to successful birth outcomes and to the prevention of birth defects, which often occur in the first three months of gestation.
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