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Charis “Teaching Birth” Workshop
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


At LifeSong Midwifery in North Port, Florida

For childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, or anyone who would like to improve their ability to communicate with and educate expectant families.

At our workshops, learning is interactive, hands-on, fun, and interesting.  All Charis workshops are taught from a Christian perspective, giving God the glory for His marvelous creation and how He so wonderfully created women to bear children.


You will spend the day making new friends and becoming more skilled in preparing effective introductions, asking powerful questions, creating a learner-friendly environment, capturing the attention of learners, helping clients embrace their responsibility of making informed decisions, and so much more.

In addition to the valuable skills acquired at the workshop, you will also take home with you an assortment of visual aids and other valuable teaching tools to enhance your future students’ learning experience.

A delicious lunch will be provided for all the workshop attendees to enjoy as you get to know each other better during a midday break.

 

To register, complete the Registration Form
and mail it, along with payment, to:
Charis Childbirth
P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290

 
 
 
Charis “Labor Support” Workshop
was held Saturday, July 27, 2013
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 at LifeSong Midwifery in North Port, Florida
 
 
Lisa Kreinbrook, Terri Henady, Ginjah Gardner
Kristin Schuchmann, Christy Hicks, Michelle Kante
 
Did the birth professionals in your community attend the Charis "Labor Support" Workshop?  If so, you are in for a treat!  The ladies who attended can't wait to put into practice all that they learned!   Birth professionals, students and others gathered at LifeSong Midwifery in North Port, Florida improving their abilities to support laboring women with excellence.   The day was filled with interactive, hands-on, fun, and interesting activities taught from a Christian perspective, giving God the glory for His marvelous creation and how He so wonderfully created women to bear children.
 
 
After enjoying dinner at Sharky’s Friday night, we had the opportunity to go out onto the beach to watch the beautiful sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, one of Kristin’s favorite ways to wind down and one of the great benefits of holding workshops in “paradise”.
 
  Sheri Hunt, Terri Henady, Lisa Kreinbrook, Kristin Schuchmann,
Ginjah Gardner (with Athena Hicks), and Christy Hicks on the beach after dinner Friday night.
 

Kristin started the day with an in-depth study of the physiology of pain and pain relief.
 

Michelle & Terri  practicing supported squatting.
 

It is extra challenging for a “short” person to support a “tall” person…
but Lisa proved that it can be done!
 

Aspiring midwife Rose helping Kristin to demonstrate the half-kneel/half-squat.
 

This is what happens when you squat with your feet flat on the floor!
 
Squatting!
 
Enjoying activities to help us understand the different sensory nerve pathways
so we understand why our labor support techniques really work.
 
 

I benefited from the knowledge of how pain relief techniques affect the physiological process of birth.  Acupuncture and other techniques connected to the physiology are very important and will benefit childbirth education in my community in understanding how it works and why.
-Terri Henady, Charis CE/Doula Student
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kristin explains the activity: Lisa is the moist hot compress, Ginjah is the fast-moving nerve fiber, Terri is the pain stimulus, Ali (her daughter) is the slow-moving nerve fiber, Christy is the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, Rose is the middle brain, and Michelle (you can’t see her) is the cerebral cortex.
 
  Enjoying our activities.
 
  Lots of wisdom shared
 

Lisa has the answers!

 
 
The hands-on portion of this workshop was very beneficial. Education and confirmation of assisting correctly in positions and techniques will help me help my clients. The heart of Kristin Schuchmann and her passion shines through making it a fabulous day!
-Lisa Kreinbrook, Charis Midwifery Student  
 
 
 
 
 
 Kristin demonstrated many techniques to help with back labor.
 

Kristin demonstrating the fetal positions.
 

Learning rebozo techniques.
 
 
I especially liked the Rebozo and acupuncture techniques to comfort laboring moms, that women are truly designed to birth naturally, and there are as many ways to halt that God-given ability as there are to promote that magnificent process.  
-Ginjah Gardner, Charis CE/Doula Student


 
 
 
Lisa & Terri using the beautiful rebozos they received as gifts at the workshop.
 
Michelle
 
 
 
I appreciate the reminder of how the baby is in the process of birth as a unique person also going through the journey with Mom as a "team" vs. being detached or seen as a "medical issue" that needs to be resolved. 
-Michelle Kante, aspiring Charis Doula/CE student 
 
 
 
 
 

Lisa, Terri, & Ginjah trying out their new rebozos.
 

Kristin demonstrated many uses for the rebozo
 

Kristin demonstrating “sifting”.
 

Terri & Lisa
 

Lisa & Terri learning to use the many labor support tools we received as gifts.
 
Terri practicing counter pressure on Lisa.
 
Michelle practicing low back techniques on Christy.
 

Although she is young, Rose is the expert at giving relaxing hand massages.
 

Rose showing Michelle how to find acupressure points and give a relaxing hand massage.
 

Lisa practicing the massage techniques we learned.
 

Kristin receiving hand massages from Rose and Terri!
 

Christy approves of her massage!
 
 
 
I learned so much about birth! Many of the little details helped me reconcile some of my issues about my own daughter's birth. I love Kristin's manner of teaching. She has such a wealth of knowledge! Although I did tons of research before my daughter's birth, I feel even more prepared for potential future births. I feel my expectations for birth are now more reasonable and complete.  
-Christy Hicks, Charis Administrative Assistant 
 
 
 
 

Look who showed up at the end of the workshop!  Brycin loves his midwife Kristin!
 

Ginjah getting some baby love from Brooklyn, who stopped by at the end of the workshop.
 
 
Showing off their bags full of labor support tools they received.  The workshop is over and these ladies are ready to bless their communities with the information, skills, and tools they acquired at the Charis “Labor Support” workshop. 
 
We made new friends and became more skilled in knowing how and when to use many techniques to bring a woman comfort during each phase of labor, understanding the science behind why the comfort measures work, creating an environment conducive to the natural progression of labor, recognizing when a woman is beginning to panic and helping her regain control, gently encouraging a woman to effectively push out her baby while taking advantage of the natural physiology of second stage, assisting a woman in breastfeeding for the very first time, and so much more.

In addition to the valuable skills acquired at the workshop, we also took home a beautiful “labor support bag” filled with an assortment of tools to help successfully support, serve, and bring comfort to  future clients as they labor.
 
For childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, or anyone who would like to improve her ability to support laboring women.

All photos on this page ©2013 “Life Captured by Joy” Photography, all rights reserved
 
 
 
    

At our workshops, learning is interactive, hands-on, fun, and interesting. All Charis workshops are taught from a Christian perspective, giving God the glory for His marvelous creation and how He so wonderfully created women to bear children.

You will spend the day making new friends and becoming more skilled in preparing effective introductions, asking powerful questions, creating a learner-friendly environment, capturing the attention of learners, helping clients embrace their responsibility of making informed decisions, and so much more.

In addition to the valuable skills acquired at the workshop, you will also take home with you an assortment of visual aids and other valuable teaching tools to enhance your future students’ learning experience.

A delicious lunch will be provided for all the workshop attendees to enjoy as you get to know each other better during a midday break.

The cost is $225 for Charis members and $255 for non-members (includes one-year Charis membership.)

 
     

 
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