1. Heart & Hands Advanced Workshops, Sebastopol, CA, 5/11, 5/18, and 5/19, 2019, 9 AM to 4 PM.

“If the first course was about absorbing midwifery into the skin, this course is about beginning to feel it in your bones, think like a midwife, and trust that indeed you already are.”

The Advanced Workshops focus on application and refinement of skills leaned in the basic intensive course. A practical, hands-on workshop format builds upon the academic/skills foundation you have already established. Little homework–lots of small group concentration!

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2. Heart & Hands Midwifery Intensives, Sebastopol, CA, Summer Series 2019, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/25 (a Sunday), 8/31, 9 AM to 3 PM.

The HEART & HANDS MIDWIFERY INTENSIVES course was founded by Elizabeth Davis in 1982, at the request of birth assistants seeking to acquire practical midwifery skills. Over the years and by demand, the course evolved to include basic introductory information and emphasis on the intuitive, interpersonal skills essential to effective midwifery care. The purpose of the HEART & HANDS MIDWIFERY INTENSIVES course is to provide students with a strong and integrated foundation in the art and science of midwifery.

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3. Heart & Hands Midwifery Intensives, Sebastopol, CA, Fall Series 2019, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/20 (a Sunday), 10/26, 9 AM to 3 PM

Fall Series 2019, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/20 (a Sunday), 10/26, 9 AM. For details on course content, see Heart & Hands Summer Series.

4. Shamanic Pro-Activity for Birth-Workers, one day workshop, Sebastopol, CA, 9/15, 2019

We stand at the threshold of an international paradigm shift in birth, and as we face the challenges this presents to us socially and personally, many of us have discovered that standard therapeutic techniques do not provide the depth of healing we need to be strong and healthy in this time of transformation. Midwifery is in crisis, as are spontaneous childbirth, breastfeeding, and support for conscious parenting. We need the means, the tools that will help us to become our most authentic and effective selves in for the work ahead.

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5. International Integrative Maternity Health Care Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 9/27–9/29, 2019

For details, please see

6. Midwifery Today Conference, Blankenberge, Belgium, 10/30–11/3, 2019

For details and registration, see