1. Heart & Hands Midwifery Intensives, Sebastopol, CA, Fall Series 2019, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/13, (a Sunday), and 10/19, 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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2. 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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3. Midwifery Today Conference, Blankenberge, Belgium, 10/30–11/3, 2019

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4. Heart & Hands Advanced Workshops, Sebastopol, CA, 11/9, 11/16, and 11/17, 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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5. Heart & Hands Midwifery Intensives, Sebastopol, CA, Spring 2020, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 9 AM to 3 PM

Spring Series 2020, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 9 AM to 3 PM. For details on course content, see Heart & Hands Fall Series, 2019.

6. International Integrative Maternity Health Care Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 3/22–3/23, 2020

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7. Authentic Midwifery: Advanced Skills, Lost Arts of Healing, and Strategies for the Future, Auckland, New Zealand, 3/28–3/29, 2020

Workshop details forthcoming! Contact Donna Fowles <> for updates and registration  information.

8. Sustainable Midwifery: The Holistic Model of Care, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4/24–4/26, 2020

Workshop details forthcoming! Contact Louise and Karina <> for updates and registration information.