Laboring and living through the life-changing impact of the death of a baby, and the resulting traumatic grief, is a feat that is far better accomplished with understanding, knowledge, support, attention and love. Providing these to the mothers and families affected by this life altering event is an art informed by science. You will learn what defines traumatic grief, and the myriad ways parents and families living with traumatic grief are impacted, how couples grieve differently, ways our culture responds to the death of a baby and how you can support your families in the acute stages as well as long-term of traumatic grief. Additionally, you will learn ways that a compassionate model of treatment and care, informed by empathy, builds bridges to those in pain while also helping to guard against vicarious trauma, improving psychosocial outcomes for providers working with those in traumatic grief. We will also take a look at research on mindfulness, grief, self-care, compassion and the benefits to self and others.
Doulas, childbirth educators, midwives, OB-Gyns, nurses, lactation consultants and birth workers of all kinds can benefit from this training experience.
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The MISS Foundation's Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga Provider Training Certificiation CBC-Y®
A seven-day, intensive training program taught by researcher Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and yoga therapist Karla Helbert, LPC at Sedona Mago Retreat Center in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. This course is approved for 30 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for grief and clinical training plus 30 contact hours through Yoga Alliance with a registered YACEP.
The Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification® program explores and extends current evidence based practices in traumatic grief and is based in a non-medicalized, non-pathologizing, mindfulness-based approach. We teach the art of full presence and compassionate counseling informed by recent science (Cacciatore, 2010; Cacciatore & Flint, 2012; Thielman & Cacciatore, 2013; Cacciatore, Thieleman, Killian, & Tavassoli, in press).
The CBC-Y® program combines the above approach with the science and philosophy of yoga. The training is based the novel, empirically tested mindfulness-based intervention of the ATTEND model—combining attunement, trust and touch, egalitarianism, nuance and death education—merged with Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga as well as teachings of the multiple branches of yoga including Jnana, Bhakti, Tantra, Karma, Raja, Hatha, and Japa. We will explore how yoga philosophy and science is reflected in the ATTEND model as well as how yogic science, philosophy and the teachings from various branches of yoga provide tools for both practitioner, provider and the bereaved to be with, surrender to, do with, and integrate grief. You will also learn and experience how the teachings and practices of yoga can ideally support clients enduring traumatic stress. You will discover, through a phenomenological perspective, creativity, ritual, art, service, group and personal practice, the particular efficacy of the various branches of yoga in providing support and psychosocial care to the traumatically bereaved.
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." ~ BKS Iyengar