Pop Up Programs
Join us for a free series of programs, open to everyone, from The Matrona.
Get to know some of our teachers better and find the Matrona perspective in practice, approach and understanding.
The dates, times and description can be found for each series below.
Links to join will be posted the day before a session here, on Facebook, Instagram and on our Mighty Network.
We hope you will join us!
T.E.A. with Terie: Tales from an Independent Midwife
Welcome to a series of five Episodes with Terie Boles, an Independent Midwife with over 20 years in practice. She’ll share how T.E.A….Time. Energy. Attention….has become the hallmark of every aspect of her midwifery work.
We invite you to sit with Terie as she describes how her practice has unfolded over many years.
The live discussion will take place from 6 pm to 7:30 pm EST and is free to all.
First Session: ‘How I met my Mentor’
July, 10 2022
Second Session: ‘Adventures in Partnership’
July 17th, 2022
Third Session: ‘Encounters with the Midwifery Community’
July 24th, 2022
Fourth Session: Some A&P every Birthworker should know…
‘The Double Dilation’
August 14th, 2022
Fifth Session: ‘Changing Woman…the Midwife I am Today’
August 21st, 2022
The Debrief: Holding Space for the Birth Witness
11:00am – 1:00pm EST
Friday, July 15th
Friday, August 19th
Friday, September 9th
Friday, October 7th
Friday, November 18th
Debriefing is a crucial piece of witnessing pregnancy and the birth experience for Birthkeepers. It supports the release of wounds from witnessing women and families through the reproductive life cycle (preconception, pregnancy, birth, and postnatal years) and the embodied residual effects of witnessing transitions.
Join Shaconna as she holds space for Birthkeepers to debrief, guiding you on a journey of release, recovery and renewal post-witnessing. Collectively, we will address such topics related to the effects of witnessing:
- Managing a disruptive client experience
- Coping with the Birth High & the Adrenaline Low
- Trauma Stewardship & effects of witnessing trauma
- Holding space for grief & grieving
- Recovery & Restorative Healing
- Truth in Witnessing
- Renewal and Restoration of Spirit
- Getting into the FLOW
- Realigning w/ Holistic Intuitive PracticeTM
The purpose is not to spin our wounds, but to find truth & light in our experiences allowing us to recommit to our self, calling and practice.
Bring your truth and the keynotes of your lived-experience, as we collectively deep-dive with intention to move you towards your elevation and light, realigning your path of transformation.
Come engage in your elevation!
Unwinding Birth Stories
Wednesday, July 27th
More dates TBA
A space to share, learn and heal from frustrating births, and to celebrate the fulfilling ones.
Jess will use her hospital knowledge to bring light to interventions, complications, and rank. Jess has realized that many birth wounds are hard to heal because women don’t even really understand what happened.
These wounds often lead to PPD and PPA.
* Was the intervention necessary?
* Was rank pulled?
* Was the family in charge of their birth?
* Could things have been done differently?
Join us as we explore births.
If you have a birth (your own or a clients) that you would like help unwinding and understanding.
Email it to email@example.com and join us every other Wednesday, starting June 29th, where we will all learn, grow, and release the guilt that can come from these frustrating births.