Raw Food Pot-Luck ~ November 15

The next Raw Pot-Luck in North Port, FL, will be
Sunday, November 15, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Spread the word!

What to bring:
a raw food creation to share
copies of the recipe to share
friends

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If you plan to come, please let me know by Friday, November 13, how many to expect so that I’m sure to have enough utensils, drinks, etc.

The Schuchmann Home
5857 Babian Road
North Port, FL 34291
941-426-7197
(click here for a map)

 

Tangy Kale Salad

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Charis “Labor Support” Workshop in Largo, FL – September 26, 2009

Charis “Labor Support” Workshop

Saturday, September 26, 2009
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

At the Breath of Life Birth Center
1900East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771

0408teachingbirthFor childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, or anyone who would like to improve her ability to support laboring women with excellence.

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 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.

0808classsmIn addition to the valuable skills acquired at the workshop, you will also take home with you a beautiful “labor support bag” filled with an assortment of tools to help you successfully support, serve, and bring comfort to your future clients as they labor. 

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 $200 for Charis members and $230 for non-members (includes one-year Charis membership).

To register, complete the registration formand mail it, along with payment, to

Charis Childbirth
P.O. Box
6900
North Port, FL 34290

Registration must be received before September 1, 2009.
Register early… Space is limited.

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Christian Midwives International (CMI)

Why did I wait so long???  I have been aware of the group “Christian Midwives International” for the past couple of years, but never got around to learning more about it or attending their annual conferences.  Several of my friends have raved and raved about what a wonderful conference they had last year and they have told me over and over again that I would just love this group.  So, this year I thought I’d go to the conference to check it out.  I had no idea of the incredible blessing that awaited me there!

2009 CMI Conference in Pigeon Forge, TNFrom the moment I arrived in Tennessee on Tuesday, April 21, until the time I left on Saturday the 25th, I was surrounded by the most loving, beautifully unified, diverse group of Christian birth professionals!  In attendance were CNMs, CPMs, LMs, DEMs, legal midwives, illegal midwives, persecuted midwives, prosecuted midwives, home birth midwives, birth center midwives, hospital midwives, and a variety of other birth professionals and students who represented just about every Christian denomination (or non-denomination) there is.  With all that diversity, one would not have expected how sweetly everyone embraced and supported and loved each other.  Friends, that is the way the Body of Christ should be!  I felt God smiling down on us the entire time.  How proud Father God must be!

In addition to all the love going around, we benefitted from some excellent teaching and training, delicious meals, and the beautiful environment of springtime in the Smoky Mountains.  Of course, there was plenty of humor as well.

CMI Conference 2009 in Pigeon Forge, TNI strongly encourage membership and involvement in this wonderful organization.  CMI has the same passions and values that beat in the heart of Charis Childbirth and it is so good to link arms with this sister organization.

Susan Oshel and I plan to attend the next CMI conference at the beginning of September, 2010, in Myrtle Beach, SC.  We would just love to have as many of you as possible to join us. 

Charis CCE/CDs will receive contact hours toward recertification for attendance.  (ACNM and NARM also offer CEUs for the conference.)

I am still full to overflowing after such a wonderful time with my “sisters”.

~Kristin

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Charis “Teaching Birth” Workshop

THIS IS GOING TO BE A FANTASTIC WORKSHOP!!!
SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Charis “Teaching Birth” Workshop
Saturday, February 21, 2009
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

At the Breath of Life Birth Center
1900 East Bay Avenue
Largo, FL 33771

For childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, or anyone who would like to improve her 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.

The cost is $200 for Charis members and $230 for non-members (includes one-year Charis membership).

To register, complete the registration form and mail it to:
Charis Childbirth
P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290

Registration must be received by January 28, 2009.

Register early… space is limited.