CHARLENE HAMILTON EDUCATOR

Certified Birthing From Within mentor, mom, wife, not-quite-crazy cat lady, organizer of things, artist, writer, labyrinth work enthusiast, nerd.

 

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MEET CHAR

Charlene Hamilton Thresholds

I have been a Birthing From Within mentor for over a decade! I started out as a DONA-trained doula and when I found Birthing From Within I knew I had found something very special.

I came to birth work through a nurse at a friend’s birth- she looked at me wiping my friend’s forehead, whispering encouragement to her and said “You’re really good at that, you know you can get paid to support people?”. When I found Birthing From Within, it was like the universe tapped me on the shoulder and said “Here, this.”  I was struck by the belief that preparing heart and mind is vital to childbirth preparation, that pain isn’t the enemy in birth, and that focusing on a specific outcome inhibits birthing in awareness.

It’s these principles that I’ve build my practice on, and that I try to bring to every single class I teach, no matter how big or small.

I believe deeply that the heart and mind both need to be prepared for childbirth and parenting just as much (if not more) than the body does, and that birth can be honored as a rite of passage, no matter where or how someone gives birth.

CURIOUS? Here are a few Q & A.

Q.  WHEN DID YOU ANSWER YOUR CALLING?

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Q.  WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU WERE A DOULA + EDUCATOR?

Answer coming soon.

Q. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

Answer coming soon.

MY PUBLISHED WRITING:

LOVE NOTE:

"Char helps families expand possibilities."

TRAININGS + WORKSHOPS

  • DONA doula training 1998
  • Intern at Waterbirth International 2000-2001
  • Waterbirth International Conference 2001
  • DONA doula workshop 2001
  • Birthing From Within mentor training 2002
  • Birthing From Within mentor retreat 2004
  • Birthing From Within mentor training 2005
  • Birthing From Within advanced training 2007
  • Birth Story Listening (October 2013)
  • How to Lead the Birth Art Process (March 2013)
  • REACHE Conference- 2014-2017
  • Birthing From Within advanced training 2015
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art 2016
  • Spinning Babies 2017