DiscoverHealing After Birth - A Mindful Podcast for MothersBuilding the World We Want to Bring Our Babies Into with Gena McCarthy
Building the World We Want to Bring Our Babies Into with Gena McCarthy

Building the World We Want to Bring Our Babies Into with Gena McCarthy

Update: 2020-01-04
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In this episode Gena and I dove deep into the heart of the topics discussed, as well, each others hearts. Gena is a mentor, friend, and elder.  She speaks about birth spirituality and healing, with years of experience.  Her presence and wisdom is palpable throughout this conversation.


Together we explored the following topics of conversation:  



  • Motherhood in today's world 

  • Childbirth trauma 

  • Ceremony and spirituality for healing and birthing 

  • A Doula story on secondary-traumatic-stress

  • Historical trauma and the need for healing 

  • And, everything in between... 


Gena McCarthy RN, MFT is a perinatal psychotherapist, a certified EMDR (PTSD treatment) provider and a developer and educator of the Birth Spirituality and Healing Network which includes: Coach and Facilitator Certification Programs for Ceremonies of Pregnancy, Healing Birth Trauma – Parent Renewal Workshops. She trained in Shamanic, Buddhist, Cherokee Peacekeeper and Perinatal Psychology cross-cultural ways of healing. She co-developed the Contra Costa County Integrative Health Program, founded and co-coordinated the Contra Costa PerinatalDepression to Wellness Network and co – organized the Birth Keeper Summit in 2015 and the multicultural partnership Bay Area Birth keepers in 2016. She lives with her beloved husband and has offices in the Bay Area. She loves to hike, dance, sing, garden, travel and visit with their son, who lives on the east coast. 


To follow Gena and learn more about her new offerings visit: www.birthspiritualityandhealing.com 


Gena McCarthy RN, MFT#32708



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