Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) An Introductory Workshop for Health Professionals

Date(s) - 09/09/2016 - 09/12/2016
All Day

Holy Wisdom Monastery


Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke book

Registration is now closed.
Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) is a unique childbirth education program designed to teach expectant parents the life skill of mindfulness for addressing the stress, pain and fear that are often a normal part of the profound journey through pregnancy and childbirth — and to have these skills in place for attuned parenting from the moments of birth. Teaching mindfulness skills during pregnancy enhances the potential for a healthy gestation, a positive childbirth experience and sows the seeds for parenting the next generation with greater awareness, kindness, connectedness, and care. Healthcare professionals and expectant couples will be in the workshop together from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon so that all can experience first-hand the meditation practices, including mind/body pain practices, as they are taught in the MBCP classroom. Dinner on Friday evening before the workshop and the Monday morning session will be a time for professionals only.


Nancy Bardacke, Head Shot
Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, midwife, mindfulness teacher and founder of the MBCP program has been assisting birthing families for more than 4 decades. She is currently the Director of the MBCP Program at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Her book Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond received the 2014 Book of the Year Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.


Learn from Dr. Larissa Duncan, UW-Madison/UW-Extension Healthy Minds, Children, and Families specialist, on Monday morning about the latest research on MBCP.


Dates: Friday, Sept. 9 – Monday, Sept. 12 (Fri 5:15 pm–9:45 pm, Sat 9:30 am–4:30 pm, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Mon. 9 am–12:30pm.)
Training introduction at  dinner on Friday prior to arrival of expectant parents.
Friday dinner, lunches on Saturday and Sunday and healthy snacks at breaks included in cost of registration.
Location: Friday – Sunday, Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, Middleton WI
Monday: The School of Human Ecology, Nancy Nicholas Hall (5th Floor Plenary Hall), 1300 Linden Drive, Madison

Cost:  Professionals $450 / UW-Madison or UW Health Professionals: $325 /
UW-Extension (register with UWEX email address), Students, and Trainees (provide proof of student status) $175

Financial aid available upon request.

Book Mindful Birthing and guided meditation and audio files included!
Register here:  online registration By phone at 608-262-2451
Questions: lbestul@wisc.edu By phone at 608-262-2611