Syllabus for the RISE UP certificate program:

Session One
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Identifying birth traumas study module – why trauma-mamas put on a brave face

Session Two
Compassionate language study module – what to say, what NOT to say

Group phone call – role-playing

Session Three
Oxytocin power study module – why it is never too late to bond

Session Four
Epigenetic traumas study module – what they mean for families

Group phone call – QnA

Session Five
Tools for stress-reduction study module – the RISE UP method of stress relief

Session Six
Priceless get-help checklist study module – connect moms with resources they may not know to ask about

Group phone call – role-playing


Welcome to session one of the
RISE UP Method of Postpartum Stress Relief
Identifying Birth Traumas

Included in this session: an audio file and links for additional reading

Listen to the audio, familiarize yourself with the information at the links provided, and I will send you a few questions to be answered via email before the next session.

If at any point you feel triggered or stressed during this session please contact me immediately via email:


After you listen to the audio, a review of the following documents will help frame the next section of the training. It is not important to purchase and read the entire article when an abstract is linked, these abstracts are provided to support the assertion that the need for loving support is well-known and support from others is a key component of an empowered parent.

Resources for understanding the current cultural view of birth trauma and the problems inherent in having it recognized:

If you have any problems with the files or questions about the sessions please let Lori know via