GOLD Learning Speakers

UK

Mark Harris, RM, RN

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2016
  • Country: UK
Biography:

Mark Harris is registered as a midwife and nurse. He loves being around people, and has for as long as he can remember.  Having five sisters and three brothers has afforded Mark with plenty of practice and now with six children of his own and 6 grandchildren, he has lots of opportunity to indulge his people passion.
The choices he has made in his professional life have been shaped by this gregarious inclination. Mark has  trained and worked as a Nurse, Midwife, Teacher in Further Education, hypnotherapist, NLP trainer, and outreach youth worker. He still works as a Midwife offering  birth education through a program called, Birthing For Blokes. He states that for him, work and play often merge. Mark is the author of the newly released book "Men, Love and Birth", and together with doula Karen Hall, he produces Sprogcast, which is a podcast about pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

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The Feminine/Masculine Dance of Birth
Men and women experience the world differently, has become a little controversial to say that, but own experience of relating to men and women in our day to day lives probably bears it out, not to mention pop songs and our cultural references to relationships between the sexes. If we were to look into the history books we would find multiple examples of different cultures expressing the same phenomena, the Chinese, with ying and yang and the ancient understanding of the Indian sub continent through shakti and shiver. ‘Modern science’, with its emphasis on our evolutionary adaptive history roots; the differences in an understanding of our struggle to survive as a species of mammal. After 20 years of being present for hundreds of births and watching the feminine/masculine dance of birth unfold, I think I have some insights that can support, not only men as they dance the dance of being with the one they love as she births, but also birth professionals as they seek to communicate to men about birth and breastfeeding.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery