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Spinning Babies®Aware Practitioner Workshop
Midwife and Approved Trainer in San Diego, California.
Nurse, Midwife and Approved Trainer in Jerusalem, Israel.
Massage Therapist in San Diego, California.
Other Spinning Babies® Professional Bodywork Education
The Integral Touch of Birth
Deb E. McLaughlin, CST, CPM
Debra McLaughlin is leading the curriculum for Integral Touch of Birth.
Debra E. McLaughlin is a Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Professional Midwife, Business Owner, Doula and Educator providing support for mothers and babies during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Debra works with people of all ages to help them improve their physical and emotional health and wellness. Specializing in gentle hands-on therapy to restore balance to the body, her techniques have helped thousands of families experience more comfortable pregnancies, easier births and happier babies.
A dynamic presenter, Debra has developed and taught workshops and classes for midwives, physicians, chiropractors, nurses, physical therapists, professional bodyworkers, as well as students, doulas, and parents. Well-known for her ability to share information in ways that are easy for various audiences to understand and grasp, she has developed a reputation among health providers as a gifted educator. Her passion for helping audiences understand structural issues and their impact on the birthing process has led her to develop a wide range of educational programs for birth professionals and families.
Debra’s support of pregnant and birthing mothers and their children in wellness and birth spans more than two decades. Her passion inspired a varied career developing national and international programs within the SIDS and birth communities. Deb served as teaching assistant to Carol Phillips, DC. Dynamic Body Balancing series for over five years. Deb has worked at Health Foundations birth center in St. Paul, all the while caring for her Northern Lights Wellness clients 150 miles away in Duluth. Deb makes it all serene!
Since 2002, Ms. McLaughlin runs Northern Lights Wellness clinic which serves as a teaching clinic providing apprenticeship opportunities for craniosacral therapists. In addition to craniosacral therapy, Ms McLaughlin uses Dynamic Body Balancing, Reconnective Therapy, Quantum Reflex Analysis, and Visceral Manipulation techniques, all gentle techniques to allow the clients’ body to better balance. Deb McLaughlin is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and an active craniosacral therapist in Duluth, Minnesota’s vital birthing community and now shares time in Houston, Texas.
Adrienne Caldwell, LMT
Mother of a Breech baby born vaginally, Adrienne’s journey re-shaped her hands-on therapeutic care for pregnant women. Adrienne has developed a systematic approach for addressing fetal positioning with therapeutic massage. She offers body work at births of her clients, and teaches parents and providers. Adrienne leads a very busy private practice for massage and myofascial release. Adrienne was a teaching assistant to Carol Phillips, DC. Dynamic Body Balancing series at her St. Paul classes. Adrienne and Gail have cooperated together, learning from one another and supporting one another since 2009 when Magnolia’s birth brought them together. Here we see her with Elise and baby Luna after a quick home breech birth.
Adrienne C. Caldwell is a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in prenatal and postnatal massage and bodywork. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in music performance and a Bachelor of Science is biology. Adrienne had been an instructor at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Her continued studies in massage and bodywork have earned her National Certification in Reflexology, Certification in Orthopedic Massage and Bodywork, and Preceptor status for Kate Jordan’s Massage and Bodywork for the Childbearing Year. She studies with James Waslaski of the Center for Pain Management when he passes through the mid-west.
Adrienne is an advisor for Spinning Babies in all things anatomical. She makes teaching appearances at about 50% of the local Spinning Babies® Workshops. She has a private practice and serves as labor support for some of these mothers in our metro area.
Marcello Windolph, Fasciatherapie
Marcello is a unique Fasciatherapist and Perceptive Educator. He writes:
Fascia envelopes all anatomic structures of the body, connects and links them to a unity. It is not only a structural matrix but also a dynamic communication system that is responsible for maintaining many functions in the body.
Through a specific form of dynamic touch we read the states of tension in the tissue and mobilize and liberate the force of auto-regulation which appears to the hand in the form of a tissue tonicity.
Regaining balance between the inner movement of this force and the matter of the body optimizes embodiment and health. Through a more profound perception the feeling of existence of the client and the relationship to herself improves and thereby the whole relationship that the person has to themselves, the other and the world is touched.
Marcello’s interest lies in methods of developing perception as a foundation and entrance to bodywork. Having trained first in traditional arts of developing perception in China, he studied close to Danis Bois (founder of Fasciatherapie MDB and Perceptive Education) and the team of researchers, perceptive educators and fasciatherapists.
Marcello would like to share some thoughts on the importance of the relationship between the heart and hand.
Father, Musician, Friend.
Marcello’s travels to the US, Australia and India to share Fascia Therapie and Perceptive Education work among the many gifted therapists coming to the workshop. Find him often in Holland/Website: marcellowindolph.net
Marcello Windolph is a certified Perceptive Psychopedagogue and Fasciatherapist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was a professional musician (MA Double Bass) and has indulged in various forms of bodywork for the past 20 years. Having trained first in traditional arts of healing and ‘developing perception’ in China as a student of the legendary 19th generation Taoist lineage holder and traditional medicine specialist, Wang Liping, Marcello’s passion gradually turned into his Profession.
In 2010 he decided to base his approach in a western scientific method in Europe and became a student of Prof. Dr. Danis Bois (founder of Fasciatherapy MDB and Perceptive Education) at the University in Paris. Marcello has spent the last years focused only on the profession related to bodywork and has gained considerable experience with a wide range of clients. He is equally at home in personal manual therapy sessions as he is teaching and offering seminars in touch and perception for specific fields and professions. In his seminars he has worked with midwives, doulas, dancers, musicians, martial artists, physical performers and has collaborated with physiotherapists in accompanying athletes.
Marcello is currently teaching the 2016-2018 university course of Perceptive Education (Pedagogie Perceptieve) in Paris at the “Centre de Formation Professionnelle en Pedagogie Perceptieve” as the assistant to Dr. Helene Bourhis. He has been teaching and treating in Amsterdam/Netherlands in the past years where he collaborated with the pregnancy centre “Moederakademie” and the local birthworker’s scene, including JJ Doula Trainings. In addition to his activities in and around Amsterdam he has held seminars in Spain, Greece, the Netherlands and Germany.
There are additional seminars planned in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Norway for 2017.
Gail Tully, Spinning Babies Founder, CPM
Gail Tully is the midwife from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA who conceived and developed Spinning Babies – www.spinningbabies.com. She has over 35 years working with birth and over 20 years as a homebirth midwife. Gail teaches Spinning Babies techniques internationally. She has organized doula program development in hospitals and community non-profits and trained doulas with DONA International approval status. Gail still enjoys being called in to the occasional stalled labor or breech birth to help local midwives (or midwives wherever she travels!) Spinning Babies, Belly Mapping, Resolving Shoulder Dystocia and now Breech Basics are the unique workshop offerings from Gail Tully.
Gail’s related published works include:
- Spinning Babies.com (2002 to the present)
- “First Twin: Breech,” Midwifery Today, Issue Number 106 (Summer 2013), Breech Birth Issue
- “Identifying and Resolving Obstructed Breech Birth: When to Touch and When to Be Hands-Free,” Midwifery Today, Issue Number 106 (Summer 2013), Breech Birth Issue
- “Arm Behind the Back: A shoulder dystocia complication,” Midwifery Today, Autumn 2012 Issue 103. P18-19, 69. (2012)
- “FlipFLOP: Four Steps to Remember,” Midwifery Today, Autumn 2012 Issue 103. p. 9-11. (2012)
- “Opening the Pelvic Brim with the Trochanter Roll,” Midwifery Today, Issue 96 (Spring 2011)
- Belly Mapping, Midwifery Today, Issue 96. (Winter 2010/2011)
- Resolving Shoulder Dystocia DVD, Maternity House Publishing (2010);
- Belly Mapping Workbook, Maternity House Publishing (2009);
- Belly Mapping How Kicks and Wiggles Reveal Your Baby’s Position. International Doula Vol. 12. Issue 4 (Fall 2004);
- “Shoulder Dystocia; The basics” Midwifery Today (Summer 2003).
- “Daily Essentials: Activities for Pregnancy Comfort and Easier Birth” DVD, Maternity House Publishing (2014)
- “Spinning Babies Parent Class” DVD, Maternity House Publishing (2014)
- Spinning Babies; Quick Reference, booklet (2015)
- Breech Birth; Quick Guide, booklet (2016)
Her unpublished paper, Perspectives in Breech Birth (1994) helped to preserve breech options in Minnesota Traditional Midwifery law (1999).
Nicole Morales, CPM, Spinning Babies Approved Trainer
Nicole Morales, LM, CPM is a mother and homebirth midwife in San Diego. She is an Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer and works with breech advocacy by helping parents navigate the challenges of breech late in pregnancy and beyond. As part of Spinning Babies she teaches Resolving Shoulder Dystocia and Breech Body Balancing. Nicole is also an instructor and alumni at the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery where she teaches normal birth and breech. She is a Birthing from Within Certified Mentor and leads a class called Storytelling, Healing and the Birth Worker’s Journey that dives into stories as templates for healing. Nicole is a mother of 3 children who are the reason she got into doing this work in the first place. Find more information about her work at the following websites: artofopening.com, http://
Nicole is an advisor at SpinningBabies.com and chief author of our Anti-Racism Commitment Statement.
Each of our teachers also taught at Spinning Babies 2016 World Confluence in St. Paul.