Postpartum Action Institute

The Postpartum Action Institute is created for individuals who are committed to confronting the stigma of mental illness and the mythology surrounding new parenthood.

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Workshops

This Institute is dedicated to the power of professionals and advocates who are willing to improve care during the transition to parenthood.  A maximum of 6 attendees per session will practice skills in an interactive and intimate home setting – not in a typical classroom. Through innovative training methods over one and a half days, will gain insights not taught anywhere in schools or professional conferences.

At the Institute we:

  • Teach peer leaders how to teach others
  • Take the full knowledge base of specialized professionals and help them use it in effective ways, including review of case studies
  • Emphasize action so attendees can launch healthy parents/families
  • Concentrate on the prevention of mental health problems
  • Help attendees develop an individualized strategy for implementing their respective plans (personal and professional)
  • Take a pragmatic approach, not theoretical

After the Institute, we:

  • Offer graduates personal coaching through phone, Skype, or in person for an entire year.  Jane and Shoshana take graduates under their wing to mentor them, if desired.  Graduates can contact either or both of the Institute leaders for this guidance.

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Meet Jane Honikman, M.S.

Jane Honikman, M.S., began her career in maternal mental health in 1977 when she co-founded Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP). In 1987 she founded Postpartum Support International (PSI) after organizing a conference on Women’s Mental Health Following Childbirth.

Unsure if the Institute is a good match for you?
Get in touch and we'd be happy to chat with you to see if you're
a candidate for our next workshop.

Meet Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Internationally recognized as a leading maternal mental health expert, clinical psychologist Dr. Shoshana Bennett has inspired and transformed countless lives worldwide through her radio shows, books, lectures, interactive tele-classes, consultations, and videos.

Upcoming Workshops

October 29-30, 2016

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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January 21-22, 2017

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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March 25-26, 2017

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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All workshops are held in a private home located between the mountains and the ocean in Goleta (near the University of California and airport) west of downtown Santa Barbara. Nursing babies are welcome. Please note that lodging is not included.

For questions, contact Jane at jane@janehonikman.com.


What our graduates say

  • "Jane and Shoshana brought different strengths that complimented each other, and they were fun to be around! Throughout the weekend I grew as a person and developed a plan that will merge my personal passions and professional goals. I recommend this experience wholeheartedly!"

    -Ann L.

  • "It was a powerful experience to learn from two such inspiring leaders in the field. Each brought tremendous passion, knowledge, and understanding to the group."

    -J. Masse

  • "This was a tremendous opportunity to learn from two movers-and-shakers in the field of postpartum support—women whose work stems from their own experiences. I left feeling more empowered and able to reach out to moms who are struggling."

    M. Gordon

  • "Having the one-on-one time on Sunday to address participants’ individual goals and questions was key to making sure each one left with ideas and solutions."

    Alina H.

  • "It was awesome! I felt empowered and inspired, and came away with new plans and the confidence to pursue them. The content and pace were perfect- individualized and results - focused but not exhausting. I felt my passions had crystallized into a workable plan. I felt very encouraged/ inspired by my fellow participants."

    -A. Litwinski

  • "Interacting with such strong women was inspirational. It was great to meet people from different backgrounds with one common goal. The environment was so welcoming and supportive and the educational component was even more helpful than I had expected."

    -Jenni M.

  • “Great to be a participant!”

    -J. Moyer

  • "PAI was an incredible weekend, filled with authentic support, witnessing, brain-storming and relating. The weekend flowed beautifully with a balance of learning, sharing and self care. The group was small, intimate and provided space to explore each individual’s goals and means to attain them. There was beautiful chemistry and space to share experiences and differences. PAI was an incredible weekend, filled with authentic support, witnessing, brain-storming and relating. It is a rare opportunity to connect and evolve."

    -Lisa H.


CONTACT
Please feel free to reach us by email:
jane@janehonikman.com
drshosh@drshosh.com