Keren Fridman Gadassi – CV

 

Keren Fridman Gadassi has over 18 years of experience in the field of maternal and infant health. In 2012 she consolidated her knowledge, training, and skills and created the Birth Oriented Therapy (B.O.T ) approach.
The B.O.T approach focuses on the special inter-personal interaction and connection between the birth worker and the woman that, while short-term, has the potential for life changing results.

Certifications and Diplomas

Wholebody Focusing trainer

certified

2013

Currently in the process of becoming
Coordinator in the field of Wholebody Focusing

Somatic Experiencing (S.E.) practitioner,

Intermediate level

2011

Lactation Management Course

Diploma

2005

Mother-Baby Group

Facilitator

2003

Advanced studies of Aromatherapy

Diploma

2000

Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Consultant

Certified

1998

Oriental Medicine

Diploma, 4 year program

1997

This included:

*Shiatsu

*Chinese Herbology

*Anatomy and Physiology

*Pathology

*Patient –therapist Relationship

Reflexology Therapist

Diploma, 2 years program

1996

Work and Teaching Experiences:

Birth Oriented Therapy ( B.O.T) courses,

Teaching

Since 2012

Level 1& 2

Wholebody Focusing workshops

Facilitating

Since 2012

Seminars and  workshops for birth professionals:

Facilitating

2005-2011

* practical methods for processing the birth experience.

* Dealing with traumatic issues around pregnancy and Birth

* Dealing with Emotional issues around Pregnancy and Birth

Professional Doula training program

Teaching

2005-2008

Childbirth educator and a Doula

Practicing

Since 2000

Experience of Supporting more than 500 women/couples

Private clinic as a Lactation consultant

2000-2005

Private clinic for complementary medicine

1998


Providing Professional consultation for projects from initiation to 'birth',  including:

-         Hospital registered  nurse midwives using  B.O.T. practices during the birth –  and to improve  communication with the delivery-room staff
-         Creating a new model for a private Birth Center
-         Integrating B.O.T. into training for moderators of postpartum support groups
-         Work with women in the aftermath of a still birth
-         Unique work with women suffering from Vaginismus Vestibulitus
-         B.O.T. and sexuality in the period surrounding birth
-         Integrating B.O.T. into training for group moderators working with women in fertility treatments
-         Integrating B.O.T. into personal lactation consulting

Working and teaching  in collaboration with:

- Mrs. Karen Whallen,  Focusing Coordinator and clinical psychotherapist
- Mr Dan Shachter, , Clinical Psychotherapist
- Mrs. Mindy Levi, Certified Nurse Midwife, Home Midwife, Lecturer, Body-Mind therapist
- Mr.Yishai Gaster,  the founder of ISSCI- Institute for the Study of Systemic Constellations Israel.
- Mrs. Rona Shafrir, Author, ‏Focusing Coordinator specializes in working with artists and entrepreneurs
- Mrs. Michal Rosen, Certified Nurse Midwife, Midwifery-led Maternity Care Communal Clinic, Tel-Aviv

Publications
Numerous articles about birth therapy in local national (in Hebrew) mother-baby magazines, professional newsletters and guest article on relevant websites. http://birtherapy.co.il/?cat=24
2013- Publication of an article in Midwifery Today magazine, Issue 108,
" Traumatic Birth as Fertile Ground for Growth" https://www.midwiferytoday.com/magazine/issue108.asp
http://birtherapy.co.il/?p=2316

B.O.T web site: www.BOT.co.il

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