Barb Boehler, CNM, MSN
Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting Instructor
Barb Boehler, CNM, MSN has been a certified nurse-midwife for 28 years and a meditation practitioner for 25 years. She became interested in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 2000 and trained as an MBSR instructor with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Bob Stahl, and subsequently co-taught MBSR with her husband in Davis, California. Although she has studied with many meditation teachers, her direct experience with the over 3,000 births she has attended and her experiences with her own family continue to be her greatest teachers. In her midwifery practice, she has experienced the effect of mindfulness on both the quality of the birth experience and outcomes. She sees childbirth as a pivotal part of a family’s development and is committed to teaching women and their families skills to deal with life as it happens using mindfulness-based techniques.