An interactive workshop created for doulas and birth workers looking at supporting both clients and themselves through all birth journeys including baby loss.
Although centred on loss, the values and tools you will discover will impact every area of your life as a doula and will make you more aware of how often some sort of loss is part of your client’s story.
Supporting Every Birth is facilitated by Michelle Every, an experienced small group facilitator, birth and postnatal doula, mentor and member of the Nurturing Birth team. Michelle was also a volunteer for The Miscarriage Association for over ten years, facilitating the Manchester Support Group, providing phone line support, mentoring new volunteers and acting as media spokeswoman. She is known for her caring honesty and availability to listen in moments of crisis and intensity. Having supported loss before training to be a doula in 2007, she was astonished to discover that doulas felt unprepared to support families through loss and felt they did not have anywhere to go to find support for themselves. Michelle responded by writing and facilitating Supporting Every Birth.
During the day we will consider:
- Caring for ourselves
- Valuing every birth including loss
- Learning from those who have experienced loss or supported loss
The cost for the workshop is £80 per person to be paid in full at booking via Paypal. The workshop runs for 6 hours, hosted on Zoom, with several breaks built in. To book simply complete the form below and follow the Paypal instructions.
If you would like more information before booking your place, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I initially had mixed emotions about attending this workshop. But my worries were totally unfounded, as it was a beautifully enriching and informative day that was perfectly facilitated by Michelle, who has the most amazing kindness and warmth. She makes it very easy to share, ask questions and reflect upon personal experiences and those of others, in the safety of the beautiful ‘bubble’ that is created on the day”
Choose from the following dates and times:
Friday 2nd July 2021, 9.30am-3.30pm (BST)
Monday 20th September, 1.30-7.30pm (BST)