Healing Birth Practitioner Training
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About the event
The Healing Birth Practitioner Training course offers a unique approach to education surrounding birth trauma support. Mainstream approaches often lack an appreciation for the holistic support needs of people traumatised by birth, demonstrate a poor understanding of how the birth system and over-medicalisation of birth relates to the underlying causes of much birth trauma, and/or are not a safe option for women and birthing people who no longer trust 'the system' and the people who work within it. In fact, this survey found that more people would prefer 'unqualified' support from someone understanding and empathetic, than support from a qualified professional. So, if you're concerned that you lack a counselling, psychology or midwifery/doula qualification, fear not! You will learn all that you need to to offer an excellent birth trauma support service... you just need to bring an open mind, a big heart and a willingness to listen without judgment.
Unlike other birth trauma support services, the care that you're taught to provide in the HBPT course covers the importance of helping clients to understand the base causes of birth trauma. Most birth trauma stems from a place of disempowerment and lack of control in the birth space. This training will teach you all about birthing physiology, how the mind affects the labouring body, how fear (including care provider's fear) contributes to difficult and traumatic births, how societal conditioning plays a role, and how various common birth interventions lead birth givers to think that they failed in birth or that they failed their babies. Dispelling the myths behind the guilt and shame that so many traumatised new mothers hold onto, is a key part of this Healing Birth work.
Whether you're someone who wants to make birth trauma support an aspect of your paid work, or you're someone who wants to incorporate these learnings into more holistic care provision in your current personal or professional roles, if the above resonates then this course is for YOU, you wonderful birth healer. Become part of a passionate and loving team of Healing Birth practitioners who honour the importance of empowered birthing and who value the role that healing birth has in healing our world.
1 hour 30 minutes
Week 1 - Trauma informed care and healing our own trauma
1 hour 30 minutes
Week 1 - Interactive discussion group
- HBPT deposit$100$1000$0