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Trauma Skills for Doulas & Birthworkers

  • Bini Birth ​13743 Riverside Drive Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423 United States (map)

Birth is a major event. We know that. We’re doulas. What we may not know is how to support women when they have had a previously traumatic birth or any traumatic event in the pelvis.

Trauma is a big word, but we all experience it. It is a part of being human.

So is Healing.

You will learn:

·      What trauma means in the body

·      What to look for ahead of time that may influence the birth, how to talk about it with your client, and how to help her better prepare to be able to be in the present moment for this birth.

·      How to recognize when your client has gone into fight, flight, freeze or collapse and what to do about it. 

·      How to regulate yourself when you recognize that you have gone into fight, flight, or freeze

 

This is an experiential workshop.

Birth can be a healing and restorative event rather than a re-traumatizing one. We have all experienced births like this, but may not have understood WHY. When you learn about the nervous system and how to relate to the women and families you serve through this lens, you will have a better understanding of how to direct the experience so that all of you come out strengthened and more whole, with less left over to process.

Tickets are $150 GA and $95 for Bini Doulas.