Processing the Birth - Whose Story Is It?
There's a story after every birth from the clients’ and the doula’s perspective. Often that story differs and it can change too. Whose story is it?
Birth Ways International will teach you the pros and cons of reflecting back to your clients with compassionate listening and conversation. You will also learn how to write a doula birth log that respects the processing of both the birth memory and the various stories that are theirs to own and only theirs to tell.
As birth workers, we will also discuss the active and necessary processing of our own emotions, doula experiences, and our own birth stories so we can attend births with an awareness of our vulnerabilities, biases and triggers. We’ll workshop this self-awareness; how your perspective colours the story; appropriate feedback versus appropriation of the story; awareness of our own traumas and vulnerabilities and the need for mindfulness; restoring your faith after a difficult birth.
Dates for the next Processing the Birth Story live-but-online class will be announced soon
Purchase the Video Replay of Processing the Birth Story here
Processing the Birth - Whose Story Is It? is available on-demand as a video replay. You'll receive the class video replay and Birth Ways International resource document via e-mail within 36 hours of purchase. You can do the class from your computer anytime; it does not expire.
And everyone who signs up for the live-streamed class also gets the video replay. If you get called to a birth or life happens, you will still receive all of the information
Additional Continuing Education / Professional Development with Birth Ways International:
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All scheduled classes - taught live over Zoom - can be found on the BWI Training Doulas Acuity page
See the full list of Birth Ways International class replays and please contact your trainer if any questions come up.