About this course
In this online training for teachers and therapists, the focus is on birth trauma.
Part I on challenging and traumatic births and Part II on baby loss.
The videos amount to over 3 hours of teaching. With the reading and learning time for the additional resources, this workshop merits 6 CPD hours. A certificate can be provided on request.
In Part I, you will learn:
- a definition of trauma
- about the prevalence of birth trauma
- about the cluster of symptoms surrounding birth trauma
- about the concept of obstetric violence and range of ways that birth trauma presents
- how the nervous system responds to triggers and how people may present in class or labour
- foundations of supporting someone with birth trauma
- how to consider which practices are appropriate
- about an example individual session plan and how to co-create a session
In Part II, you will learn:
- the prevalence of different types of birth loss and reflection on what support is offered
- information on the nervous system, heart rate variability and polyvagal theory to illuminate why the practices work and to share with clients
- examples of practices to use, including movement and touch
- Listening Partnerships and how to use them to learn how to listen and witness, and how to use as an external support for yourself.
- to consider the use of language in exploring emotion and sensation that opens up the possibility for positive experience and change
- reflect on how to include self-compassion, including how to adapt the traditional metta bhavana meditation to be suitable after birth trauma