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Hey Birth Worker,

Do You Want To Reduce The Risk of Birth Trauma For Your Clients?

To get started, learn how 'Nervous System Informed Care' (NSI) mitigates that risk.

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Have you felt ...

  • Frozen when the stakes are high

  • Blamed yourself for your client's birth outcome

  • Worried the family feels disappointed in your care

  • Emotionally drained or burnt out after attending births

Learning how to support your birthing client's nervous system and emotional system can help you ...

  • Hold unwavering presence when the stakes are high

  • Reduce the risk of birth trauma

  • Decrease risk of burnout

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You need nervous system informed skills so you can...

  • Learn how to communicate effectively with your client to prevent trauma

  • Help alleviate confusion when a birth doesn't go as planned.

  • Know exactly how to debrief in the postpartum

  • Map your client's unique nervous system

Nervous System Informed Care teaches you how to energetically protect your client from trauma by developing your 'invisible skill set' which includes: reading the room, being an anchor, shifting states, and coregulating in the postpartum. 

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How do you respond during those high-stakes moments in birth?

IF YOU SOMETIMES FEEL OVERWHELMED, FROZEN, OR FIND YOURSELF SHRINKING AND WANT TO HIDE, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

During birth emergencies or interventions it is common to feel incompetent or insignificant. You have the hands-on skills to soothe and the head-smarts to help with informed decision making, but it can feel like something is missing from your skill set when it comes to showing up during the unexpected. What is missing is a trauma and nervous system informed skillset. 

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Knowing how to support your client's nervous system when a birth doesn't go as planned, is one of the most important skills you can learn as a birth worker.

READY TO TAP INTO THIS SKILL SET SO THAT YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY HOLD SPACE TO REDUCE TRAUMA, INCREASE BIRTH SATISFACTION AND MITIGATE MOOD CHALLENGES IN THE POSTPARTUM?

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Ready to tap into this invisible skillset
so you can feel the power of your role?

Knowing how to show up with anchored presence during high stake moments is the most important skill you can learn as a birth worker.

I know what it is like to think that you have failed a family because you couldn’t help them experience the birth they had hoped for.

Feelings of insecurity or inadequacy get in the way of offering exceptional care during high stakes moments in the birth room and postpartum spaces.

I struggled with this often as a holistic doula, and at first I thought more knowledge would fix it. I studied direct-entry midwifery and became a trauma-informed counsellor after completing a masters in counselling psychology. I studied the topic so in-depth that I even wrote a book on it,

But, It wasn’t until I learned how to master what I call ‘the invisible skill set’ that ‘it’ finally clicked. I want to help you learn how to embody the nervous system informed skills so that you become essential in the birth space on account of the incredible service you provide to families.

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As a Birth Worker, 

 

I know that you want to help your families have the best birth possible with the least amount of disappointment and harm. In order to do that, you need 'Nervous System Informed' (NSI) skills to be able to show up for the family when unexpected events unfold.

 

The problem is you’re unsure how to handle the space when labour and delivery go sideways which can make you feel insecure or incompetent and leave you believing that you failed your family.

 

You shouldn’t feel small or at a loss in these situations. Birth is full of surprises and you have an important roll to play in these high stake moments (hint: more important than you think).

 

I get it, I have been there before. I have felt insecure, incompetent and insignificant in the birth room when tensions ran high. Which is why I have spent the past 20 years wearing many different hats all the while listening to moms and learning about the nervous system and somatic skills that support better birthing outcome.

 

As an expert in perinatal mental health, an author, and an educator, I bring both academic and applied knowledge to my trainings.

Steps to Begin
Step One 1

REGISTER FOR NSI LEVEL 1 TRAINING

Step Two2

GET YOUR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Step Three

QUALIFY FOR CERTIFICATION AND DEEPER MENTORSHIP

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