Join this 4 Part, Online, Self Paced E-Course
My note to you: Ladies, particularly midwives, I know you! I have spent more than a decade being on call, caring for others often at the expense of myself. I know that many of you feel it too! I have seen the facebook posts online about burnout, compassion fatigue and PTSD and women just getting on with it. I have seen many birth professionals move on because they just can't any more or get sick and are forced to stop. We are NOT serving ANYONE when we don't serve ourselves. It is cliche and it is true. There IS a way to make your practice stronger by putting more of YOU into your life. By creating boundaries, by going past the, "yes but, I HAVE to do this and that" there are ways to think outside the box and to engage in reflection of why we as women and we as a profession burn out. It takes work on an inner level. This course helps with that. It names the "clinical" definitions of what we experience, helps you shine light on it AND it helps you work through it, ask the tough questions and get where you need to go to feel more whole.
Burn out and compassion fatigue are one of the MAIN reasons why birth workers leave or are unsatisfied in their profession. The studies and statistics show it! If you are a current birth worker: a midwife, student midwife, prenatal or postpartum doula, birth assistant, labor and delivery nurse, then I believe you need this course! If you have never experienced burn out this course will help keep you going strong. If you have felt burnt out then this course will help put you on a path towards thriving in your personal and professional life!
Knowledge is power!
Your practice will be transformed by bringing light to the theoretical work of burn out, compassion fatigue, and post traumatic stress COMBINED with the inner work of boundaries, self care, self-compassion and self awareness.
Invest in yourself and see the ripple effects in your personal and professional life!
In order to show up for others we need to cultivate a solid understanding of our own triggers, barriers and stories of why and how we don't always show up for ourselves! Birth work is beautiful and intense: the schedule, the physical nature, and the emotional aspects. This work is important to be the best we can be for both ourselves and our clients.
4 Part Online Course with Videos, Workbooks and access to an online community support Facebook group.
Part 1: Burn Out
Theory of burn out including; signs, symptoms and stages and how it relates directly to your personal and professional life.
A guide book full of real life practical exercises to engage with the theory in a meaningful, self- reflective way, to help shift your personal and professional practice.
Part 2: Compassion Fatigue and PTSD
Dive deep into the neurobiology and psychology of trauma and trauma exposure response.
Focus on theory of Compassion Fatigue and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and its direction relation to the birth professional field.
Access to online handouts and documents to help deepen your understanding and assess your needs as a birth professional.
A guide book to help engage you in self-reflection.
Part 3: Creating Your Wellness/Business Plan
An introduction to self-care techniques to implement in the moment of a long birth; techniques demonstrated include movement, rest and energy release.
Exploring the importance of morning and evening rituals and creating ones that work for you.
A guide to help you create and enact your own wellness plan; including self-reflective work on what stops us from working our own plan and a Facebook group to act as a support system.
Part 4: Diving Deep
Explore the root reasons why we may experience burn out; taking off those band aids and diving into the inner depths. Looking at our relationship with perfection, service, fear, worthiness and self-compassion, self-awareness and resilience.
A guide book full of exercises to help you along with your inner work.
Each and every session contains a video explaining theory and practice for that session. In addition each session contains a guide book with several exercises for you to do on your own (this is where the juicy work begins!). You will have access to an online Facebook community of other birth professionals, to act as a support system in this work! Finally, as a birth worker after you have completed the course I will send you a brief quiz, and evaluation form, when you send them back you will receive a certification of completion for Continuing Education Credits (CAPPA certified for 4 CEU, MEAC certified for 3 CEU's)
Pay in Full: $100.00
Payment Plan: $55 x 2 Monthly Installments to be paid 30 days a part
Are you in a partnership or group practice of more than 3? If so take advantage of the discounted course price and added practice guidebook that will walk your entire practice through exercises on how to integrate a culture of wellness and focus on self-care in your group!
Partnership: $85 per person; type in Partnership in the coupon code and your Practices business name in the appropriate field.
Practice (3+ people): $75 per person; type in Practice in the coupon code.
Students: Contact me for a special student rate!
"Transforming Your Professional Birth Practice" was more than I expected. Julie gave me meaningful questions to ask myself; digging deeply into the "why" I work the way I do. She provided relevant exercises to stretch my boundaries of how I can run my birth practice and ultimately this course has led me to start restructuring how I approach my professional life in general"
-Kristina Statler, doula and student midwife, Maui, HI