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PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FUTURE WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN SA

THE TRAINER ROSALIA PIHLAJASAARI RESIDES OVERSEAS CURRENTLY AND THIS SITE IS LEFT OPEN FOR THE DOULAS THAT HAVE TRAINED WITH THIS INSTITUTION.
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Doula training and Breastfeeding Workshop

Schedule of dates, times and locations:

NO NEW WORKSHOPS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED!

 

Workshop commences Monday with registration from 8:30

Each day from Monday to Friday workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 till 17:00
We will have tea breaks in the mid morning and mid afternoon with lunch from 12:00 till 13:00.

Your investment for the dual Doula training and Breastfeeding workshop: R5000.00 includes workshop manual, homestudy manual and breastfeeding manual,

Thereafter to complete your certification a fee of R500.00 is paid directly to your advisor that mentors you and when you are ready to complete your certification a fee of R2000.00 becomes payable before you write your exam.

 

 

Sacred Space Doula Training offers you a profound and compassionate approach to assisting and supporting parents in their journey into parenthood.

This workshop is an introduction to the world of being a doula – whether you are planning a career move or just wanting to assist at a friend or family member’s birth.

After your introductory workshop you will be equipped with many new skills that can be used practically with clients as well as to deepen your own personal preparation.

This intensive workshop is structured over 5 days. It is intended as a time for retreating within and contemplation. For you to hold the sacred space of birth you need time to discover the doula within you. Your heart and mind will explore new and old issues and open up to many new, exciting possibilities.

This takes time and energy that is best focused away from our everyday lives.

This workshop is open to all who wish to explore this dedicated career. There are no restrictions placed on attendees except the willingness to explore within themselves new depths, the dedication to hold the sacred space of birth and the honour of witnessing the miracle of life. It can be the ideal introduction to doulahood or a refresher and in-depth workshop for seasoned doulas.

After the beginning workshop, for those wishing to complete their doula certification there are specific requirements to fulfil. This part of the programme is for those who have decided that this is the path that they wish to explore.

The home study portion to be completed includes:

  • Documenting several births.
  • Writing your impressions and thoughts of what you have learned at each birth and how this will assist you in future births.
  • A reading list with introspective notes
  • List of ongoing education
  • A brief self assessment
  • Completion of the home study packet.

The completion of your home study depends on your personal commitment and life situation. It can be completed between 6 months to 2 years.

If you haven’t completed the home study within 2 years you will need to repeat the workshop. Special circumstances will always be taken into account and extensions will be given if asked for.

This workshop will comply with the guidelines set out by DOSA – Doulas of South Africa organization.

For more information regarding DOSA – Doulas of South Africa organisation. please visit www.doula.org.za

During this 5 day workshop you will learn:

Birth in our culture

How our culture influences the way we birth and think about birthing

How this affects you as a doula/mother/woman

Bag of agreements

What agreements do you carry

How do these affect your birthing clients.

Holding the space

How to support yourself

How to support a labouring mother

Deep listening

Hearing the unspoken meaning behind your clients words

Validating your clients experiences

Deepest questions

What motivates you

How to motivate others

Coping with the unexpected /pain

Building a solution focused mindset

Creating a non outcome focused mindset

Building a pain coping mindset with pain coping practices

Labourland

Understanding new and known territory of birth

Physiology of birth

Energy of birth

What energy is present at birth

How to effectively support at births

Compass of birth

Viewing the different perspectives of birth

Mother, father, baby and culture’s perspective

Knowing how each one is affected emotionally, physically, spiritually and psychologically

Fear in it’s many dimensions

Finding and confronting fear, worries, concerns as a doula

Assisting clients to find and confront fears, worries and concerns

Caesarean awareness

How to birth by caesarean

What a doula needs to know when birth isn’t going according to plan

Building a relationship with clients

How to build and maintain relationships

What to cover in prenatal visits

Self care and introspection

Inner preparation

How to take care of yourself so as not to burn out

Setting up your practice and networking

The nitty gritty of building your new business

Breastfeeding information

Advantages of breastfeeding and disadvantages of artificial feeding

The role of the doula in the postpartum breastfeeding period

How breastfeeding works

Barriers to breastfeeding

Preparation for breastfeeding

Birth and breastfeeding

Positioning and latching

Assessing breastfeeding

Educating others about breastfeeding

 

Doula training and Breastfeeding Workshop

 Schedule of 40 hours -
24 hours doula training
16 hours Breastfeeding workshop

All workshops commence at 09.00 and end at 17.00 each day.
The first day registration begins at 08.30.

Workshop commences Monday with registration from 8:30

Each day from Monday to Friday workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 till 17:00
We will have tea breaks in the mid morning and mid afternoon with lunch from 12:00 till 13:00.

Your investment for the dual Doula training and Breastfeeding workshop: R5000.00 includes workshop manual, homestudy manual and breastfeeding manual,

Thereafter to complete your certification a fee of R500.00 is paid directly to your advisor that mentors you and when you are ready to complete your certification a fee of R2000.00 becomes payable before you write your exam.

 

 

About your hosts:

About Rosalia
I have been a doula since 2003. I have attended a variety of births and has learnt something new with each of them.

Most of my attention is focused in this specific field and I have done many workshop and courses to deepen my understanding and broaden my views regarding it.

I have trained with Pam England, author of the book Birthing From Within and creator of the Mentor and Doula programme of the same name and was the first mentor to hold these classes here in South Africa.

2010 I co-facilitated a training for other fellow South Africans to enrol in the Birthing From Within programme.

I have organised international birth activists to visit and offer workshops here for local birth professionals to attend as continuing education and plan to continue offering this service in the future.

I have also been elected as the chairperson of the newly formed Doula organisation DOSA and hope to create further awareness as to the role and importance of a doula.

My hope is to share my passion with you and to watch you spark your own!

 

About Marie-Louise
I have been passionately involved in breastfeeding issues for more than a decade.

I am a mom of 5 breastfed children, a passionate LLL Leader, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, doula and antenatal educator.

I have had the honour of being with women in their transitions into motherhood and mentoring them through the unknown waters of the early parenthood and I bring this passion to my workshops.

I am the author of Breastfeed your Baby/Borsvoed jou Baba, published by Metz Press.

 

 

Download pdf’s related to this training on the downloads page.

For more information or to register please contact me on the below details:

Rosalia Pihlajasaari

rosalia@doulatraining.co.za

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