“Attending this workshop has totally confirmed for me that I want to pursue this as a new career. I feel excited, energised and happy to have spent a day sharing experiences and sharing so much. Perfect!”
This ‘intro day’ is for you:
if you have ever thought about becoming a doula or birth companion but are not sure if it is really for you or how to go about it
if you are already involved informally in supporting parents during their labours, birth and the postnatal period, you may be thinking about developing your skills and work prospects and gaining the support of other women working in this field
if you have looked at various doula preparation/training courses on offer and are not sure which one would be for you.
The aims of this Introductory Workshop day are to:
provide insight into the world/work of the doula/birth companion and the postnatal doula, to explore some of the personal qualities needed to be doula, to increase awareness of some of the relationships involved, to provide a safe space to begin the debriefing of personal birth and postnatal experiences, and to help signpost routes for further training and personal development.
At the end of the workshop you may also find that being a doula wouldn’t work out for you, or at least not at the moment.
“I’ve gained knowledge and confidence that yes, I could be good at this, and it’s a path that I’m very excited to get on!”
Workshops run from 10am to 4pm (unless otherwise indicated) and typically have between 8-14 people attending. The cost to attend is £66 per person.
Please note that on occasion we have to cancel/reschedule workshops due to low uptake, or due to volunteer availability. We recommend you book flexible travel etc if needs be, in case plans change. In this instance full refunds will of course be given. If you have to cancel for any reason, at least 14 days notice is required for a refund (minus a £5 processing fee). If you cancel at least 7 days before the course starts you could transfer to another course date.
Saturday 27th April: BOOK HERE
Bristol BS6 (9 min walk from Montpelier Station)
facilitated by Jay Urquhart and Hazel Acland Tree
Saturday 18th May: BOOK HERE
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
facilitated by Nicola Wilson
Saturday 8th June: BOOK HERE
Wilmslow, Cheshire, venue to be confirmed
facilitated by Nikki Mather
Saturday 8th June: BOOK HERE
Gloucester, venue to be confirmed
facilitated by Jay Urquhart and Tortie Rye
Saturday 7th September: BOOK HERE
Cardiff, venue to be confirmed
facilitated by Jay Urquhart
more dates coming soon…
You can buy a Voucher to Attend one of these workshops, for someone you know who would like to attend, via this link. Once you’ve done that, just drop us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for a personalised gift certificate to be emailed to you.
If you would like to receive an email to be offered any cancelled places on fully booked workshops, or if you have any questions, please email email@example.com
“I have a better understanding of the doula role in the UK, how it is accepted professionally, expectation of the role, and how it can fit with personal life”
“I have a clear picture of the role a doula has, and the process to become one. I understand the commitment, both physical and emotional”
“It gave me a good base to build from, and a wide range of information. I met a group of interesting, intelligent women, from a wide variety or places, with different experiences to offer
“It catered for everything I needed, but actually lots of topics and discussions I hadn’t thought of, which was very useful”
“[I have gained] an understanding that a postnatal doula career is definitely something I want, and how to pursue that. And a knowledge of what is involved in a doula career”