“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!”
The Doula UK Introductory Workshop 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 the Doula UK Introductory Workshop are to:
Provide insight into the world/work of the doula/birth companion and the postnatal doula, explore some of the personal qualities needed to be doula, increase awareness of some of the relationships involved, provide a safe space to begin the debriefing of personal birth and postnatal experiences, and 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 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!”
To book your place on one of our 3 hour Zoom Introductory Workshops please click on the date you wish to attend, make a £30 payment and secure your place. We look forward to meeting you soon.
(PLEASE NOTE: The workshop on the 4th December covers all that our original intro course does but with a facilitator from the LGBTQIA+ community. Offering a safe space to find out what the birth world is like for a LGBTQIA+ birth worker and is suitable for those who identify as being from the LGBTQIA+ community.)
FURTHER DATES WILL BE ADDED SOON….
“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 amwide 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”