2 /3  day workshops

This course is open to Birthworkers only.

TRAUMA INFORMED BIRTH WORKSHOP: You will have the opportunity to discover and work with the principles of trauma informed practice, in theory and in very practical ways.

Preparation for working with women in times of vulnerability during the childbearing year.


       This workshop includes:

  • Understanding Trauma Informed Practice and considering its application within the workplace

  • What is trauma response? Recognising trauma response in yourself, your clients and within the institution, through personal, vicarious and organisational lenses

  • Lone working skills and considerations

  • 'The Nervous system is the driver': The Polyvagal theory takes its place in the field of childbirth 

  • Cultural humility and responsiveness: utilising a 'beginners mind' approach and the 'Danger of a single story'

  • 'Triggers and Strategies': Considering what might trigger our clients and how we might help co-create empowering strategies

  • Collaborative work towards informed decision making

  • Safeguarding

  • Perinatal mental health and a multi-layered approach

  • Working with disclosure

  • Knowing your own thresholds and boundaries: Ensuring your own trauma story does not cloud your vision

  • Using Mindfulness in your Practice.

       3 day version includes:


  • Introduction of Doulas Without Borders: A talk on the inception of DWB, our ethos, guidelines, policies, procedures and an invitation to join us (for joining countries)

  • Unconditional Positive Regard; learn about our founding principle

  • Debriefing your practice

  • Infant feeding for survivors

  • Listening skills and language use


Date: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of March 2020

Location: Stretch Yoga studio, Hackney, London

Times: 11.30 to 6pm CANCELLED 

Cost: For 2 day UK not-for-profit workshops:

£175/£100 for current DWB members (please email us at address below to confirm eligibility).

Date: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of April 2020

Location: South Norwood, London

Times: 9.30 to 5,30pm CANCELLED 

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3 day workshop

Date: Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Cost: For 3 day workshop: 195EU 

Two day workshop

Date: Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd June

Location: Ibiza 

Cost: For 2 day Ibiza workshop 180EU (with vegetarian lunch)/

Timing: 10am to 5pm each day

Bookings and payments at: 



Please bring lunch to share, tea and coffee provided

Email us at: info@trauma-informed-education.co.uk 

with your booking enquiry and details of your eligibility, if you are already a member of Doulas Without Borders.

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