Principles of Holding space for trauma: a one day introduction to what trauma informed care is and why it matters
The course is accessible for both student and certified professionals: midwives, gynaecologists, kraamverzorgenden, doulas, counselors, childbirth educators and bodyworkers.
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About the course facilitators
Ilena is a full spectrum trauma informed doula, coach and consultant. Having been a peer counsellor since adolescence; Ilena became a certified coach in 2012 and in 2014 became a trauma specialised doula. Having worked extensively supporting clients and families who have experienced various traumas for over seven years, and having personally worked extensively on her own post traumatic growth; Ilena is compelled to speak openly and hopefully about trauma and trauma informed care for pregnant, birthing and postpartum people.
Prior to becoming a doula; Ilena worked in HR and consulted across various organisations at management and executive board level. She continues to consult for global corporates on the varying impact of the transition people make as they become parents.
By unravelling trauma taboos in open and accessible settings she aspires to move the conversation around trauma away from pathology and into one of strength, resilience, hope and empowerment.
Joyce is a doula, masseuse and childbirth educator with 20 years of experience working with pregnant people. She has been mentoring and teaching doulas since 2012 and is a co-owner at BiA Training.
Joyce has been fascinated by trauma and its impact on pregnancy and birth from early on in her career and has followed different courses to deepen her understanding. She is moved by the resilience of birthing people, and is dedicated to improving their experiences, both by supporting women and their partners during pregnancy and birth as well as by helping to change the paradigm of our birth culture.
Date: 2 June 2022 – training in English
Time: 9.30 doors open, training from 10am – 5.30pm
Location: Naar Zee Stadsoase, Bert Haanstrakade 102, Amsterdam IJburg
Accreditation: NBvD is applied for / Cluster D points for KNOV-members upon receiving certificate of completion (6,5 hours)