Holding space for trauma: trauma informed care for the full spectrum perinatal period from preconception into postpartum
This course is designed to give a comprehensive basic understanding of trauma informed care. We will segment it into an understandable, digestible, and easily actionable approach which can be implemented into your existing practice.
The course includes preliminary reading, two day in-person training, followed by two 90 minute zoom meetings and a documented submission of course reflections and a case study. Upon completion of the full course you will receive certification.
We will demystify the notion of “trauma informed care” and explore why it is so important as a prenatal, birth, postpartum care provider or bodyworker to be equipped in this crucial aspect of holding space for families pre-conception and during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
We will walk you through what trauma informed care looks, sounds, and feels like as both care provider and client. The course will offer you an accessible ABC “how to” on embedding the principles of holding space for trauma into your current work.
Throughout the two days we will clarify for you what a tangible difference this approach and framework will mean for your clients who need this extra tenderness and compassion; and, crucially, for yourself and your wellbeing as you navigate the extra care and boundaries that are asked for.
Attending this course will allow you to confidently navigate the following foundations:
Why trauma informed care matters
What is trauma?
What is secondary trauma?
What is post traumatic growth?
The far reaching impact of trauma and post traumatic growth on a person’s experience of conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum / parenting
What is trauma informed care; & how to adjust your current practice to incorporate these principles
The basics of trauma informed communication
What is radical self care and why is it important?
The significance of acknowledging, respecting and committing to your own boundaries
An introduction to embodiment practices for you as a practitioner; four tangible grounding / self regulation practices
Why regular self reflection and adopting a growth mindset is paramount to your personal growth and the growth of your clients when practicing trauma informed care
The course is accessible for midwives, gynaecologists, kraamverzorgenden, doulas, counselors, childbirth educators, bodyworkers with a minimum of 3 years working experience and/or having attended a minimum of 15 births. We accept a maximum of 12 course participants.
Accreditation: NBvD is applied for / Cluster D points for KNOV-members upon receiving certificate of completion (16 hours)
In case of covid-19 related complaints (coughing, running nose, sneezing, throat ache, shortness of breath, fever), your attendance will be postponed to the next available training, without any extra costs.
If BiA Training is compelled to cancel the training because of covid-19, then your attendance will be postponed until the next available training. If you’d like to opt for a refund, then this is also possible.
You can retract your registration within 14 days of the online registration and payment. This is not possible if the training takes place within 14 days of registration.
In any other case: no refund possible, also when called away to a birth.
We strongly suggest that if you’re on call, you arrange back-up for the 2 days of the training; because of the nature of the training, you cannot catch up in a subsequent training and if you’d miss the first day, you cannot come to the second day.