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Trauma-Informed Birth Debriefing

A workshop created specially for midwives and doulas. We will gather to learn guidelines, practical tools and food for thought to help reduce the potential for birth trauma among the families we serve.

As a doula or midwife, are you aware of how timely and sensitive birth debriefing may reduce the chances of an entrenched trauma response? Are you committed to holding space for your clients in a trauma-sensitive way?

This workshop will cover:

  • a neurobioogical framework for birth trauma

  • predictors of birth trauma

  • signs and symptoms of trauma

  • postpartum needs for regulation

  • ideas for ’birth debrief’ and ‘birth review’

  • timing

  • who should do it?

  • supporting safety and grounding 

  • signs of triggering 

  • avoiding re-traumatisation

  • ‘joining’ versus ‘merging’ with clients

  • scope of practice and when to refer on

Numbers will be capped at this event so please book early.

Led by Nisha Gill

Nisha works holistically in the field of trauma via Somatic Experiencing® and Somatic Practice®, two bodymind approaches now gathering momentum in Australia and NZ. She specialises in birth and sexual trauma resolution and draws from her extensive experience in bodywork (integrative, Lomilomi, remedial, intravaginal and perinatal bodywork), counselling, birth education, birth attendance as doula, and women’s tantric yoga teacher.

Earlier Event: 2 November
Prenatal Yoga
Later Event: 9 November
Women's Yoga