Workshops

Cultivating the Doula Heart

Doulas step into the most intense, vulnerable thresholds of life to hold a hand, wipe a tear, and honor all that is meaningful. Come deepen your understanding of doula essentials of care. Learn useful, practical approaches and techniques that will enable you to more confidently support people through birth, grief, loss, and death.

In this 3-hour workshop, we will cover:

  • Tenets of Doula Support

  • Components of Compassion

  • Liminal Space

  • Being “Enough”

  • Personalizing with Plans

  • Tools of the Trade

This workshop is geared toward open hearts and curious minds. No end-of-life, birth, or doula experience necessary. Welcoming medical professionals, doulas, caregivers, mental health clinicians, social workers, spiritual care providers, therapists, volunteers, etc. The doula heart can be infused into all work, interactions, and relationships.

All attendees will receive the guidebook, Cultivating the Doula Heart: The Essentials of Compassionate Care.¬†This concise book illuminates the core components of the doula approach, providing readers with a deeper understanding of emotional support techniques and greater confidence to offer support during life’s most intense times. Featuring detailed descriptions of practical techniques, useful suggestions, and¬†contemplative exercises, this read is a beacon of light for difficult realms, allowing readers to practice and hone their ability to move from sympathy to empathy to compassion while avoiding exhaustion and burnout.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:30-4:30pm

University of Vermont Medical Center

Register here: https://cultivatingthedoulaheart.eventbrite.com