Workshop in Virginia

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This is a one day workshop for birth workers to learn how to provide compassionate, comprehensive support to families enduring loss, including why and how to establish strong support resources for yourself.

If you are an aspiring doula, birth doula, postpartum doula, monitrice, midwife or nurse, this workshop is right for you.

Subjects we will explore:

  • providing support prior to loss.
  • providing support during the actual physical event of loss.
  • how to be supported.
  • how to support after a loss.

What you will gain:

This will be a hands on, interactive workshop.  Using demonstrations, examples, projects and discussion, you will leave with tools you need to be better prepared  in all birth situations.  You will identify similarities and differences in loss to other traumas a family may experience, you’ll strengthen your understanding of the connections between events in a mother’s obstetrical history, you’ll learn the importance of being supported yourself, and you’ll see how your trust in your own support network will impact your response to your client.  You’ll begin to build a strong foundation of support for yourself that you need to be the best you can be, for your clients, and for yourself.

You will spend time in reflection, evaluating your own values and interpretations of life and death.  Workshops are an intimate gathering intended to enrich and inspire.  More than just a checklist of things to make sure you do or say for bereaved families, the workshop environment will slow you, deepen you, and connect you with the families you serve in a profound way.  The workshop is a safe environment.  Please open yourself to being gently challenged.

You’ll also receive handouts that will cover what we won’t have enough time to during the workshop.

You’ll bring your own lunch, and we will take breaks between segments.

This workshop is available through a collaboration with Doran Richards of Blessing God’s Way.


Saturday, June 1, 2013 – all day event


Strasburg, VA

Venue: Ridge Apartments, Community Center 170 E. Reservoir Rd., Woodstock, VA 22664

Dulles is the closest airport



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