Childbirth support in review
In this lesson, I'll review the history of childbirth support from ancient times to the present. The different perspectives on pregnancy and birth and the various agents that have been taking care of birthing women. The lesson will be followed by a Zoom group session.
Introduction to coaching
In this lesson, I'll teach you the origins and core principles of the coaching profession. You'll also learn the core competencies of the coaching practice, the coach's role, and the benefits of integrating coaching into the field of pregnancy and birth support. The lesson will be followed by a Zoom group mentoring session.
The structure and strategies of coaching
This lesson begins by teaching you a few cool NLP techniques to establish rapport with your clients. Once you are in rapport, you can use the GROW model of coaching and coach your expectant clients toward achieving their desired experience. The lesson will be followed by a Zoom group mentoring session.
Prenatal coaching: The foundation of client-centered birth support
This lesson provides you with coaching questions and strategies to conduct possible coaching conversations related to your client’s pregnancy and birth. You will learn to implement the GROW process of coaching into birth support and facilitate alignment and accountability. The lesson will be followed by Zoom group mentoring.
Coaching for coping with labor pain and the fear of it
Fear-Tension- Pain leads to Failure-To- Progress in childbirth. In this lesson you will learn how to prenatally coach your clients, leading them to adopt a better perspective on labor pain which will allow them to conduct themselves better during birth. The lesson will be followed by a Zoom group mentoring session.
Coaching through medical conditions and impositions
When medical conditions or impositions occur, coaching is the pathway to clients' self-advocacy. In this lesson, you'll learn how to resolve the advocacy dilemma. In order to facilitate a healthy and positive journey, we will learn how to improve the relationships among medical caregivers and support figures. The lesson will be followed by Zoom group mentoring.
Coaching for a healthy closure and in early postpartum
In this lesson, you will learn to conduct the postpartum visit with the goals of facilitating a healthy closure of the pregnancy and birth journey and assessing the mom’s coping and adjustment levels. You'll also learn how to coach the mother who suffers from postpartum depression in addition to her being treated by a medical caregiver. The lesson will be followed by a Zoom group mentoring session.
Establishing your birth support coaching practice
This bonus lesson will be open only for students who have completed all the course requirements and became certified and registered. In this lesson, I'll coach you on how to deliver your elevator pitch and promote yourself as a coach for expectant couples. You will also get some more practical tools and strategies.
"...Creating accountability - rather than be the doula-rescuer when things don't go as plan. Letting clients find their own answers, take ownership and advocate for themselves will set them upone a path for life, as people and parents, while meeting them where they are. (Not to mention, it really helps with - preventing - doula burn-out.)
Bertine van Norden-Attia, Nederland
"Throughout the Birth Coach Training, Neri presented concepts and ideas that I will be able to utilize to bring new life to my work as a doula. Week by week she brought forward new tools and skills and gave us all the opportunity to jump in and use them to address real -life scenarios. I learned from Neri, and by listening to each of the participants. I am looking forward to completing the process and becoming a certified Birth Support Coach." Joanne Dahill , USA
"This course has given me the space to become curious about my own expectations as a doula and it has helped me to define my role for my clients more specifically. I have learned critical techniques in the way I listen to and question clients which helps the client discover how to express their desires more clearly. This course will challenge every doula to think more critically about their role resulting in a more comprehensive client-centered birth coaching process. " Kelli Ghanati, USA
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