Welcome to the Birthing Wisdom training section
You will find here information on courses for women who want to practice as Birth and Postnatal Doulas/Companions or Educators during the very special time of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
Birthing Wisdom offers the most in-depth and comprehensive Holistic Birth practitioner courses in the UK. It doesn’t just impart up-to-date essential knowledge and skills: for many women, the course is also a journey of self-discovery, of delving deeply into the feminine and into ‘Presence,’ developing the necessary qualities to successfully support women and couple through the journey of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Read our student’s words for a flavour of the experience.
The circumstances of birth play an important role in creating a disposition to violence and self-destructive tendencies or to loving behaviour and healthy interpersonal relationships; thus changing birth practices to kinder and gentler ones would have a huge impact on the degree of violence acted out in the world.
Stanislav Grof, M.D
The first step to enrolling on the Birthing Wisdom training is to attend the Introduction to Birth work session. It gives us all a chance to see if the Doula fundamentals course is suitable for you and if we feel comfortable with each other and the way we teach before committing yourself to a fairly involved training. For more info or to apply for a place on Intro day click here.
Here is the schedule, fees and a brief outline of the courses offered in Devon in 2020:
• Introduction to Birth Work: a 3-hour workshop for women who want to explore the calling to support and educate women or couples during the pregnancy, birth and/or postnatal period.
Sunday 30th of August 2020
10.30- 1.30pm via Zoom.
Fee: £30 (refundable when you book on the Fundamentals)
A preparation module will need to be completed prior to the workshop.
” To be in alignment with ‘what is” means to be in a relationship of inner nonresistance with what happens. It means not to label it mentally as good or bad, but to let it be…Only if you resist what happens are you at the mercy of what happens, and the world will determine your happiness and unhappiness.”
• The Birth Doula Fundamentals: A slow and soulful journey…
A 9 months course for those wanting to work as Birth and postnatal doulas.
Open to all women who cycle, including menopausal women.
• 6 Distance modules, 7 live Zoom calls and 8 days practical workshops (2×4 days ) near Totnes in Devon.
A residential option is available.
The first module will be sent out on the 2nd of September 2020.
Practical Workshops Schedule
Workshop 1: 17th to the 20th of September 2020, live in Devon, on our purpose-built roofed decking.
Sessions start at 11.30am on Thursday and end at 4.30pm on Sunday.
The group will be a maximum of 6 to be able to maintain social distancing as well as ensure quality of teaching. Should we enter another lockdown phase, the course will be taught by Zoom and online.
Practical workshop 2: April 2021 exact date TBC.
Module 1 will be sent out on the 2nd of September 2020.
Apply for this course early as there are only 6 places available on each of the courses, including one assisted place.
Fees: In full: £1050 Early booking discount: – £70
If there is a financial need: Non-returnable deposit of £300 and 6 instalments of £135.
To apply for the assisted place send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priority will be given to women of colour but all are welcome to apply.
“Because women have always been the guardians of life’s wholesome practices when we strengthen our health and spiritual power, we also strengthen the health and wisdom of the men, children and communities around us. Women are the staff-holders of sacred life and nurturance”
The Path of Practice