WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE
OUR FIRST FOUR DAY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
TO BE TAUGHT ONLINE
HOW TO TEACH AN ACTIVE BIRTH WORKSHOP
Saturday 16th Jan, Saturday 23rd Jan, Saturday 30th Jan; Saturday 6th Feb
9.30 am– 5.30 pm each day (UK time)
COST OF THE COURSE £1200
THIS COURSE ALSO PROVIDES INVALUABLE GUIDANCE FOR MIDWIVES AND DOULAS WORKING WITH WOMEN IN THE LABOUR ROOM.
ABOUT THE TRAINING
The course will be taught online via zoom live streaming due to the circumstances of Covid 19. However we be preparing you to teach an Active Birth Workshop to pregnant women and their partners whether solo, as a couple or a group. This will be designed to give them an overview and understanding of the physiology of the birth process, the rationale of an Active Birth, as well as the opportunity to learn experientially about upright positions for labour and birth and why they are so beneficial. This will include what women can experience and expect in a physiological birth, breathing, movement, touch and other essential topics.
This training does not include teaching about interventions in birth – however there may be references to ways in which elements of an Active Birth can also be applied when interventions are necessary and managing expectations when plans have to change.
WHO THIS TRAINING MAY BENEFIT
Despite conclusive evidence of the benefits of Active Birth, most women are still labouring and giving birth on their backs and intervention rates continue to soar all over the developed world.
If this is true in your locality or workplace, then pregnant women, their partners and the midwives attending them need to learn about Active Birth.
If you are an antenatal teacher, hypnobirthing practitioner, pregnancy yoga teacher or work with pregnant women, what you learn here will inspire you and enhance your skills. It is a fundamental part of any style of birth education or birth-preparation including hospital classes, NCT Courses, HypnoBirthing Courses, Prenatal Yoga and Pilates.
If you are a midwife, doula or student, this course will help you to prepare couples for birth and deepen your understanding of how to facilitate physiological birthing in the labour room. You will learn to enable instinctual behaviour and avoid disturbing the finely tuned physiology of the birth process.
Students and knowledgeable mothers may also apply.
“Many of us are familiar with the concept of Active Birth. To midwives it often conjours up images of women adopting upright positions for labour and Birth. To the women giving birth the concept may spill out beyond the physical, and the implication of being active in the mind takes on new meaning … I could have given birth over and over I had enjoyed it so much … Instead I decided to train as an Active Birth teacher with Janet Balaskas“
Judy Cameron – Midwife and Pregnancy Yoga Trainer with British Wheel of Yoga and YogaBirth.
The phrase ‘Active Birth’ was coined by Janet Balaskas in the 1980’s and is now a generic term that is recognised worldwide; it underlies all effective methods of birth preparation and is intrinsic to all physiological births. Our training is revised and updated every year to include the latest cutting edge discoveries about birth physiology that every birth professional should know.
Active Birth calls for women to take an ‘active’ rather than a ‘passive’ role in their birth experience. This has a transformative effect, not only for them and their babies, but also for maternity practice: it supports and affirms best midwifery practice and prenatal education. Our training is an effective agent for change and for ‘normalising’ birth in maternity units.
I heard about Janet’s training as I researched my options to become a childbirth educator in the U.K. I found several training organisations but none that I believed in as much as the Active Birth approach which I feel really fits with my philosophy around birth already. I asked some Facebook groups for advice and got lots of positive feedback from previous trainees. My choice was made!
Janet Balaskas and Jill Benjoya Miller
Assisted by Lola Alcarez-Perez and Lynn Murphy
We have taught this course as a team for many years, training hundreds of teachers, midwives, doulas and other birth professionals. We are excited to explore the medium of live streaming to passing on our expertise. Having become zoom experts in recent months, we feel confident that we can bring a very focused attention to the topics with plenty of breaks in-between. While not the same as a face-to-face training, we have discovered that there are many benefits to this way of teaching at professional level, not least that we can save you the expense of travel and accommodation.
COST OF THE COURSE £1200
HOW TO APPLY
Complete scan and submit the application form and please attach a recent photo of yourself for identification purposes. Email to email@example.com. We will respond and let you know if your application has been accepted. Any recent photo, clearly showing your face will do, with or without other people.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your application has been accepted it will be time to book and pay to confirm your place. We will advise you how to do this.
Please note: Due to the uncertainty of the times, we reserve the right to alter the content or cancel the course. In the unlikely eventuality of a cancellation of the course on our part, full refunds will apply.
Our current training programme has been adapted specifically to fulfil the needs of today during the Covid19 epidemic. It is the format of an online course which is focused on normal birth physiology, taught in an experiential, easy- to-learn style. You will learn how to quickly and effectively communicate the essential philosophy and practical ‘know how’ of Active Birth in the form of a live workshop for parents-to-be. This is an excellent complement to other birth preparation courses and also stands alone as a truly empowering course for couples, in which they often find the key to a natural birth and all the benefits it brings to them and their baby.
Why train to teach Active Birth?
Whether you wish to teach the Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop © or incorporate what you learn from us in your current work, the training will help you to inspire confidence and make a real difference to the mothers and families you are working with. This is rewarding work: you’ll be doing something you are passionate about while helping to change the world for the better. For many this training is personally life-changing.
Janet and her team have trained hundreds of Active Birth teachers who are now spreading the word about the benefits of Active Birth around the world. However, there is still a long way to go.
We are proud that this training programme has been accredited by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).