New Baby & Me Nurture Training Days

At the ABC our concept has always been to give continuous support and inspiration throughout the entire primal period from conception to toddler and the content of these training days includes all the skills Lynn has developed for the fourth trimester and is based on her extensive and innovative postnatal work over the last two decades.

Lynn is delighted to offer this training to all professionals working with women in the pre and early postnatal period. It could be that you are working with new mums as a Doula, Midwife or Maternity nurse already, but want to deepen what you can offer at this transitional time?  Maybe you are already qualified as a Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Active Birth, Baby Massage or NCT teacher and want to expand your work with new mothers?  Or maybe you are drawn to supporting new mothers but have no experience as yet and no idea where to start?

If any of the above describes were your at,  then the  New Baby & Me Nurture training days are for you.

Discover simple yet effective tools to help guide and support women through this emotional and transitional time.               A wonderful way to extend and develop your work in helping new families develop secure attachments from the start.

Information is important for new parents helping them to make good parenting choices from an empowered place. This training will help you fill a gap to often there in the support of new families in the early months – fourth trimester.

Our role when working with new families is to facilitate a place of non-judgment and support. Through the simplicity of touch, yoga and the breath alongside openhearted dialogue and discussion women can discover their mothering skills and the enjoyment that can be had when one does not feel alone.

This training will inform and enrich your present work and help you begin to plan workshops and classes relevant to the first months, with the option of starting in the latter months of pregnancy. You will develop a range of abilities to support the new mother & baby bonding process; these practical and deceptively simple techniques are designed to encourage more relaxed parents and calmer babies.

The first two training days can be taken as stand alone CPD or ideally as part of a 3 day training covering the early months after birth. The 3 days will be repeated yearly so you can start the process now with one or both of the first two days below and complete later if you wish.

‘Lynn’s course has been a wonderful chance to deepen my understanding and reflect on my work supporting new families and their babies. Over the three days we were encouraged to really explore how we can support women in a holistic sense – physically, emotionally and through the information we share. It really allowed me to connect up lots of different areas I had previously had an interest in: touch, breath work, body work and always listening, there were lots of aha moments and it has really enriched my practice as a postnatal doula, a sling consultant and as someone running a postnatal group. Lynn’s wisdom and compassion is so inspiring and the course is delivered in such an open hearted and generous atmosphere. I have really loved learning with her and would highly recommend the course to anyone who is or is thinking of working with new families. Thank you Lynn.’ – Katherine, Postnatal Doula
If you are interested in hosting an in-house training contact Lynn direct
New 2019 dates up soon for New Baby & Me Nurture, do email Lynn to register your interest
Day 1: Understanding Baby
Increase your understanding of the transition into the world for baby
Look at the power of touch for new babies
Explore handling & holds for babies that encourage confidence in Mum and comfort for baby
How to best introduce young babies to massage in the early months


Day 2: A Mothers Wellbeing – New 2019 dates up soon
Better understand a woman’s journey from independence to becoming someone’s mum!
Build awareness around a mother’s mental and emotional wellbeing in the fourth trimester.
Experience breath & bodywork applicable for the new mother
Understand the true benefits of working the core muscles & how best to do this!


Day 3: Your Role – Working with New Mums & Babies – New 2019 dates up soon
Explore the power of language and positive changes you can make.
Empower mothers to make the right decisions for themselves and baby
Discuss how to best support parents in their transition into parenthood
Develop your active listening skills to bring a unique sensitivity & presence to your work
How to use & develop the skills you have at this time


For the 3 full Days booked in advance 10% discount £475

To register your interest in this training: email Lynn

Timings to be advised on your booking confirmation


About Lynn

Lynn trained with Janet Balaskas as an Active Birth Teacher for Pre and Postnatal yoga over 20 years ago, followed by training in developmental baby massage with Peter Walker. She went on to devise our Postnatal programme at the ABC as well as the development of the ABC Postnatal training and other trainings for the postnatal period. Lynn continues to develop this area of her work imaginatively, learning especially from the mothers and babies she meets in her classes. She also runs workshops at the her local Hospital and supports the local Maternity Voices to improve services for new families. Lynn worked in collaboration with CalmFamily to write the online massage & movement element to their BabyCalm Training.

Thank you for facilitating such a brilliant course. It was so useful for me both personally and professionally and you are such a supportive, caring and inclusive teacher. I also liked the fact that everything you shared with us was so pared down and simple. It felt like such a nourishing few days despite the traveling and full days, I actually felt so rested after each day and I have so much food for thought for planning for the future of the Birth Companions post-natal support groups. On a personal and human level, the course reminded me to hug more, be helped as well as help and approach all things with compassion and kindness. – Emma, Birth Companions

Many thanks for yesterday, lots of food for thought! I will be spending this afternoon on my new antenatal classes coming up next week and look forward to weaving in some of what we have been discussing and learning about in your course. It’s so refreshing  to learn new information and ways to present it differently/more creatively. Even though I have been doing midwifery for many years, it’s a huge subject and always fascinating learning new things and hearing from others about there knowledge and experiences. I think as a group we worked and learnt well together, thank you for facilitating it so expertly Lynn, we will have all hugely benefited from the time you spent with us, teaching us, guiding us and making us think!! – Alison, Midwife

I so enjoyed my three days training at The Active Birth Centre- a place I had longed to visit having read so much about the fabulous and inspiring work that goes on there. I was not disappointed. I spent three wonderful days there in the company of inspiring women from diverse backgrounds in midwifery, yoga and doulas. Under the guidance and nurturing of Lynn Murphy- a truly gifted facilitator- we were taken on a journey of self reflection and discovery. Lynn’s long working career of working with mums in the postnatal period really shone through. She facilitated a great course both in content and style. I left feeling I had gained a huge amount of information, tools and exercises that I can use in my work both in a one to one setting and in group work. Thank you Lynn for sharing your knowledge and wisdom so beautifully. – Christina Johnson, BSc MSC Health Psychologist, Maternity Nurse, Doula & Night Nanny 

It was a pleasure to meet and learn from you. You have an amazing way of looking at giving care and empowerment to women and I feel you have changed my practice forever. Such a refreshing change to learn from someone who is clearly so passionate about the job they do…and so made for it! – Sarah Smith, Midwife

Thanks so much, again, for this wonderful  3 days. I am really over the moon and can’t stop thanking the universe. My expectations were over met! Beyond what I could imagine.  I was not expecting it to be so inspiring and rich in terms of information. I just loved it! I feel empowered! – Ana, Doula

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