This course is for all birth professionals whether you want to teach Active Birth or enhance your clinical experience. Experienced mothers, complementary therapists, yoga and pilates teachers and psychologists, may also apply. The multi disciplinary nature of our courses brings inspiration to all!
You will learn how to demonstrate the benefits of an Active Birth using a pelvis and doll from the person who invented it! This is only one of the amazing techniques you will learn for exciting, engaging workshops. You will learn ways to inspire couples in a direct and simple way to understand how a woman’s body is perfectly designed for birthing, from the bony structure of the pelvis to the marvellous orchestration of the hormonal physiology.
This training programme will enable you to become a certified Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop © teacher. It is accredited by The Federation of Ante-Natal Teachers (FEDANT).
The training is of great use to midwives teaching birth preparation and/or involved in facilitating Active Birth in the birthing room or doulas attending births. Anyone working with pregnant women will benefit from this training.
Why teach Active Birth?
The concept of an Active Birth Workshop for couples was originally created by Janet Balaskas and has been taught at the Active Birth Centre for many years. This workshop is often the key to mothers and their partners finding the confidence to give birth naturally. They will be strongly motivated to take charge of their birthing and to find freedom of movement and expression.
What is required for full certification?
To become a Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop © Teacher (FEDANT accredited) you will need to attend and complete 5 days of training (see calendar below) Once certified, teachers are listed on this website.
It takes just 3 easy steps to book for this training.
1. Complete and submit an application form
2. Submit your Certification Agreement
(Please note: Amendments to these conditions can be made in countries where they are not applicable; for those teaching within an institution or NHS trust where the classes are funded. Apply to Janet Balaskas through firstname.lastname@example.org.)
3. Make your booking: click this link to book
What you will learn
This training brings you the most up-to-date information about birth physiology, Active Birth in practice, and inspirational new teaching methods. It is a highly effective and lively way to empower women and their partners to understand birth physiology and the key benefits of an Active Birth. These are practical sessions where the participants ‘learn by doing’.
Your main goals will be to:
- Awaken the instinctive intelligence of the body.
- Use a doll and pelvis to demonstrate the benefits and advantages of an Active Birth.
- Introduce alternatives to lying down in labour and for birthing
- Demonstrate how to be comfortably supported and relaxed in upright positions.
- Show how breathing, self-hypnosis and deep relaxation, touch, and massage and can be applied without lying on the back.
Working with couples
This workshop fully enrols the partner by inspiring them with the commonsense logic of Active Birth. This usually comes as a revelation to them. They learn how they can be present and supportive, without being intrusive. Couples learn to work together and this provides excellent pre-birth bonding with their baby.
You will learn to offer the workshop with a minimum of 6 hours of tuition time over two or three sessions. With experience, you will also have the option to teach it in one day.
ACTIVE BIRTH WORKSHOP TEACHER TRAINING
Wed 20th – Sunday 24th November
The course starts with introductions to each other and the key principles of an Active Birth using the ‘Seven Secrets’ method on Wednesday 20th November. This session led by Dominique Sakoilsky and Janet Balaskas.
Teaching Active Birth – 4 days. This is the main body of the training from Thurs 21st – Sun 24th November.
The training will be led by Janet Balaskas and Jill Miller.
Assessments and certification will take place during a plenary session on Sunday. Assessments will be led by Lynn Murphy and Lola Alcarez Perez and certification with the whole team!
This training runs once a year in London. Timing: from 9.30am – 5.30pm with registration starting from 9.00am.
Venue: Active Birth Centre, London
Important: Training falls within the conditions of our Active Birth Professional Training Agreement (see link above). You will be required to sign this prior to receiving your certificate. There is also an agreement to sign about using the logo before you certify and you will need to give us proof of insurance before we can add your name to the certified teachers list on this website. We do have an insurance scheme you can join if required.
We are proud that this training programme has been accredited by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).