BABY & ME NURTURE © TRAINING DAYS
For the development & enrichment of your work with new mother’s
Autumn 2021 – 3 day Training
October 15th, 22nd & November 1st plus the evening of 19th October
“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
Support for You in Your Role Supporting Others
For those working with new mothers within your role as a yoga teacher, doula, therapist, etc. Any role that takes you into the lives of new mothers and women more generally Limited numbers for a intimate and nourishing group where all feel heard.
Run over 6 months starting Autumn 2021m dates TBC
The aim of this programme is to give you, the facilitator of groups and/or support person of new mums, the space to reflect more closely on your role and the development of your own unique voice and skill set. We will explore how to facilitate groups, appreciating the power of women supporting women. This will give you the space to gain support from other women and share your skill base and experience’s.
Working in the fields that you do you may well work in isolation from others. here we will create a circle of support, which will include nourishment for you in the form of breath and movement work plus topics that are of interest. Possibly most important will be the support you can give one another as you share your experiences.
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 the Postnatal programme at the ABC as well as the development of the ABC Postnatal training. Alongside teaching, Lynn’s passion is to train other practitioners to become experts in their field, which led to the development of her Baby & Me Nurture Trainings which focus on the all important (but often overlooked) ‘fourth trimester’. Having spent over two decades working with new mums and their babies, Lynn draws on this experience and knowledge to help fill a gap in our society’s support of new mothers and better honour the transformational journey that matrescence is.
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, Doula
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