TRAINING & MENTORSHIP
For the development & enrichment of your work with new mother’s
Do you already work with new mother’s or mother’s to be, as a yoga teacher, antenatal teacher, doula or midwife? Are you looking to expand your work further to include new mothers, or wish to refresh how you already support women in the postnatal period. Maybe you are looking to retrain?
Baby & Me Nurture Training will provide valuable skills and insights to anyone wanting to, or already working in the field of supporting women during their journey through pregnancy & birth into motherhood. These tailored training days are a wonderful way to extend and develop your work in helping new families build strong bonds right from the start. Information is important for parents helping them to make good parenting choices from an empowered place. This online training will help you fill a gap that’s so often felt in the support of new mothers and in turn their families. 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.
Support for You in Your Role Supporting Others
Mentoring for those who are working with women in the different stages of womanhood, 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. As well as the option of 1-2-1 mentoring, limited numbers.
More information on training & mentoring below
“What you truly learn best, will appear to you later as your own discovery”
— Moshe Feldenkrais.
Baby & Me Nurture ©
3 Day 25hr Live Online Training over 3 weeks, plus one evening session
SPRING 2022 – March 11th, 18th & 25th plus the evening of 15th
This training will inform and enrich your present work. You will develop a range of abilities to support the new mother & baby bonding process; these practical and deceptively simple techniques are designed to support more relaxed parenting that in turn helps mothers and babies thrive.
For many new mums, life with a small baby can be a very challenging time, good support can make all the difference. Observing how a mother grows in confidence and how her relationship with her baby blossoms in a supportive environment is incredibly rewarding.
Our focus will be the new mother’s wellbeing, looking at all aspects of the transition into motherhood – Matrescence – the process of becoming a mother and the ongoing journey. We will explore the many aspects of this transition – from the emotional impact through to the recovery of the core muscles after birth, weaving these threads together into a strong structure of support.
Exploration of movement and the breath to help a new mother recover from her core.
You will use the unique sensations of your body as a tool to develop your awareness.
Discover how to facilitate open dialogue and discussion in groups.
Help women develop their mothering skills within a safe and nurturing community.
You do not have to be a mother yourself to achieve this but rather develop and recognise the art of mothering.
Space to reflect more closely on your role and the development of your own unique voice and skill set.
During these three days we will also be focusing on understanding babies better and developing simple tools to calm and relax new babies and mums. Learning a simple introduction to therapeutic touch and movement work for young babies. We will also look at how to incorporate babies into classes, and how to deal with the issues that can arise within them.
Understanding baby’s journey into the world
Working from the belly centre
The power of touch within your work and in the mother & baby dyad
Respecting and meeting the needs of baby & mother equally
Expectations versus the reality of life with babies.
We will look at how you can interweave these many elements into your work to best support the wellbeing of mum’s and babies you meet face to face and/or online. You will be encouraged to use journaling as a tool from signing up through to the final day, to observe your insights and more.
One evening session between the end of the first day and the second for Q&A and yoga for you, in preparation for the second day.
Recordings of the teaching sessions for you to revisit sent after each session, also for those who miss any parts of the day.
Bonus pre-recorded material
Certificate of attendance which can be used towards CPD.
New Group Mentorship & 1-2-1 Mentorship and Coaching available by application.
Support for You in Your Role Supporting Others
This is for those of you who work with new mothers within your role as a yoga teacher, doula, therapist, etc. As well as 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. Also a limit of 3, 1-2-1 mentorships (one space available at present)
Groups run over 6 months
Two hour online monthly session looking at topics of importance including body work, recorded.
Monthly meet up online, following the above session, for you to pose your questions and for us to explore finding possible answers.
Access to my online women’s evening yoga class live or recorded.
Support available throughout via email plus a group space for connecting by agreement
Sharing of my extensive resources and recommendations on working with new mothers & babies
One to one session prior to start of group to share were you as an individual on your journey.
The aim of this programme is to give you, the facilitator of groups for women and new mothers, 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’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
“Hi Lynn, thank you for two enriching days, I so appreciated your way of teaching and how you see and share things. I love working with women in general and I’m more and more convinced about the benefit of the yoga approach during pregnancy and postpartum. I felt pretty blessed for being there and have now the opportunity to share something so precious with other women. Thank you.” – Diana, Yoga Teacher – Brussels
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