Baby & Me Nurture – Training Days ©

2021  CALENDAR 

For the development & enrichment of your work with new mother’s

Baby & Me Training days this Summer

&

a new 6 month Mentoring Group from the Autumn

Do you already work with new mother’s or mother’s to be, as a yoga teacher, baby massage teacher, doula, maternity nurse 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.

Providing 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. I am looking at possible in-person trainings either later this year or spring 2022.

New Baby & Me Nurture Training Days ©  

This training will inform and enrich your present works. 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.

This live online training will be backed up with recordings of the days plus extra recordings of key elements of the work.

A Mother’s Wellbeing with the support of Yoga 

2 Days Live Online: Fridays 2nd & 9th July 10am – 5.30pm and Tuesday 6th July, 7 – 9pm

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. This transition includes the physical, psychological and emotional changes after birth. We will explore 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.

  • One evening session between the 2 days for Q&A and Relaxation

  • Recordings of the teaching sessions for you to revisit

  • Bonus pre-recorded material

  • Certificate of attendance which can be used towards CPD.

We will explore the many aspects of the transition into Motherhood – from the emotional impact through to the recovery of the core muscles after birth. Included will be recordings of actual classes, and videos of specific teaching points. Presentation of information on the course will be recorded and elements shared with you after the training days. 

We will look at how you can interweave the 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 achieve this through using journaling as a tool from signing up through to the final day.

Understanding Baby –  follow-on or stand alone day 

Monday 19th July Live Online 10am -4.30pm

Highly recommend this day as follow on to previous Mothers Wellbeing days, 

On this day we will begin by 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.

We will meet up for one evening session between the end of the first 2 days and this day for Q&A for those of you doing all 3 days.

  • 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.

 

If you are interested in hosting an in-house training contact Lynn direct lm@activebirthcentre.com

“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

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.

Some more feedback:

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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