Are you a doula, midwife, therapist, someone who supports expectant and new mothers? Do you encounter energetic challenges in the birth room? Do you find yourself getting depleted and low on energy during long births? Do you want to be able to manage your own energy and that of the room you are in? Would you like to develop a unique way of looking after yourself and your clients is a way that is both empowering, gentle and holistic?
During this two day workshop you will learn to use Reiki, a Japanese form of hands on healing, for self healing, for yourself and your family and friends, for managing your energy and the energy of those around you during a birth, and to support your client during their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period.
You will get attuned to Reiki energy at level I and II, allowing you to start practising immediately on yourself, your friends and family and clients.
The ethos of this workshop is that Reiki is first and foremost for yourself and your loved ones. It doesn’t just give you a tool to use on your clients. Reiki is a very intelligent energy and will bring you personal growth and healing as well as giving you tools to manage feelings and energy in many situations (and not just for birth).
What else makes this workshop special? To the best of my knowledge, this is the only Reiki training aimed solely at birthworkers. You will learn the traditional Reiki techniques and ways to treat, but the course also incorporate a unique element about how to use the techniques in the context of supporting birthing women.
The workshop is limited to a small group of 8 participants so that you can all benefit from enough individual attention. The workshop includes an extensive handout pack, and you will also gain access to a private Facebook group where you can exchange knowledge with other people having attended this workshop.
I am a qualified Holy Fire II Reiki Master Teacher so this is the type of Reiki you will get attuned to during this workshop. You can read more about Holy Fire Reiki here http://www.reiki.org/holyfire.html.
Facilitated by Sophie Messager, PhD, research scientist, doula, antenatal educator and Holy Fire III Reiki master teacher. Sophie had been using Reiki in her birthwork and you will benefit from her experience and stories of using Reiki during pregnancy, births and the postnatal period.
Practicalities of the day
The course runs from 9h30 to 5h30 on both days.
There will be several guided meditation lasting about 20 min each and we will be practising giving and receiving treatments on massage tables, so please wear comfortable clothing you can relax in.
I will provide tea and coffee and snacks, you will need to bring some some shared food for lunch.