This invaluable additional skill is what I teach doulas, birth workers, therapists, antenatal and postnatal educators in my spiritual and practical workshop "Mindful Rebozo".
We cover techniques for life, for pregnancy, for pelvic balancing and optimal fetal positioning, comfort measures for labour and nurturing techniques for the postnatal period and beyond.
At the end of the day you will feel confident using a number of carefully chosen techniques. You will also know how to use them mindfully, in a way that is empowering to your clients.
This is the essence of this workshop : my philosophy is that women can birth their babies very well by themselves, and that all we need to offer is the right support for them to do so. So none of the techniques are aimed at "fixing" a problem, and most of the teaching is aimed at providing passive (where the woman does the work herself) rather than active techniques (when you do it for her). The techniques are presented as a comforting skill for life (including self care techniques) which will also benefit yourself and your friends and family.
What makes this workshop unique? This is a small group workshop limited to about 12-14 people so there is plenty of time for individual attention.
You will receive a very detailed handout, which contains my own unique mix of traditional and scientific knowledge. The handout has instructions, pictures and videos of each of the techniques, and contains comments from an osteopath about the effect of each technique on the various joints and organs. Attendance to the workshop also gives you access to a secret Facebook group of nearly 100 practitioners to provide support and exchange knowledge.
If you'd like to read about the background on how and why I created this workshop, head over here
I am so passionate about offering these skills, that, as well as the live workshop, I offer the course as a self study ebook, and I've also made the knowledge offered in the workshops available as an online course
I offer "mindful rebozo" workshops in Cambridge and around the UK and beyond and beyond for doulas, midwives, birthworkers and therapists.
I am also happy to travel and run the workshop in your area if you can provide a group of minimum of 6 people and a venue.
See dates of future workshops below and get in touch if you would like to organise one near you.
This live workshop runs from 9h30 to 5pm and costs £120 per person
I am currently running a series of mini rebozo workshops on Zoom (1h long) which are available to attend live or purchase as a recording for only £10
Upcoming Mindful Rebozo Workshops
I have also made my workshop available as an online course
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Comments from previous attendees of the workshop:
Thank you Sophie, you have so much knowledge and experience to share. Always an inspiration.
Great mixture of practical plus theory, very inclusive, easy to understand.
The course was very informative, easy to follow and enjoyable. Covered lots more than I expected.
Brilliant handout! Great explanation of the physical benefits of each technique, balanced with holistic benefits. Balancing discussion, practical and theory. Great session, thank you so much Sophie, this will make such a difference to my doulaing.
Good pace, teaching style, mix of practical and learning or discussion. Thinking beyond the use of rebozo to help with challenging labour or pregnancy situations. Just one fabulous day, learnt so much and can’t wait to teach it to my parents to be.
A really great training. Love the comprehensive handout which will now be at the top of my doula bag with my rebozo. I can now use my rebozo with confidence. Thank you.
It was brilliant. Venue was lovely, nice small group, felt comfortable to discuss ideas. Feeling far more comfortable to use the rebozo. You are a great teacher, thank you.
I attended a 1:1 Rebozo for Pregnancy and Birth training session with Sophie, as I had two doula clients who were struggling with discomfort, back and pelvis pain, and both had worries about labour potentially being affected by baby positioning. I wanted to learn some techniques to use for them in our antenatal sessions to help relax and reassure them and also help them feel more comfortable and promote optimal foetal positioning. Sophie was very helpful in our session. She explained everything really well, was patient with me when I needed further explanations and practise! Being in person meant I experienced what it was like to receive, and to give, these techniques. I learnt a lot, and in such a way that I was immediately able to use the Rebozo confidently with my clients. For one of them, it was particularly helpful during a very long and uncomfortable pre labour and early labour. Because of the way Sophie had taught me, I was easily able to be instinctive about what may be helpful with using the Rebozo. I thoroughly recommend, especially for birthworkers who support women before or during labour.