Roseville, CA ; Mid-Year 2018, $64
Birthing women with pre-existing trauma make up X% of the women we work with. Often the client herself does not realize the impact her trauma will have on her birth experience until she is flooded and overwhelmed and unable to help herself. In this short format class for medical providers and doulas you will learn
If the healer is wounded, she can only offer so much of herself in her work. Vicarious trauma is a real force on our birth care providers. It leads to distress, anxiety, depression, isolation, hyper-vigilance, and high burn out. It makes it hard to make good clinical judgment calls when future clients present similarly. Trauma takes a physical toll as well, often correlated with chronic pain and fatigue symptoms. It is estimated that over 30 % of RNs have untreated PTSD from their work. We can only assume this statistic is consistent among all of us who find ourselves bearing witness to birth. This support group is for birth workers of all types- OBs, Midwives, NPs, RNs, Doulas and more. It is a place for the healers to learn how to identify trauma in themselves and their colleagues. More importantly, it is an experiential workshop where we might hold one another in support.
Krysta Dancy, MA, MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist