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SCI Special Events

Breastfeeding management for the birth professional

Tuition $145 or $130 with early bird discount*

The breastfeeding relationship between mother and baby is one of the most important relationships of a lifetime. In this workshop, you will learn techniques and skills to better support mothers and babies during this precious time of their life.

*To qualify for our early-bird discount, simply enroll and pay the deposit or full tuition at least 3-weeks prior to the start of the workshop.

Birth Wisdom Prenatal Yoga Certification

Birth Wisdom Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, hosted by Sierra Childbirth Institute. Join Julia Piazza doula, international author and mother of 3- beautiful souls for an Amazing 4- day yoga journey into birthing power and wisdom. Join in circle August 22nd- 25th with the collective of women serving women in this sacred energy. Grow and expand your yoga teaching and offerings. **Yoga Alliance 30 Hour Continuing Education Units in Birth Wisdom Prenatal Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga & Birthing Yoga.**

Infant Trauma: It’s Impact on Breastfeeding

Webinar Tuition $65 or $55 with early bird discount

This engaging presentation by Dr. Hazelbaker presents the vectors for the trauma that disrupt the normal feeding sequence of the breastfed baby. She further describes the behavioral effects of these vectors and the manner in which they present during breastfeeding. Multiple algorithms illustrating trauma and breastfeeding will be provided.

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Training

“Silent, unprocessed grief from previous pregnancy loss can deeply impact the trajectory of a mother’s future pregnancy and childbirth experiences,” writes Amy Wright Glenn in Miscarriage Matters for the PhillyVoice. It’s true. Yet, how can care providers best hold space for this grief? What practical skill sets exist to guide those called to serve women and families devastated by pregnancy loss?

Preventing Burnout ~ An Experiential Workshop for Birthworkers

Studies show that the average Birthworker experiences burnout after only 2 years of practicing. Even when we love our work and have a deep passion for it, over-giving and physical exhaustion eventually take its toll on our physical, mental and emotional well-being.

This interactive workshop is designed to help avoid burnout by learning the early warning signs and developing preventive, sustainable self-care practices.

Comforting Touch for Doulas

If you’re not a massage therapist, but want to know how to doula like one, Comforting Touch for Doulas is for you!

Whether you are unsure of what to do with your hands with clients, how close or how deep to go with your touch, OR you simply want to expand your repertoire to bring more comfort and support to laboring clients with your touch.

Comforting Touch for Postpartum Doulas

Are you a postpartum doula who wants more hands-on skills for working with your clients? Would you love to know additional ways to support your clients with a comforting touch for parents AND babies?!