Through time and across cultures, birthing wisdom has always brought forward women who feel drawn to working with birthing energy; women whose experiences open them to the transformational possibilities of birthing; women whose heart’s calling is to offer support to birthing women.
This nine-month course seeks to honour and support this heart’s calling.
content and structure
Initiatory Weekend – March 18/19
Sharing birth stories. Personal reflection on what draws you to this work.
Session 1 March 23rd
Introduction to Course Process
Strengths & Values
‘being with’ & therapeutic presence
Session 2 April 20th
Physical Process of Birth
Flow of labour. Birth hormones. Active Birth principles.
Session 3 May 18th
Massage. Acupressure. Robozo. Labour Positions.
Session 4 June 15th
Psychological Dynamics of Birth I
Mandala process: concept, theory and practical application.
Session 5 July 20th
Psychological Dynamics of Birth II
How might a woman’s life story resonate in the birth?
Shame. Trauma. Regression.
Session 6 August 17th
Pain: path to transformation
Crisis of confidence: social/cultural
Physiological vs pathological pain
Session 7 September 21st
Birth Support Work I
Working with pain vs pain relief.
Water immersion. Birth Circuit
Session 8 October 19th
Birth Support Work II
Networking. Peer Support.
Doula Business Issues
Session 9 November 16th
Honouring Meaning of Birth
Birth as ‘rite of passage’.
Archetypes of birth. Healing work.
Session 10 December 7th
Ethical issues. Inspiration.
Personal wellbeing & reflection.
The cost is 4 instalments of $950 ($3,800) and is currently located in East Melbourne
(All sessions 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Enquires/ Expression-of-interest: Register HERE
‘I would like to take the opportunity to formally thank you Rhea. Sitting in the circle with you this year has been a great honour and an absolute pleasure. I have learned a lot about myself and also much about the multi-dimensional aspects of woman. These have been invaluable to me. I am appreciative of your life’s work, and know that you have planted much goodness and integrity, beauty and wisdom in every sharing and teaching seed you have planted deep within the hearts of those that have been awakened to the Birthing Wisdom you provide’ — Simone‘Rhea’s information about wild cards, circles of influence, connection with instincts, archetypal forces, ego dissolution, bio-psycho-social influences, functional, purposeful pain, embracing the intensity and hearing the training groups births and journeys have all helped me piece together mind-body connections. The complex facets of birthing women are a never-ending pool of curiosity and wonderment to me’ — Mary