NZ$169

Getting Unstuck: A Renewal Retreat for Birth Workers (New Zealand)

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Shed 23

23 Princess St.

Palmerston North, 4410

New Zealand

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Feeling stuck, frustrated, burned-out, or overwhelmed in your work (or life)? Searching for inspiration, time to reflect, or more potent ways of communicating with your clients and colleagues? Care professionals such as midwives, nurses, doulas, educators, healers, and counselors spend a lot of time and energy caring for others, often under stressful conditions. Sometimes, despite our best efforts and training, outcomes are not what we (or our clients) hope for, or we struggle with challenging births, clients, and colleagues. "Suck it up" or "try harder" are not sustainable mindsets and can result in burn-out, fatigue, moodiness, and even physical ailments.

Designed especially for YOU-- those who work with families in the antenatal/postnatal time, this workshop aims to "refill your cup" with simple tools and skills for more effectively and mindfully caring for yourself and your clients. Whether you are new to birthwork or a seasoned professional, you will benefit from this solution-focused, practical, and inspirational retreat. Taking time for reflection is important in helping overcome burn-out, frustration, vicarious (secondary) trauma, and caregiver fatigue. When we commit to taking time for personal development, we rediscover and reconnect to deeper meaning in our work and life. This allows us to be our best selves and provide optimal care and support to families with more ease, purpose, effectiveness, and joy.

Mindfulness, journaling, art-making, storytelling, movement. Through a series of thoughtful, creative, and inspiring activities, we'll tend to our hearts, minds, and bodies. We will also explore empowering ways to listen more deeply (to ourselves and to our clients), in order to be more effective and compassionate. You will leave with: a deeper connection to yourself and to the mysteries of birth; a new awareness of yourself, your work, and your clients; expanded language and communication skills; a more positive and purposeful outlook; and specific holistic processes and activities you can use to help empower clients.

Workshop runs from 10 am to 5 pm, with a one-hour lunch break from 12:30-1:30 (lunch not provided). Please wear comfortable clothes. Tea and light snacks will be served.

Virginia Bobro (workshop facilitator) is from California, and this is her first trip to New Zealand. She's been providing education, support, and personal development to birth professionals globally since 2005, and managed Birthing From Within's certification and training programs for eight years. To find out more about Virginia, please visit: www.vbobro.com

Space is limited, so register soon to save your spot! Early registration price: $169 (pay in full by May 1); regular price: $190 (May 2-May 16); late registration/door price: $220 (if space available). (All prices in NZ$)

Check out Virginia's workshop on Birth Stories the day before: https://emergingbirthstoriesnz.eventbrite.com Attend both of Virginia's events together and save! Early: $299; Regular: $350; Late/door: $400 (When you register for the birth story event, you'll receive a discount code to use for this event.)


--FAQs--

Can I bring my baby? Due to the nature of the work we will be doing together, unfortunately babies and children cannot be present.

What should I bring? You only need to bring yourself and your open heart. You are encouraged to bring a notebook/journal and something to write with. Some art supplies will be provided-- feel free to bring your own as well, such as watercolors, colored pencils, markers, etc. Lunch is not provided, so please bring a lunch with you, or plan on eating out nearby.

Anything else I should know? You are welcome to bring a snack to share. Do let us know if you have any food or environmental allergies. Please do not wear or bring scented or fragranced items.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can contact Rebecca at Unique Beginnings (local sponsor) at nurse.robinson@hotmail.com, or Virginia (facilitator): www.vbobro.com

What's the refund policy? Eventbrite fees cannot be refunded (approx NZ$6 per ticket). If you cancel at least 7 days in advance (before 10 am on May 12), you will receive a full refund (less Eventbrite fees). If you cancel between 1-6 days before start of event, we can either hold your payment as a credit (less Eventbrite fees), to be used for any other events or services with Virginia Bobro before June 1, 2019, or we can give you a refund, less a NZ$35 admin fee. No-shows or cancellations less than 24 hours before start of workshop will result in no refund, but payment (less NZ$35) can be held as a credit until June 1, 2019.

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Shed 23

23 Princess St.

Palmerston North, 4410

New Zealand

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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