NURTURE The Retreat
A 6- hour creative, informative and relaxing weekend workshop for expectant mothers and their partners (or birth partners) to attend together.
From 25 weeks gestation until birth.
£200 per couple
This workshop is designed to;
support the emotional and psychological transition into parenthood
increase knowledge and skills about newborn communication and capabilities
increase knowledge and skills about infant crying and infant sleep
develop knowledge and confidence with infant soothing and settling techniques
learn specific relaxation, mindfulness and meditation techniques to ease stress and anxiety.
Please note that this workshop does not include specific information about the mechanics of birth and labour OR breastfeeding. Book onto our:
NURTURE Labour & Birth Preparation (3 week course) £80
NURTURE Breastfeeding ( 2 week course) £40
Lunch is not provided but refreshments will be served throughout.
Maximum of 14 participants.
*This course is also suitable to be delivered on a 1:1basis at home by Karen Ditchfield with 3 individual 2 hour sessions. Please get in touch to discuss availability.
Facilitated by Karen Ditchfield & Lisa Bristow
This is an approximate guide for how the day will run including key themes discussed and explored.
WHAT IS STRESS?
THE HPA AXIS AND REGULATION
DEVELOPING AN EMOTIONAL TOOLBOX
BODY SCAN FOR STRESS
BECOMING A PARENT
PREPARING FOR PARENTHOOD/PARENTING STYLES/ATTITUDES/BELIEFS AND VALUES.
PARENTING QUESTIONNAIRE & OUR
A BALLON TRIP GUIDED MEDITATION
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH
INFANT BRAIN DEVELOPMENT, REGULATION AND ATTACHMENT BEHAVIOUR
THE SOCIAL BABY
INFANT CAPABILITIES AND COMMUNICATION
BABY CUES AND SIGNS
EARLY DAYS, WEEKS AND MONTHS
INFANT SLEEP, PURPLE CRYING, SOOTHING AND SETTLING
BABY DOLL DEMONSTRATION FOR MASSAGE AND CONTAINMENT HOLDS.
REFLECTION ON THE DAY
Q AND A