Birth Trauma Training for Birth Workers

Birth Trauma Training for Birth Workers
Do you believe that birth is about more than just a healthy baby? Do you believe trauma could actually be our biggest teacher and conduit for personal and professional growth? Knowing how cope with vicarious trauma and develop sustainable self-care is a non negotiable for all birth workers. Join me, Doctor Erin Bowe, Clinical Perinatal Psychologist, as we uncover “who is helping the helper?” Want to complete my online course? You can access the first lesson for FREE here:

32 Top 10 Most Downloaded episodes of 2019
Feb 3 • 67 min
I run through the 10 most downloaded episodes of the birth trauma training for birthworkers podcast of 2019. you can reach me @doctorerinbowe on instagram or [email protected] don’t forget, access to lesson 1 of birth trauma training for birthworkers…
31 Privilege in Birth Work with Sabia Wade
Dec 30, 2019 • 48 min
Could you even count on one hand the people in your life who are willing to challenge your ego and call you out on your desire to just stay comfortable in your life? To draw your attention to things that you take for granted? Who make a point of saying…
30 Coercion, Mental Health & Racism in Birth with Dr Sayida Peprah
Dec 23, 2019 • 65 min
Every time I post about maternal and infant mortality that’s happening for black birthing people and families I’m often met with some version of some passive aggressive response. I get DMs from people saying “but this isn’t happening in Australia”, or…
29 Integrating Magic & Medicine With Dr Danielle Arabena
Dec 16, 2019 • 67 min
There is magic and medicine in story telling and my guest today is one of the best at all three of those things. Dr Danielle Arabena is an Indigenous doctor, healer, witch, and a doula. She is a shamanic healer, a holistic pelvic care practitioner, and an…
28 Five Times More Likely: Maternal Mortality and Activism With Mars Lord
Dec 8, 2019 • 71 min
Have you ever heard someone speak and just thought “oh my Lord I need this person in my life?”. Mars Lord was a guest recommended to me by a few of you listeners, and I’m so grateful! My favourite mentors in life have been women who are epic storytellers,…
27 I Know Another Mother: Complex Childhood Trauma With Lotus Fire
Nov 17, 2019 • 71 min
What does it mean to be unapologetically you? To stand in the boldest expression of yourself and say “hey, I’m not going to hide. Here’s my story with complex childhood trauma”. You are going to feel some big feelings today. That’s ok, my guest today is…
26 When Survivors Navigate the Hospital System with Rachael Rose
Oct 21, 2019 • 72 min
My guest today is a testament to the value of good support and investing in yourself. To hear a strong woman articulate her trauma, to see and hear that she is not broken and is using her experiences as a conduit for others’ growth – well, that’s just my…
25 Failure, Trying to Force Growth & Trying Again
Oct 8, 2019 • 14 min
Try again: Therapy Healing Growth & self development Study Content creation Today on the podcast I talk about failure, trying to force outcomes and trying again. Dior had to try 150 times to make their next hit perfume for millennials. I haven’t given it…
24 Uplift and Ignite 1: Strength After Obstetric Fistula with Kristin Hill
Sep 26, 2019 • 66 min
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘fistula?’ For me, it was 2004 and I was 21 years old. I was watching the Oprah show on my lunch break and she was interviewing Dr Catherine Hamlin. The image I have I my mind when I think obstetric fistula is…
23 Tapping using EFT for Birth Trauma
Sep 11, 2019 • 20 min
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or “tapping”) has been around for a while. I learned it in my masters training 13 odd years ago, but then dismissed it. I allowed an old mentor to let me believe it was too “wu wu” and not scientific enough. Now that…
22 Midwives Rising 5 Persecution Fears, Patriarchy & Power with Jane Hardwicke Collings
Aug 29, 2019 • 73 min
Episode 22 is also available in video format. Head on over to my YouTube Channel - I’d say that my guest today is like birth worker royalty, except that royalty typically represents a patriarchal system she’d…
21 sleep, self-compassion and getting your needs met
Aug 12, 2019 • 17 min
I’m always telling people to lean into the hard lessons. The lesson I’m in at the moment is learning not to keep pushing through sleep deprivation. The other thing I do is try to replace sleep with some other form of self-care. In this episode I’ll talk…
20 Katherine Eden Midwives Rising 4 – Hope is a Doing Word with Katherine Eden
Jul 24, 2019 • 64 min
Now, one of my new favourite things to do on the podcast is interview a birth worker and then interview their mentor. So a few episodes ago I interviewed doula Hannah Goding, and now I’m interviewing her mentor Katherine Eden. In a few weeks I’ll then…
19 Treatment Options for Birth Trauma - Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) with Krysta Dancy
Jul 17, 2019 • 57 min
What if there was a quick, effective way to move through processing the trauma of your own birth or witnessing it at work, and it didn’t involve going into loads of detail? My guest today has specialist skills in how to do just that. Krysta Dancy is a…
18 Birth Trauma Awareness Week Special - What is ‘Birth Trauma’ vs PTSD
Jul 10, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode I walk you though the difference between ‘birth trauma’ and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from birth. When and how is it diagnosed, and when is it appropriate to seek general support and/or a self-help book and when might someone need…
17: Midwives Rising 3 – Speaking up Against the Breath of the Wolf with Anarchist Midwife Kerrie Adams
Jul 3, 2019 • 61 min
My guest today, Kerrie Adams is an anarchist midwife. A system disruptor and an educator of modern, savvy midwives who also want to change the world. Today We talk about: Midwife archetypes – the “good girl”, the “bitch” and all the patriarchal discourse…
16: Midwives Rising 2 – How to Not be in the 32% who Want to Quit with Hannah Willsmore
Jun 24, 2019 • 53 min
Australia’s nurses and midwives are overworked, under supported and in serious danger of burning out, with 32 per cent considering leaving the profession. This is according to findings of a Monash Business School survey of nurses and midwives’ wellbeing.…
15 Midwives Rising 1: Challenging the Normalisation of Numbing as Response to Trauma with Hannah Goding
Jun 14, 2019 • 51 min
Today’s episode begins an exciting series called ‘Midwives Rising’. This is where I interview bold, sassy, passionate midwives who are sick of being silenced. I talk to them about their experiences of vicarious trauma. About why people are so afraid of…
14 Feeling Distressed Now? My Message of Love With 3 Things You can do to Decompress
May 29, 2019 • 9 min
Maybe you’re sitting in your car right now about to drive off from attending a horrendous birth. Maybe you are being bullied at work, or struggling with memories of your own birth. We’ve all been in those situations where we are so overwhelmed that we…
13 The Kaleidoscope of Full Spectrum Trauma With Jenna Brown
May 22, 2019 • 65 min
Are you willing to stop assuming that you know anything about anyone else’s experience until you have given them space to tell you? In today’s episode I talk with Jenna Brown from love over fear wellness. Jenna is a change maker. A space holder. An…
12 The One Question That Could Differentiate Psychosis From Anxiety
May 16, 2019 • 12 min
Without wanting to simplify maternal mental health assessment in ANY way shape or form, I wanted to share one of the key questions I use in differentiating anxiety from psychosis. New parents are already struggling with hormones, sleep deprivation, poor…
11 Finding the Confidence to Feel and Reveal Your Trauma with Erika Cramer
May 8, 2019 • 61 min
You have no idea how excited I was to speak with Erika Cramer. For a psychologist slightly obsessed with other people’s growth from pain and trauma, talking to Erika was SO deeply satisfying for the soul. To describe Erika as a fiery confidence coach…
10 Breastfeeding Trauma with Amberley Harris
May 2, 2019 • 69 min
Breastfeeding trauma is often overlooked. It can represent a continuation of traumatic birth, come up as a new trauma in and of itself, or it can trigger previous abuse or unpleasant associations and memories with our own bodies. With my first baby I…
9 Finding Joy in Uncomfortable Conversations – Trauma in LGBTQIA+ Families with Sheridon Byrne
Apr 29, 2019 • 66 min
Have you watched that documentary from Brene Brown on Netflix yet? So many take always but a huge one for me was this – to not have conversations just because they make you feel uncomfortable is the definition of privilege. In the majority of birth…
8 The Pros and Cons of CBT for Birth Trauma
Apr 3, 2019 • 40 min
In episode 8, I talk you through the pros and cons of using CBT for birth trauma and how it’s less about the therapy approach you choose and more about the therapeutic fit. The WHO recommends two main Psychological approaches for the treatment of…
7 Bringing Yourself Back into Your Body During and After Trauma with Nisha Gill
Mar 27, 2019 • 66 min
Nisha Gill of Feminine Instincts is a Melbourne-based Somatic Experiencing (trauma resolution) Practitioner with a background in counselling, bodywork, birth education, doula support, feminine embodiment yoga and birth hypnosis. She specializes in birth…
6 How to Help Someone who is Dissociating
Mar 20, 2019 • 24 min
What is dissociation? Is it helpful or harmful and how might you help someone through it
5 Angela Gallo on Excavating Your Trauma to Alchemise your Soul Passion as a Doula
Mar 11, 2019 • 65 min
Have you ever met the perfect person at the perfect time who completely changed your life? Angela Gallo is that person for me. She is a collector of animals. A collector of tattoos. A snorty laugher, a generous gesticulator, and when she walks into a room…
4 Meg Berryman on Birth in Developing Countries and her Rebirth from Adrenal Exhaustion
Feb 27, 2019 • 61 min
Meg Berryman is an empowerment coach and yoga teacher who previously worked in the international development sector. In this episode, we talk birth and maternity care in the Gaza Strip, Timor and Africa, and how she has coped with aid worker guilt. Meg…
3 Teaching Hypnobirthing When a Client has Previous Birth Trauma
Feb 11, 2019 • 33 min
I take you through a few of my tips for how I work with previous birth trauma in Hypnobirthing classe
2 What is Vicarious Trauma?
Jan 23, 2019 • 24 min
A brief overview of some nomenclature and definitions around vicarious trauma and what is PTSD from a psychological perspective.
1 My own Lived Birth Trauma as a Conduit for Positive Power and Beautiful Resilience
Jan 12, 2019 • 49 min
Start here! A brief introduction about my own traumatic births, my training as a Clinical Perinatal Psychologist and how working with my Doula propelled me to find my purpose. That purpose is all about supporting perinatal professionals to feel empowered…