I am very much looking forward to taking on a new role as a Doula Mentor at Nurturing Birth in 2021. They are such a fabulous group of people and I have such respect for the work that they do collectively.
What is mentoring?
For any doula at any stage of the doula journey Mentoring can give you a safe space in which to be heard, supported and affirmed.
On-going mentoring is beneficial to anyone working as a doula. As we support families we can be supported ourselves.
Mentoring is about creating a trusted relationship with someone who has already ‘walked the path’. It is a valuable space to reflect and review where we have come from, where we are now and where we hope to be.
Nurturing Birth mentoring has been developed to give doulas the opportunity to expand, develop and gain confidence.
The benefits of mentoring
- Building a business
- Setting personal goals
- Debriefing experiences
- Practising self-reflection
- Looking at life/work balance
- Growing in confidence
- Setting boundaries
- Cultivating community
- Prioritising self-care
- Keeping focussed
How Nurturing Birth mentoring works
When you sign up you will be supported to choose a mentor from the team which made up of experienced doulas who have all been trained to be mentors and who undergo regular mentoring themselves.
Each mentoring session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Doulas are asked to submit a form to their chosen mentor in advance of the session so that the mentor can prepare.
Mentoring costs £75 per session (£65 if you are a Nurturing Birth doula).
Payment is made direct to the mentor of your choice prior to your session.