Prenatal Coaching Workshop Outline

9:00-9:30 – Meet and greet

9:30 – 10:30 – Introduction to Coaching

  • The origins of coaching
  • The differences between coaching, teaching, therapeutic healing and supporting.
  • What makes coaching so applicable to the practice of birth support.

10:30 – 11:15 – Dynamic exercise: learning to explore our clients beliefs and thoughts

11:15 – 12:30 – Understanding the coaching process in our field

  • Clarifying clients’ goals.
  • Exploring clients’ beliefs, thoughts, fear and concerns.
  • Exploring new options – adopting new perspectives or taking new actions.
  • Eliciting clients’ accountability for their birth process.
  • Facilitating alignment of beliefs, goals and actions.

12:30 – 1:30 – Dynamic exercise of practicing coaching with partners

1:30 – 2:15 – Lunch Break

2:15 – 2:45 – Designing the coaching session

2:45 –  3:30 – Dynamic exercise of practicing coaching around labor pain – dynamic exercise

3:30 – 4:00 – Coaching throughout the dilemmas of taking an epidural and induction.

4:00 – 4:30 – Closing and evaluation forms.