Join Lesley Everest, founder of MotherWit Doula Training, as she discusses the "irreconcilable things". If you are a birth worker, you have undoubtedly witnessed injustices such as disparity of care, behaviours of birth attendants which violate a birth giver's/parent's sovereignty, or even impingement upon your own boundaries, created by your own need to "go the distance". These experiences impact us, eroding our sense of joy with the work as well as our very wellbeing. Learn about how common it is for birth attendants to come to the work with past experiences which play out in the patterns we often see. We will engage techniques to examine where in the body we hold on to these energies that are irreconcilable with our values, and create a space within which we can ceremonially transform these experiences into powerful insight and healing.
Lesley Everest is a doula. Within her quarter of a century expanse of tending to pregnant, birthing, postpartum families as well as those at the end of life, Lesley established MotherWit, which is a doula care agency in Canada as well as a "boutique" North American training organization. Her background includes many different bodywork certifications, professional training in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, seminary trained ordained interspiritual ministry, and deep transformational coaching. Lesley is a mother of 4, a writer, a dynamic speaker, a builder of nourishing community, a business woman, and a survivor of advanced cancer. She is a passionate minister to the birthworker spirit for career sustainability and a thriving life. Lesley provides insightful support for extraordinary transformation.