Who needs to become trauma-informed?
Why do we need trauma-informed care?
Trauma informed care is life-saving care. When suicide becomes a leading cause of maternal mortality we know something has gone terribly wrong. Women used to die at the unwashed hands of physicians and once they were convinced to wash their hands, maternal mortality dropped by 90%. Fewer women would enter motherhood as destroyed shells of human beings and shadows of who they once were if practitioners learned these basic skills.
However, they're not interested. Instead Canada now ranks #1 in harming women in childbirth. We can do better. We can learn these basic life-saving skills and reduce the traumatic toll on women who just want to become mothers.
"I was not prepared for the massive paradigm shift that would take place within me as an educator by taking Billie’s Trauma-Informed course. This course blew my mind, because it drove the urgency home that something needs to change and that I – ME – I could be that change for the families that walk through the doors of my facility."
Women are also dealing with more complexities. The last years of global tyranny on our human rights, the absence of basic care and treatments, and the focus on ritual and experimental drugs has broken many elements of a sane society.
More than ever, we need the knowledge and basic skills of trauma informed connection, communication, and care. Not just for childbirth, but all of us who choose to expand and eventually thrive.
"Doing Billie's course has changed how I will work as a doula forever. I can already see the profound change in my quality of care and how it’s making birthing women’s lives better."
Trauma-informed care benefits not just a practitioner's clients and our loved ones, but also ourselves as well. It contributes to healthier exchanges between people, builds resilience so that we are less susceptible to traumatic injury from horrific experiences, and develops healthier and more sustainable relationships and businesses.
Trauma-informed practices have the ability to change the epigenetic expression of trauma in our clients and to participate in breaking the cycle of abuse while at the same time improving our own health and work satisfaction.
"Billie's training information has magically improved my sensitivity for trauma! I learned a lot about myself and my work. I am now even more qualified for my work as a midwife working with parents experiencing pregnancy loss and stillbirth. I thank her every day for having found her training."
We live in a complex society that is being driven by more outside influences that are harming us. We are not the same robust, resilient people we might have been in years prior. However, we are also survivors and connected through a common desire to thrive, create joy, and leave this world a little better than when we got here.
Becoming trauma informed is one necessary tool to creating the life we want. It ensures that more babies arrive safely and gently from healthy, empowered, and non-traumatised mothers. It sets a foundation of love and compassion where the broken heal, the young grow in love with guidance, and our elders impart knowledge and wisdom.
No one is coming to save us. It's up to us. We can do better. We are doing better. We are the solution. ❤️