The one guaranteed way to be the best doula you can be.

(Not that I’m prone to hyperbole)

In all seriousness, there is a fundamental skill which separates the passionate, well meaning doula from the insightful, effective and professional one. That skill is reflective practice.

What reflective practice isn’t:

  • Rehashing bad scenarios.
  • Relying on your own knowledge and experience to help you make sense of every situation.
  • Unfocused and undirected remembering and daydreaming.
  • Journaling (although that is a good start).

 

Ok, so what is it?

  • A framework for thinking.
  • A tool to help structure your learning needs 
  • The ability to turn every experience into a growth opportunity.
  • Really rewarding. Once you see what a difference it makes it is hard to stop!
  • Vital for doulas who are working independently or in isolation.