Give Women the Support of SOUND at Birth
Educate and support women before, during and after the birth of their child using the POWER of SOUND and music!
No musical experience necessary! Just a passion for giving pregnant women and their babies' a POSITIVE birth experience!
An online training for birth professionals, pregnancy yoga teachers and lovers of sound around the world!
Be a Part of the Conscious Birth Movement by Adding Sound to Birth!
Are you a birth professional who LOVES their job but is tired of watching women feel defeated by our current birth system and/or the pain of birth?
Have you experienced the therapeutic benefits of sound and feel drawn to sharing this with the women you work with but don't feel confident about your "musical abilities"?
Are you always on the look out for effective, safe and 100% natural tools to help support pregnant and birthing women create a positive birth experience for themselves, their partner and their baby?
Well ... Hello!
I have created an ONLINE COURSE (and more...) just for you called
The SoundBirth Doula and Educator Training!
I can't wait to start sharing it with you!
What is SoundBirth?
SoundBirth began when my Mum intuitively started playing one of my newly purchased crystal singing bowls that was sitting in the corner of my bedroom.
It was good timing because my contractions were starting to feel more intense and I was starting to want to moan and groan because of it's intensity ... but I felt embarrassed about making any strange sounds in front of everyone (midwife, husband, friend, Mum...). I had felt self-conscious and inhibited during my previous two home births too!
BUT as soon as I heard the sound of the bowl I started to make more sound with my voice and in return felt more relief! The entire room seemed to disappear and all that was present were the sounds I was co-creating with the bowl.
Soon the contraction dissipated and so did the sound of the bowl.
OMG. I couldn't believe the difference in my anxiety and pain levels!
From then on my doula was instructed by me to play that bowl throughout every contraction for the next 5 hours ... and then again during my fourth labour my birth team took turns playing that bowl ... this time for about 30 hours!
The sound of that amazing bowl HELD my hand and gave me the strength I needed to birth my babies!
Since then the SoundBirth tools have been used by doulas, midwives and partners at home births and hospitals throughout Perth, WA and other parts of the world, to soothe and support women in labour. Hear about what women are saying below!
What Women are Saying About SoundBirth
“I never thought, "I can't do this" or "I need drugs" or "take me to the hospital" because the bowl kept me present and grounded. I felt safe and calm during the contractions. ”
“The birth was exceedingly beautiful and the bowl such a part of this, I would highly recommend it to every birthing woman. ”
Mother of 4
“It was so helpful, having the bowls there. I truly believe they helped me in opening up and relaxing like I’ve never relaxed before.”
Midwife, Mother of 4
“I was able to “get in the zone” to focus and visualise full dilation, in spite of the pressure and hospital sounds that were going on around me. We did successfully dilate and I had the vaginal birth I was hoping for.”
“The beautiful low tone of the mesmerising singing bowl helped keep Amy in what I like to call the 'labour zone'. The atmosphere in the room was one of peace, harmony and there was the easy flow of laughter and joy. ”
“ If I hadn’t discovered SoundBirth and toning and the crystal singing bowls I believe that my labour would have gone very differently. ”
“If a contraction had a sound it would be the sound of the Crystal singing bowl.”
Who is this Training for?
Because of my own SoundBirth experience I decided to start sharing these tools in person and online with expectant couples and birth professionals back in 2010 to enable more and more people to see how simple and powerful sound can be for women when used during childbirth.
This training is for:
- Birth professionals (midwives, doulas, childbirth educators) who are already supporting women to have natural and empowering births and now feel drawn to using sound in this way.
- Sound/Music therapists and Yoga teachers so they can use the information found in this training to inform women how important it is to use one's voice in a relaxed and open way.
- Any professional who works with pregnant women and who loves the SOUND modality!
What You Get?
Access to the online training which includes PDFs, instructional videos, access to myself and others via the SoundBirth membership site AND a half day workshop (or Skype call if your don't live in Perth) with me!
The training is delivered online via the SoundBirth Membership Site. You will gain access via email to a new module (with videos, audios and PDFs) each week for 8 weeks. This will give you time to integrate what you learn and complete any assessments. After this time you will have 4 months to demonstrate that you are using the tools in your work in an effective way with pregnant women either by communicating with me via Skype/Zoom, phone or email. Feedback from pregnant women couples will be required too! Then you can be listed in the SoundBirth Directory on my SoundBirth website for all to see!
If you live in Perth you will also be required to attend a half day training day with me (or a 1 hour private session) so I can run through the practical stuff that is better done in person! If you don't live in Perth I'll also schedule a Zoom or Skype group call for you during the 6 month period.
NB: There will be a yearly $50 membership fee to stay listed as a SoundBirth Doula/Educator on my website after you have completed the training.
1. The SoundBirth Story - How this all began and why. Benefits of having a SoundBirth. Your important role.
2. How to Create a "Heart Song" - How to encourage pregnant women to start bonding with their baby by creating a "Heart Song"
3. The Science of Sound - The proof that sound relaxes brains and bodies and therefore women and babies!
4. Vocal Awareness - Overcoming voice issues BEFORE the birth. How to teach and encourage women to use their voice. Benefits of.
5. Playing Your Bowl - How to look after, play and use your bowl before, during and after the birth to support your women.
6. Creating Sacred Space - The importance of and how to do this using sound no matter where a woman ends up birthing.
7. SoundBirth Post-Natal Plan - How to assist women to bond with their baby using simple musical and sound tools.
8. Summaries - what you need to cover when teaching the SoundBirth tools in workshops and private sessions.
What You'll LOVE About This Training!
You're going to LOVE this training because you can learn from the comfort of your own bed and drink coffee (or Turmeric Latte) at the same time!
You can also learn in your own time! You have 6 months in total to complete the modules and assessments if you want to be able to be listed in the Directory.
You'll be able to connect with myself and other lovers of sound on the SoundBirth Membership Site and via the SoundBirth Doula and Educator Facebook Page
You get personal attention from me at the half day workshop or 1 hour private session in person or via Skype/Zoom!
Once you have completed the training you can integrate the SoundBirth tools into your work however you like!
You’re going to LOVE offering this simple tool to pregnant women because THEY will LOVE it! Why?
- They will LOVE the resonant sound of the bowl.
- They will LOVE feeling uninhibited about using their voice as this will make them feel empowered and strong!
- They will LOVE knowing that the sound from the bowl will be there for them during every contraction.
- They will LOVE the sacred space that you will create with the bowl sound and appearance.
- They will LOVE you for introducing and offering this awesome tool to them!
Why Learn From Me?
I have been involved in the sound and music world for most of my life. I learnt piano from when I was 6 followed by the double bass (massive violin) when I started high school. This led to further study at the WA Conservatorium of Music for 4 years (Bachelor of Music) where I also played in youth orchestras and eventually the professional orchestra in Perth (WASO) as a casual player.
Although prestigious, performing never truly satisfied me … I was more interested in the therapeutic effects of sound and music. So I gained my first “real” job when I was 21 in a day respite centre for seniors as a “music specialist”. They loved me and I loved them! Here I saw the direct effects music can have on a person … the memories music re-ignites, the sparkle that twinkles in someone’s eye when hearing music that they used to sing to their loved one, the aliveness that is drawn out of people even if feeling depressed or confused a few minutes earlier. I learnt A LOT in those 3 years that’s for sure!
Since then I have been facilitating sound journeys and teaching people how to integrate sound into all areas of life so have worked out what people like yourself are needing when it comes to learning about sound.
Oh and another reason why I feel qualified to share this info with you is because I have had FOUR home births … which equals FOUR NATURAL BIRTHS. So I know what the pain of birth feels like and now I also know how to more than cope with it … how to ride with it!
I have basically linked my passions SOUND and BIRTH together to create SoundBirth just for YOU!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions people most frequently ask me:
Do I have to buy a bowl?
YES you do! It is a requirement for anyone who would like to be listed on my website as a trained Soundbirth Doula/Educator to have purchased a SoundBirth Bowl from me.
What is so great about the "SoundBirth Bowl"?
Over the years of working with sound I have found that the pitch I have chosen for the SoundBirth Bowl is the easiest pitch to vocalise with - it's not too high, not too low! Also, the size of the bowl isn't too small or too heavy and big! It is JUST RIGHT. So I just don't give people a choice anymore! Just trust me and go for it! You'll learn more about why in the training! And you'll fall in love with it when you see and hear it!
How long will it take to complete the training?
You will receive a new module each week for 8 weeks. Then you have another 4 months after that to complete assessments, attend a one day training or Skype call with me and start integrating the SoundBirth tools into your work. You'll only need to put aside a few hours per week (if that) to complete this training ... I know you have a life too!
What can I do with the SoundBirth tools after the training?
After you have completed the training, you will be able to integrate the SoundBirth tools into your work however you like. I trust that you will use your integrity when sharing them with others and acknowledge my work. You can let people know that you have completed the SoundBirth Training which is an approved IICT modality.
I'm not musical. Can I still do the training?
OK OK... You need to first of all remember that EVERYONE is "musical" ... since you were born you've been making sounds with your voice right? Well that to me is musical! And ANYONE can play a crystal singing bowl! So YES of course you can! I will assist you anyway I can throughout the training to make sure you feel confident enough to start talking about and using the SoundBirth tools!
Do I have to be a qualified doula to start offering SoundBirth?
In Australia you don't need to be "qualified " to be a doula BUT if you intend to call yourself a "SoundBirth Doula" you MUST have completed some kind of accredited Doula Training. I do NOT teach any other doula tricks besides the sound and music aspect of support. So I wouldn't want you being at a birth and not knowing enough about birth and how to support women in other ways too. This training is for those who already work with pregnant/birthing women who want to integrate these simple tools into their current work. Contact me to talk about your situation if you are unsure.
Will hospitals let me bring a bowl to birth?
From what I know, it is up to the birthing woman as to what they want to bring into the birthing room. If that is a crystal singing bowl then so be it! So far I haven't heard of a doula or midwife or couple NOT being allowed to bring their bowl into the room. It's all been very positive feedback! It's a good idea to educate those who know nothing about SoundBirth by popping a sign on the door with all the benefits listed!
What if I can't make it to a half day training day?
If you live in Perth and can't make it to a scheduled training day you can attend another one in the future. I will schedule 4 during the year for you to choose from. If that doesn't suit you either we can spend an hour together in person or via Skype/Zoom instead. Good to have options!
When do I need to order my SoundBirth Bowl by?
You have 6 months to purchase your SoundBirth bowl from me from the time you purchase this online course. We can also arrange a payment plan ... just ask.
When will I have access to the online course?
Immediately after you have either paid the full price or started the payment plan! You will receive a link which will give you access to the SoundBirth Membership site and your first module. Then every week for 8 weeks after that you will receive a new module! Remember... lifetime access!
What I LOVE About Online Training!
Learn ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYHOW! Discover the BEAUTY of online learning!
Step by Step Video Tutorials
For ALL learning types this training includes video tutorials, slides, audio as well as the usual written text and PDFs for those who just want to read through the info quickly.
Learn at Your Own Pace
No need to travel across the world to learn how to play a crystal singing bowl! No no no! Just login to your account and you'll find all the info in one place whenever you get the time!
Life-Time Access to the Training
You will have access to this training forever! If I do ever decide to move onto something else (I doubt that...) then I would let you know and you can just download everything!
Is this Training for YOU?
If you are a doula or midwife and want to offer the use of a crystal singing bowl to your women in labour and know how to prepare them for this then YES this training is for you!
If you are a childbirth educator and want to share the many benefits of using a crystal singing bowl and voice during labour then YES this training is for you!
If you already know how amazing sound is but feel unsure about how to integrate it into pregnancy, birth and motherhood then YES this training is for you!
If you are already a lover of the sound modality and intend on becoming a doula or midwife one day then YES this training is for you!
If you are a yoga or pilates teacher working with pregnant women you could easily add a SoundBirth component so YES this training is for you too!
If you are a post-natal doula and want more ways to support mums during the bonding period and to show them how to lift their energy when exhausted then YES this training is for you!
So ... Are You Ready?
Your women are waiting for you! Their babies too!
All women deserve to feel powerful and strong and connected and nurtured and empowered and relaxed and energised and fully ALIVE during this massive transformation called BIRTH. Adding SOUND from a crystal singing bowl and their own amazing voice could be exactly what they need to give them these powerful and positive experiences.
Be one of the FIRST in the world to be offering women such a tool during childbirth! Yes bringing a bowl to birth is different! But the birth world as it is right now needs as much "different" as it can get for it to start to change! Then one day bringing a bowl to birth won't be so different ... it will be "normal"!
Go on ... Be a part of the change! I dare you!
Click on the link below to get started!
Once off price: $347 (Online training, Half day Workshop or One hour private session or Skype call with me!)
Easy Peasy Payment Plan: $97 first payment followed by 5 x $50 weekly payments.