Mentoring Doulas

We are here to hold your hand so you can hold their hand

Mentoring is an age old tradition and one that suits the training of doulas. It is about one person (usually a more experienced person) helping another to achieve something that is new and important to them. It is about giving help or advice and support in a non-threatening way, in such a manner that the person being mentored appreciates and values what is being imparted. Through mentorship each doula will be empowered to move forward with confidence towards what they want to achieve. In a mentoring relationship an informal environment is created in which one person can feel encouraged to discuss their needs and circumstances openly and in confidence with another person who is in a position to be of positive help to them.

In this atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding true growth can be achieved. Sacred Space believes that each doula is only as strong as their own support structure. Building a successful doula practice is dependent on the base from which it is grown. Sacred Space Doula Training is designed with this in mind. We want doulas to be supported and to give the support back out to others.

Each mentorship relationship is designed specifically to suits the doulas involved in it. A training doula will be allocated a experienced doula mentor and together they will work out the terms of their commitment. There is further support for Sacred Space doulas on a specially designated social group that will encourage doulas to get to know one another and share their experiences, ask for advice and exchange wisdom.

For each doula there is a doula to support them.