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#1 of 14 Old 11-09-2010, 10:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have just attended a toLabor doula training workshop- for anyone who is considering Doula training, I just wanted to put out there that not only did I feel the program was educationally fantastic, it was also one of the most empowering experiences I've ever had. I feel it has left an indelible mark on my approach to my pursuit of midwifery, and also my parenting, relationships, and the way that I view womanhood and my own experience in my body and with birth. I'm so thankful to have been a part of it, and would recommend it to anyone interested in this field. And thank you to all of you who are doing this work!!
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The toLabor workshop is great, I learned so much from it.  Glad you also had a good experience!  smile.gif


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Im doing the CBE through IBWP but enrolled when they were ALACE. I emailed to see if I could help host a workshop or if there was one near me. I really want to go to one!!

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I have both attended and hosted a workshop (in 2005 and 2006, when they were still ALACE) and they were awesome. 


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Mine was great too!


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yes, i did this almost 4 years ago and remember the weekend fondly.


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I did a workshop with Terese when she was still part of ALACE.  It was beyond fabulous.  I've taken a DONA workshop too, and I thought Terese's was more advanced and really just an amazing weekend.  Definitely recommend it.


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This makes me so happy to hear, I am going to be attending one of their workshops soon and it makes me so excited to hear such rave reviews! :) 


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What makes it different from the DONA training?


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What makes it different from the DONA training?



I had already been through a CBE workshop and been teaching for a while when I took the DONA workshop.  Honestly, I didn't learn much.  Just not a lot of new info.  The one Terese did had a lot more of that.  Also, the DONA one was more...dry, I guess.  It was fine, but basic.  The ALACE one felt like a weekend of sisterhood.  It was an experience, not just a class.


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What makes it different from the DONA training?



I totally agree, it was incredible. I blogged about the whole thing here.

 

 

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I am taking their training in January in Dallas, I am looking forward to it!!!


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I also LOVED my training. Seriously life changing!

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I'm so excited for those of you who are looking forward to the training! I'm also curious to hear more about the differences between tolabor/alace and DONA, in hindsight I think it's especially powerful that you have these select few women who do all of the trainings. It definitely seems like less of an 'academic' class and more of a life-altering experience. Definitely cemented my midwifery aspirations... it's been almost a month now and I can still conjure up that altered state- nevermind the value in attending births.

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