Seminar Topics

The following topics can be delivered as either a 1 hour seminar or 2 hour workshop:

 

Healthy Relationships

The benefits of good relationships are immeasurable: better mental and physical health, less stress and happier families. Yet most of us aren’t taught how to create strong and stable relationships. Learn the skills and how to apply them in life and in the workplace.

 

The Transitions of Parenthood

It’s called the “transition into parenthood”, but there are, in fact, 10 or more transitions for mothers and fathers to navigate. Discover the different transitions, and how to manage them in ways that set the whole family up for their best beginning.

 

Self-Care for Professionals

Burnout doesn’t have to be a part of life. Learn simple, holistic ways to prevent and manage burnout and compassion fatigue so participants have more balance in their life, more good stuff to keep for themselves and more left over to give away to others.

 

Perinatal Mental Health Support

One in 3 women and 1 in 5 men suffer from Perinatal Mental Health conditions, which can be both debilitating and destructive. Learn how to minimise the risks for mothers and fathers, ways to support those who are suffering and how to support new families to thrive.

 

Conference Presentations

 
With Perinatal Mental Health Advocate Elaine Hanzak and Obstetrician Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay at the Perinatal Mental Health Summit in London 2018.

With Perinatal Mental Health Advocate Elaine Hanzak and Obstetrician Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay at the Perinatal Mental Health Summit in London 2018.

2018
National Mens Health Gathering, Sydney
Parenting 2.0, Sydney
Parents Today Conference, Riga, Latvia
Perinatal Mental Health Summit, London
NHS Mental Health Day, Portsmouth, UK
Becoming Us workshop, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago
Becoming Us workshop, Brown University, Rhode Island
Becoming Us workshop, The Motherhood Center, NYC
DONA Conference, Fort Lauderdale

2017
Becoming Us Level I, Professional Development Training, Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum, Portland, Oregon

Your session on Birth Trauma, extremely valuable and heart-warming, was one of the best. Your passion for making a difference is commendable - the work you’re doing will have a long-term positive effect for so many couples and children.
— Jan bond, Clinical Counsellor, Queensland, Australia

2015
Marce Australasia, Adelaide
The Mother Conference, Sydney
Keeping Motherhood Real, Sydney

2014
Postpartum Support International, North Carolina
Joint PACFA/AARC/AASW Conference, Sydney
Parenting 2.0, Dublin, Ireland
Birthlight Conference, Cambridge, UK

Best presentation I have attended in years! Filled with hope and practical help for families that we can actually use. Brilliant!
— Kimberly Bepler, ABC Doulas, Portland, Oregon

2013
Trust Birth Conference, Sydney
Passage into Motherhood Conference, Gold Coast

2012
National Association of Childbirth Educators National Conference, Sydney

Presenting at the Parents Today Conference in Riga, Latvia. It’s hard to see, but that’s me on the right. My awesome interpreter, Anna, is on the left.

Presenting at the Parents Today Conference in Riga, Latvia. It’s hard to see, but that’s me on the right. My awesome interpreter, Anna, is on the left.