Meeting Trauma with Presence
Learn experientially ways to anchor into the calm core.
Cultivate focused integration and intention.
Build inner resources.
Interact with mothers from this core,
Help mothers access and anchor their own calm and confidence.
Reserve your spot, purchase your ticket here.
You are joining a small class of lactation specialists and will receive individual attention, peer support, a course-book with instructions and scripts, recordings for personal use and to share with mothers, a certificate of completion, and optional weekly support meetings.
Anyone who works with mothers should enroll in Hilary’s courses; her books are library essentials. After the first online session, I had a different approach in my interactions with moms. When beginning a lactation conversation, first taking time to practice relaxation as a professional – and then leading the mother to calm—provided a deeper understanding of the situation at hand. Embracing the importance of touch for moms and babies together, I now mindfully approach mothers in the hospital or group setting to encourage connection at the heart. Nurturing ourselves and our babies is so important, and Hilary gently demonstrates how to help a mom in need transform her experiences to healing places. Such important work.
Kristi Davis, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Hilary Jacobson’s “Mother Food” was one of my first and still one of my favorite books as a lactation consultant in private practice. When I was part of her “Healing Breastfeeding Grief” group in February 2021 I felt “covered in a warm blanket.” This is how Hilary believes all mothers should feel, and as a nurse/lactation consultant working with new mothers, this is how we should be guided to help mothers feel. Her voice is wonderfully soothing, her ability to reflect back on what you are expressing to her and her ability to help you learn techniques for self-soothing and healing are incomparable. We must remember that our actions and words influence parents when they are at their most vulnerable and we must have the tools to be calm, thoughtful and respectful of every parent’s journey. Truth, honesty, sincerity, wisdom. This is Hilary. I highly recommend enrolling in her course, you will feel her love of caregiving the caregiver from the moment the class begins.
Debra Brender, RN, IBCLC
Hilary’s class was life-changing for me. As an IBCLC, I am now able to guide mothers through a therapeutic lens. I am better able to step back and truly be present with a mother, to hear her on another level, and know her experience is a sacred one.
Amanda Howell, IBCLC
What I found most valuable was the meditation. It reminds me to sit with my emotions and thoughts. I can also use this technique with my moms who are really struggling.
Ashli Burney, Community-Based Doula