SoundBirth for Birth Pros

SoundBirth Doula Training

Support Your Women With the Power of Sound During Childbirth! | taught by Nicole Lloyd

Course description

Are you a doula or childbirth educator who enjoys giving pregnant women 100% natural tools that support them before, during and after the birth?

Are you curious about how sound and music can move a woman from feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed to clear, calm and collected in a matter of minutes?

Do you like the idea of being able to integrate these simple tools into the amazing birth work you are already doing with pregnant women?

If so, I have created an online course just for you!


Psst ... By the way ... ANYONE can learn how to use the SoundBirth tools.

NO musical experience is necessary! 





WHY DO THE TRAINING?

  • To learn how to use the SoundBirth tools with your pregnant women.
  • To learn how to use a crystal singing bowl effectively and safely.
  • To learn how to help your women overcome voice issues.
  • To learn how to use ones VOICE effectively during labour
  • To learn about the POWER of SOUND
  • To learn what NOT to do!
  • To learn how to support your new Mothers how to bond with their baby and stay sane during Motherhood using music.
  • Because your women NEED this tool at their birth and they will LOVE you for providing it for them!
  • To add value to your packages!

WHAT THE TRAINING COVERS:

  • The science of sound and how it affects us.
  • How to create a "Heart Song" (a lullaby) during pregnancy to start bonding
  • The benefits of encouraging your women to use their voice during labour
  • How to play a crystal singing bowl to support women during labour
  • Benefits of using a crystal singing bowl during labour?
  • How to create an oxytocin-inducing birth environment
  • How to support women after the birth using sound and music

WHAT THE TRAINING DOESN'T COVER

  • Childbirth education

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Doula Training of some kind AND/OR
  • Childbirth Education Training

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?

You will have access to the entire course as soon as you purchase. You can then go through the course in your own time.  Then start using the tools in the birth work that you do! Simple.


WHAT WILL THIS TRAINING ALLOW ME TO DO ONCE COMPLETED?

You will be able to introduce and then prepare your pregnant women to have a SoundBirth and then play your bowl at home/hospital during the labour. You will also be able to support them with sound and music after the birth during the post-natal period with the info you receive in this course.


WHAT YOU GET!

  • Lifetime access to the SoundBirth Doula and Educator Course... immediately!
  • PDFs,  MP3s
  • Facebook and Email support



WHERE DO I GET MY BOWL FROM?

From ME!  Over the years of teaching SoundBirth I finally discovered the best size and pitch for supporting women during birth.  You can order your bowl HERE!  It includes a carry case, striker, o-ring and postage to your door!


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING?

“I needed Daniel to play the bowl during each contraction as it was giving me so much relief. It was the gentlest, calmest birth and I feel without the bowl the intensity of such a quick/intense labour I wouldn’t have felt the support and relief I needed and welcomed this time. Investing in a bowl from SoundBirth was by far one of the best choices I have made to have a great birth experience for myself and my husband.” Angela, Perth (homebirth)

“The birth was exceedingly beautiful and the bowl such a part of this, I would highly recommend it to every birthing woman.” Shar, Mother of 4, Perth (homebirth)

“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.” Sandra, Mother of 4, Texas (homebirth)

“The toning alone made every contraction almost enjoyable. I could see it coming, start toning tone through its peak and feel it gently fade as my voice did to. With the toning I owned every contraction and felt its ‘strength’. With the gas I lost all control and the contractions felt like waves of drowsy PAIN that where happening to me rather than with me. I can honestly say I didn’t feel any pain with my contractions while I was toning. I was just carrying myself along with the contraction rather than fighting against it.” Taryn, Mother of 2, Perth (hospital birth)

“My midwife said, “If a contraction had a sound it would be the sound of the crystal singing bowl.” Taryn

“Using the crystal bowl and toning taught to me by Nicole Lloyd 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.” Tanya, Perth (hospital birth)

“It was the crystal singing bowl that gave me the strength, courage and capacities through those difficult hours.” Natalia, Perth (hospital birth)

Testimonial from an excited Midwife!

"I had the privilege recently to be involved with a labouring woman in hospital whom I shall call Amy.  Amy had a great attitude, a wonderful support crew and a beautiful large crystal singing bowl.

As Amy's labour got going, the support crew took it in turns on the crystal singing bowl to easily generate a beautiful deep, rising vibration in the room that was very relaxing and hypnotic- like.

It was clear to me that this was very helpful for Amy in getting through each contraction. As the contractions became stronger, the calmer Amy seem to become. She was easily able to take herself to a peaceful place with mindful breathing and meditation. 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.

Everyone took turns playing the crystal bowl and Amy made us laugh as she protested if there was a break in the sound.

The big stand out thing for me on a personal level is that when I went home after a 9 hour shift, I felt totally energised which is unusual. I felt so uplifted and alive and I was still wide awake and buzzing at my usual bed time! I realised that it must have been the vibrations in the birth room from the crystal singing bowl.

It would be worth investigating what the crystal singing bowl could do for you, not only in labour but for pregnancy relaxation and vitality. I think that perhaps it is also great for life in general."

Susan Krachler, Registered Midwife


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I play the bowl AND do all of the other "Doula" jobs at the same time?

Firstly, you might find that the sound of the bowl is the only thing your woman wants during contractions.

Secondly, you could teach the partner how to play the bowl so he is involved in the SoundBirth too.

Thirdly, you do what works! If your woman wants you to give massages or hold her hand or put on essential oils or get a water bottle for her back you do that and delegate the bowl playing. MP3s are also included in the course so you could use these as well as or instead of the bowl sometimes too.  

Do I have to own a crystal singing bowl?

SoundBirth is all about using your voice together with a crystal singing bowl because I have found that for me (and now for many others) this was the most profound way to experience birth.

Besides, if you are a doula, your women will LOVE that you have your own bowl because they won't need to purchase one!

Can I hire a bowl?

Nope. Sorry! Too complicated.

What can I call myself after doing this training?

"A birth pro who has learnt how to use the SoundBirth tools!"

What's included?

Lifetime access to this online course which includes pdfs and audios.

3 Skype calls with me to connect and answer any questions in the first year after purchasing this course.

Any more questions? Contact me!

So, What are you waiting for?

I'd LOVE to share these tools with you because I KNOW your women will LOVE the experience of having SOUND support them during their pregnancy, labour and beyond. Their babies will love having a Mamma who sings them to sleep and listens to music all day! And YOU will love knowing that your women and babies are feeling supported, loved and having positive and transformational birth experiences.

I hope you will start using the SoundBirth tools in your work soon!  

Nicole Lloyd


Nicole Lloyd
Nicole Lloyd
Creator of SoundBirth

Hi there! 

I am a Mother of 4 who has always been passionate about home birth, natural birth, home education, attachment parenting, authentic living, music therapy and sound therapy!

I learnt how to play the piano from the age of 6 which then led to learning the double bass in high school.  I discovered there was such a thing as music therapy with I was 15 and from then on started reading about it, attended workshops and collected very cool instruments! 

I gained a Bachelor of Music degree on the double bass in 1996, played in the WA Symphony Orchestra for a year and then landed my first "real job" at a day respite centre for seniors as a music specialist when I was 21.  Here I learnt first hand about how music and sound can instantly transform ones experience of life.

A few years later I met my husband Steve and started creating children! 

All of my babies were born at home because I witnessed my Mother birth my sister at home when I was ten years old which left an imprint in me that said "babies can be born safely at home".  

During my first two labours I hardly made a sound with my voice because I felt anxious about sounding "weird" and being judged and not wanting people to worry about me ... all of the co-dependent reasons!

During my third labour however, my Mum started to play one of the crystal singing bowls during a contraction and instantly I felt safe, held and able to use my voice to release pain and eventually my baby!  I KNEW I had to share what I had experienced with other pregnant women so they too could have a "SoundBirth".

Since then I have been sharing with expectant couples and birth professionals how to integrate sound and music before, during and after the birth of their child.

I also enjoy sharing what I have learnt about sound with ANYONE who wants to integrate quality sound tools and activities into their personal and professional lives at my sound workshops and online course.

I also facilitate relaxing "Sound Journeys" using my crystal singing bowls, gongs and flutes at yoga centres, retreats and where ever else there is a group of people wanting such a beautiful and relaxing experience.

I homeschool my 4 children, practice yoga, eat chocolate, go for longs walks by myself when I can escape and continue to share SoundBirth with the world!




Mobile: 0419285500

Email: nicole@soundbirth.com.au

Website: www.soundbirth.com.au