ONLY £60 for 4 hour course to complete at your own pace

Sharon Mustard, founder and director of easibirthing and parenting, talking about the course and her experience of working with clients with tokophobia and birth trauma

Course Introduction

Tokophobia is a pathological dread and avoidance of childbirth. It is a distressing condition which can often be overlooked by medical professionals. As well as specific phobias and anxiety, tokophobia may be associated with depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Fear of childbirth is common and more intense in pregnant women who have not had a previous experience of childbirth. Over 20% of pregnant women report fear and 6% describe a fear that is disabling.

Altogether 13% of women who are not pregnant report fear of childbirth sufficient to postpone or avoid pregnancy.

This is a 4 hours CPD course for professionals to assist clients to overcome extreme anxiety so they can experience freedom from fear of conception, pregnancy or a traumatic birth experience.

This course will cover working with the following tokophobic clients:
Women who have had a previous traumatic birth experience (secondary tokophobia)
Women who have suffered a previous trauma such as sexual abuse or rape
Those who have had no previous first hand experience of childbirth (primary tokophobia)
Men and women who have witnessed a traumatic birth as a birth partner
Those who are avoiding pregnancy altogether or have subconscious blocks to fertility

The benefits for your clients 
easibirthing® is a registered trademark (the only one in the field in the UK) and any practitioner using this trademark has been fully trained and qualified, a reassurance for potential clients. 
Your knowledge will help clients:
Be free from fear which could otherwise rule their life decisions about parenthood
Be free from perceived restrictions on choices about their future
Learn strategies to empower rather than feel helpless
Feel listened to and understood in a safe environment
Process and reframe previous trauma to manage risk of re-traumatisation

"Thank you so much for the course, it was fantastic. As always, your passion and knowledge is inspiring and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I could learn from you all day." 

"I just wanted to say thanks so much for the Tokophobia course. The material was informative and fascinating. You deliver it in such a knowledgeable & empathetic way."

"Dear Sharon, I can only imagine the time and effort you put into setting up this quality training. Clearly a labour of love!"

Example Curriculum

  Welcome and introduction
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  What is tokophobia and fear of childbirth (FOC)?
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  Treating Primary Tokophobia when avoiding pregnancy
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  Treating Primary Tokophobia with clients who are already pregnant
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  Treating Secondary Tokophobia
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  Conclusion and Farewell
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