Learn Effective and Dynamic Communication Skills

Learn how to make your communication with your clients more effective and dynamic. This course will give you powerful tools to engage in dialogue so that...

- parents feel truly heard
- you have a solid understanding of parents' needs
- you co-create tailored learning for families preparing for birth and postpartum

In this course you will receive written and video lesson materials to help you learn the art of mindful communication. You'll see demonstrations of how to use effective communication tools, engage in your own personal practice, and try out new skills with clients.

Meet Nikki Shaheed

Certified Birthing from Within Facilitator

Hi! I'm Nikki Shaheed and I'm so glad that you're getting ready to take a deeper dive into become a more effective communicator with your clients. I've mentored birth professionals from all over the world as a Birthing from Within Facilitator, and I just know that you'll love the heart-centered and practical tools in Mindful Communication. I can't wait to help you take your practice to the next level!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to Mindful Communication!

    • Live Call Recordings

    • Mindful Communication Specific to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Birth Professionals

    • Mindful Communication Specific to White Birth Professionals

    • *Course Community* Post your homework, questions, and case studies here!

    • Get in Touch

  • 2

    Listening Within

    • Understanding How We Listen

    • Five Words for Effective Communication

    • Journaling Prompt: My Own Experience of Communication

  • 3

    Validating the Archetypes of Birth

    • Using Archetypes to Better Understand Your Clients

    • Validating the Archetypes of Birth

    • What Authentic Validation is NOT

    • Journaling Prompt: Begin Within

    • Journaling Prompt: Practicing Your Skills

  • 4

    Problem-Focused vs. Solution-Focused

    • Introducing Solution-Focused Dialogue

    • The Grass is Greener Where You Water It

    • Getting Clear

    • Journaling Prompt: Programing Your Mind to Hunt for Solutions

    • A Bushel of Solution-Focused Questions for Birth

  • 5

    Bringing It All Together

    • Watch a Demonstration of a Solution-Focused Interview

    • Practice Solution-Focused Dialogue

    • Creating a Lesson Plan

    • Sample Lesson Plan Using the Five Words

  • 6

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

Refund Policy

Due to the digital nature of this content, there are no refunds once your purchase is complete.