Testimonials for Mindfulness Meet
Wednesday Mindfulness Meets are for IBCLCs and Postpartum Caregivers. This is about more than relaxation and centering, which you can get with any meditation app. These meetings help you learn how to integrate problem states such as grief or chronic pain while developing mindful states. These meetings are free and live through spontaneous participation.
Testimonials for Trauma Course
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