I had a huge opportunity this week. I was asked to speak to members of the OB Shared Governance Committee (basically the hands on policy makers) at a local area hospital. When I prepared for my talk, I planned to just talk about music for all the stages of labor and delivery. After all, I only had 20 minutes and could easily speak on the topic for 20 hours. But I quickly realized after hearing from the postpartum nurses, surgical nurses, educators and lactation consultants in the room that they wanted more information about the applications of music therapy for the whole spectrum of the childbirth experiences. Continue reading
They’re called CMTEs and for many music therapists these letters are the gold standard for continuing education. 100 CMTEs are required to renew board certification status every five years. After re-certifying three times now, I’ll tell you those five years pass too quickly! As a growing field of allied health professionals, music therapists are constantly seeking innovative ways to earn credits while learning about the newest, most effective applications of music therapy.
Now there is a new choice.
It’s #worlddoulaweek and today I’m counting down the top 5 reasons why I became a doula.
Reason #5: Support
I knew I owed it to myself to hire someone dedicated to supporting me.
Just a few years before becoming pregnant with my first child, I trained in a method of using music therapy for birth. During the final day of training I was diagnosed with an abscess that required surgery the very next day. Continue reading
Join Kate Taylor, experienced birth doula and board certified music therapist as she presents the first ever Creative Childbirth Concepts® intensive workshop in the beautiful downtown Crystal Lake Muse Art studio.
September 1st, 2015 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Open to anyone preparing to give birth, their partners or birth team members. No previous artistic ability is required.
- a visual birth plan
- birth mandala
- meaningful nursery art piece
Experience first hand the relaxation and inspiration of coloring, painting, movement and music during this exciting childbirth workshop. This 2.5 hour workshop will help you to begin exploring new ways of understanding your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey and offer you countless resources for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
- digital references for childbirth basics such as labor positions
- home practice strategies for relaxation
- scripts for imagery & meditation
- tips for shaping your birth environment
- how to design a playlist of music for birth
Many couples have benefited from working directly with Kate Taylor and her unique concepts for bringing creative arts experiences into childbirth education and prep classes. Their stories and testimonials share a glimpse into how meaningful this creative arts workshop will be for you and your birth team. Read their stories at: http://www.birthmusic.net/testimonials.html
This is your chance to work with Kate Taylor in an exciting new creative space and small group setting so that you too can tell your creative childbirth story. There are only 6 spots open for couples wishing to be inspired through creative arts, music for birthing and mentored with expert doula advice. Register today at http://www.birthmusic.net/register-for-classes-or-workshops.html
It’s your Birth. Be Creative.
Cost for couples to attend is $125.00. Contact Kate for individual rates or fees to invite another birth team member like a hired doula to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: www.birthmusic.net for more info.