Are you ready to stop surviving and start thriving?
I believe every midwife is amazing but the demands of our profession and trying to do our absolute best in a fractured system whilst dealing with things from our personal life can cause our ‘midwife essence’, that certain spark unique to us, to becoming diluted.
Sometimes our essence becomes so diluted that we struggle to see it and feel it anymore.
This makes us feel we aren’t good enough. That those in our care deserve better. That we can’t cope.
It makes us compare ourselves to others and makes us feel inadequate.
We loose our confidence and our passion. We get saturated and burnt out.
This can lead to further anxiety, stress, overwhelm and eventually burnout.
We leave our calling and we loose a massive part of ourselves too.
It’s not your fault and there is a way to not have to make the heart breaking choice between your career and your emotional health.
How can I help you?
I'm a midwife or student and need emotional health support
Feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed and unable to see a way forward?
I want emotional health support for my team
Are you a midwifery leader, manager, PMA, Union rep or midwife who wants to see their team thrive?
I want to book a workshop or seminar
Arranging a conference or study day and need a speaker?
Sinking to soaring in leadership and change management
"I wouldn't still be working in the NHS without Radha's help...
…15 months ago I was on the verge of leaving my job as a midwife and PMA. Now I’m half way through my masters degree and have just been appointed as maternity matron at my trust. I wouldn’t have had the confidence or self belief to go for it without having worked with Radha.”
Sarah E, Maternity Matron
Anxious and barely coping to thriving and free
"I was full of anxiety, off sick and on the brink of leaving midwifery...
…after working with Radha for just 8 weeks I now feel like a completely different person. I know I can stay as a midwife and don’t need to give up a career that I worked really hard for.
I just wish that someone had taught me this 10 years ago and I wouldn’t have had to go through so much stress and anxiety.”
Emily C, Senior Midwife
Poor work life balance to empowered and optimistic
"This kind of support is what the profession has been lacking"
I definitely have a lot more hope, courage and strength moving forward. It’s been so empowering. This is going to make me a better woman, a better mother and a better midwife, friend and colleague.”
Paula B, Senior Midwife
From feeling stuck to Making proactive choices to move forward
"I would have probably ended up being off sick with no way to help myself to get back on track, and that's a scary thought"
I was feeling really defeated and very anxious all the time. With Radha being a midwife she understood the culture and the pressures and through working with her I’ve seen an improvement in so many aspects of my life. I’m feeling lighter and more positive.
Sometimes you just need a little bit of intervention to redirect you, which is exactly what Radha does. She helps to put you on a better path. It was just what I needed.”
Nichola N, Junior Midwife
After having a traumatic birth in 2017 I found returning to work as a midwife triggered significant overwhelm and constant anxiety. This ultimately caused me to consider leaving the profession after only 4 years in practice.
During the first Covid-19 lockdown I trained as an emotional health coach, specialising in equipping midwives with the techniques, tools and deep self insights meaning they wouldn’t have to consider making that same heart breaking choice between their emotional health or their career – they could have both!
Blended from the best methods from CBT, hypnotherapy and applied psychology, my 8 week emotional health coaching programme and workshops teach midwives how to overcome anxiety, reduce stress, prevent and recover from burnout. This ensures midwives can continue to answer their calling and provide safe and excellent care to women and families which does not compromise their personal health and well being.
“Brilliant workshop. This should be part of mandatory training.”
Feedback from Sinking to Soaring - Foundations to Better Emotional Health for Midwives and Maternity™ workshop
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Midwives are often in a difficult position of needing to provide excellent care while struggling themselves. But with the right tools, they can maintain their emotional health and tackle these challenges effectively – Radha Wilson Jeffries has been doing just that as an internationally recognized midwifery coach and mentor. Her work with midwives and students ranges from anxiety resolution through self-empowerment all the way up into inspiring transformational change management and positive leadership.