Slow Midwifery

Slow Midwifery Lorna Davies – Principal Lecturer at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand I began practising mindfulness following a series of  significant earthquakes in the South Island of New Zealand that rocked my world.  I was also setting out on my PhD journey at the time. By taking the time to practice mindfulness at the recommendation of my doctor, I […]

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Nurture Zone ‘Stamp of Approval’

Nurture Zone ‘Stamp of Approval’ Welcome to the new All4Maternity Nurture Zone – curated by Sally Goodwin and Lee Andersen-Whalley. We are so excited to launch this area of the website, a place solely dedicated to supporting you as midwives, student midwives or those aspiring, maternity doulas and other healthcare professionals – we welcome you […]

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Staying well at work

So it’s that difficult shift. You are run off your feet – and your colleagues are too…what could help?   Consider making cups of tea for colleagues (especially after the emergency buzzer).  Smile, connect and offer support to each other. Ask if our colleagues are ok? Give authentic positive (or motivational) feedback to members of the […]

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Five Films to Inspire

We have picked out 5 videos that inspire us, that pick us up, motivate us and keep us feeling well. We hope to LOVE them: 1. Ben Zander – The Art of Possibility – speaking to people’s passion. Just watching Ben’s warm face and enthusiasm for people makes us happy. His lessons are so useful […]

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Mass appreciation

Mass appreciation   Stop for a minute. Who do you need? Who is there for you through it all? Taking time to appreciate the people who help us makes such a positive difference. Say thank you. Tell your supporters how much they mean. Positive, authentic feedback makes people feel great and helps to build reciprocity […]

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Love from Anna

You matter, your life matters and how you feel about yourself and your life matters too.  As pressures build we can forget to LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN, LAUGH and LOVE. Take a moment to find the joy in your every day moments. Look up at the sky, in to the eyes of your colleagues or the […]

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Starting out

When was the last time you began a new job or turned up for your first day of something, a course, class or programme of study? How did it feel, do you remember? Starting in a new role or work environment can be challenging. We can feel vulnerable as we navigate these fresh experiences and […]

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Let’s Connect Kindly!

  It’s simple really, communication matters. We hear so much about this, and yet poor communication still remains the largest cause of complaints in U.K’s NHS.  How we speak to those in our care makes a difference to their wellbeing, and interestingly, to ours too. The way we speak to each other, how we are […]

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Hearts in Healthcare

Hearts in Healthcare This website was created by the wonderful anaesthetist Robin Youngson, and is a hub of resources where you can find articles,  inspiration, resources and videos,  all designed to help you to understand the science behind the power of self-care, of caring for others, and  kindness and compassion.  Robin’s website is full of content […]

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Midwives Matter

Midwives Matter Charlotte Grant – Midwife and founder of Midwives Matter and Lottielivewell.com I was approached to write a blog post about some key questions around my newly launched staff wellbeing project for midwives – “Midwives Matter” – and my new blog www.lottielivewell.com– and it really made me think back to the roots of why […]

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