Trauma Informed Care for Perinatal Clients

Jun 6, 2024

Jun 6, 2024

9:00 pm To 11:00 pm (EST)





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Event Description

This course will help massage therapists define trauma, learn how to identify characteristic behaviors of trauma survivors, and explore how to communicate and respond to survivors from a trauma informed care perspective. This course will specifically focus on trauma related to perinatal health experiences and outcomes.

In this 2-hour live webinar, students will:

  • explore the definition of trauma informed care through lecture and discussion of articles and other materials

  • learn why trauma informed care is particularly important in communicating with perinatal clients, and which clients are at higher risk for trauma

  • develop ways to communicate from a trauma informed approach with clients through role play and discussion

Testimonial about this course from Susana Krall, LMT:

Hi Kiera! I had a client this afternoon who I’ve been seeing regularly throughout her pregnancy. After we finished the massage, she mentioned that she might have to have a cesarean and she doesn’t want to. So we talked through the options and reasons why she might have to, and I reassured her that she has a wonderful and very experienced doula who will be there to support her no matter what happens. I definitely felt more confident having this type of conversation after the class discussion and it was such perfect timing that this happened the same day as the course. Thank you so much!


Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT, CLC

603 Bergen St


About the Instructor

Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT, CMLDT, CLC (she/her)

has been practicing massage therapy and reiki for over 15 years. She is also a a certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist, certified Lactation Counselor, DONA-trained Birth Doula and ProDoula trained Postpartum Doula.  She has worked in integrative settings such as the University of Nebraska Medical Center, providing massage therapy to patients at the Olson Center for Women’s Health. She taught massage therapy at CUNY-Queensborough Community College, and supervised massage interns treating high risk antepartum patients at Northwell Katz’ Women’s Hospital for 10 years. Kiera was also full time faculty and clinical supervisor at Pacific College of Health and Science NY, where she served as the Director of the Asian Holistic Health and Massage Therapy Program for 12 years. She is the creator of MaMassage®, a curriculum for Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Massage Therapy Continuing Education training. Kiera is also a CPMT- Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist. Kiera’s private practice, MaMassage® Brooklyn, focuses on Reproductive Health and trauma-informed care. She was the 2018-2019 Massage Therapy Foundation Community Service Grant Recipient for her work with survivor/clients at the NYC-based nonprofit organization, Womankind. She recently completed a Spinning Babies® training. Kiera experienced an amazing pregnancy, which was highlighted by a weekly prenatal massage, and is the parent of an amazing teenager!

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