A Mindful Approach to Care

South Bend, Indiana

April 27-28, 2024

Presented by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC & Hosted by Milk Guide Lactation

A Mindful Approach to Care Part #1 on Saturday, April 27, 2024:

  • Location: TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre, 7221 N Fir Rd, Granger, IN 46530
  • 8:30am- 5pm
  • 55 attendees max
  • Registration Fee (CERPs and lunch included): $300 ($275 early bird by 2/1/24)

A Mindful Approach to Care Part #2 on Sunday, April 28, 2024: 

  • Location: TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre, 7221 N Fir Rd, Granger, IN 46530
  • 9am – 2pm
  • 55 attendees max
  • Registration Fee (CERPs and lunch included): $200 ($175 early bird by 2/1/24)
  • Includes 2 months free access to the Luna Lactation Herbal Database!

Cancellation and Refund Policy – A full refund (minus paypal fees) will be provided if your cancellation is requested before 30 days of the event. If you need to cancel your registration within 14-30 days of the event, we will refund you 50% of your registration. Refunds will not be provided if cancellation occurs 0-14 prior to the event. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact us ASAP to discuss options.

Melissa Cole reserves the right to cancel any event prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including an insufficient number of participants, or unforeseeable logistical problems (e.g. acts of God, war, strikes, pandemic, etc.), which may impede retreat operations. An event cancellation due to insufficient numbers would normally occur at least a month prior to departure, unless unforeseeable events impede the event overall. We ask that you do not make non-refundable, non-changeable travel plans. We also strongly suggest you get travel insurance.

In the event of cancellation, Melissa Cole will make every effort to refund registrants, minus any nonrefundable supplier fees Melissa Cole has already paid for (venue, catering, etc). However in the case of an unforeseeable event, Melissa Cole will not be held liable for providing a refund or have any further liability.

Health Policy – Please respect the health and wellness of others. If you have any symptoms of illness on the day of the workshop, please do not attend and contact us to discuss options. We will abide by any necessary local health protocols and COVID protocols that may be in place at the time of the event.

FEEDBACK

  • Excellent presentation. It will really help me to refine how I discuss herbal support with my clients.

    Workshop Participant
  • Thank you for an excellent presentation. I am so happy to see a galactagogue talk from an herbalism perspective.

    Workshop Participant
  • Melissa, very informative! I appreciate your advice to start slow, improve my knowledge of three herbs well, rather than minimal knowledge of many. Great detailed information of the lactogenic foods as well.

    Workshop Participant
  • I loved learning all the different ways to help babies with reflux. I never knew that babies with reflux often have trouble nursing on the right side. I see this frequently and can now mention this to struggling moms.

    Workshop Participant
  • Wonderful presentation, Melissa. I learned a lot. Bookmarked a lot of great resources, too! Thank you.
    K.C.
  • I just wanted to write an email as we are finishing up this course and congratulate you on a job well done. You are really doing such a great service, I love how you answer questions and help your students solve problems and get great quality information. So many ladies who are nursing use herbs and it is really awesome to see someone so competent training. It is great for me too. Lactation is not something that was thoroughly covered in any of my course work as deeply as other subjects and I am happy to take your course and I feel confident if something comes up contacting you for mentoring help since you work in this area so much.

    E.L - Online Course Participant
  • I've enrolled in three webinar courses over the past nine months and several others over the years. This course was excellent. This is what I think you did so well:

    1. Clear focus of the course and clear agenda for each module. This was lactation/infant specific and avoided slipping into more pediatric maladies or maternal general health.
    2. Your weekly video introduction to each module was personal and also set us up for learning specific topics.
    3. Beautiful and clear slides. The photos are lovely, the text was legible and not crowded with information.
    4. The follow up on FB was helpful. I enjoyed being able to share ideas and resources. I felt like I was in a class with an attentive teacher.
    5. The case studies made us put the information into action. I look forward to keeping in touch with the FB group.

    Online Workshop Participant
  • Well done Melissa! Yours was the best online course I took all year and I’m using what I learned with all my clients….I have taken other trainings on herbs but didn't feel fully confident in suggesting them to clients until taking Melissa's course. Her Plant Medicine chart was one of the best educational tools I've ever used, and I refer to it all the time. I highly recommend this course not just to learn about herbs, but to develop your critical thinking skills.

    Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this course and the ability to take it at my own pace and re-watch modules. It was full of useful information, well organized, and a balanced perspective! Thank you!!

    Online Herbal Course student, IBCLC
  • I just want to thank you so much for this amazing course. I can tell how much time and effort you put into this and I so appreciate it how detailed it is. Clearly the info on the galactagogues was quite helpful. I always feel lost when trying to help guide my clients because I'm not an herbalist but I do see that they really can help. At least now, I feel better able to match herbs with conditions. Thank you so so much!

    IBCLC, online course participant
  • I love it all! I will take all workshops taught by you.

    Herbal Support Course Participant
  • ...I loved the practical recipes, the resources, the depth of information in the lessons. I also knew that it was important to have good sources of supplements, but I don't think I realized HOW important. This was an amazing class and I'm so thankful I got to participate!

    Online Course Participant
  • I absolutely love this course and feel drawn to learn more. I would love to have an herb pantry to experiment for myself and my family! Thank you

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • I had definitely not been recommending therapeutic doses for my clients and I'm so glad I have better knowledge about appropriate dosages now! Thank you so much! This was fabulous!

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • This course by far is one of the most amazing courses I have ever taken and believe me I took many.  Thank you for this course.

    Pharmacist, Herbal Course participant
  • I love hearing from Melissa and how she ties evidenced based research into her talks with case studies. I appreciate her multifocal and holistic look at solutions to difficult situations.

    Online Digestive Course Participant
  • I absolutely love Melissa Cole and always learn something new.

    Online Digestive Course Participant
  • Fabulous evidential basis for practical support of families with babies having GI issues!

    Online Digestive Course Participant
  • Amazing information. I think this helped me to put together a lot of facts I knew into a more usable system.

    Online Digestive Course Participant
  • This was just jam packed. I kept starting and then going back in certain segments to hear it again. So much information.

    Online Digestive Course Participant
  • Glad for Melissa's balanced approach and clear format - makes all this info easier to grasp.

    Online Digestive Course Participant
  • Fabulous! Such a great talk. SO much information which was practical and easy to follow despite the huge amount of detail. Thank you very much. Probably will watch this again! So good.

    Online Digestive Course Participant
  • I took the class with an interest in herbs to help with supply issue. But discovered herbs for postpartum issues, and stress and and herbs to help with mastitis and breast pain and baby’s colic. Such a wealth of information. Thank you Melissa. Eager to go back over the articles and continue learning.

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • This was a thoroughly enjoyable class! Melissa's deep understanding of the subject matter was impressive. I took 5 pages of notes on herbs!

    Beyond Fenugreek Participant
  • This workshop was so informative! All the modules and videos were broken down into clear and concise education topics. Thank you for taking the time to put the education modules, videos, homework, discussion topics, recommended reading and case studies together!

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • I LOVED the workshop and I can definitely say it changed the way I practice - and it truly changed the outcomes for a lot of the families I am working with! Thank you so much!

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • Melissa, I really enjoyed this presentation. You do such a great job of simplifying the complex! I will definitely use a lot of this information with my patients. You have a nice way of putting words to these issues that make so much sense. You are such a great speaker!

    Online Course Participant
  • I find remembering which herb works best for what to be intimidating. Going through and filling out the Plant Medicine Chart made me feel like I was truly getting a deeper understanding and that some mastery was possible. I've been putting what I've learned from you in to practice and it's a joy to see families benefiting from more holistic care. Thank you Melissa!

    Online Course Participant
  • I am an herbalist, previous to this course. This course let me be less wary and more confident in my skills and knowledge of herbs! It very greatly inspired me to keep learning and keep pursuing what I love. And good resources listed for checking safety and interactions.

    Course Participant
  • Realizing just HOW MUCH herbs can actually do and that I can recommend herbs that will not only have an impact on milk supply but also on postpartum mental health. Fantastic course that has helped me become more confident in making personalized herbal recommendations for my clients. Thank you!

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • Thank you! So informative. I'm looking forward to helping out families and am more confident when recommending herbal products. I really enjoyed all the modules. I'm a little sad that I'm done! Recommending herbs is not as scary as I thought it would be. I love the way the Plant Medicine Chart is organized. Makes it so practical and less intimidating.

    Online Course Participant
  • Also love hearing Melissa speak. She is such a power-house of knowledge and skill!!

    Online Course Participant
  • Really excellent information. I’d heard parts of the info before in various places. But, hearing it all put together, it finally made sense! I feel like I have a lot more research to (thanks, super long bibliography!). I can definitely feel like this will improve my interactions with families in my care.

    Online Course Participant
  • I know a lot already but wanted to learn more about embryologic development and more in-depth individual functional assessment. This course was very clinical and practical, teaching information that can be put to use today to improve assessment skills.

    Online Course Participant
  • I really appreciated hearing the advice to examine ALL babies - I had noted that I was starting to not know what "normal/functional" looked like and really needed to hear to look in all babies mouths to get the full spectrum - which is what I had started to feel, but hadn't put into words!

    Online Course Participant
  • Great presentation! I loved the video of you doing an assessment it really helped me to understand how to streamline my own oral assessments.

    Online Course Participant
  • I've worked for several years with infants and feeding. It was good to see that I am doing most of the things mentioned in this course, however the detail to which it was explained was really helpful. I have not thought about embryological development for quite some time. That was really helpful. The handout was great as well. As always, much respect to you Melissa. Thank you.

    Online Course Participant
  • I just wanted to reiterate that your sessions are simply wonderful. They honor the student, the parents, the baby. I love how you thank the baby throughout each session, letting the baby know that they are in charge and have control over their world when they are working with you. It is such an important model of care. Seriously, I almost started crying with your sincere thanks to the baby doing tummy time. Thank you so much, Melissa. These sessions will positively impact all of the future students who take this course.

    Online Course Participant
  • It provided reinforcement for many things I knew, yet it filled some knowledge gaps for me and provided me with a better understanding of gut health.

    Online Course Participant
  • I have been assigning basic suck training exercises without really understanding the nuance of when to use each one. It was extremely helpful to see how you categorized each exercise based on the issue and now I feel so much better about creating a targeted plan of care.

    Online Course Participant
  • Love all your classes!...I really enjoyed seeing the video clips with the exercises and letting us know when it's appropriate to use.... Thank you so much!

    Online Course Participant
  • Recommending herbs is not as scary as I thought it would be. I love the way the Plant Medicine Chart is organized. Makes it so practical and less intimidating. Thank you! So informative. I'm looking forward to helping out families and am more confident when recommending herbal products.

    Online Course Participant
  • I liked the talk about on infant oral assessment and being aware of the different problems that can present and how to look for problems in order to help solve them.

    Course Participant
  • The infant oral assessment session was most interesting today.  I really learned a lot.  The explanation and videos were also very effective.

    Course Participant
  • The digestive concerns session was great. Still learning new things after all these years. 🙂

    Course Participant
  • I struggle in my communication with getting families to understand what I am seeing in my assessments, so this was fabulous as a guide in communicating with caregivers.

    Course Participant
  • Your presentation reminded me of what I continue to tell myself and others: Everyone has his/her own health journey. Each family assessment, especially in follow up visits, requires a continual "check in" with everyone regarding if each person believes improvements are occurring. Positive public health, (spiritual, physical, emotional) is the overall goal. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Melissa!!

    Course Participant
  • This was very helpful! I was able to determine where I was doing things correctly and where/how I could improve. I can take what I learned into my practice immediately. [My "A-HA" moment was] that orofacial development (specifically the palate) can be impacted by positioning in utero. To this point I had made the (incorrect) assumption that a high palate automatically meant tongue tie when in fact, it could be related to how much room baby had as they were growing. Assess beyond the frenulum!

    Course Participant
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