Emotional Intelligence for the Doula
By understanding your emotions, you can move adeptly through your current challenges and prevent future ones.
The above statement is why we teach Emotional Intelligence here at International Doula Institute to all of our new doulas.
“Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.”
It’s one of many pieces of what sets IDI doulas apart from the rest. Emotional Intelligence for the doula is so important to allow us to have a better understanding of ourselves, our motivations, behavior and most important, love and empathy for our clients and improvement of our ability to connect with our clients.
By teaching emotional intelligence to our doulas, they are able to have improved thinking skills, improved personal effectiveness, better self-management, better professional relationships and improved leadership capability. These are such important pieces of being a great doula, gaining the trust of our clients so that we can most effectively educate them on the things they want to learn from their doula to become better parents as they grow into their own roles in the family.
We teach emotional intelligence to our students to harness the great power of emotional intelligence to improve their doula work tremendously and become leaders in their doula communities.