A right brain, creative approach to developing your practice in a workshop that uses a creative and intuitive approach, especially helpful when reflecting upon style, scope, goals and self-care in current or future practice. It incorporates mutual supervision and personal reflections that culminate in a piece of written homework that will be useful to many for revalidation.

These are relaxed and enjoyable days designed to consider both lactation and ethical issues.  The morning is spent on art observation, discussion and sharing.  The afternoon is spent on practical creative and intuitive activities to trigger reflection upon how issues raised might impact upon personal well-being and professional practice.

Although there is the option to do some activities as pictures or diagrams, no art ability is needed to participate fully and enjoyably.  The emphasis is on the PROCESS we go through as we explore ideas and not on the end product.






WHO: The workshops are designed for IBCLCs but if space permits then applications from qualified, experienced lactation practitioners will also be accepted.  Priority will be given to those who have completed Deborah Robertson's Breastfeeding Specialist Course. The workshops are booked as a series of four but if there are spare places then applications will be considered from those who cannot attend every one. 

WHEN: 10am - 4pm. One Saturday per quarter:

Sat 20th Jan  2018 -Workshop A: 'Emotions' 
Sat 21st Apr  2018 - Workshop B: 'Motivation'
Sat 21st July 2018 - Workshop C: 'Family'
Sat 20th Oct 2018 - Workshop D: 'Attention'

WHERE: Bedford Hotel, 83-95 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4HD 

BRING: Just a pen.  Lunch & drinks will be provided.  

CERTIFICATES FOR PROFESSIONAL STUDY: The certificates awarded will be in two parts;
a) 5 hours Attendance (2.5 Lactation & 2.5  Ethics)
b) 3 hours Homework (2 Lactation & 1 Ethics)

CERPs: Awarded by IBLCE.


  • £120 when an invoice to a trust or hospital is required.
  • £100 if paying by cheque or cash at time of booking.
  • £80 for unwaged volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellors and Student Midwives.

Participants may cancel up to two weeks beforehand to receive a refund less 20% admin fee. A participant may send an eligible substitute in their place without any extra cost. In the unlikely event that I would need to cancel the workshop I would provide a full refund to each participant and then re-schedule the day so students would have another opportunity to attend .

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Full refund, no quibble, if not entirely satisfied.

BABIES AT STUDY DAYS: Babes in arms are welcome if the mum agrees to step outside the room if her baby becomes noisy and participants are no longer able to hear, be heard or to concentrate. The workshop is not suitable or safe for mobile babies.

ENQUIRIES: You are welcome to contact Deborah with any questions you may have. Phone: 01634 814275. Email:

BOOKING FORM.  Please click to download: 
BOOKING FORM, Reflecting Upon the Art of Lactation Practice 2018