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Doula Practicum (Preceptorship)

Each student is required to attend two births (under the supervision of a qualified Doula). Students have 12 months to complete this assignment starting from the day of completion of all classroom studies of the Holistic Doula Certificate. All required projects and papers in relation to this are also due within this 12-month period. During …

Business Skills for Doulas

This course provides students with information necessary to utilize their education and qualifications in a professional capacity. Students are introduced to business planning and development, marketing strategies, systems for business set-up and record keeping/financials. Skills such as creativity, resourcefulness and critical thinking are vital to succeeding in the business arena where change is constant and …

Doula Research and Presentations

This course supports students in researching and presenting on topics related to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum

Although the perspective of ‘like heals like’ was first described by Hippocrates over 2000 years ago, homeopathy as we know it today emerged out of Europe approximately 200 years ago. In India, Gandhi described homeopathy as the perfect science and recently quantum physics has explained how such minute substances can have such powerful effects in …

Thai Massage for Doulas

Thai Massage helps the Doula to therapeutically connect to the client through assisted stretching, acupressure and gentle joint mobility. Choreographed movements help to enhance circulation throughout the body and bring about a sense of integration in body, mind, and heart to both the client and practitioner. Students gain both theoretical and practical skills in Thai …

Yogatherapy for Doulas

The practice of yoga is more than a thousand years old and is a fundamental resource in many cultures for maintaining health and wellness. Students are introduced to harmonizing breaths, postures and visualizations that can be taught to their clients for inner balance and physical relaxation.

Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Acupressure is a therapeutic massage that can be used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture and herbal medicine. Through both theoretical and practical components, students learn the basic principles and common therapeutic techniques, learn how to treat various common syndromes, and gain an understanding of how to apply those in a therapeutic setting. Emphasis will …

Holistic Nutrition for Pregnancy and Childbirth

An integral part of most natural therapies is nutrition. Since food is a primary source of energy, it has a great potential to influence our health. In order to utilize the power of food we must understand its nature and function. Foods have their own specific temperatures, flavours, and actions, as well as affinities for …

Tai Qi for Doulas

Tai Qi Chuan is the Chinese system of healing that uses specific movements and exercises that are intended to harmonize and improve both body and spirit. This course, containing both theoretical and practical components, introduces students to the fundamental theories and practices of Tai Qi Chuan. Emphasis is placed on movement and breathing techniques leading …

Intro to Herbal Medicine for Doulas

Herbs have been used for millennia to assist in childbirth. This course covers the fundamentals of herbal medicine in the context of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and baby and child care.