Session I:  May 6th, 2019 start date – Now taking registrations!

It’s no secret that female fertility and support starts and ends with conception and birth.  Fertility experience extends well into life and has its continuous ups and downs.

Peri-menopause and menopause are life experiences that many persons mitigate through their sometimes 30s, into their 40s and well beyond their 50s.

During this course you will learn how to support an individual through the process and experience of peri-menopause and menopause, and the many  different paths their journey might take them.

Whether clients are coming to you for information on early signs of peri-menopause, physical concerns, sexual questions, options for improved health and nutrition, or guidance through the many options available when their experience leaves them confused or frustrated, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to support them using a holistic approach and your own community resources.

Our Menopause Support Practitioner workshop is like no other workshop offered … anywhere in the world!

Designed through careful research, community partnerships, expert feedback, and firsthand knowledge from those who have undergone the experience of peri-menopause and menopause this course will deepen your confidence in compassionate support and practices related to life’s later adjustments in female fertility, physiology, and emotionality.

Our unmatched mentorship will ensure that becoming a Menopause Support Practitioner is an exciting experience that will lead you to a rewarding aspect of your developed support qualifications.

Our Doula Canada team is led by working doulas and practitioners who know the commitment and dedication involved in supporting our communities.  We provide significant mentorship, first-hand experience, and peer-to-peer support.

Compassionate support.
Community.
Collaboration.

This course will be divided into 10 different modules with a variety of topics related to your support as a Menopause Support Practitioner.

Each section of your 10 module certification program will have a quiz at the end (done online), and a total of 6 assignments.  The quizzes are to test your knowledge, and the assignments will be designed to help you prepare for a job helping individuals with peri-menopause and menopause support in your community.

There will be a two month practicum that relates to your knowledge of your online modules, which will be completed at the end of your module and assignment submission and webinar attendance.  This will take all the knowledge and skills you have developed and allow you to work on case studies in your community to further develop your confidence as a Menopause Support Practitioner.

There will be a total of 5 online sessions, one roughly every four weeks, covering 2 sections per each discussion.  This is a time to learn, check in, and ask questions. Attendance is mandatory, with some flexibility for dates and times (to be announced in March 2019).

There is also two books for required reading, and a book report due for each.

The cost of the program will include your reference guide materials (electronic copies for PDF link access), the required readings for review, mentorship through email, phone and online webinar sessions, grading, exam fee, and one-time Doula Canada membership.

Total time to complete the full program:  8 months
5 months for modules, webinars, and assignments
2 months for practicum
1 month for exam preparation

Topics covered in your Menopause Support Practitioner include, but are not limited to:

Code of Ethics, Conduct, Scope of Practice & Jurisprudence

Terminology, Anatomy and the Hormone Cycle 

  • Introduction to Peri-menopause and Menopause
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Hormones
  • Phases of menopause
  • Introduction to charting and transitional awareness

Peri-menopause I

  • How to identify symptoms
  • Common terms and experiences in peri-menopause
  • Emotional Preparation and Considerations
  • Education Preparation
  • What this type of support looks like

Peri-menopause II 

  • Physical Preparation
  • Charting awareness and health questionnaires 
  • Traditional models of peri-menopause support and
  • What this type of support looks like

Creating Vibrancy in Peri-menopause

  • Furthering awareness of holistic options
  • Introduction to exercise in the 40s and 50s
  • Nutrition and peri-menopause
  • Relationships, intimacy, and sex
  • What this type of support looks like

Menopausal Obstacles (example of some topics discussed)

  • Brain fog and delusional disorder
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Mood Swings and other psychological experiences
  • Menstrual adjustments
  • Muscle loss and fragility
  • Systemic changes
  • Hormone therapy
  • Hysterectomy, vaginal atrophy, osteoporosis (examples)
  • Grief and Loss 

Reducing Symptoms in Menopause

  • Types of specialist options
  • Holistic modalities
  • Nutrition for menopause
  • Introduction to exercise in the 50s and 60s
  • Relationships, intimacy, and sex
  • Ongoing support
  • What this type of support looks like

Menopause II

  • Emotional Considerations
  • Education 
  • Community resources and support questionnaires 
  • Traditional models of menopause support
  • What this type of support looks like

Post Menopause

  • Common concerns and options for support
  • Furthering awareness of holistic options
  • Introduction to exercise in the 60s and 70s
  • Nutrition and post menopause
  • Relationships, intimacy, and sex
  • What this type of support looks like

The Business of Being a Menopause Support Practitioner 

  • More details and resources on what support will look like
  • How to work with clients at different stages 
  • How to tie in with other birth-worker or fertility businesses
  • Considering value, marketing, and educating our peers

Upon completing this program students will have completed a minimum of 32 contact hours, including assignment, exam, and online module work.

Each student has 8 months to complete the following practitioner requirements:

  • Complete the all designated online course modules
  • Achieve a minimum grade of 80% on all module quizzes
  • Obtain 8 approved Educational Units and provide a written summary about your experience (within or outside Doula Canada)
  • Completion of all core assignments – 6 in total
  • Complete all required readings, with reviews
  • Practical assessment hours for at least two clients, totalling a minimum of 10 hours
  • Achieve a minimum grade of 85% on an online final examination (proctored)

​​Cost of any chosen educational units costs are not included in registration fee.  Doula Canada does not charge any outside fees, membership fees or recertification fees.

Students who do not complete the program in the 8 month timeframe may request a continuance to the next session (a $50 administrative fee will apply).

Our Menopause Support Practitioner program is set at a one-time membership and certification fee of ​$450 (+ tax) for full recognition and completion with Doula Canada.

We do not charge annual membership or renewal fees.

The cost of required readings (2 total) are included, however the cost of educational unit workshops for EU credits (8 total)are additional costs to the student.  We encourage you to seek out free or low cost options.

Approximate costs for EU workshops: $80 to $200

Your one time fee will cover:

  • Student reference guide and certification packet
  • Exam fee
  • Assignment grading
  • Instructor fee
  • Online, email, and phone mentorship
  • Administrative costs
  • Membership into an exciting Canadian peer network
  • Access to online learning modules, resources, and continuing education options
  • We are Canadian developed, but internationally focused
  • No annual membership or renewal fees
  • A dedicated team that takes time with each student as requested
  • Our mandate is to create only the most confident practitioners, through a variety of interests, philosophies, and teaching strategies
  • We offer a passionate family of thousands of Doulas and CBEs who are available 24/7 via our online community
  • ​Self study start makes it easy to dive in!
  • Online access to resources, learning modules, and continuing education
  • Collaborations that facilitate international connections at home and abroad
  • One time fee of $450 plus applicable taxes
  • Minimum deposit due at time of registration if student does not choose to pay in full, balance can be made in instalments (3 or 6 month option available at time of registration); students payment must have reached at least 50% of their total course fee prior to beginning the program.
  • Payment can be made by Credit card, PayPal, or Email Money Transfer. More details on this will be sent when registration is processed.
  • All payments are Non-refundable.  Please read our cancellation policy prior to registering.

*applicable taxes not included in base fee*

May 06

Menopause Support I ONLINE I May 6th start

May 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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