- Michelle Haywood, doula, Calgary, Ontario
The BOLD Method™ for Birth is a childbirth empowerment method created to help birth professionals change the culture of birth and confidently lead pregnant women back to their innate wisdom to give birth. We believe having a healthy pregnancy and birth requires a clear mind, open heart, and an awareness of the present moment. The BOLD Method gathers ancient and modern mindfulness-based tools into a unique empowerment model that helps moms have pleasurable birth experiences.
What’s unique about our certification program?
This certification program is about restoring the feminine landscape. What do we mean by that? We believe it’s essential that women reconnect to that wild place inside of them. There are no words for this place. Like birth, it’s a mystery. But what we do know is that when women are still, when they are encouraged to move, when they are given tools to feel their feelings and stand in the truth of who they are that’s when they are free. That’s when they take responsibility for their birth experiences and give birth with strength, power, and courage.
“The training with Karen was a spiritual journey for me, as a doula. And now it will be so for all the women who I support in giving birth.”
- Akiko Kimura
“The BOLD Method is not about the “right” way to give birth or the “wrong” way to give birth. It goes beyond those social constraints to something deeper. It guides a woman into herself and helps facilitate the space and expression of her own unique journey in this wild rite of passage we call birth. It allows a woman to own her body and her voice and to give birth to her baby, to herself, and to her life in the way that is best for HER.” – Allyson Ayers
There are two ways to become a BOLD Method for Birth certified facilitator:
1. Take a live weekend training with a member of our BOLD Method Training Team. Then enter our online program for half price to complete certification. You will also receive a private mentor from our Training Team throughout certification. To view training dates click here (coming soon!).
2. Enter our online certification program anytime. If you can’t make it to a live training you can still apply to certify with us online. To apply to become a BOLD Method for Birth facilitator fill out the application form here and we’ll get back to you.
Why The BOLD Method for Birth?
Led by founder Karen Brody, an internationally know birth advocate and speaker, The BOLD Method is leading a movement to bring mental fitness to moms. Changing the culture of birth is going to take birth professionals helping to shift the current mindset that believes birth is a frightening experience. As a result of Karen’s hugely successful play Birth and the visibility of our sister company BOLD Tranquility, the BOLD movement has brand recognition all over the world. Being part of a strong brand you benefit from website exposure, media coverage, and communication materials.
Once certified you will also be able to enter our popular yoga nidra meditation training for no cost and lead Deep Rest for Mom workshops in your community.
A Gift For Your Soul
Another reason to join us is if you are seeking a tune-up for your soul. One of the most frequent feedback we get from our facilitators is that this training was life-changing for them. In every module Karen speaks directly to you, embracing you in every tool, exploring the depths of being a woman, and urging you to serve yourself with The BOLD Method so you can then go out an serve others.
“I want to express my gratitude and joy to you for creating The BOLD Method. I spent another 3 intimate hours guiding a circle of women in LOVE last night and the feeling was simply magic. This morning I found that in reviewing the evening in my mind I was completely flooded with passion for what I’m doing. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing The BOLD Method to the world. It’s exactly the vehicle I needed to bring my vision of women-centred care into my life and my community.” – Nicariteo Haywood