Healing Birth Practitioner Training


Develop the necessary skill set to competently and confidently guide people through the process of healing after a traumatic birth. An expert in her field, Carla combines her midwifery and education knowledge, alongside her decade-long experience in traumatic birth healing, to teach you the art and science of effective birth trauma support.

This intensive 8 week programme includes

  • twice weekly Zoom sessions (1.5 hour lesson; 1.5 hour interactive) - recordings available

  • a printable workbook 

  • a copy of Carla's book, Where the Heart Is: Stories of home birth in New Zealand

  • private Healing Birth Practitioners Facebook group membership to discuss, collaborate, share ideas, ask questions and support one another

  • a certificate of course completion

  • a digital 'Certified Healing Birth Practitioner' badge to use on your website, brochures and on social media

  • your name, credentials and contact details will be listed under 'Our Team - Certified Healing Birth Practitioners' on Carla's website

  • 24 hours of approved continuing midwifery education by the Midwifery Council for New Zealand midwives


Investment is $1900 NZD (early bird, then $2100) - Payment plans available.

Early bird closing date: 11th July (July course)

Course attendee numbers are limited to 18 participants.

This course was incredible - honestly it exceeded my expectations and I was sad when it fi

Upcoming Training

  • Healing Birth Practitioner Training - July 2022
    25 Jul, 7:30 pm NZST – 15 Sept, 9:00 pm NZST
    Zoom calls
    Learn about the art and science of holistic birth trauma support and become a certified Healing Birth practitioner.

Click on the above 'Details & Register' button to find out dates, times and what is covered in the course content. You'll also be able to register to attend here, too. To access the online registration form and secure your spot on the course, you will need to order and pay for 1 deposit 'ticket' ($100). Places on the course are limited to 18 and may fill up fast. If you miss out on a placement in this course don't be too disappointed, Carla will be holding 2-3 of these each year. Get in touch with Carla and let her know that you would like to be added to the mailing list for the next HBPT course.

The Healing Birth Practitioner Training course has been amazing. I feel so full of knowled