Practitioner Course Level 1

This three-day course is designed to give you the essential skills you will need in order to become a Soul Midwife or companion to the dying.

Some students on this course are already working as carers, therapists, nurses, doctors or priests and celebrants and are seeking to extend their existing skills. However, anyone who feels called to do this work will be accepted with no prior experience as long as their motives for the work are compassion, integrity and devotion.

Great care is taken to create a supportive and nurturing experience for students.

Entry to this course requires either attendance at one of our Intro Days, or by completing the Distance Module  of our on-line training programme.

Subjects covered include:

  • studying the five stages of dying and the therapeutic techniques used for each stage
  • breath work
  • visualisation
  • soothing touch
  • creating a death plan
  • unfinished business, soul wounds and death bed wishes
  • the Soul Midwife’s kitbag
  • working with sound therapeutically and diagnostically, including using singing bowls, voice and toning
  • self care , creating sacred space, nurturing and reflective practice
  • setting up a practice: safe and ethical procedures, professional boundaries, insurance, marketing, integrating with other disciplines.

This is a certificated course leading to registration and eligibility for insurance (at the discretion of the insurance company) and membership of the Soul Midwives’ forum for support, mentoring and continued professional development courses and study days.

Fee: £750 to include course packs,  a light lunch and refreshments

Level 1courses are  all held at the Soul Midwives School in Dorset

Remaining 2019 Level 1 dates

July  26-28

September 27-29

November  8-10

  • if you are keen to start training as soon as you can, please check out our  Distance Learning Programme  which you can  begin at any time –


Jan 31-feb 2

March  27-29

June  5-7

July  24-26

Sepetmber 25-27

November   6-8

Student soul midwives learning how to use singing bowls

Student soul midwives learning how to use singing bowls

To book please email