Heather Self, Birth Doula & Mindful Coaching
I graduated from the Hakomi Institute in 2009. Hakomi is a holistic and mindfulness based counseling method that draws from Buddhist and Taoist traditions. During my training, I needed to do practicum work. A midwife friend suggested I come work with some of her clients. I quickly fell in love with the emotional and spiritual expansiveness of pregnancy and began exploring how mindfulness practices and a Hakomi inspired approach might help support women in pregnancy and labor. I went on to become a certified professional doula through toLabor. I also trained as a postpartum doula through Aviva College and in 2016, I became a Birthing From Within mentor.
I hold a degree in fine arts from Shepherd University (printmaking) and taught art classes for many years. In my free time I enjoy yoga, meditation, walks in nature, spending time with my husband and kids, and making art.
“Her calm demeanor and her background in the Hakomi method of mindfulness training were just right for me.”TG