Learn. Practice. Shift. Sustain.
Our programs are mindfulness-based because we believe that this is the key to transforming care and empowering and connecting with clients. Whether it’s staying steady through a difficult birth, modeling calm with a fussy baby, avoiding mistakes that could be dangerous, or deepening relationships, mindfulness practices support doulas, birth workers, and health professionals to be more effective while preventing burnout.
Karen Laing, the founder of WisdomWay, is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor (MBSR), midwife, and lactation consultant. She also trained at Duke Integrative Medicine as an Integrative Health Coach and founded Birthways, a thriving Chicago-based doula agency.
“If we’re going to be effective at caring for others, we have to know the landscape of the human condition. We, in many ways, will walk it together, dropping the idea of directing the journey or getting anywhere in particular, but staying open to being awestruck by what’s actually there.”
"Let’s do this work together to bring the kind of caring presence that heals."