Teacher Training & Upgrading Courses

Thank you for your interest in training or upgrading as an Accredited to teach the authentic Billings Ovulation Method®. Billings is very simple, yet is validated by more scientific research than any other method of natural fertility management available today.

Our Accredited Teachers empower individuals and couples to discover real freedom through education in the design of their bodies.

These courses are opportunities for theoretical training and group discussion.  Personal study, lived experience, and mentoring are also key components of teacher training and upgrading.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’re not sure which course is the most appropriate for you. 

Requirements for becoming an Accredited Teacher here


PART ONE BASIC TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

Dates:  April 2021 – October 2021

Location:  online

Pre-requisite:  None

Facilitators:  Shawna Van Uden, Jocelynne Papp, Jammie Fischer

Course Content

• Scientific Understanding of the Billings Ovulation Method®
• The Hormones – work of Professor James Brown
• The Cervix – work of Professor Erik Odeblad
• Overview of the Billings Ovulation Method®
• Six Requirements of Fertility
• Rules of the Billings Ovulation Method®
• Charting with Symbols
• Normal Cycles
• Recognition of the Peak
• Basic Infertile Pattern of Dry
• Cycles of Average Length, Short and Long
• Thinking in Patterns
• Basic Infertile Pattern of Discharge/Combined Basic Infertile Pattern
• Average Length Cycles; Cycles over 35 days
• Different Types of Bleeding
• Natural Indicators of Ovulation
• Breastfeeding – Helping the Lactating Mother

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PART TWO BASIC TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

Dates: November 2021 – March 2022

Location:  online

Pre-requisite:  Part One Basic Teacher Training, Billings Ovulation Method® charting experience strongly recommended

Facilitators:  Shawna Van Uden, Jocelynne Papp, Jammie Fischer

Course Content

• Review of Science and Billings Ovulation Method® Application
• What to Expect in Peri-Menopause
• Sub-Fertility
• Post Hormonal Contraception
• Rapidly Changing Pattern of Discharge
• Recognizing Abnormalities
• Condom Charts/Pregnancy Investigations
• Assignment Review
• Clarification of Unanswered Questions
• How Much Information to Give in the Initial Instruction

This course fulfills the ongoing education requirement for active Accredited Teachers (required every 3 years)

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ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

Dates:  October 12, 2021 – January 18, 2022

Location:  online

Pre-requisite: Part Two Basic Teacher Training & Practicum

Facilitators:  NFP Association of Ontario Teacher Trainers

Course Content

• How Adults Learn
• Using the Science to Benefit the Couple
• Teaching the Couple from Initial Instruction to Autonomy
• Case Study Discussions – Peak and Basic Infertile Pattern
• What does the Teacher see in the Chart?
• Case Studies for the Above
• The Relevance of the Continuum to our Teachers
• Case Studies for the Above
• Breastfeeding – Infertility
• Breastfeeding – Returning Fertility
• Pre-menopause and Case Studies
• Post-Hormonal Contraception and Case Studies

This workshop fulfills the ongoing education requirement for active Accredited Teachers (required every 3 years)


EXTENSION TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

Dates: June 21 – 23, 2019

Location:  Edmonton

Pre-requisite: Part Two Billings Ovulation Method® Teacher Training Workshop & Practicum

Facilitators: LeeAnn Kinderwater, Cathey Perri

Health Care providers such as Physicians, Functional Medicine Practitioners, Naturopaths, Pharmacists may audit this workshop with no prior training in the Billings Ovulation Method®. Learn about the value of fertility charting as a tool which can assist in the diagnosis & treatment of reproductive difficulties such as menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, PCOS, infertility, acne, endometriosis, and more. 

Course Content

• Correlation of Science – Ovarian Hormones and Cervical and Vaginal Responses
• Average Length Cycle
• Charting/Hormones/Cervix/Rules
• Basic Infertile Pattern (BIP) of Discharge
• Delayed Ovulation – Combined BIP
• Rapidly Changing Pattern of Discharge
• Ovarian and Pituitary Hormones
• Different Types of Bleeding
• Natural Indicators of Ovulation
• The Challenging Chart
• Ovarian Hormone Flow Chart and Discussion
• Explanation of Continuum of Ovarian Activity from Menarche to Menopause
• Review of Variants of Continuum
• Menarche
• Pre-menopause
• Variants
• Post-chemical Contraception
• Breastfeeding – Returning to Fertility
• Diagnostic Benefits of the Billings Ovulation Method®
• Every Chart Tells a Story
• Case Studies
• Reproductive Health & Review Assessment Correction

This workshop fulfills the ongoing education requirement for active Accredited Teachers (required every 3 years)

Head Office

Natural Family Planning Association (AB)
3301 63 Ave Close
Lloydminster, AB
T2V 2V9

[email protected]

Non Profit

We are a non-profit organization promoting and teaching the Billings Ovulation Method® throughout Alberta.

Online Support

Instruction available in person or online

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