Patti Thompson

Patti was a midwife for 37 years, training in Vancouver through the apprenticeship model with doctors and midwives and holistic practitioners. She is experienced in complimentary therapies, and focused on preventative health care for pregnant and birthing women, and newborn babies, when she was a midwife.   Because of her empirical training, her philosophy of caring has evolved through responding to the needs of the many families she cared for.  She supports people to create a beautiful, healthy, and powerful life.  Patti has one daughter and one son, and three grandchildren.  She is a visual artist, designer, permaculture practitioner, enjoys outdoor activities, and is especially fond of West Coast surfing and wild swimming.


  • 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner
  • Practicing Midwife in B.C. for 37 years, registered at BCW Hospital 1998-2014, specializing in pregnancy and postpartum wellness and triaging to the best holistic and medical care
  • Pacific Rim College of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, instructing doula students
  • Clinical Professor of Midwifery at UBC through 2014
  • Studied at the School of Art Therapy at University of Victoria with a Summer Art Therapy Diploma in 1993
  • Fine Arts Degree Emily Carr University in conjunction with UBC, studied Buddhism with Dr. Shotaro Iida.