Mia studied at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 1998. From there she practiced both chiropractic and craniosacral therapy until committing solely to cranial work and prebirth and birth healing in 2003. After opening Emerging Families, a centre dedicated to therapy, research, and education for the prebirth and birth period, she published her first book in 2014, ‘The Secret Life of Babies: How Our Prebirth and Birth Experiences Shape Our World’. Her second book, ‘It’s Never Too Late: Healing Prebirth and Birth At Any Age’, is a practical guide to for parents, caregivers, and health care providers.
She follows in the tradition of R.D. Laing through her mentor, Andrew Feldmar—whose only approach is to suspend any protocol and labels, and to respectfully follow the client who is entrusted to guide his or her own life. Her techniques are also influenced by Osteopathy, Body-Mind Centering, and her time serving the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, as well as by her years in The Orphan Wisdom School in Ontario, Canada, and studying with Dr. and Elder, Malidoma Some.
Mia Kalef is a Chiropractor, Craniosacral Therapist and founder of Emerging Families, a program of therapy, education, and research for the Pre and Perinatal Period. She works with families throughout the childbearing years to resolve the effects of Pre and Perinatal challenges and with adults retrospectively.