Geraldine Matus PhD Justisse Founder

Justisse Method Founder

Geraldine Matus, Lay Midwife, PhD is the founder of the Justisse Method (1987) a fertility awareness-based method (FABM). She launched the Justisse Practitioner training in 1987, which starting in 2003 evolved to the now Justisse College International, a Canadian not-for-profit corporation. She designed and wrote the Justisse College Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner (HRHP) training curriculum and the Justisse College faculty training curriculum. Currently Justisse College is the gold standard for secular fertility awareness educator training.

Geraldine has worked as a fertility awareness educator and holistic reproductive health practitioner since 1977 and has been active in the reproductive health freedoms movement since then, including the legalization, training, and licensure of midwives. She qualified as a lay midwife in 1985 (before midwives were licensed in Canada). She completed the Billings Method, SERENA Canada, Couple-to-Couple League, and Creighton training from between 1977 and 1986. Since 1980 she has had the privilege of working with and learning from North America’s best complimentary and functional medicine physicians.

She completed her doctorate in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her doctoral work focuses on a psycho-physiological view of the female beauty and blood mysteries, and how they are connected to love as the glutinum mundi (glue of the world). Dr. Matus’s work integrates her experience in sexual and reproductive health with a depth psychological and somatic view of healing. She believes conscious engagement with the beauty and blood mysteries is a valuable means for developing a profound honoring of one’s body as the alchemical vessel of being, and in that way become wholly empowered in body, mind, and spirit.  For private sessions, public lectures, or other engagements with Geraldine’s please contact her at and go to

She has sat as chair for the Core Competencies Committee for the Association for Fertility Awareness Professionals (AFAP) to oversee the development of standards and demonstration of competency for certification of Fertility Awareness Educators (FAE).


Physiological Health

Psycho-Spiritual Health

Body and Soul

Areas of Speciality

Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Self-Care (diet, lifestyle, psycho-spiritual, movement)
  • The 5th Vital Sign (menstrual cycle health)
  • Fertility Awareness Based Methods
  • Prenatal and Preconception care

Depth Psychology: Dreams, Imagination, Creativity, Spirituality

  • Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
  • Love and Intimacy
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Trauma Informed Care

Health Education Curriculum Development

  • Mentoring and tutoring
  • Clinical supervision