workshop Rhinebeck, NY

End-of-Life Doula Training

Dates

Jul 14–19, 2024

Tuition

Member: $875.00

Standard: $975.00

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Train with the International End of Life Doula Association to help people through their dying process while supporting their loved ones.

INELDA educator Wilka Roig says an end-of-life doula’s role is to hold space, listen, and reflect back.

End-of-life doulas provide companionship, comfort, and guidance to those facing a terminal illness or death. Doulas offer resources to help the dying person—along with their family and loved ones—to make informed decisions in a supportive environment.

During this training, you learn the International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA) doula principles of self-awareness, honoring the autonomy of the dying person, and the dying process.

The end-of-life doula's non-medical holistic support encompasses emotional, spiritual, and practical care. Through lectures, exercises, and individual exploration, you learn:

  • History of doula care
  • Scope of practice and code of ethics
  • Self-awareness and deep active listening
  • Physical changes of the body
  • Vigil planning, rituals, and ceremonies
  • Guided imagery
  • Reprocessing the death

The International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA) is a nonprofit with the mission to encourage the presence of end-of-life doulas by normalizing death, dying, and grief through conscientious education, and stewardship, and by fostering community and advocacy. Its curriculum is bolstered by a group of passionate and inclusive educators who bring years of experience in hospice, nursing, psychotherapy, education, and supporting the dying.

As part of this training, you receive self-paced video exercises as pre-work, an end-of-life doula guide and training workbook, live lectures and presentations from INELDA educators, small group and paired exercises, and self-paced exercises you can use to prepare you for your role as a doula.

Please note: A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of the training. Nursing contact hours are available. A 2-day program is also available September 27-29.

More Information

It is possible to enjoy a fulfilling career as an end-of-life doula, however some important topics should be explored first. Please see our FAQ section here. Regardless of your motivation in taking this course, we think you may find that it feels life-changing. This course is the first step in becoming an INELDA Certified End-of-Life Doula.

Upon registration, you will receive more information on required pre-work.

A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of the training.

Note: this program is also offered September 27-29. Learn more.

Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Jul 14–19, 2024

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