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WATCH NOW! Webinar for End-of-Life Doulas

By Patty Brennan | October 16, 2020

The Who, What, Why, When, and How of Doula Work In this webinar, our new Director of Continuing Education, Bonnie Blachly interviews Kathy Bates about her work as an end-of-life doula, including how she got started and how she gets clients. Kathy is the owner of Compassionate End-of-Life Doula in the Seattle area. Normally a…

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October Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | October 6, 2020

Teaching aids FOR SALE! Weighted dolls can be used for hands-on teaching of babywearing. A total of 7 dolls, each weighing 8 pounds, mixed races, available. Online training makes doula work (and therefore doulas!) more accessible. No need to travel, stay at a hotel or leave your breastfeeding infant behind. Winter/Spring 2021 Live Online Training…

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October Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

By Patty Brennan | October 1, 2020

Our freshly updated end-of-life doula training program has launched. 10 online self-paced modules plus a 2-day live online workshop (October and January dates available). Also in this issue: Meet our new Director of Continuing Education, Bonnie Blachly. Fall members only webinar schedule is ready to roll. And a new, streamlined, lifetime certification for end-of-life doulas.…

DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop

September Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | September 3, 2020

Can we build community in a virtual training? “All of my expectations were exceeded and I felt that the workshop was well worth the money, even not being able to be there in person.” Join Patty Brennan in Fall 2020 for live online doula training. DONA International Birth Doula Workshops, Postpartum Doula Workshops and Doula…

August Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

By Patty Brennan | July 29, 2020

Keeping HOPE alive (on COVID-19 and silver linings …) Let me encourage you to stay flexible in your thinking. The need for our services as end-of-life doulas remains strong. Read the newsletter for some questions we can ask ourselves when adaptation is required. Also, doulas in the news; end-of-life doula training updates (online programs are…

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June Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | May 31, 2020

Can we build community in a virtual training? “All of my expectations were exceeded and I felt that the workshop was well worth the money, even not being able to be there in person.” Due to pandemic-related restrictions, all our summer trainings will be live virtual trainings on Zoom. Also in this issue: building a…

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Gentle Passage End-of-Life Doula Collective

By Patty Brennan | May 25, 2020

This very informative FREE Webinar showcases the collaboration of a group of women who have come together in the Seattle area to offer a blanket of end-of-life services to families. Members share the story of how they came together, the thoughtfulness of how they are proceeding to create a business, and the biggest challenge they…

May/June Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

By Patty Brennan | May 21, 2020

Free webinar tonight! Interview conducted by Patty Brennan with members of the Seattle area Gentle Passage Doula Collective. Mother’s Day musings … When we have a loss, that person lives in our hearts and memories now. Remember, you can still say “thank you,” “I love you,” “I forgive you.” COVID-19 training and registrations updates. Check…

DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop

May Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | May 3, 2020

LIVE VIRTUAL DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop will be held May 14-17 on Zoom, with Patty Brennan & Guest Instructors. You no longer have to travel or pay for hotel rooms to become a postpartum doula. This is your chance! Also in this newsletter: the evidence on natural techniques for induction of labor; “Making More Milk”…

spring changes

April Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

By Patty Brennan | April 4, 2020

What is hybrid End-of-Life Doula Training? Announcing exciting innovations to our offerings … online training and a hybrid training program blending online and in-person skills-based learning. Plus paid opportunities for EOLDs to speak about their work; pandemic care guide; mediating grief during COVID-19; resources for working ON your doula business while stuck at home; and…