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Grief and Holidays—Webinar Recording

By Patty Brennan | December 9, 2020

Kathleen Putnam presents on her work related to grief coaching. Kathleen has recently completed training with Amy Wright Glenn, the author of the book, “Holding Space.” Kathleen shares ideas on how doulas can support clients and families as they walk through their experience of grief. As we approach the Holiday season, grief may be heightened…

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A new community-based hospice home—December Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | December 8, 2020

December 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser End-of-Life Doula Training & Certification~ Supporting life’s final transition ~ Become an End-of-Life Doula!The Doula Business Guideby Patty Brennan 2020 is nearly over.Not too many of us will shed tears over that reality, I’m guessing. The media are telling us that we are heading into a “dark…

Guidance in how to implement your doula business vision—December Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | December 3, 2020

Birth & Postpartum DoulasDecember 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser Birth & Parenting News YOUR DOULA CAREERSTARTS HERE!PATTY BRENNAN’SDOULA BUSINESS GUIDE 2020 is nearly over.Not too many of us will shed tears over that reality, I’m guessing. The media are telling us that we are heading into a “dark few months of winter.” Fear…

Facilitating End-of-Life Conversations—Webinar Recording

By Patty Brennan | November 20, 2020

Maureen Kures is the owner and operator of Radiant Mourning.  Maureen gets people talking about their end-of-life wishes. In this webinar, she shares how she supports people to get their affairs in order.

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Pathways to End-of-Life Doula Certification—November 2020 Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | November 6, 2020

November 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser End-of-Life Doula Training & Certification~ Supporting life’s final transition ~ Become an End-of-Life Doula!The Doula Business Guideby Patty Brennan Have you completed EOLD training but are not yet certified? We have a streamlined process tailored to your needs. You have two options:If you trained with Lifespan Doulas prior…

Center for the Childbearing Year

Center for the Childbearing Year is closing—November 2020 Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | November 5, 2020

Birth & Postpartum DoulasNovember 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser Birth & Parenting News YOUR DOULA CAREERSTARTS HERE!PATTY BRENNAN’SDOULA BUSINESS GUIDE If I had imagined the day when …I would be closing the Center for the Childbearing Year–home to Lifespan Doulas, The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, New Moon Midwifery and Ann Arbor Doulas–it would not have looked like…

An End-of-Life Doula Interview—Webinar Recording

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. 

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Increasing access to doulas with online training—October 2020 Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | October 6, 2020

Birth & Postpartum DoulasOctober 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser Birth & Parenting News YOUR DOULA CAREERSTARTS HERE!PATTY BRENNAN’SDOULA BUSINESS GUIDE Lifespan Doulas will continue to offer Live Online Doula Training in 2021!Many of us reluctantly turned to online training this year, preferring the in-person, hands-on training model but deciding that online training was…

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New online End-of-Life Doula training program has launched—October 2020 Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | October 1, 2020

October 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser End-of-Life Doula Training & Certification~ Supporting life’s final transition ~ Become an End-of-Life Doula!The Doula Business Guideby Patty Brennan A year of changes … We all have a COVID story now. How it has and continues to change our lives. Most of it has been truly awful for…

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End-of-life care for children—September 2020 Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | September 3, 2020

Birth & Postpartum DoulasSeptember 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser Birth & Parenting News YOUR DOULA CAREERSTARTS HERE!PATTY BRENNAN’SDOULA BUSINESS GUIDE Great Opportunity to Become a DONA-Certified Postpartum Doula (without traveling)!Learn how to create a cocoon of rest, healing and support for the new mother. Encourage breastfeeding moms to overcome challenges and grow in…