Stepping Stones: Following a Pathway to the End of Life by Ellie Atherton. Book Review by Patty Brennan. Ellies gives us insights and words for how to build trust, manage conflict respectfully and advocate effectively for the dying person’s wishes. Read the newsletter.

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Are we forcibly feeding our loved ones? Don’t miss our March 17 Member Webinar on this important topic. Feeding a dying person can bring up a lot of ethical and emotional concerns. Is this act truly helpful or harmful? Also resources for being a doula at a distance, a shaman’s experience in Guatemala, cool new…

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New research on end-of-life doulas includes perspectives from four countries. Also in this newsletter–pandemic resources, what to say to a friend whose spouse has dementia, water cremation, electronic wills, force feeding our loves ones, and more! Read the newsletter.

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The Guest House of Fowlerville

End-of-Life Doula Internships. A new pilot program is being launched at a residential hospice home in Michigan. Gain hands-on experience after training in a community setting providing heart-centered care. Newsletter includes blogs and research on the sense of hearing in unresponsive patients, finding peace and purpose after loss, 3 ways to combat “imposter syndrome,” and…

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Kathleen Putnam, owner of Coaching at End of Life, 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…

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The Guest House of Fowlerville

Learn about this unique hospice home, The Guest House of Fowlerville, a labor of love from Jen Fargo. Jen is a Registered Nurse and End-of-Life Doula on a mission to serve the dying and their families. In this issue we say goodbye to 2020 with some reminders to not neglect the cultivation of your sanity…

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end-of-life doula certification

Our streamlined End-of-Life Doula certification process is now ready! We provide various pathways (doable, included in cost of training, available for all). Plus favorite blogs, grief resources for the upcoming holidays, free webinars, training reviews, a Beautiful Dying Expo, Toltec traditions and practices, how to generate income with your doula work, how EOLDs complement hospice…

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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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become end of life doula

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.…

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