Over 400 birth and mental health professionals, from all across the world, have taken Amy Wright Glenn’s original Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training which is offered online twice a year. In her basic level training, Amy focuses on companioning, strengthening the support network through best care practices, and the healing power of ritual. Amy presents on this topic in-person as well. She travels about once a month to various birth and yoga centers across the US. Read testimonials of her work.
($65 for members of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death)
A few things to note:
As a grieving mother, I felt an immediate sense of shared community, mutual respect, and compassionate receptivity during Amy’s workshop. As an educator, I greatly appreciated Amy’s organization, solid communication skills, and warm presence. And as someone dedicated to grief work, I found in Amy and my fellow attendees strong and thoughtful allies. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to participate in this training, and I highly recommend it. ~Joanne Zerdy, PhD, Inviting Abundance, North Carolina
I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have taken Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss. This is a difficult subject to engage, perhaps especially in an online format, but the level of warmth, compassion, community facilitation, and personal attention that Amy brought to this training was absolutely phenomenal. ~ Claire Wilson, birth doula, Oregon
Amy is a fabulous teacher and has an eloquent way of speaking about the unthinkable losses that occur all around us in our world. I would recommend this class to anyone, and it is a must for any health care provider working with women, families and in pregnancy settings. ~ Maddie Ackerman, birth doula and student RN, Washington
Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Amy is a (CD)DONA birth doula, hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Amy is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice and is the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go. Amy teaches both online and in-person Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss trainings. Hundreds of birth and mental health professionals have studied with her.