Amy Wright Glenn

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training in Boca Raton

This is the finest continuing education class I have ever taken. I learned so much about the topic, about myself, and my story as the mother of an infant who died at nine-days-old.  Amy has a lovely manner of teaching. She is able to gently approach a very tough topic and make it so palatable.  I can truly say I think I now know how to hold space in a way that I never knew before. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  

~ Linda Reilly Blue, birth doula, Connecticut


Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss 5~hour training with Amy Wright Glenn

Boca Raton, Florida


Saturday, June 1st 2019


“Silent, unprocessed grief from previous pregnancy loss can deeply impact the trajectory of a mother’s future pregnancy and childbirth experiences,” writes Amy Wright Glenn in Miscarriage Matters for the PhillyVoice. It’s true. Yet, how can care providers best hold space for this grief? What practical skill sets exist to guide those called to serve bereaved parents and families devastated by pregnancy loss?

This 5-hour workshop is designed to benefit midwives, obstetricians, doulas, nurses, prenatal yoga teachers, hospital chaplains, ministers, therapists, and pastoral care providers who support women and their families through pregnancy loss.  One need not be employed in any of these fields to participate – the training is open to all.

Amy will guide participants through a heartfelt analysis of three key components central to holding space for grieving mothers and their families.

These components are:

  1. An introduction to the companioning model of care outlined by Alan Wolfelt, Founder and Director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition.
  2. An exploration of best care practices with regard to the various support networks surrounding bereaved mothers.
  3. A cross-cultural understanding of the healing power of ritual found in both religious and secular settings.


All participants are asked to prepare for this 5-hour training by reading “Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go” by Amy Wright Glenn. PDF certificates of completion are available to all who successfully complete this training. Scholarships are available. 

Contact Amy to register. Location provided upon registration. 

6L5A6167-edit-bwAmy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught for eleven years in the Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence.  She is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Teacher Trainer, (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 author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying and Letting Go. 

the-bookSigned copies of Amy Wright Glenn’s book, “Birth, Breath, and Death — Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula” will be available for purchase for $10.