Both the online and in-person trainings guide participants through a heartfelt analysis of three key components central to holding space for the bereaved post-pregnancy/infant loss.
These components are unique to the Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss trainings and include:
*An exploration of best “care practices” with regard to the various support networks surrounding bereaved mothers.
*A cross-cultural understanding of the healing power of ritual found in both religious and secular settings.
With her profound compassion and intellect, Amy takes one of the most difficult subjects there is — death — and creates a safe space to deeply explore and learn. Her skills as a teacher, chaplain and doula beautifully synchronize for a comprehensive interactive training that I encourage ALL birth professionals to take. My professional life aside, I am a better human being after benefitting from the holistic ways Amy approached our study together.
~ Elizabeth Reiner, CPM and founder of Shifrah’s Sisters Holistic Birth Services
The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death is proud to sponsor a 15-hour, self-paced, online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training taught by Amy Wright Glenn, author of Birth, Breath, and Death and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go. Amy’s teaching has been widely regarded as “inspirational” and “truly transformative.” Read testimonials here.
Participants who register for this self paced, online experience will be guided through 5 recorded modules of study. Reading, writing, and personal reflection are central to preparing for each of the five modules. All participants are required to read Holding Space — On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go by Amy Wright Glenn and Ghostbelly by Elizabeth Heineman. Participants will apply the three key components central to the training to Heineman’s honest and searing memoir. To receive a certificate of completion, participants must view the provided recordings as well as successfully turn in all assignments.
Amy’s training is fantastic, and many of our conference attendees said it was their favorite part of their experience! She approaches these difficult and emotional topics with amazing grace and confidence. Amy’s teaching style is so engaging, and she steadfastly guided us on such a beautiful journey over the short course of time we had with her (and we all wished we had more!). ~Margo Blackstone, Indie Birth Association
(Birth Arts International offers 5 CEUs to members who successfully complete both the in-person and online training. Many DONA certified doulas who attend Institute-sponsored in-person training have successfully received 5 CEU recertification hours under the Alternative B-1 category. Contact Amy for more information about CEUs.)