Amy Wright Glenn

Washington DC workshop

 Are you a birth doula

holding space for bereaved families through pregnancy loss?

Are you a death doula

supporting the dying?

Have you recently experienced grief due to death or the loss of an important relationship? Do you wonder what it means to face your own death, or the death of those you love?

If so, all are welcome to join author, birth/death doula, and hospital chaplain, Amy Wright Glenn for a transformative and inspiring 5-hour workshop addressing the key topics of what it means to love, die, and let go.


Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

Sunday, July 21st 2019



1390 Kenyon Street NW (First Floor, Great Room),

Washington DC

*Early bird for regular registration is $145 by July 5th. Doulas who have trained with Nicole Heidbreder, members of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death , members of the National Home Funeral Alliance, and members of INELDA pay $100. Scholarships also available.



The Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop focuses on key themes present in Amy’s second book Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go published by Parallax Press. (Read an excerpt). All enrolled in Loving, Dying, and Letting Go receive a PDF syllabus and a pre-workshop email reading assignment. Writing, personal reflection, and small group work are central to the format of the workshop.

All participants are requested to read Holding Space by Amy Wright Glenn as her book serves as the core of the workshop’s curriculum covering what it means to hold space for self/others, best care practices for supporting bereaved families in pregnancy/infant loss, and an exploration of the link between the work of those called to be doulas for birth and death.


Workshop topics include:

  1. What does it mean to love? How is attachment formed? What are the various types of love known in human experience? How do you love? Who do you love?

  2. What does it mean to die? How do various world traditions approach the topic of dying? When have you known death? What are your hopes and fears?

  3. How can we love fully in a world of letting go? What does it mean to hold space for loss? How do you work with the energies of fear? How can you both love and die?

  4. Participants will be invited to deeply reflect upon the posed questions and share their personal reflections on what it means to love, die, and let go given their own specific life circumstance, relationship context, work etc. Participants will be encouraged to work with the energy of fear, transform the energies of hurt, and move forward in loving, dying, and letting go with great courage.



“Amy is kind, humble and accessible.  Her diversified and extensive background in birth, death, religion and spirituality enhance her innate qualities that make for greatness.” ~ Alisha Tamburri, Counselor & Ordained Minister

“I would recommend Amy’s classes to anyone wishing to take an authentic and comprehensive exploration with a true cultural pioneer.” ~ Sally Hunt, Midwife

“Amy is a very powerful teacher because her teaching comes directly from the heart and from a life that has experienced what she is teaching.” ~ Tracey Glaser-Bacon, Hospice Worker


Contact Amy for registration information.


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 taken this course. Read through their testimonials.