For more people to experience a good death, in addition to medical care, there is a need for a mindful, compassionate presence to ‘walk alongside’ and accompany the whole family — practically, emotionally and spiritually during this sensitive time.
We will train you to fulfil this role as an individual makes this profound and important transition.
Those drawn to these courses include lay people with a special feeling for being with the dying, who want to support friends, family or colleagues. Also, retired or ex-nurses, complementary therapists, counsellors, clergy or nursing home staff, who want to develop skills in end of life support.
The 20-day training is both educational and experiential, with a strong personal development component. It is not highly academic but does include course work and short written assignments.
We cover themes such as:
- understanding grief
- emotional and spiritual responses to death
- physical changes at the end of life
- palliative care
- increasing comfort and supportive therapies
- rituals and practices within cultural and faith groups
- socio-legal requirements
- the soul’s journey
- spiritual and self-care practices.
Maximum of 16 people per training group.
Participants can take the Foundation as a stand-alone CPD course (3+2 days) or build towards Part II (3+3 days) and Part III (3+3+3) to complete the Diploma.
Courses are externally monitored and certified by Crossfields Institute and the full Diploma has been awarded the Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Programme. The Learners Handbook is issued to each learner prior to the course and our policies are available on our website. The five-day Foundation course leads to the CPD Certificate Introduction to a Person-Centred Approach to Death & Dying awarded by Crossfields Institute.
Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 27/06/2017 - 29/06/2017 at All Day
Location: Village Hall Iford, Iford, Lewes, BN7 3EJWe are sorry to announce this course is now fully booked. However our next Foundation course being held in Sussex on 18-20 July and 27 & 28 September 2017, is now open for bookings. We are also currently taking bookings... Read more »
Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 18/07/2017 - 20/07/2017 at All Day
Location: Village Hall Iford, Iford, Lewes, BN7 3EJThis five-day foundation course is the first part of the full 20-day end of life doula training. Held in Iford Near Lewes on July 18th, 19th, 20th + September 27th and 28th 2017 Themes covered include: understanding grief emotional and spiritual... Read more »
Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 21/08/2017 - 23/08/2017 at All Day
Location: Village Hall Iford, Iford, Lewes, BN7 3EJThis six-day course is the second part of the full 20-day End of Life Doula Diploma training. It is only available for people who have completed our Foundation Training. Held in East Sussex on August 21st, 22nd & 23rd + October 3rd,... Read more »
Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 21/09/2017 - 23/09/2017 at All Day
Location: Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's St, , Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BYThis five-day foundation course is the first part of the full 20-day end of life doula training. Held in Hebden Bridge on 21st 22nd 23rd September + November 3rd & 4th 2017 Themes covered include: understanding grief emotional and spiritual... Read more »
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