Doula Training – Part 1 Foundation – West Yorkshire

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Date / Starting Date - 12/02/2018 - 14/02/2018
All Day

Hebden Bridge Town Hall
St George's St,
Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY

7This five-day Foundation course is Part I of the 20-day Diploma in The Living Well Dying Well Person-Centred Approach to Death and Dying.  This is a Crossfields Institute endorsed quality mark programme, all participants receive a CPD certificate having completed the five days.

The Foundation Course explores many of the issues in relation to death, dying and the end of life that, as citizens we all should be aware.  Participants can take the Foundation as a stand-alone course or can progress on to the Diploma course which is split into Parts II and III.

Held in Hebden Bridge on 12th, 13th & 14th February + May 14th & 15th  2018

Themes covered include:

  • understanding grief
  • emotional and spiritual responses to death
  • physical changes at the end of life
  • increasing comfort, integrative health and supportive therapies
  • rituals and practices within cultural and faith groups
  • socio-legal requirements
  • spiritual and self-care practices
  • funeral directors practices

Maximum of 16 people per training group.

Doula brochure 2016

Course requirements, expectations and progression

We have found that learners drawn to these courses are often on a personal or vocational journey and may include:

  • Lay people with a special feeling for being with the dying, who want to support friends, family or colleagues
  • People with a professional background, such as nurses, complementary therapists, counsellors, clergy or nursing home staff, who want to develop skills in end of life support

Therefore, we ask that participants have

  • An affinity for this subject.
  • A willingness to embark upon a personal journey.
  • Maturity, sensitivity, adaptability, empathy and good communication skills and are over 18 years old.
  • An awareness of, and are open to, spirituality in all its forms.
  • A wish to expand their knowledge and become more confident with death and dying.

The Foundation course will bring personal experiences and issues around illness, death and bereavement to the forefront and it is important that learners are aware and prepared to manage these. We gauge this through a short piece of writing on our Enrolment form. If an applicant has recently been through a bereavement, we will discuss the timing of their entry on to the course with them.

One of the things we suggest is that you use Foundation training to discover if the End of Life Doula role feels right for you.  This role requires a high level of self-awareness, reflection, empathy and communication skills; all are personal qualities which straddle a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. A commitment to personal development is essential, many people find the Programme life-changing.

For people wishing to progress, we require the successful completion of an assignment based on their learning from the Foundation course. We also discuss with each learner, how the course is meeting their expectations, as well as their suitability for progressing to Parts II & III.

Booking Conditions

Booking Conditions and Cancellation Policy If you wish to cancel within 14 days of making your booking you will receive a full refund of the price paid. In the event of a cancellation after 14 days, the deposit is non-refundable.

If you cancel up to 28 days before the course starts, 25% of the course fee is retained. If less than 28 days notice is given, 50% of fee will be retained. If less than 14 days notice the full fee will be retained. All cancellations should be received in writing either by letter or email.

In the unlikely event of cancellation by LWDW it should be noted that we will not be held liable for any participants’ travel/accommodation costs.

How to book

You can book and pay in two ways:

  • Using PayPal using your credit and debit card – please select PayPal at the end of the booking form below.
  • By Cheque or BACs – please complete the form and select “pay offline” using the form below.

If you choose to pay offline we please make your payment as follows, we will confirm your place once payment have been received.

By cheque: Made payable to LWDW Training Ltd

By BACS: Triodos Bank, Sort Code: 16-58-10, Acc. No: 20713924

Please send cheques to Event Registration, Top Floor, 36 St Nicholas Lane, Lewes BN7 2JZ

Online Booking and Prices

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