“End of Life Doula” Training San Francisco June 24 – June 26, 2016

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Based on the model of care by birth doulas, this training session in June, through the International End of Life Doula Association, will teach attendees how to help a dying person and family create a meaningful emotional legacy project and plan for how the last days should look, sound, and feel – helping the dying to be more in control of how the end process will unfold.

"The exercises, practice sessions, and presentations will teach you the spirit of what it means to serve as an end-of-life doula", says Henry Fersko-Weiss. "And beyond that, what you learn has the potential to transform the way you live."

A “good death” sounds like an oxymoron to western ears. But over the last thirteen years, a new approach to the dying process has begun helping people see through the apparent contradiction in that phrase. The focus of this approach is on exploring life meaning, bringing a sense of reverence to the atmosphere around a dying person, and creative attention to maintaining the best quality of life right up to the last breath.

End of life doulas are a group of professionals who guide and support the dying based on a new approach the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA) and others are promoting. Through their efforts, the idea of a good death is seeping into our collective consciousness.

INELDA is offering a 22-hour end of life doula training workshop in San Francisco June 24 – June 26, 2016. Led by Henry Fersko-Weiss, co-founder of INELDA, students will learn how to be an active listener, assist with exploring the meaning in a dying person’s life, create and conduct guided imagery sessions, how to help a dying person and family plan for the atmosphere around the bedside, as well as how to use touch, music, readings, and ritual.

The training is open to all who are interested in learning more about the role of end of life doulas. No previous hospice or medical experience required. It will be a transformative weekend filled with deep, meaningful work.

Preregistration is required and space is limited.

INELDA End of Life Doula Training
San Francisco, CA
June 24 – June 26, 2016

For more details, please visit: http://bit.ly/1pgRhtw

About the International End of Life Doula Association
INELDA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to helping hospices and palliative care programs create end-of-life doula programs using volunteers trained and certified by INELDA. These training programs set the standard for professional end-of-life doula education.

INELDA is dedicated to the advancement of compassionate end of life care for the dying and support of their families through the use of certified end of life doulas. Their mission is to transform the dying experience into one that offers a deeper engagement with meaning, a greater understanding of how to honor the momentous nature of the dying process, and an appreciation for the benefit of experienced guides through the last days.

For more information visit http://www.inelda.org or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/inelda.org

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