"We have to remember that people are living until their last breath."
Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 05, 2016
Hoping for, and planning for, a "good death" represents a significant change in the perception and expectation of those at the end of life and their family. The conversation surrounding death and how we care for, and how we can best support and serve the dying has evolved in mainstream society. There is now a new approach occurring that focuses 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.
Death doulas, death midwives, or end of life doulas are trained professionals or volunteers 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, and their training, the idea of a "good death" is seeping into our collective consciousness.
INELDA is offering a 22-hour end of life doula training in Madison, Wisconsin September 16 - 18, 2016. Led by Henry Ferko-Weiss, Founder and Executive Director of INELDA and Janie Rakow, President of INELDA, students will learn how to explore meaning through legacy, how to become a deep active listener, how to create and conduct guided imagery sessions, how to help a dying person and their family plan for the atmosphere around the bedside, and how to use touch, music, readings and ritual to enrich the final days.
The training is open to all who are interested in learning about the role of end of life doulas. No previous hospice or medical experience is required. This training will be a transformative weekend filled with deep, meaningful work.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
INELDA End of Life Doula Training
September 16 - 18, 2016
For more details, please visit http://www.inelda.org
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 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.