This is a "hands off birth" doula course. I have training douls for 25 years and feel deeply concerned that mothers are being offer far too many interventions. Not just medical interventions but all sorts of "I can fix that for you" by all sorts of therapists and Doulas.
I have been birthing with village woman in many countries over the past few years where their is no no medical support, and when given time, and the belief of the them, birth works.
I share these concepts with you. Whilst I am aware many of us work in medicalised setting, and I do to, I build in ideal ways to integrate reality of choices woman are being offered, and ways to better support them in their decision making.
Death Doula Online Training
Death is coming back into the community. People are looking for someone to hole the space for them as they make life changing decisions. Doulas train to be able to hear clearly, declutter their own minds, and offer solutions that enhance the experience of dying
Death is not the enemy.
Not living life fully is.
$390 for the 10 modules, which are posted weekly on facebook , you have 6 months to complete
$50 holds your place.
When we live with "what if" and fears we didn't even know we had, we restrict us experience the things that enhance our live. Death fits into this. Getting your Advanced Directive in place whilst you are healthy or facing a life threatening illness is a huge bonus. It forces to see the reality that we are all dying. Just some more actively than others.
I was one of the first Palliative Care nurses in Australia so understand the gaps that existing services do not fill. It was then that I chose the route of Doulaing people. The medical model is not working for many people who feel ok not to have treatment and accept dying as a normal transition in life.
Death Doulas serve you as an independent practitioner, hearing your needs, and finding a path with you to live your life until you die. In co-operation with the medical staff, palliative care, celebrants and funeral directors and all the choices you have, life becomes more meaningful.
So whether you just want to be ready when dying presents itself in your own life, serve a family member, offer your services to the community, or look at the opportunity for a whole new career, this course will open all those opportunities. Join us:
February 3 2020
April 6 2020
June 1 2020
August 2 2020
October 4 2020
Face to Face Death Doula Training
This is the same as the Online Course created by Denise and now being facilitated by Barb Ferguson, Doulabarb who will bring her own storytelling component. As a birth doula I went into birth suite concious of the fact that there could be a death as I specialised in a volunteer capacity with complicated births that resulted in the birth of Angel babies. Working with refugees and asylum seekers has given me a broad knowledge and insight into many cultural traditions surrounding both birth and death.This moved my focus into the connection between the world of birth and death. Ive now been doing this work for many years in many different countries.
Having now worked with many Palliative Care nurses we see the gaps in the services Nurses are able to give because of funding and time. We work beside you, your family and the medical team to fill those gaps and offer alternatives to traditional care. Supporting dying at home if that is your choice. Guiding your knowledge of family led funerals. We serve the family that is caring for you, then they are more effective in their role.
We often care for people who prefer not to involve family or have no one to call on.
All this knowledge is shared with you in our workshops facilitated by Barb Ferguson
2020 dates as follows
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Newcastle Feb 1st and 2nd 2020
Perth- Bunbury Feb 8th and 9th 2020
Perth-City Feb 15th and 16th 2020
Melbourne Feb 22nd and 23rd 2020
Adelaide Mar 14th and 15th 2020
Riverland SA Mar 21st and 22nd 2020 Wellington NZ Apr 4th and 5th 2020
Melbourne Apr 18th and 19th 2020
Sunshine Coast Q May 2nd and 3rd 2020 Gold Coast Qld May 9th and 10th 2020 Melbourne May 23rd and 24th 2020