Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss (HSPL) was created by Amy Wright Glenn, founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. This workshop will compassionately and wisely prepare participants to more confidently and clearly hold space for one of life’s most painful and devastating losses.
HSPL is specifically geared toward Birth Doulas, Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Ministers, OBGYNs, Fertility Specialists, Birth Photographers , Prenatal Yoga Teachers, Prenatal Massage Therapists, Funeral Home Directors, End-of-life Care Professionals, and Bereaved Parent Peer Supporters and Activists
Facilitator, Dawn Welburn, will guide participants through a heartfelt analysis of three key components central to holding space for grieving mothers and their families.
- An introduction to the Companioning Model of Care outlined by Alan Wolfelt.
- An exploration of best “care practices” with regard to the various support networks surrounding bereaved mothers.
- A cross-cultural understanding of the healing power of ritual found in both religious and secular settings.
CEUs: Birth Arts International offers 5 CEUs to members who successfully complete this training. DONA certified doulas have used this training to receive 5 CEU recertification hours under the Alternative B-1 category.
Questions: Email Dawn@DawnWelburn.com for additional questions.
“Those of us who devote our professional lives to holding space for birthing women know how heavy the shadow of ‘not discussing it’ can be. Silent, unprocessed grief from previous pregnancy loss can deeply impact the trajectory of a mother’s future pregnancy and childbirth experiences.” -Amy Wright Glenn