Date & Time
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Janie Rakow and Jeri Glatter
International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA)
This course will be of great value to people exploring the issues of death and dying for their own personal growth or who think they want to support and guide friends and family when they face death. Graduates of our training typically go on to volunteer in a hospice or hospital, serve in their community, or work in a private doula practice.
The training will immerse you in the exciting and profound work of being an end-of-life doula. You will learn the three-phase model that serves as the foundation for the doula approach, come to understand the philosophy and spirit of service that underpins the approach, and get an intensive and thorough grounding in the powerful tools and techniques that doulas use in their work.
Regardless of the motivation behind taking this training, you will find it life-changing. It also opens the door through which you can enter into an emerging field—one that is transforming how people die in this country and around the world.
On completing the training session, you will be ready to move on to certification through the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA) and rewarding work of service to the dying.
- Doula approach overview
- Past experiences with death
- Deep active listening
- Common issues in facing death
- Meaning and legacy work
- Vigil planning
- Guided imagery
- Signs & symptoms in the dying process
- Reprocessing the dying experience
- Early grief work
Friday – Sunday, September 20 – September 22, 2019
Friday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
$750 (Members & Nonmembers)
What participants are saying:
“It was a very impactful and educational weekend. It was inspiring and helped me realize just how crucial EOL doulas are and how much they are desperately needed. I was given the opportunity to find closure with the passing of my father and was able to see how the process could have been a completely different experience, had we had a Doula present. Teachers were sweet, caring, genuine and patient with our many questions. It was a life-changing experience.”
“The instructors were both excellent. They were knowledgeable, articulate, and truthful. Each had her own style, so switching kept the presentations varied yet with continuity because both were aligned in their messaging. Their personal stories and obvious commitment to the Doula work provided the best examples and were inspirational. I loved that after all their years they are still learning and still going deeper. Both were clear in expressing their meaning – no ambiguities- and acknowledged where their struggles had been. Their sincerity and integrity were wonderful models for me.”
“What a powerful and transformative experience! I have high hopes for where this training will lead, and how it will improve my practice already as a hospice social worker, but also in being an advocate for changing the way we approach death, not only in my organization but in our society as a whole.”
To learn more about and/or to register for the September program: September 2019 Registration for End of Life Doula Training. The next session of End of Life Doula Training program will be taking place between January 13 – 15, 2020. Click here for more information.
New York Open Center
Janie Rakow is an INELDA Certified End of Life Doula, hospice volunteer, and Certified Public Accountant. She is the co-founder and President of INELDA; she trains doulas and builds doula programs in end of life care settings. Janie is an INELDA instructor and a member of the International End of Life Doula Association Board of Trustees.
Jeri Glatter is an INELDA Certified End of Life Doula, hospice volunteer, and the Vice President of INELDA; she trains doulas and builds doula programs in end of life care settings. Jeri is an INELDA instructor and brings her past managerial expertise and spiritual perspective to INELDA.