Date & Time
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
Monday – Wednesday, January 13 – 15, 2020
Monday, 12:00 – 5:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
$750 (Members & Nonmembers)
New York Open Center
Henry Fersko-Weiss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), former hospice social worker and manager, as well as the Executive Director of INELDA. He is credited with starting the very first end of life doula program at a hospice in the U.S. He co-founded INELDA to help train doulas and build doula programs in end of life care settings. In 2017, Conari Press published his book on doula work, Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death, which was recognized by the Library Journal, as one of the best books of 2017.