Founded in 2015 by Amy Wright Glenn, the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death was created to bring those drawn to the caring professions of birth and death work together with professionals dedicated to teaching mindfulness based living skills.
The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death is an inspiring and nurturing professional organization dedicated to furthering the development and professional skill set of those called to hold space for mindful birthing, living, and dying.
With over 100 members, the Institute is a pioneering force offering monthly webinars on themes relating to compassionately holding space for birth, breath, and death as well as providing space in social media for the heartfelt engagement with these topics.
As the author of Birth, Breath, and Death– Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space– On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go, Amy Wright Glenn wisely weaves together scholarly research with the heartfelt telling of stories in crafting Institute offerings. In her writing for PhillyVoice, Amy often addresses topics such as pregnancy loss, the work of facing fear, cultural attitudes about birthing, and what it means to be a doula for the dying.
Partnering with the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), the Institute builds upon a powerful momentum in our culture seeking to bring more mindfulness and compassion to living, birthing, and dying.