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.
Founded in 2015 by Amy Wright Glenn, the Institute 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. Committed to gender, economic, and racial equity/inclusion, the Institute frequently offers BIPOC scholarships and no-interest payment plans. We lift up the voices of female leaders in particular as this is a woman-led organization, proudly.
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 quality in-person and online trainings/workshops for the heartfelt engagement with these topics.
Deep bow to Institute consultant Melissa Ming Foynes,
who is such an incredible light in our world.
Melissa Ming Foynes is a clinical psychologist, educator, trauma-informed mindfulness, meditation and yoga teacher, and Institute consultant. Recently, Melissa interviewed Amy Wright Glenn for her podcast The Science and Soul of Living Well. Melissa and Amy discussed grief, gratitude, and what it means to honor the spectrum of losses we experience in life.
A heartfelt conversation.
March Institute Webinar
Institute webinars are open to Institute Members only
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Institute founder, Amy Wright Glenn ~ and her son Taber ~ invite you to join them meditation.
May we all be safe and healthy as we safely navigate work, parenting, life in the age of Covid-19.
May we always continue to nourish our spiritual/mindfulness practices.
Today, wise and creative cultural pioneers lead a burgeoning movement in applying key elements of the birth doula model to train people to companion each other in death. Given that our experience of death has become so institutionalized and medicalized, applying the doula model of care to death and dying represents a sane and needed grounding in the wisdom of compassion, companioning and proven comfort measures.
Institute founder Amy Wright Glenn teaching
at the International Death Doula Training in Maui, Hawaii ~ Spring 2019