5-hour Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Trainings, offered both online and in-person, compassionately and wisely prepare participants to more confidently and clearly hold space for one of life’s most painful and devastating losses.


Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss
In-Person & Online 5-hour Trainings

May 2023

Taught by Joanne Zerdy, PhD
May 20 & 27
1-3:30pm EST

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Joanne Zerdy, PhD is a former university professor in theatre arts, Joanne brings her experience as an educator, researcher, and grieving parent to her work at Inviting Abundance, co-created by Joanne and her husband Will Daddario (Listen to their Circle of Care webinar HERE).  In addition to teaching Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss trainings, Joanne facilitates an online Grief Mapping course, a Grief Pen Pal Project, and Creative Grief Workshops. She also utilizes her communication, writing, editing, and curriculum-design skills as an education consultant. As part of her personal grief work since the death of her baby boy Finlay, Joanne studies permaculture design and herbal medicine; she makes herb-infused honeys and herbal tea blends for Finlay’s Garden. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with Finlay’s younger brothers, Phalen and Ren, and, when time allows, drinking a quiet cup of tea. Learn more here.



*The above offerings are distinct from the 15-hour, self-guided, pre-recorded Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss online course. Learn more about that course here.

* Birth Arts International offers 5 CEUs to members who successfully complete both the in-person and online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training.