Calendar

2021-2022 Institute offerings
Presented live online and/or in-person

 

October 18 ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Join Institute teacher Joanne Zerdy for a 5-hour, live, online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training specifically structured to support birth/postpartum doulas, bereavement doulas, mental health professionals, midwives, religious/spiritual leaders, OBGYNs, prenatal yoga teachers, bereaved parents, and end-of-life care professionals. The five-hour training will be offered in two sessions.  Learn more and sign up today.

October  21 ~ Thresholds: Navigating Life Changes Support Group

Join Holding Space Consultants Anne Crook and Melinda Hitchcock for a 6-week support group. Are you currently navigating a significant change in your life? Are you experiencing painful emotions related to these changes? For example: a recent divorce/breakup, job change, relocation, new diagnosis, or shifts in identity. Major life changes bring grief, which often goes unacknowledged by our broader culture and we are left to grapple with difficult emotions largely on our own. If you’re struggling to make sense of changes in your life know you are most welcome to join this community of care. Learn more and sign up today.

October  24 ~ Holding Space for Early Loss

Join Amy Wright Glenn for a 2-hour workshop in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Month. Too often early loss is disregarded and dismissed. It is underreported and often a very private and sorrowful experience. How can birth and mental health professionals more compassionately hold space for the loss of “chemical pregnancies” and the heartache of early miscarriages? Learn more and sign up today.

November ~ Birth, Breath, and Death Teacher Training begins 

Join Amy Wright Glenn for a 21-hour Teacher Training geared to support individuals drawn to hold space for life’s sacred threshold points in leading 3-hour in-person or online workshops on Birth, Breath, and Death.  The November 2021 Birth, Breath, and Death Teacher Training is 2-months long. Learn more today.

November 6 ~ Hungry Ghosts

Join Institute founder and director Amy Wright Glenn for an 8-hour in-depth exploration of what it means to encounter, examine, name, and integrate our “hungry ghosts” ~ especially in relationship with “toxic people.”  Drawing upon the work of Shahida Arabi, participants will examine the role of trauma bonds and codependency and how these dynamics unfold both physiologically in terms of attachment systems in the body as well as emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. This course will be taught live via Zoom. All are welcome. Learn more and sign up today.

November 7 ~ Music for the Dying

Join palliative care/hospice physician Aditi Sethi, MD and board certified music therapist Jay Brown for this 6-hour course presented live and online. In “Music for the Dying,” Jay and Aditi will co-lead a dynamic, inspiring, and transformation course exploring the role music can play in the dying journey. Both Aditi and Jay are professional musicians and they draw upon their work in hospice as well as their creative work as a husband-wife musician duo. Music is included in this experience! Learn more and sign up today.

November 14 ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Join Institute teacher Joanne Zerdy for a 5-hour, live, online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training specifically structured to support birth/postpartum doulas, bereavement doulas, mental health professionals, midwives, religious/spiritual leaders, OBGYNs, prenatal yoga teachers, bereaved parents, and end-of-life care professionals. The five-hour training will be offered in two sessions.  Learn more and sign up today.

November 29 & December 6 ~ Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

Join Institute teacher Jessica Kilbourn, for a 5-hour, live, online Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop. Participants are asked to engage in deep personal reflection on three key themes/ areas of inquiry. These themes are: What does it means to love? What does it mean to die, and What does it mean to let go? This course will be split into two sections. Learn more and sign up today.

January 2022 ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss  Teacher Training begins

Join Amy Wright Glenn for a 41-hour Teacher Training geared to support birth and mental health care professionals familiar with the Institute’s work to lead 5-hour in-person or online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss trainings. The January 2022 Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Teacher Training is 3-months long and features guest teacher Naima Beckles. Learn more today.

March 5 ~ Advanced Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training

Join Naima Beckles, founder of For Your Birth and Amy for an 8-hour, live Advanced Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training focusing upon the impact of racism and implicit bias on pregnancy loss/trauma and infant death. This course is open to all ~ and will be especially helpful to birth workers and those involved in supporting families ~ particularly families of color ~ through the heartbreaking pain of pregnancy loss. Learn more and sign up today.

June 22-29 2022 ~ Guatemala Trip

Join Amy Wright Glenn and Tobie Spears (founder and director of the Guatemalan Humanitarian Tours non profit) for a week long study/exploration of birth and death practices in the San Andres region of Guatemala. This will be a trip not to miss!  Learn more today.


May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours,
And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.

~ John O’Donohue

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