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October 5 ~ Understanding Trauma for Birth & Death Doulas 

Join Amy Wright Glenn, Melissa Ming Foynes, PhD, and Jonathan Labman, former Director of The Trauma Treatment Program at the Penn Foundation for a 10-hour exploration of understanding trauma ~ in a way that is evidenced-based and drawing upon best practices. Such an approach is key to deepening the work doulas are called to do in this world. While this course is geared to support birth and death doulas in their work, all are welcome.  Learn more and sign up today.

October 8 ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Join Institute teacher Joanne Zerdy, PhD for a 5-hour, online live Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training. This training is open to all ~ midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, nurses are particularly welcome.  Learn more and sign up today.

October 28-30 ~ Institute Retreat ~ Asheville, NC

Join Institute founder and director Amy Wright Glenn for an amazing in-person weekend retreat full of speakers, workshops, dance, music, and ritual ~ all set during the wonders of fall in Asheville, NC. All are welcome. Learn more and sign up today.

November 2 ~ Holding Space Consultant Training

For the first time, the Holding Space Consultant Training is open to all. Learn the skills central to the work of the Institute’s Holding Space Consultant and apply them to your personal story, work, family, friendship, and community life.  Learn more and sign up today.

November 6 ~ Yoga for Grief

Join Amy Wright Glenn for a 4 week series of Sunday evening yoga practice with the focus on holding space for the natural contractions and expansions of grief. Participants meet via Zoom and sessions are not recorded. Practice is set at a gentle/moderate pace and open to all levels. Learn more and sign up today.

November 10 ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Join Institute teacher Joanne Zerdy, PhD for a 5-hour, online live Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training. This training is open to all ~ midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, nurses are particularly welcome.  Learn more and sign up today.

June 2023 ~ Institute International Study ~ Ireland

Join Amy Wright Glenn, Tobie Spears, director of Be Humanitarian, and Wilka Roig, director of the Fundación Elisabeth Kübler-Ross México Centro for a week long study/exploration of birth and death practices in Ireland. This will be a trip not to miss!  Learn more and sign up today.

 

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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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