Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

End-of-Life Doula Training Offered in Weston

Jul 01, 2016 07:29PM

On August 5-7, The Alliance for Conscious Transitioning in Weston will present Vigil Doula Training Class led by Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW. Fersko-Weiss created the first end-of-life doula program in the United States in 2003 and is co-founder of International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA). End-of-life doulas support and guide people and their loved ones emotionally, physically and spiritually through the dying process. The focus is on how to make a person’s last days meaningful.

This 22-hour weekend training includes how to initiate planning for end-of life; setting the physical space in regards to sight, sound and feel; becoming aware of symptoms and signs of imminent death; attending to emotions and the need for sacredness; creating guided visualizations and rituals; planning legacy projects; assisting with basic physical care; and ensuring the patient doesn’t have to die alone.

Since the 1920s, death has become less about the ideas and practice of our family’s ancestors and traditions and more of a medical matter. The concept of end-of-life doulas is a new movement responding to a need to present alternative approaches to this time in our lives. This workshop is intended for family members, caregivers, nurses, clergy, social workers, community members and others that are interested. The fee is $375 per person.

For more information or to register, visit, email [email protected] or call 203-912-2791. Location: Liphe Balance Center, 36 Michaels Way, Weston. See ad, page 15.

Join Our Email Newsletter
2020 Natural Living Directory
March Issue
Follow Us On Facebook
How to Protect Yourself and Others from Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Ways to Calm Your Anxiety with Meditation During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Biodegradable Cooler Keeps Food Cold and Dry
Balance Water Consumption for Cognitive Health