End of Life Care
The aim of our Doula Training course is to prepare relatives and those wishing to offer their services as carers to support people when they are dying.
Participants will be informed using a blended approach drawn from nursing the sick and spiritual care; additional attunement to Reiki level I for those wishing to participate will be made available.
There is a “Stand Alone” course for Grief, Loss & Bereavement which is the first two days of the “Foundation Course“. The Foundation course can be taken on its own with a certificate of attendance but does not constitute the Doula Training. This requires participating in the Foundation course plus three additional modules. This is assessed via a Portfolio of learning. Successful completion makes up the full End of Life Care Doula Training course which is ITOL accredited. You can show interest by booking onto the course you require. We will speak with you after you express interest in our courses and then confirm your place on the course. Payment is only taken on confirmation.
This course is suitable for: Those caring for the family members. Funeral directors and celebrants. Carers in care homes. Professionals requiring a refresher relating to loss and bereavement and care of the dying, and of course participants who wish to work as End of Life Doulas (in paid/unpaid roles).
Soul Companions: End of Life Care “Doula Training” course. This is as ITOL accredited course.
Virtual Doula Training
We holding a new Virtual Doula Training course held virtually using Skype or Zoom. This is a full End of Life Care Doula Training Course which is accredited. At a cost of £750.00. Min. of 14 hours of virtual class room attendance, plus, students hours of self-learning of about 120 hours and an assessed portfolio for completion. They start when you are ready, just depending on availability.
End of Life Doula Training
The next End of Life Doula Training course is a mixture of face to face, virtual and online learning. Due to social distancing limited numbers accepted. Book early to avoid disappointment. Price: £1350.00 for all 4 modules. Face to Face will be held at Burnham Park Hall.
Dates: 7th 8th 9th October and 2nd, 3rd, 4th December (module 1 and 2 will be delivered between these dates).
The Final Stage
Privileged to collaborate with Daisy Courtauld an anthropology student who wanted too explore dying using her personal experience. Thank you Daisy for allowing me to share on my Doula site. Enjoy this powerful short film.
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Excellent course. Thanks for putting together such a thought provoking first session. I have talked of nothing since. If I wasn’t sure about being a Doula I am now – such a great course cant wait for next module.
Jane’s Soul Companion’s End of Life Doula course is an incredibly rewarding programme and comes with my highest recommendation. I chose to take the course because I was drawn to the idea of supporting people at the end of their life.
Sabrina SinghDoula 1
End of Life Care
The aim of our Doula Training course is to prepare carers and those wishing to offer their services as End of Life carers to support people when they are dying.
End of Life Care FAQs?
Yes, but hopefully you are doing it for the right reasons and you pass the assessments! You would be giving non-professional support working alongside thereby complementing healthcare teams. Perhaps you have experienced caring for the someone in the past and want to share this? As a Soul Companion …you are just that … someone who is by the side of the dying person to fare them well on their journey home. Death is inevitable and if we can prepare people properly death can be a welcomed rite of passage.
Some people prefer to volunteer their time (charging only for petrol and sundry expenses). Others choose to make this an employed role. An experienced Doula with exceptional references from families can often command their own rates. Others working to perfect their skills charge a reasonable hourly or package rate. The course provides information on setting up a business and lone working.
Given the subject, face to face contact with course facilitators and other class participants making this a richer learning experience as networking is important. Module 2 is however distance learning and can be completed in your own time Consideration will be given to continued learning via Webex in the future as well as one day events.
Yes, this is essential if you want to practice, information regarding this will be provided on the course.
If you are applying our principles and code of practice, are diligent in your work and compassionate in your manner, why would they not accept you? Most healthcare providers welcome the assistance Doulas bring to enable their patients to stay at home and die with dignity. Birth Doulas have a long history of service and are much appreciated and acknowledged. Although Doulas caring for people at End of Life is not as established, there are several training schools with excellent reputations; at Soul Companions we hope this will go from strength to strength.
No, though having a sense of your own spirituality is helpful. Your clients may have their religious beliefs or be agnostic but if your respect that it doesn’t matter about your own. We accept trainees from all faiths, cultures and walks of life.
The English Book of the Dead
About the Book
Like a lot of people today, I don’t believe in a god. This leaves Sundays nice and free, but provides limited consolation when death comes to call. After our 21-year-old son Jack was killed crossing a road in Italy, I felt I needed to know all I might about my nemesis; how ancestors had approached death, what insights artists and philosophers have offered, and how our contemporaries view mortality, especially those who have had a very close brush with their own demise. These investigations set me to wonder: if death is the end of life, what exactly is life? The biosciences and physics give us some tantalizing clues and in following these I – and the book – are led to some very surprising conclusions.
by Dave Marteau
I have worked with and for those close to death for 30 years in several settings (including hospitals, a drug rehab and a hospice). Following the death of our 21-year-old son Jack, grief drove me to know everything I possibly could about death. I spent the next five years researching mortality from every conceivable angle, and then put all I found together in the hope that it might offer some comfort and hope to the newly bereaved.
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