Soul Companions was birthed from the merging of the professional biomedical model of caring for the dying with the spiritual, including the tradition’s and ritualistic practices that can accompany dying, death and bereavement.
Our aim is to engage people with learning that enables them to encourage others to consider, talk about and plan death as it is a scary and lonely event.
Our purpose is to provide learning for a holistic person-centred approach that encourages openness, compassion and love.
The course is non-discriminatory but of course we urge you to consider if you have these qualities before applying: are you caring? Motivated by compassion not greed? Emotionally and physically sound in body? Have enthusiasm, dedication, embody ethical principles, simplistic values and want to make a difference where it counts? Then please consider applying as we would love to support you on your own journey.
If you wish to practise as a Doula you will be required to undergo a DBS check.
To gain knowledge and understanding of the perspectives, aims, principles and policies involved when working in end of life care.
- Those who wish to work as End of Life Doulas (in paid/unpaid roles).
- Carers in care homes.
- Professionals requiring an update in end of life care practices.
- Understand the aims, principles and policies in delivering end of life care in any setting and how they guide your practice
- Understand signs and symptoms of dying and death
- Gain awareness of communications skills and coping strategies
- Gain understanding of family dynamics and how they impact on care
- Non-medicalised traditional approaches.
Module content include:
Building on the foundation module this module sets to explore family dynamics, consent and other legalities. It will present sign and symptoms most often experienced by the dying and present the commonest fears surrounding death. It will also examine interesting empirical research related to regrets of the dying. Participants will have the opportunity to put forward their ideas of what constitutes a good death before exploring how we as Doulas can meet this need.
The signs of imminent death will be presented supported by further practical communications skills sessions. Barriers to care and how to help overcome them will be presented as we explore caring for the dying in a variety of settings and conditions. Participants will be encouraged to review national drivers and online national campaigns such as Dying matters.
The role of a Doula will be presented along with first-hand experience from a practising Doula who will offer keen insight into this important role.
Qi, meridians, auras and chakras will be presented for participant to explore a non- medicalised aspect of care with practical elements as examples. For those seeking Reiki level 1 attunement this can be given (not obligatory)
- Stand Alone | 2 Days | £200.00
- Foundation Course | 5 Days | £500.00
- Doula Course (Foundation plus Modules 1, 2, 3 – assessed) | min: 120hours of learning | £2400.00 (£600 each)
- Discount of £400.00 if course is paid in full – bringing the course cost to £2000
If paying in full at the beginning of the full Doula Training course a discount of £400 is applied reducing the cost to £2000 and securing your place on all 20 days.
A non-refundable deposit of £100 to secure booking is required. All fees must be paid within three weeks of attending if paying prior to each course.
End of Life Care
builds on training and education for people who may wish to offer their services (paid or unpaid) to people who are dying or supporting families of those who are dying.