There’s lots of help out there if you want to improve your skills to be better able to support someone else at the end of their life
End of Life Therapy with Nick Owen
Nick Owen has over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist working with people in Health and Social Services to private practice, and training psychotherapists and counsellors. His course, “End of Life Therapy” is relevant to nurses and doctors and social care practitioners as well as therapists. It explores the physical, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions of dying. Building on the well established concepts of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross it moves into an exploration of the ideas of Stanislav Grof, who has done pioneering work relating to different methods of counselling as they affect people who are dying. Find out more in Nick’s blog for Final Fling. Email Nick or see his website.
Living Well Dying Well
Lewes, East Sussex : cost varies Hermione Elliot & Brian Graham run interactive workshops at various levels exploring our relationship with death and dying in a supportive environment. Courses are certified by Crossfields Institute and quality assured by Edexcel Participants can give voice to all those thoughts and feelings about death, and to ask the questions that we may have been afraid to ask. Aims to build awareness, skills and confidence in the area of death and dying to help friends or family members in their process of dying. Contact: Hermione on 01273 479114. See their courses and events.
The Sammasati Project
Different Vision of Death & Dying and Being There for the Other skills. Watch their film: See training events and calendar. Bring awareness to your own issues around death and learn how to provide support for another. Learn how to live consciously through serious illness and dying. Meditative techniques and ’being with’ relating skills are the main focus of the workshops and they can be taken individually or together. Please visit our website for more information, videos and participant feedback. Phone 01799 599589. Mob 07816 035719. Or email us.
Soul Midwives Training
Dorset, London, Cornwall : cost around £100. Felicity Warner provides training for Soul Midwives – non-medical holistic companions who guide and support the dying in order to facilitate a gentle and tranquil death. Courses cover listening, gentle therapeutic techniques, compassionate care. Learn how to create and hold a healing space for the dying person. Use sound, touch, colour and smell to help alleviate pain and anxiety to support families and loved ones.
Exploring the sacred art of Soul Midwifery Somerset : cost around £65 Julie White’s Sould Midwife training is suitable whether you are working in this field, looking after someone or interested in personal growth. The day will gift you with lots of practical ideas. Topics covered include: tradition and history of Soul Midwifery, beliefs about death and dying, vigil and watching skills, learning about the unfolding of the death process. An inspiring and thought provoking day in a nurturing space. Tel: 0798 9094253