This training is designed for folks who want to support those who are dying and their loved ones. We are not a grief support group. We respectfully ask that if you have suffered a loss within the year prior to this workshop that you consider waiting before engaging this work. Likewise, if you personally have a life-limiting illness and are seeking to learn more about the dying process, this training is not designed for you. If in doubt, please contact us to discuss your situation prior to registering.
What’s included in the fee for this training?
The 150-page Class Manual, shown above, is included. We will provide a selection of healthy snacks and beverages throughout the day, but full meals are not provided. There will be an hour lunch break each day and participants are welcome to bring their lunch and eat at the Center or go out to lunch. We are just a mile from downtown Ann Arbor and there are many places from which to choose. We have a refrigerator and microwave available for those who bring food with them.
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Read what past participants in this class have to say.
“This training far exceeded any expectations. The role playing, the exercises, the case story challenges and the general class materials you presented were all rolled into a beautifully cohesive package.” — Pat Deardorff, Ann Arbor, MI
“Patty Brennan and Merilynne Rush are two of the most inspiring, knowledgeable and compassionate instructors I have met. This was a great training and I am excited to share it with the world. I am home!” — Sarah Gregory-Ferguson, Lansing, MI
“I feel honored and blessed to be a part of this training. I’ve learned much more about being a doula with this course and it has been one of the most profound experiences in my life.” — Rhonda Anderson-Stimson, Monroe, MI
“What a wonderful, informative and inspiring workshop! So professionally done and engaging and I am so excited to take this important information to heart and see where it all takes me. Thank you!” — Jodi Hughes, Dexter, MI
“I came to this training with no understanding of the end-of-life doula role. Merilynne and Patty provided a comprehensive, well-paced and interactive training that prepared me. I applaud the time and thought it took to create this excellent training.” — Louise Bedard, Ann Arbor, MI
“To be honest, at first I was reluctant to pay the money for this. I’m already a death doula through another facility, but still didn’t feel ready to jump in and do it. The more I read the more my heart said “do it” so I did. WOW!!!!! It was worth every penny and a bargain at that! The instructors were so knowledgeable and willing to share it. I felt like I left the weekend class ready to move forward in a positive way. I love that they are offering to mentor and support the doulas outside of the classroom. No hesitation now about taking more training from Lifespan Doulas!!” — Sally van Osch, Indianapolis, IN