Gentle Dying with Loving Care

Gentle Dying with Loving Care

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 19:00 to Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 20:30
Personal Growth
Alternatives says: 
How to help someone experience a beautiful death

Small acts of kindness make such a difference to dying people.

This online course will teach you how to help someone experience a beautiful death.

It aims to guide participants through the journey of understanding and practicing gentle dying with tender loving care.

Session 1 ­– The Essence of Gentle Dying and a Good Death

Defining gentle dying and a good death

Understanding gentle dying

Addressing common misconceptions and fears associated with death

Session 2 – Embracing the Journey

Supporting the four stages of dying

Recognizing the emotional and physical challenges that arise during each stage

Practical strategies for infusing tenderness and care into the process of dying.

Session 3 – Vigiling: Creating a Loving and Peaceful Space at Life's End

The final hours and days and using music, touch, and holistic approaches to soothe the dying

Practical demonstrations and hands-on experience with selected therapies.



Thursday 1st February, 7pm - 8.30pm

Thursday 8th February, 7pm - 8.30pm

Thursday 15th February, 7pm - 8.30pm


Note : Students may find it helpful to read Felicity’s books, A Safe Journey Home and The Soul Midwives’ Handbook during the course.

This course counts as Introduction and fast track to Felicity's new 2-Day certificated Master Skills One – Holistic and Therapeutic Soul Midwifery course with several dates in 2024. See the Soul MIdwives website for full information.

Earlybird till 15th Jan – £65
Standard from 16th Jan – £85

About the speaker, Felicity Warner

Felicity Warner, founder of the global Soul Midwives Movement, lectures both nationally and internationally and runs The Soul Midwives’ School, based in Dorset. Its unique training programme teaches holistic and spiritual care for the end of life.

She has won many awards for her work with the dying and created the idea of soul midwifery after sitting with many hundreds of people at the end of life. Her pioneering work has brought a new dimension to holistic and spiritual palliative care, both in the UK and abroad (there are now soul midwives working in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa).

She was named “End of Life Care champion” by the National Council for Palliative Care and also in “End of Life Doula”in 2017 as well as being of the year and was named an Inspirational Woman of the Year by the Daily Mail.

She is author of four acclaimed books – Gentle Dying and A Safe Journey Home, The Soul Midwives’ Handbook and Sacred Oils- 20 Precious Oils to heal Spirit and Soul and was made an honorary knowledge exchange fellow of The University of Winchester in 2014 .

She explains: ‘My aim is to have a Soul Midwife in every hospital, care home and hospice within the next five years in the UK. We now have over 800 Soul Midwives in the UK"

Soul midwives employ sophisticated knowledge of the dying process to ease the passage towards death and bring relief from fear and suffering. Felicity is a passionate campaigner for raising standards of care at the end of life.

From volunteering in local hospices and working one-to-one with dying people in the last days of life, she developed the Gentle Dying method( now called TLC) which offers comfort when medicine has reached its limits. It can be learned and used by any one, in any care setting, to make death a peaceful and dignified experience.

She runs large workshops at public events including the Mind, Body and Spirit Festival in London, Alternatives, the College of Psychic Studies, London, Universities and hospitals including the Royal Marsden in London.

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