Tender and Loving Care for the Dying

Tender and Loving Care for the Dying

Course
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 19:00 to Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 20:30
Personal Growth
Wellbeing
Alternatives says: 
Learn core skills for caring for the dying in this 3 session online course
Description: 

What can you do to make death better when medicine has reached its limits?

You can learn to offer 'gentle dying' soothing skills, to those we love, by ensuring that tender loving care is given right until the last weeks, days and moments of life.

Felicity will consider what makes a good death and how you can offer simple, but very effective skills, ideas and techniques that are used by Soul Midwives (holistic and spiritual companions to the dying) to support the dying.

These three online sessions will show you how to make the final days beautiful and dignified for your relative or friend. Small acts of kindness can make a huge difference at the bedside.

Completion of this course offers participants the possibility of joining the Level 1 Soul Midwifery training at practitioner level subject to a discussion with Felicity.

Session 1 - Wed 20 Jan 7pm-8.30pm

Session 2 - Wed 27 Jan 7pm-8.30pm

Session 3 - Wed 3 Feb 7pm-8.30pm
 

Earlybird price till 8 January - £67

Price after 9 January - £87

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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7pm
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8.30pm
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