GRIEF What it is and suggestions for healing This past year, there was collective loss felt in a variety of ways. Here in the U.S. alone, we lost over 600,000 of our fellow Americans to a highly transmissible novel virus. Globally, the disease this virus causes has claimed the lives of nearly 4 million people.…Read More
1.What is a Death Doula? A Death Doula is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally and spiritually) at the end of life. Death Doulas are also known around the world as: end of life coaches, soul midwives, transition guides. death coaches, doula to the dying, end of life doulas, death…Read More
Suzanne B. O’Brien here, On October 12th-18th, we will be hosting the first ever Global Death Doula Summit. Ever since my volunteer hospice trip to Zimbabwe, Africa in 2012, I have always been moved by how much more similar we are than different and how we are all connected in this thing called life. Death can teach us…Read More
Suzanne B. O’Brien here, Last night, I hosted a Live Q&A Webinar and it was great! We had a lot of people join in and ask wonderful questions regarding the upcoming Live Semester and our Doulagivers Training Programs. Many students have been taking advantage of the 50% Early Registration Discount that I am currently offering directly on…Read More
Suzanne B. O’Brien here, Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that is important to you. You may feel a variety of emotions, like sadness or loneliness. You might experience it for different reasons. Perhaps a loved one died, a relationship ended, or you lost your job. Other life changes, such as chronic…Read More
Suzanne B. O’Brien here, Doing these two things can make End of Life better by 80 to 90 percent no matter what the disease process, and both are free! I have been working in end of life care as a Hospice and Oncology RN for most of my nursing career and I have been on…Read More
Suzanne B. O’Brien here, If we were living in a death denying country before, COVID-19 has certainly changed that. While most people were not openly embracing the conversation of death (although death has had a major rebirth in the last few years) Coronavirus has reminded each and every one of us of the fragility of…Read More
Suzanne B. O’Brien here, The “Ask a Death Doula” Podcast is a bi-weekly show chronicling the Death Doula movement. We will interview leaders in this progressive movement from around the world as well as patients, families and Death Doulas. On today’s episode of Ask a Death Doula, my guest is Justin M. Yopp, PhD. Justin Yopp…Read More
Suzanne B. O’Brien here, I have been saying for a long time that people at the end of life can teach us everything about living if we would only listen to them. As a young hospice nurse, I was blown away by how much more enriched my life became after I started to work…Read More
Suzanne B. O’Brien here, In this 9th video of my 30-day Doulagivers Video Training Series, I talk about my personal journey to becoming an End of Life Doula and the profound impact it has had on my life. Watch the video below and think about if maybe this is the opportunity you’ve needed to…Read More
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