Grief – What it is and suggestions for healing

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.…

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What is a Death Doula and the Top 7 Questions Answered

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…

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World Training Day Update

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, World Training Day is less than a month away! Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Doulagivers World Training Day event has undergone some changes. All physical trainings around the country and the world have been canceled to adhere to all social distancing guidelines. We will now be hosting TWO webinars…

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Free End of Life Doula Training Webinar TONIGHT!

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, My Free Doulagivers 90 Minute Level 1 End of Life Doula Live Webinar Training is going to be TONIGHT, March 19th at 7pm ET. Death Doulas are an intricate and integral part of reshaping end of life care for the future.   The Level 1 End of Life Doula and Family Caregiver…

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New “Ask a Death Doula” Episode With Justin Yopp, PhD

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…

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How the Awareness of Death is the Greatest Teacher of Life

  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…

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Doulagivers World Training Day 2020 to Honor Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, This year “Doulagivers World Training Day” is honored to celebrate and share the incredible work and legacy of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross! Many of you know what I am doing in my work, but what you may not know is the profound impact that Elisabeth Kubler Ross has had on shaping…

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The Doulagivers Live Semester is only a few weeks away!

  Suzanne B. O’Brien here, This past week my 30-day Doulagivers Video Training Series on Facebook centered around what an End of Life Doula is, the role EOLDs play as a complementary piece to mainstream medical, and the Three Phases of End of Life Care Model that we use at Doulagivers. This upcoming week, I’m…

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2019 was AMAZING – 2020 will be even better!

  Suzanne B. O’Brien here,   I hope all of you had an amazing Christmas and holiday season with your families! Now that we’ve unwrapped our gifts and had a few too many pieces of pie, it’s time to shift our focus on the New Year. This is the time that we all sit down…

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Tips for dealing with Holiday Grief

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, The holiday season is a joyous time for most of us every year, but it can also be an incredibly painful time for those dealing with the loss of a loved one and experiencing grief. These feelings can manifest themselves in many ways and be expressed differently from individual to individual.…

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Our Students Love Us!

The Doulagivers Training Program created by Suzanne B. O’Brien RN has been awarded “Worldwide Leader in Healthcare” by The International Nurses Association. It is our mission to offer this training for free/donation globally to help foster education and support for End of Life Care worldwide.