9 out of 10 people say they want to be cared for at home if terminally ill. Presently, half are dying in institutions. Death is the second leading fear in the united States.
At this time, we have 78 million baby boomers over the age of 65 in the U.S. 20% of them do not have their own children. We are in the midst of an elder care crisis.
When a baby dies it’s very much so different than a adult. It’s frequently called the ultimate tragedy, Stillborn / miscarriage transitions are a different type of pain, that requires a different type of healing and restoration. Some time it’s words. Like these amazing poems. And other times, the parents, family & other loved ones need a little something extra to over come their grief. It can be exacerbated and complicated by feelings of injustice — the understandable feeling that this loss never should have happened. During the early days of grieving, most parents experience excruciating pain, alternating with numbness — a dichotomy that may persist for months or longer. Many parents who have lost their son or daughter report they feel that they can only “exist” and every motion or need beyond that seems nearly impossible. It has been said that coping with the death and loss of a child requires some of the hardest work one will ever have to do. I know it to be true because I lost my 11 year old daughter in 2005. She had Auto Immune Hepatitis.
Most people do not know the first thing about caring for someone who is at the end of life. It is unfair to expect them to take care of a dying loved one at home without the basic knowledge and surrounded by fear,
When you become a death doula, you will have an important and rewarding career helping people face death with a little less fear and a little more love.
A death doula, also known as an end-of-life doula, is a support person who provides nonjudgmental, non-medical holistic support to those nearing the end of life. A death doula also typically offers support to the friends and family of the dying, or recently dead.
End-of-life doulas may serve… (people like my parents and first daughter , as well as their loved ones. )
- the elderly (possibly for years before their death is due for arrival)
- the terminally ill, at any age
- the grieving, those who have lost or are about to say goodbye to a loved one
- those facing the loss of a pet or beloved animal
- those not near death but who want to wrestle with and confront their mortality now
- those looking to practically plan for their end-of-life care and final burial or funeral, at any age, regardless of health status
End-of-life doulas hope to bring comfort and peace to the very last seconds of every person’s time in this world. Words to describe you may include: brave, gifted, intuitive, and compassionate. You may feel called to do this work. If so register with The Pink Grasshopper today.
A certificate fromThe Pink Grasshopper Full Spectrum Doula Training LLC may give you:
- Respect as a professional
- A competitive advantage when marketing your services
- A sense of achievement and confidence
- A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
- Assurance to clients of your professionalism
- Evidence of your expertise
- Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)
With the The Pink Grasshopper Full Spectrum Doula Training LLC, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.
Who is this course for:
Our program supports frontline clinicians, clinical leaders, educators, home and family caregivers, healing arts professionals, and volunteers. People who have attended are Para and Legal Professionals; Massage Therapists and Healing Arts Practitioners; Physicians, Nurses, PAs, NPs, PTs, Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals; Directors of Nursing Education; Nursing Students; Children and Families facing death or loss of loved ones; Directors, Staff, Activities Directors, Residents of Senior Care Communities; Psychologists, Chaplains, and LSWs. Regardless of background, this program is designed for anyone interested in exploring their own life and death and how to bring their wisdom in service to others facing critical illness and death.
What does it mean to be a certified Holistic Full Spectrum doula?
Certification simply indicates that one has completed the requirements of one particular training program. The doula profession is unregulated. There is no local, regional or federal authority or over-arching regulatory body that oversees doula training and certification programs. Certification is a voluntary process and is not required to practice as an doula. However, certification is valued by many families hiring doulas, and by healthcare organizations making referrals to doulas. The Pink Grasshopper Full Spectrum Doula Training LLC certification process is based on
Students may register by paying the full $680 program fee online via Zelle, This course is a 3 week,self pace course. Should you make a partial payment, the remaining balance must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start of this offering. If payment is not received by then, you will automatically be dropped from the course the following business day. Refunds will be issued less a $35.00 cancellation fee
Upon completion of the requirements: 1) final exam, a End Of Life Play list for both infant and adult, and 2) an application for certification may be submitted. both items MUST be handed in at the same time via email to ThePinkGrasshopperFSDTraining@gmail.com. Items will not be excepted separately. Results and certificate of completion will then be awarded in 10-14 business days.
Refund/Cancellation Policy: We do not offer refunds. It is our expectation that students complete their course with their cohort. If you are unable to complete the course by your cohort’s graduation date you will be given a grace period of three weeks to complete your coursework and earn your certificate.
If you have paid and not yet accessed the coursework, you may consider offering a one-time gift of your enrollment as a scholarship to a student in need.
Sounds good to you? What are you waiting for? Register today. Click here.