Read our FAQ below about Our Lady of Sorrows "Certified Sorrowful Doula(tm)" program; Note we are revising or "re-investing" in this course soon; enrollment ends on March 17th for the current course/program. We will open it up again in a few months or so (up in the air when). If you want to enroll in this course for $99 click here to go to special/anniversary sale page!
What is the Seven Sorrows of our Lady Bereavement Course...tell me more...
W.O.M.B. Leadership Info: Women Officiating Mothers of Bereavement Groups. We have decided to rename this a totally different name and enrollment as a leader for these groups will be announced very soon--it will be a separate training from the course as the course will be re-released in a few months; stay tuned for formal announcement soon. Thank you.
What title can I use when finished?
We are using the title of "Certified Sorrowful Doula" to honor Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of Our Lady of Sorrows and this makes our title uniquely different plus many programs have copyrights or trademarks on the words birth and bereavement, etc. This way we get around any copyright issues and have created a unique title for our bereavement doulas by calling them "Certified Sorrowful Doulas!"
What books do I need for the Main Bereavement Program?
Book List: *Understanding Your Grief: 10 Essential Touchstones by Alan Wolfelt link here Pam Vredevelt’s “Empty Arms” Book amazon link Seven Sorrows of Mary a Meditative Guide (optional) amzn.to/1McHrhZ *Grieving the Child I Never Knew by Kathe Wunnernberg Empty Cradle: Broken Heart by Deborah Davis amazon
Do NOT buy this book -- no longer available: Doula Manual by Amy Kirbow For those enrolling for $99 special -- please skip over.
What books do I need for the W.O.M.B. Program?-- This program is changing --so wait on future announcement
Book list: W.O.M.B. means: Women officiating Mothers of Bereavement or new miscarriage ministry: We will announce new name of this program soon, etc. Book list for support bereavement training includes: Empty Arms Journal by Pam Vredevelt (goes with one of our main books) Understanding Your Grief -- Guide for Bereavement Support Groups by Alan Wolfelt (probably not use) *Bereavement Care for Childbearing Women and their families an interactive guide by Caroline Hollins and Eleanor Forrest *This will be most likely a book we will use for the new miscarriage ministry support group leadership training.
What are the Steps to Certification to become a "Certified Sorrowful Doula"? Subject to change in later 2018 when new course is announced -- we will grandfather anyone in that signs up now--just do following for early 2018:
Steps list: 1. Five book reviews (you may use course books; but we request 1 other book minimum). 2. ***Attend online video training (we will give links in our modules). This had to be re-updated -- there will be links in the first module for this information. All you need to do is review some of the videos and put that in your portfolio (see below). 3. Journaling exercises (in modules) and Case Studies (in modules). 4. Attend one local bereavement support group. If you cannot find one--attend a local chat together as part of our course work. 5. Attend one breastfeeding support group or add on an extra Breastfeeding Book Review. 6. Make an Special Bereavement Form (We will guide you in module) or Brochure about Bereavement to give to mothers. 7. Work on module projects. (See modules) 8. Create 20 Bereavement resource list (start local to go to national). 9. Create a Bereavement Term list of 20 Terms related to bereavement. 10. Be a support person for a mother going through bereavement--this can be done in different ways: a) attend a stillbirth or miscarriage; b) help a mother postpartum with a stillbirth/miscarriage (so after she's come home from the hospital--offer support); c) we are open to a general interview of how you supported the mother in some way (via phone/Internet/etc.) 11. New Portfolio Requirement--choose your 3 favorite assignments plus all certification information and put into a one file and submit to us plus one essay question. Attending births are optional--if you are already a certified doula then not necessary if you are training to be a doula we recommend attending a birth or two. We do waive any birth requirements for stay at home mothers, etc. for this program only. Thank you! Note: You need to co-enroll in a birth doula or postpartum program to take this course or finish one of the other courses or show proof you are a trained doula before enrolling with us. You may also take the St. Anne Breastfeeding course -- we will include it in the pricing if you so desire to take the course -- however it is not necessary or a requirement. This "inclusion" of St. Anne breastfeeding is subject to change -- let's just say for 2017 we will include it upon request if not taking another course. Thank you!
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