W.O.M.B. Leadership Info: Women Officiating Mothers of Bereavement Groups. We will be offering a leadership training in this. W.O.M.B. is automatically included, then you will receive one module a month for W.O.M.B. pilot program. We have full bereavement modules available.
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: W.O.M.B. means: Women officiating Mothers of Bereavement: We will be including W.O.M.B. for free as part of your bereavement training as we feel it is THAT important to include. Book list for W.O.M.B. 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 (Title maybe slightly different going by memory right now) *Bereavement Care for Childbearing Women and their families an interactive guide by Caroline Hollins and Eleanor Forrest (*We are making this last book optional as a book review for the course--or you may pick another book -- we decided it was too pricey to keep as a main W.O.M.B. book). Thank you.
What are the Steps to Certification to become a "Certified Sorrowful Doula"?
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). There will be a Part A and Part B. You will also write reviews on the videos. (This is a new requirement--we are taking out interviews as we feel a mother may not want to talk about a loss). 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!
Ask for sample of Seven Sorrow of Our Lady Bereavement Course...below. Enroll here.