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Monday LIVE: Exploring Birth Psychology – Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss with Amy Wright Glenn, MA

June 28, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cancelled- Monday LIVE for June 28th has been cancelled. Please join us on Monday June 5th!

We will reschedule Amy Wright Glenn’s presentation sometime this Fall~  thanks for your understanding!

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

This presentation is specifically geared for birth/postpartum doulas, bereavement doulas, mental health professionals, midwives, religious/spiritual leaders, OBGYNs, prenatal yoga teachers, bereaved parent activists, and end-of-life care professionals. We will focus on an introduction to Holding Space and the Companioning Model of Care outlined by Alan Wolfelt, Founder and Director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition. Holding Space and Companioning are responses to bereavement care that emphasize the need for mourners to be supported, listened to, and held in compassionate presence. Both of these models of care are centered upon a respect for the experience of grieving and challenge our culture’s death phobia as well as the common “fix it,” “return to normal,” “don’t talk about it,” attitude with regard to loss.

About Amy Wright Glenn, MA
Amy earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her BA from Reed College in the study of Religion. Amy taught for eleven years in the Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. She is a birth and death doula, hospital chaplain, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. From 2015 to 2020, Amy served as an active contributor to PhillyVoice writing on topics relating to birth, death, parenting, and spirituality. Amy is the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go. Currently, Amy is writing her third book focusing on self-care for educators co-authored with Nicole Furlong, Professor and Director of the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University and slated to be published through the Center of Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE) in the summer of 2021. Amy has trained over 900 professionals in the work of holdings space for life’s transitions ~ and focuses specifically on grief and bereavement care. To learn more, visit: www.birthbreathanddeath.com

To attend this event, please Register to receive the Monday LIVE: Exploring Birth Psychology email notices. This is a free one-time registration and then you will receive weekly emails of our Monday LIVE sessions with links to join on zoom for free. The Monday LIVE Library is available to view anytime for APPPAH members at the premier membership level. Become a member here.


Zoom LINKYou can use this link to join us live on Zoom on Monday June 28th.


June 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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