Trainings in the area of Non Medical Palliative, Terminal & End of Life  Support

 

End of Life Companion & Doula Training

 

An End of Life Companion & Doula provides non medical emotional, mental, practical and spiritual support for individuals & families who are dealing with terminal or life limiting illnesses.

 

Pre-Requisites:

 

21 years or older

Grade 12 or equivalent

Evidence of life experience & interest in palliative care/end of life/terminal illness

Willingness to learn

Open to new concepts

Commitment to complete 10 hours of immersion or contact hours within 3 months after course

Preferably 3 months after bereavement of loved one

Preferably 12 months after fatal diagnosis

 

 

The training consists of:

 

2 virtual days held in live time on Zoom

6 week training

 

We will explore:

 

History of Palliative Care & End of Life & Role of EOLC

Exploring the Stigma of death through individual worldviews

Cultural dynamics in death & dying

Spirituality, values and beliefs

Understanding the emotions within the death process

Stages of dying & supportive role. In each

Practical role of the EOL Companion

Rituals, Rites, Legacy work & Vigils

Transformational support & the role of energy

Bereavement during the process of death & dying

The importance of empowering family & friends

Multi-disciplinary teams & networks

Referrals

EOL Practitioner Support & End of Life Supportive Alliance

 

Eligible to register with ELSA (End of Life Supportive Alliance), a registered NPC that supports EOL Practitioners after your 10 hours.

Designation – EOL Companion/Doula

 

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End of Life/Transitional Counsellor Training

 

An End of Life/Transitional Counsellor is a counsellor who is also trained in the area of support after fatal diagnosis, during remission & recovery and in bereavement after long term illness.

 

Pre-requisites:

21 years or older

Grade 12 or equivalent

Above & Beyond Course

Counselling experience or short course or full qualification around Psychology or related

Evidence of life experience & interest in palliative care/end of life/terminal illness

Willingness to learn

Open to new concepts

Commitment to complete 10 hours of immersion or contact hours within 3 months after course

Preferably 3 months after bereavement of loved one

Preferably 12 months after fatal diagnosis

 

The training consists of:

2 virtual days held in live time on Zoom

6 week training

We will explore: 

Counselling in the context of death & dying

Meet the clients

Meeting the families

The needs of the dying and the family
Heart /brain led thought processes
Biopsychosocial-spiritual-cultural impacts on process
Fostering hope
Advance Care Planning
Understanding SA hospice and palliative care systems
Scope of practice
Working alongside the medical & hospice team
Trauma debriefing for families
Family needs assessment and final requests list
Non-medical comfort measures
Planning during the end of life process and beyond death
Grief and bereavement support for client, family and friends

Transitional Counsellor practice considerations
Self-care techniques and debriefing and referral guidelines for Counsellor

 

Eligible to register with ELSA (End of Life Supportive Alliance), a registered NPC that supports EOL Practitioners after your 10 hours.

Designation – Transitional Counsellor or EOL Bereavement Facilitator

www.endoflifesa