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Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Workshop, catered lunch, and live music therapy experience with a small group of birth and pregnancy professionals and volunteers.



Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss (HSPL) was created by Amy Wright Glenn, founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. This workshop will compassionately and wisely prepare participants to more confidently and clearly hold space for one of life’s most painful and devastating losses.

HSPL is specifically geared toward Birth Doulas, Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Ministers, OBGYNs, Fertility Specialists, Birth Photographers , Prenatal Yoga Teachers, Prenatal Massage Therapists, Funeral Home Directors, End-of-life Care Professionals, and Bereaved Parent Peer Supporters and Activists

Facilitator Camille Hawkins will guide participants through a heartfelt analysis of three key components central to holding space for grieving mothers and their families.

  1. An introduction to the Companioning Model of Care outlined by Alan Wolfelt.
  2. An exploration of best “care practices” with regard to the various support networks surrounding bereaved mothers.
  3. A cross-cultural understanding of the healing power of ritual found in both religious and secular settings.

About the Teacher: Camille Hawkins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a certified teacher for The Institute for The Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. She is the Founder of the Utah Infertility Resource Center and specializes in Reproductive Mental Health. Camille comes to this profession with her own story of love, infertility, miscarriage, adoption, and stillbirth and is passionate about serving her community.

Location & Time: The workshop will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at The Sharing Place in Millcreek from 9am-3pm.

Cost: Registration is $169 plus processing fees. If you prefer to pay by venmo or a check to avoid fees, contact A few sliding fee-scale spots are available. Contact for availability.

CEUs: 5 NASW CEU credits have been applied for. Birth Arts International offers 5 CEUs to members who successfully complete this training. DONA certified doulas have used this training to receive 5 CEU recertification hours under the Alternative B-1 category.

Lunch Hour: During our lunch hour we will have a catered lunch and a special music therapy experience. Please email with any dietary restrictions.

Refund Policy: Please note there are no refunds.

Questions: Email for additional questions.