On June 15, from 9 am to 2 pm, Amy Wright Glenn, author of “Birth, Breath, and Death” and “Holding Space,” will lead a five-hour training on Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss. According to a press release, Glenn is a hospital chaplain, and a birth and death doula who has trained over 600 mental health and birth professionals on best care practices that support bereaved families following a pregnancy loss or infant death. Glenn earned her master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is traveling to Martha’s Vineyard from Florida, where she lives with her 7-year-old son. All are welcome to join Glenn for the training. The release says that one need not be a birth or mental health professional to benefit from the insights she will share.
Glenn is being brought to the Island through Ellen Gaskill, certified end-of-life doula. Gaskill and Glenn met when Gaskill attended her Pregnancy and Loss workshop last spring, and Gaskill thought it would be a good opportunity to bring Glenn to the Island for people in the birthing community as well as anyone dealing with loss.