The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death is an inspiring and nurturing professional organization dedicated to furthering the development and professional skill set of those called to hold space for mindful birthing, living, and dying.
Founded in 2015 by Amy Wright Glenn, the Institute was created to bring those drawn to the caring professions of birth and death work together with professionals dedicated to teaching mindfulness based living skills.
Amy Wright Glenn Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She 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.
Amy is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, birth doula, hospital chaplain, Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Teacher Trainer and a regular contributor to PhillyVoice wherein she writes on mindfulness, spirituality, parenting, ethics, birthing, and dying.
Amy is the founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death and 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.
How to network with Amy:
People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
Henry Fersko-Wise - Co-Founder and ED of INELDA
International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA)
Debra Pascali Bonaro
NY Times article - "The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life"
Susan Silk - "Ring Theory"
Elizabeth Heineman, author of "Ghost Belly"