Enrollment Now Open for our Live-Online and Self-Paced Online Certified End of Life Doula and Doulagiver Specialist Trainings.

Classes start Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 7pm ET.* Won't you join us?


*All self-paced students enrolling in our learning portal between now and then will have a space saved automatically for the next live (ONLINE) semester.

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  • NEDA Approved Core Competencies

    The Doulagivers® Certified End-Of-Life Doula Training Contains The Approved NEDA (National End Of Life Doula Alliance) Core Competencies.

  • Worldwide Leader in Healthcare

    Awarded “Worldwide Leader In Healthcare” by the International Nurses Association for creating DOULAGIVERS®

  • Best Selling Author

    Best Selling Author of Creating Positive Passings: End of Life Doula, Level 1, Caregiver Training

"The End-Of-Life Doula Profession is NOW Mainstream"

Are you ready to feel confident serving your community, clients, friends and family at end of life?

Dear End-Of-Life Doula/Death Doula,


  • You feel called to work with the elderly or dying and their families but aren’t sure how to start
  • You already work with the elderly or dying in some capacity, either privately or professionally, and are ready to embrace your calling more fully
  • You have a passion for educating your community on the resources available for the elderly and at end of life and need to put together a plan to help get in front of more people
  • You understand we are in the middle of the “Silver Tsunami” and more people are aging and will be dying now more than ever before, and you feel called to serve this population at a higher level
  • You have faced or have had friends or family that have faced gut wrenching end-of-life decisions and you want to learn how to advocate for them in a way that honors their choices
  • You currently identify yourself as an End-Of-Life Doula or Death Doula and you want to become educated and certified 

I have encouraging news for you….

If you’ve been in any of these situations and wished or prayed for education, guidance, professional recognition and a community that “gets” you, that experience has led you here.  You’re in the right place, right here and now.

This training will give you the knowledge and confidence to work with people at the end of life and will bring the clout and validation of being certified in the core competencies that NEDA (National End of Life Doula Association) has set forth for our industry.

Start today in the new specialized area of non-medical healthcare that is the answer to our mainstream healthcare crisis. Enrollment is open- Won't you join us?

Our next online live (ONLINE) semester begins Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 7 PM EST*. Learn the Skill, Change The World!

*All self-paced students enrolling in our learning portal between now and then will have a space saved automatically for the next live (ONLINE) semester.

Hello...my name is Suzanne O'Brien, RN

I am passionate about helping teach families and other “helpers” the life changing skill of how to care for their loved ones and community members at the end of life. In 2012, I went on a self-paid volunteer hospice trip to Zimbabwe, Africa. This trip changed my life. The people of Zimbabwe are so lovely and did not have much in terms of material things or healthcare. The average age of life for a female is 42 years old. It was on this trip that I saw people being trained to “sit” with the person who was dying and “guide” them through the end-of-life journey. Without the luxury of medications and equipment, this concept was so effective. This reminded me of The Birthing “Doula” concept and when I came back to the US, The Doulagivers™ End-Of-Life Doula Training was born.
Read my full bio here
Hello...my name is Suzanne O'Brien, RN

What does this mean for you?

Despite the modern myth that you must have formal medical training to provide meaningful end-of-life experiences for your family, friends or community, you CAN learn to serve the dying and make a great living doing it (if that’s your desire)!

Whether you’re looking to:

  • work with the elderly
  • educate your community on the topic of end-of-life
  • support your own family and friends during end-of-life or before hospice
  • deepen your understanding of death to further support your hospice volunteer work
  • start your own professional End-Of-Life/Death Doula business

this is the PERFECT place to start or move you further on this rewarding path.

If you’re ready to hone your skills in working with the dying…

Our online live (ONLINE) February 4th, 2020 at 7 PM EST*.

*All self-paced students enrolling in our learning portal between now and then will have a space saved automatically for the next live (ONLINE) semester.

Invest In Your Future As A Doulagivers® End-Of-Life Doula


Having peace of mind and confidence knowing:

How to build a beautiful trust rapport with the elderly and those at the end of life

● How to help them through the shock phase of an end of life diagnosis

● How to help them voice what their needs are at every stage in their process

● How to speak with their doctors, nurses, home health aides, clergy members and social workers in a way that causes harmony and the best possible outcomes for them

● The phases of end of life and how to explain them to loved ones

● What the most common medications are used in end of life care

And so much more….


The dying have specific fears and needs that need to be addressed at the end of life.  Most of us haven’t been raised in a society that openly discusses death as a natural part of life, so when we’re faced with our mortality, we are unsure how to communicate our needs and desires.  This can lead to many challenges.  When you’ve taken this certification course, you will understand what the common needs of all dying persons are and how to facilitate getting them met.

You’ll understand how to actively listen and hold space for the dying and their families to do the work needed to have a good death.

Don't just take our word for it....

Click the video below to hear what Dawn Whelan, Doulagivers® Certified End-Of-Life Doula of MyLastGift.com has to say...

Our (ONLINE) LIVE semester begins Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 7 PM EST*.

Join the THOUSANDS of people who have already been through this life-changing program.

*All self-paced students enrolling in our learning portal between now and then will have a space saved automatically for the next live (ONLINE) semester.

Here are the tools you'll receive in this program....

Doulagivers®  students will have 24/7 access to this course and all updates to it for as long as we continue to offer them.

Fully Self-Paced Online CEOLD Training Program

(Value $1,997)

This course has 12 lesson modules with learning objectives, assignments, case studies and self-assessment quizzes at the end.
Fully Self-Paced Online CEOLD Training Program

12 LIVE Weekly Webinar Trainings

(value $1,200)

Taught by Suzanne O'Brien, RN and Lead Doulagivers Trainers Trainers will also answer questions live after each class. (value $1,200)
12 LIVE Weekly Webinar Trainings

Access to a Doulagivers™ Mentor and Coach by Phone


Monday through Friday 10 am - 6 pm EST for live interaction, questions and personal coaching. We encourage all support to be done by email.
Access to a Doulagivers™ Mentor and Coach by Phone

Private Facebook® Group with the mentorship of practitioners that have been doing this for many years.


This page will be monitored by Lead Doulagivers Trainers for feedback and support.
Private Facebook® Group with the mentorship of practitioners that have been doing this for many years.

Bonus Material


  • Complete Video Certification from Seattle, Washington Training April 2018

    (value $1,997)

  • "30 Days to Your First Client" Mastermind Class

    This will be given at the end of each live semester by me and I will walk students through the step-by-step process of setting up their new Doula Business and getting their first client within 30 days. It will be 4 one-hour interactive webinars with live Q&A and weekly assignments. After that they will get continuous monthly mentoring for one year. This is what is needed most for CEOLD's at this time. This will be invaluable. (value $2,997)

  • Doulagivers® Press Kit

    (value $997) All the latest articles and news clips at your fingertips. Simply hand to potential clients.

Bonus #4 Doulagivers® Business Blueprint - Your complete step by step instruction for business set-up and marketing. Learn Marketing From The Best In The World...(value $9,997.00)

The Doulagivers® brand has reached people in over 8 countries and has been used by thousands of people. Even more impressive is that we have done it with no marketing budget and the highest levels of ethics, authenticity and knowledge. I have learned how to create heart centered brands and use “out of the box” marketing to exponentially grow companies to reach their target audience and create the positive impact they are looking to achieve. I have spent years learning how to do this and right now- I'm giving it all to you with your certification.

  • Doulagivers® Interview Checklist Form

  • Doulagivers® Patient/Family Agreement and Disclaimer Form

  • Doulagivers® Website Template

  • Structuring Your LLC and other Important Business Tips

  • Official Press Release to announce your new Doulagivers® business

  • Doulagivers® Discussions on Death and Dying seminar series(12-month series to be offered at your local library or other community space)

  • Testimonials from families and students who have taken and used the trainings

  • Doulagivers® Discussions on Death and Dying seminar series(12-month series to be offered at your local library or other community space)

  • Testimonials from families and students who have taken and used the trainings

  • And Much Much More

Doulagivers® Certified End-Of-Life Doula Training Curriculum

We need you. Society needs you.

There are 76.4 Million Baby Boomers
(Source: US census Bureau)

9/10 people want to be cared for at home if terminally ill. 
(Source: 1996 Gallop Poll from NHPCO)

20% of the 76.4 Million do not have their own children



The US could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030. 
(Source: The complexities of Physicians Supply and Demand AAMC)

By 2020 the US will need 12 million new nurses. 
(Source: ANA American Nurses Association)

An estimated 117 million Americans will need assistance of some kind by 2020, yet the number of unpaid caregivers is expected to reach only 45 million (Source: Forbes August 10th,2018)


You’re probably saying to yourself, “I know I want to become a Doulagiver™ Certified End-Of-Life Doula but what’s my investment?”

I want to make learning these skills as easy and affordable as possible so your decision is an easy one to make.

The true value of the materials in incalculable because of the type of value you’ll be bringing to people’s lives.  While keeping full integrity, I could easily set the investment amount up to $4,900 but I intentionally chose to offer it at a fraction of that.


To make it easy for you to say YES….to yourself, to the program and to the millions of people that need your help.

And to make it even easier, I offer the option of an easy installment plan (since I know cash flow issues can be very real for some people called to this work).

Are you ready to…


Join us for our next online LIVE semester beginning Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 7 PM EST *.

*All self-paced students enrolling in our learning portal between now and then will have a space saved automatically for the next live (ONLINE) semester.

Have additional questions?

  • What are the dates and times of the LIVE SEMESTER?

    The most current dates for our live-online semester dates are always posted on on our home page for doulagivers.com.  We have 3 live-online semesters a year. There is a Fall Semester starting in August or September. Then, a Winter Semester starting in January or February.  Lastly, a Spring Semester  starting in May.  The live classes are always held on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm ET. Classes last 90-120 minutes. The semester will run for 12 full weeks.  Every class will be followed by a live Q&A session led by Doulagivers Founder Suzanne B. O’Brien RN. 

  • What happens if I cannot make all 12 live training?

    No worries- We send you the replay of the live class within 24 hours so that you van listen to it at your convenience. All Live semester students will also get the FULL Self-paced classroom that is open to all students forever.

  • What is the difference between the live semester and the self -paced training course?

    They are the exact same curriculum! Either way you choose to become a certified Doulagiver will give you the exact same education. The benefits of the live semester is the ability to ask questions live after each class and many people like to know that they have to “show up” at a set time every week. It helps them stay on track.

  • I see that you have two different training options, The Certified End of Life Doula Training and The Certified Doulagiver Specialist. Can you please explain the difference in the two?

    The Certified End of Life Doula Training is our award winning foundational training program. It is how Doulagivers began. Since then we have seen how a positive end of life experience starts way before anyone gets there. Planning ahead can make all the difference in the world. When you plan ahead and put things in place aging and end of life can be 80%-90% better. This is why we created The Certified Doulagiver Specialist. The Doulagiver Specialist Training is comprised of three separate certifications: The Certified End of Life Doula, The Certified Doulagiver Care Consultant, and the Certified Elder Geriatric Care Doula Manager. The DS allows you to work with the elderly, do consulting with healthy adults and be in place as an end of life doula when the time comes.

  • How do I become a Certified End of Life Doula with Doulagivers? What is the certification process?

    There is no government licensure nationally or international for the End of Life Doula profession. Doulagivers has our own internal certification process to ensure that our Doulas have acquired the highest level of education to practice as an End of Life Doula. Our certification process includes successful completion of all course work, 30 hours of documented bedside experience with End of Life patients, and a passing grade of 85% or above on the final exam.

  • Are there any National Organizations supporting the End of Life Doula Profession?

    Yes! IN the last two years the End of Life Doula Profession has gone mainstream both nationally and Internationally. On the national level there is( NEDA )The National End of Life Doula Alliance. NEDA is a national membership organization for all End of Life Doulas and Trainers. They also have a national badge that after completing the Doulagivers End of Life Doula Training you can take for an additional national credential. We recommend that all of our Doulas that want to practice professionally get their NEDA badge.

  • Once I become certified, How do I build my business? How do families find me?

    We have got you covered. All Doulagivers trainings come with a complete business building and marketing package. We literally walk you through every step of setting up your new business and how to get the word out to your community. We will also list you on the Doulagivers Directory so that families can easily find you.

  • Can I really make a full time living as an End of Life Doula at this time?

    Your end of life clients will come and go. I advocate for only working with one patient at a time so that you can support both the patient and their loved ones through the entire end of life journey. There will be times that you work more than 40 hours a week amnd times that you do not have a client. This is why I always advise potential students to become a certified Doulagiver Specialist so that they can start working right away by doing consulting work, make a great living and then care for the end of life clients as they come onto their services. The DS also allows for the Doulagiver to have incredible balance and not be consistently working in the often very emotional and stressful end of life space.

  • How do I know that the Doulagivers Training is right for me?

    I always tell prospective students to look at two main things when choosing a training program. 1- Find out what the curriculum is and make sure that it matches what you are looking for. And two- Find out who your teacher is and what their background is. Your teacher will be your mentor- you want to like them and what they stand for.

  • What happens if I have a question while taking the self -paced training?

    We have lead trainers available to you Monday-Friday from 9amET-5pm Et to answer any questions you may have.

  • After I become certified, what happens if I am working with a client and I have a question on a particular issue that I am dealing with regarding this patient?

    You may still call our lead trainers and ask any question that comes up. In addition, we have created the Doulagivers Private Practitioners Facebook page where you can post a question regarding patient cases at any time of the day or night and get an immediate response. We have hundreds of highly educated practicing Doulagivers in that page that will support you as you are just starting out and beyond.

  • What happens if I buy the training program and decide it is just not right for me?

    No problem Just contact our care team within 7 days of purchase at support@doulaguvers.com and we will fully refund your money.

  • Where are Doulagivers working at the present time?

    Doulagivers are being hired by hospices, home health agencies and also work in private practice. The projection for the future of healthcare is The Non-Medical professional. Doulagivers will be used to fill in all the gaps in care for the elderly and those at the end of life. There is an elder care crisis that is happening now and is projected to become dramatically worse for decades to come. Doulagivers are changing healthcare and providing the best holistic education for non- medical professionals that will bring the best possible care to both patients and loved ones.

To Your Success,

Suzanne O'Brien, RN

P.S. Every minute you wait to get your "Doulagivers® End-Of-Life Doula Certification" is another minute there are clients needing and wanting service but you don't have the skills to serve!

We are so sure you’ll be happy with our course that we offer a “7-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure customer satisfaction of our courses. If for any reason you wish to discontinue using any of our courses within the first week, we will promptly issue a refund.

Simply contact us at support@doulagiversinstitute.com to speak to a customer care specialist about our 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

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