TLC Training for Businesses and Communities

TLC Training for Hospitals, Hospices and local Community settings.

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Anna Sadler, Soul Midwife, offers high quality compassionate End of Life training in Nursing Homes and Residential Care Homes in Cornwall.

This award winning programme is called TLC Training  (Tender Loving Care) and was developed by Felicity Warner who is the director of Soul Midwives, Dorset and who was awarded End of Life Care Champion of the year in 2017 by the National Council for Palliative care.

What Is TLC Training?

TLC Training is designed to give extra tools in the “caring toolbox” to carers who work with people who are dying. 

It is aimed at enhancing existing caring skills as well as empowering carers to tune into their innate knowing of compassionate, heart-centred mindful awareness at the end of life.

The training will enable carers to gain an alternative and holistic view to understanding the dying process and in turn learn new techniques to bring comfort to residents. The workshop day encourages, experiential learning, partner and group discussion, individual reflection and ways to apply what has been learnt to personal and professional life. 

Why choose TLC Training for your employees?

TLC Training Day supports the professional development for staff working in palliative and end of life care and meets the targets of the staff training required by CQC Standards of Care and GAIN (Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network)

The course content includes:

  • Principles of holistic assessment
  • Professional boundaries and Self Care
  • Identifying and diagnosing the deterioration of a dying person by recognizing the 4 stages of dying and how to help.
  • Managing common symptoms at the end of life and using techniques to aid discomfort or agitation.
  • Best practice skills to ensure staff are compassionate in delivering palliative and end of life care within individual roles and responsibilities.
  • What is Soul Midwifery and how to use it?
  • Vigiling at the bedside

Experiential Learning:

  • Soothing touch
  • Deep listening
  • Breathing techniques
  • Meditation

Support for Staff:

  • Reflective practice – as a way to debrief and share experiences of residents who have died in the care home
  • Recognizing the impact of compassionate care at the end of life within their own life and offers ways to support each other professionally and personally in this important aspect of their work.

About the course:

The course takes place over one day, to small groups (12 maximum.)

The full day course (10:00am – 4:30pm) is being offered at an introductory rate of £300.00 (not including travel)

The course takes place every other Monday.

Book soon to avoid disappointment.

Please do not hesitate to contact Anna should you require further information:

The TLC session has been invaluable in supporting our staff to think more broadly about what is important at the end of someone’s life. I feel that our staff feel more confident when supporting someone at the end of their life as the approach is less clinical and more individual care. The staff have all thoroughly enjoyed the TLC sessions and we look forward to extending our partnership with the soul midwifery group in the future.

Micheala Russell, Unit Manager of Bluebirds Care Centre, Faraday Drive, Milton Keynes