About RiverHome Doula Services

The genesis of RiverHome Doula Services was in 2001,

when Tracy served bedside as her mother was dying.  The importance of that work – how sacred it felt, how it filled her soul, even as it broke her heart – never left her.

Post-COVID, like so many others, Tracy began thinking of life after her eventual retirement from higher education administration.  The gentle soul work she had offered at the end of her mother’s life naturally came to mind.  Here was a way Tracy could continue to work and serve in a way that was deeply satisfying, meaningful, and much-needed.

Trainings & Affiliations

Beginning in Summer 2022, Tracy embarked on a series of training programs that would prepare her to serve in this holy space:

July 2022

Doulagivers International

 Certified End of Life Doula Training (exam completed November 2022)

July 2022

August 2022

Doulagivers International

Elder Care Training (exam completed February 2023)

August 2022

September 2022

Doulagivers International

Doulagivers  Care Consultant Training

September 2022

January 2023

Music for Healing and Transition Program

Module 1: What is MHTP, Basic concepts of healing, service, entrainment, Heart-Centered Awareness. Patient conditions and music.

January 2023

February 2023

Threshold Singers

 Joined the Shepherdstown Threshold Singers

February 2023

April 2023

Music for Healing and Transition Program

Module 2: Elements of Music, Modes, improvisation and how to use them therapeutically.

April 2023

April 2023

Hospice of the Panhandle

 Volunteer training with Hospice of the Panhandle.

April 2023

April 2023

11th Hour Angel

 Volunteer/11th Hour Angel training with VA Hospice/Palliative Care

April 2023

May 2023

Music for Healing and Transition Program

Module 3: Physics of sound and music and therapeutic application, paradigms of healing.

May 2023

November 2023

Shepherd University’s Aging-Friend University initiative

Invited to sit on the Advisory Board of Shepherd University’s Aging-Friend University initiative.

November 2023

December 2023

Music for Healing and Transition Program

Module 4: Hospital etiquette, Independent Practicum, marketing and business of a CMP.

December 2023

Spring Summer 2024

Music for Healing and Transition Program

Module 5: Dying patients, putting it all together, clinical practicum.

Spring Summer 2024

Hello 2024

So Much More To Come

Tracy will continue to…

Hello 2024

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