Sue Rabbich

Tender Loving Care training: TLC is a simple practice at the bedside for those supporting anyone at the end of their life. It enhances the confidence of carers to provide personalised and compassionate support for those in their care, whether at home, in a hospital, hospice or care home. 

Sue Rabbich is a carer, complementary therapist and fully qualified Soul Midwife (end of life companion). She also has many years experience as a trainer and facilitator. 

Who is the course for?

Everyone. The people in your care, the staff who face the daily challenges of working with the dying and your organisation, whose aims will be more closely met by the holistic approach learnt. 

For Individuals

  • A more relaxed and peaceful end
  • Family is encouraged to support their loved one
  • Personalises the care of each individual

For staff

  • Increases understanding of the dying process
  • Improves confidence when providing care
  • Develops skills of listening and providing gentle touch
  • Practical and informative advice which sits alongside the medical care

For employers

You can be confident that your staff are receiving training developed by Felicity Warner who was awarded End of Life Doula of the Year by The Good Funeral Awards in 2017 and End of Life Care Champion by the National Council for Palliative Care and the Royal College of Nursing. 

TLC as a practice is currently being used within parts of the NHS.

How is the TLC course delivered? 

Normally TLC is a practical 1-day course for 8 to 10 people held in a classroom environment. However, due to Covid the same training is offered via zoom in two 2 hour sessions. 

What does the TLC course cover? 

The content is delivered in three modules spread over two sessions. There will be plenty of time for discussion.

  • What is a good death and what is Tender Loving Care?
  • The four stages of dying (non-medical framework)
  • Practical skills including gentle touch, deep listening and vigiling.

Dying is an intimate process best done in its own time in a tranquil and peaceful way. Ideally it should be an honouring of a life well lived.’ Felicity Warner, Founder TLC.

Please note that your joining instructions will be listed below your purchase(s) on your purchase confirmation email and they are also available via your online account. Please do not hesitate to contact the team on 01242 254321 if you haven’t received your confirmation email.

Please note: The Isbourne operates a minimum number policy. This means that if our minimum number is not met 24 hours before the session is scheduled to run, then we reserve the right to cancel the session. If you have paid a set fee for the cancelled session, you will get a full refund. Donations are non-refundable. We, therefore, advise customers to secure their place as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment. The Isbourne’s minimum number policy is under the guidance of the tutor running the session. Thank you for your understanding.

As a wellbeing and educational charity, The Isbourne aims to make its courses and workshops accessible to all regardless of income. We have researched how other organisations fund their courses and come up with a three tier pricing system:

Supported rate: this fee is less than the Standard and allows anyone with financial challenges to still participate. You do not have to show proof, this is offered on trust.

Standard rate: this is how much we would like all participants to pay as it covers The Isbourne costs and supports the tutor.
Sponsor rate: this is a little more than the Standard fee and allows you to subsidise and support others who might not be able to pay the Standard fee.

You choose what tier of payment best suits you - no questions asked!