TLC Training with Helen Latham

What is TLC

Tender Loving Care.

It can take both courage and confidence to offer support at the end of life.

Training in TLC greatly enhances the confidence of carers and encourages them to provide personalised and compassionate support for those in their care. 

TLC Training with Helen Latham

This TLC course has been developed by Felicity Warner, the founder of the Soul Midwife Movement.  In 2017, Felicity was named End of Life Care Champion by the National Council for Palliative Care at the House of Lords. She was also named End of Life Doula of the Year in 2017 by the Good Funeral awards and was named one of the year’s Most Inspirational Women of the Year by the Daily Mail.

The course that Felicity has devised is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the dying process and to understand the part we can play in supporting those on this journey.

Dying is not as bad as you think

A view of the dying process presented by palliative care doctor Kathryn Mannix. Watch her BBC video here:

“We’ve lost the rich wisdom of normal human dying and it’s time for us to talk about dying and reclaim the wisdom”

The TLC Training Course

How is the TLC Course delivered?

Normally TLC is a practical 1 day course for 8-10 people held in a classroom environment either at a suitable local venue or on your own premises.

But then came Coronavirus. So now we offer the same training but via a Zoom meeting.

These ‘virtual’ meeting rooms allow secure interactive meetings where it easy to exchange ideas and to participate fully in the learning process. The course is spilt in to two 2 hour segments which can be scheduled on a single day or over a couple of days or even weeks.

TLC Training

We will be running this certified course over the next few weeks and can let you know the precise dates when they are announced. Please contact me to express your interest. Given the current circumstances, places are offered at the reduced rate of £50 per person.

If you’d like to know more for yourself or for your team then please contact me with queries. We are keen to make this training very widely available and may be able to help with the cost in some cases. Again please contact me with a brief outline of your situation. We are here to help.

Please join my mailing list and I’ll let you know the dates for this TLC Training Course as soon as they are available.

“I feel informed and inspired. Thank you.”

“Thank you for a well-informed training session.”

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Who benefits and how?

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.

TLC encourages participants to feel more confident when caring for someone who is facing the end of life. TLC would be of benefit to those who are counsellors, nurses, carers and complementary therapists. It would also interest anyone who wishes to find out how to support someone who is approaching end of life. TLC is advantageous for both professional and personal development. The TLC skills can be used happily alongside medical care, and are complementary to best practice.
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What does the TLC Course cover?

The content is delivered in three modules.

Firstly we consider what Tender Loving Care is and we look, using a non-medical framework, at the Four Stages of Dying.

In amongst this are in depth discussions exploring what a “good death” means and what self care might look like.

And finally we take a look at the practical skills including gentle touch, deep listening and vigiling.

“Very relaxed, interactive and no pressure. Enjoyable and challenging.”

“The training was well delivered and inspiring. I am looking forward to exploring the subject further.”

Is TLC widely practised?

In 2019 it was implemented by Dorset NHS, where it is being offered to all End of Life patients within the county’s community hospitals. TLC is also used in many care homes and community health groups, as well as taught to individuals who are caring for loved ones.

Who is the tutor?

TLC as a practice, was developed as part of the Soul Midwifery movement pioneered by Felicity Warner. My name is Helen Latham and I came to Soul Midwifery in 2014 as a result of caring for my mother at the end of her life. I trained and qualified as a Soul Midwife a few years later, volunteering my time and skills in the local hospital by supporting patients receiving end-of-life care. I am a Level 2 qualified Soul Midwife, a regional Mentor and an accredited Tender Loving Care (TLC) Trainer. 

Helen Latham

“Thoroughly enjoyed the training. I learned so much. It has given me confidence to be with the elderly and dying.”

How do I find out more?

Let’s talk about how this wonderful training can be brought to your organisation. Either give me a call on 07736 048 706 or use the contact form below and we’ll set up a time to explore it further.

A typical TLC Training Day will run from 10.30 to 4pm and can accommodate up to ten participants. Team training of this sort costs £500 for the day. Of course with current restrictions this type of face to face learning has been temporarily suspended but  a series of interactive Webinars/Meetings will be available soon.

For more details on this form of learning please complete the contact/enquiry form below and I will let you have dates and costs for our next training opportunity.

There has never been a more important time to bring the benefits of TLC Training to your team.

Here are some of the organisations which Soul Midwives are delighted to work with.

Tell me a bit more about Soul Midwifery?

Soul Midwives lovingly ease the passage of the dying, to ensure that death is a dignified and peaceful experience.

Being a Soul Midwife is largely about practicing the 12 Principles of Soul Midwifery as set by By Felicity Warner.

Soul Midwives School

You can learn more about The Soul Midwives School and the work of Felicity Warner here.


Contact me here with any queries you may have or to add your name to my mailing list. I use this to let you know about courses, about Soul Midwifery and other news connected to end of life matters.

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For our First Online Course only

We are offering  places on our accredited TLC training course at the reduced rate of £50 per person.

Contact us to reserve your place.