About the Course

End-of-Life Doula Certification Course

An End-of-Life Doula helps families leave legacies. End-of-Life Doulas are non-medical persons trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) at the end of life.

The End-of-Life Doula Certification by TX Doula Movement is a comprehensive and globally-recognized training program that prepares individuals for working with the senior population and providing holistic support to patients and their families during their terminal illness and eventual death.

The course consists of 16 modules, a group project with skills test, and a final exam.

Upon graduation, students are provided ongoing support and continuing education courses enabling the graduate to successfully run and manage their own doula business.


We have a Spot just for YOU! Enroll Now!!!!!!

Becoming a certified End-of-Life Doula or End-of-Life Specialist will empower you with the tools you need to provide holistic support to an individual who is dying and their family. We value your time, enroll in our self-paced course now to get started on your journey as an End-of-Life Doula or End-of-Life Specialist.

This course can be taken self-paced and in-person. For in-person students, we will meet on Saturday Morning 10:00a-1:30p (CST) for open discussions, questions, and answers. We do require our students to complete a written and oral presentation. The purpose of the presentation is to make sure our students can fully apply what they have learned from us. We want to set you up for success.

2024 Course Schedule:
Session 1: March 2 - April 27
Session 2: June 1-July 27
Session 3: October 5-December 14

All students enrolled in our course will receive a 10% discount towards purchase of our Pastoral Care Beyond Prayer Book 1 and two free books from our Hope For Tomorrow Series:
Hope For Tomorrow: Prayers and Scriptures
Hope For Tomorrow: Steps For Success
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So, Why Should You Take Our Course?

The are hundreds of other End-of-Life Doula/Death Doula online courses I can take. What makes yours so special, and why should I choose your course?

  • We believe in interacting with our students and giving them detailed information that will empower them to be efficient.

  • We give our students the opportunity to experience real life cases and play the role as a Death Doula.

  • We bring in other professionals to share information to help you be more marketable to customers.

Meet Your Instructors!

Sonja S Koenig

Certified End-of-Life Specialist & Instructor

Sonja has over 25+ years' experience serving as Senior care Companion Doula and End-of-Life Doula Specialist, over 20 year's experience as a paralegal with Estate Planning experience, holds a Master's Degree in Healthcare Management, has been a Certified End-of-Life-Doula, Senior Care Companion Doula and Doula Care Consultant since 2016 and a successful business owner since 2003. She has a big heart for helping others. She believes no matter where you are in life, you can reach your purpose. With God's help and guidance, she is living her purpose and making herself available to help others reach their purpose in life. Her heart is big for Seniors and individuals that are nearing the journey to end-of-life. She has much compassion and love for others.

Emma Jane Frazier

Education Director & Instructor

Mrs. Frazier has been married for 57 years and the mother of eight (8) adult children. She is a retired Licensed Professional Counselor and co-pastor at Whole Life Christian Church West, San Antonio, TX. Ordained as an Elder in 1996 under the covering of Whole Life Christian Church International. She has over 30+ years as an experienced facilitator, teacher and trainer in teaching others to facilitate and/or train others. Developer and facilitator for various religious events. She held the position as a Mental Therapist for Methodist Specialty Treatment Hospital where she facilitated outpatient mental health, chemical dependency and PTSD groups; serves as a Pastoral Counselor for St. Mark’s Methodist church, and a Counselor and Director for A One Flesh Ministry, where she specialized in relationship issues and family, grief and anxiety counseling, and other mental health issues. She is an experienced End-of-Life-Doula Specialist; and a business owner for over 35+ years.

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End-of-Life Peace of Mind for Your Family Book

Leave a Legacy Your Family Will Remember

Have you ever had a loved one die, and you had to hunt for all of their important information, try to figure out what their passwords are, look around the house to see if they had life insurance, etc? Were you frustrated because papers are everywhere or nowhere?

Don't let this happen to you or to your family. Purchase this End-of-Life Peace of Mind for Your Family Book. Complete this book and then put it in a safe place for your family to find. When you pass, you will leave them a gift they will never forget. you will have all of your important information in this book, such as passwords, phone numbers, addresses, life insurance policy numbers, bank accounts, etc. Leave your family a legacy they will never forget.

After you finish this book, you will also know how to write your own obituary, write your own obituary, and you can plan your funeral so no one else has to.

To purchase this book, email us at [email protected]. We will send you an invoice. After we receive your payment, we will mail your book to you.

Price: $75 (includes SH in the US - outside of the US an additional $10 for SH)
$45 - download
End-of-Life Peace of Mind for Your Family Book

More Than A Casserole (MTAC) Train-the-Trainer Program

We will train you with our three (3) E's method (educate, empower and engage) in helping others be proactive in getting their end-of-life affairs in order.

End-of-life care is More Than A Casserole. How often have you heard about the death of someone’s family member:
- Did you see are hear the family struggle?
- Were you able to offer support?
- Did you just pray over the family and have no more contact?
- Did you set up a meal train, and that’s it?
- Were you intentional in helping with end-of-life care?
- Did you get someone else to help, instead of offering a hand?

Educate: Teach you how to teach others about holistic support and end-of-life paperwork and planning.
Empower: Each student will plan their own funeral/memorial, eulogy, and obituary.
Engage: Have a celebration meal to celebrate you getting your end-of-life affairs in order; and having the tools needed to help others get their end-of-life affairs in order.

This program will help you be proactive, not reactive. When you finish this program, you will have your end-of-life affairs in order. You will allow your family the gift of mourning your death and not being stressed. You will honor them by giving them what they need to put you to rest.

We can either teach someone on your team to teach this program to your group, or we can come in and teach it to your group ourselves.

For more details email [email protected]. One of our instructors will be glad to get in touch with you and answer any questions you may have.

SECRET SAUCE: After you have completed this training, and taught others, your students will have the opportunity to complete the End-of-Life Peace of Mind for Your Family book. What a gift to give to your students.
MTAC Train-the-Trainer Program

MTAC Program Video

Do you want to know more about our More Than A Casserole (MTAC) Program? Watch this video.

More Than A Casserole (MTAC) was designed for churches.  Jesus believed in preparation.  He prepared his disciples for his transition from this earth.  You can do the same.  Implement this program into your church events.  This program will train your church leaders on how they can give holistic support to the dying and their families.  Your congregation and community will learn the importance of preparing for end-of-life care, and how to complete the necessary documents needed and gather the important information their family will need help their loved one with a peaceful transition.

Pastoral Care
Beyond Prayer

What can you expect from Pastoral Care Beyond Prayer?

We believe that church leaders should be well informed on how they can support those that are approaching end-of-life and their families. Prayer is always a must. In addition to prayer, church leaders can be a part of helping the individual experience dying with dignity.

You can expect us to inform you and educate you on how your church can give holistic support to the dying and their families. We will make sure you and your leaders have the tools you will need to comfortably help your congregation get their end-of-life affairs in order. Jesus set an example by preparing his disciples for his end-of-life. God's word tells us about being a good steward. Let's be good stewards of our lives and those we minister to and help them get their end-of-life affairs in order. Set an example by getting your own end-of-life affairs in order.

As a pastor, we know you give support to your congregation by helping families begin (premarital counseling), baby baptisms, family spiritual growth, and funeral preparation. What about those needing support that are going through the dying process? Pastoral Care Beyond Prayer is here to give you the support and guidance you need to take your congregation from the cradle to the grave.


Pastors and Church Leaders Learn How to Give Holistic Support To The Dying and Their Families


How Church Leaders Can Help The Dying and Their Families

Often times Pastors, Church Leaders, and/or Chaplains are called to give holistic support to those going through the dying process and their families.

Do you know what to do to give holistic support? Are you comfortable holding the hand of someone who is dying and talking them through the pain they are having? Do you know what documents they need to help them make decisions for themselves when they can’t? Do you need guidance on how to be there for the dying and their families?

Having this book in your library will be an important tool to give you some ideas on what you should and can do. Don't feel blindsided when you are asked to walk alongside someone dying.

What will you gain from reading this book?
1. Receive a better understanding of what holistic support is.
2. How to give holistic support.
3. You will be given examples of how you can go beyond prayer in helping an individual die with dignity and transition peacefully.
4. You will also learn that death is not something we need to fear, but something we can embrace as we live life to our fullest.
5. You will want to leave a legacy of a good death to your congregation and your family.
6. You will see how self-care opens the door to being a support to the dying and their families.

When you enroll in our Pastoral Care Beyond Prayer course you will get the workbook for this course free.
Pastoral Care Beyond Prayer Book 1 Paperback and eBook

Pastoral Care Beyond Prayer Video

Invite video to our informative and interactive workshop.
Pastors/church leaders learn how you can support the dying and their families.


Transformation Preparation Workshop for Pastors and Church Leaders

We want to make sure you are an informed church leader. This workshop will give you the information you need to be a support to the dying and their family. You will also have an opportunity to get your end-of-life affairs in order. We will have an Estate Planning attorney on sight, Alisha Andrews, Esq., to give you some tips on end-of-life paperwork planning and you will have an opportunity to schedule a one-on-one meeting with her. We will also have Jordan Hyde from New York Life on sight to give advice on creating financial wealth to help support your family and church after your death.

Learn the importance of pastoral self-care and safety. Before you can be effective in supporting the dying and their family, you must make sure you have taken care of yourself. We will give you some tips on how you can self-care and be safe when visiting the dying and their families.

When: Saturday, May 20, 2023, & October 21, 2023, @ 10a-3p
Location: TBD
Cost: $375 in-person / $275 virtual
(Register early. Price increases $60 starting May 11-20, 2023 & October 11-21, 2023.)

Show up early for continental breakfast and to meet and greet. We will be serving lunch.
Are You Ready!? Flyer -  Cost for Workshop is $275 in-person and $175 virtual.


Everyone deserves to have support when their time is near. Even Christ wanted support as His time was near. In Matthew 26:40, Jesus asked the disciples, "Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?". Do you as a pastor or church leader feel it is important for us to provide support to those going through the dying process? Do you even know how to give support to those going through the dying process?

Often times when someone is dying, they turn to the church for holistic support (emotional, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual support), regardless of their faith background. When they get there, they will find much needed prayer, and that's all.

Does your church know how to give the dying and their family holistic support? Where can your church go to learn how to give holistic support?

Email one of our instructors at [email protected] to setup a time to talk and get the support your church need to be a help to those going through the dying process.

    1. Church’s are not fully equipped to help someone going through the dying process. They are not sure how they can be a support to the dying where they are.
    2. God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Some church leaders fear talking to their congregation about the dying process. They don't know what to say. They are uncomfortable being around the dying.
    3. People don’t even know they can go to the church to find support for themselves while they are going through the dying process.

    We have heard from many pastors and church leaders. They want to know how they can be more effective in serving those going through the dying process and their families. They want to do more, but not sure what yo do. Some have gone to seminary or theology school, and have graduated with no skills on how to support those going through the dying process. Their hearts bleed to give more support to those that are going through the dying process in their churches and communities.

    Out Pastoral Care Beyond Prayer (PCBP) program and More Than A Casserole (MTAC) will provide church leaders with the guidance they need to effectively give holistic support to the dying and their families. We will do this through courses, giving the tools needed, empowering church leaders to support with confidence, coaching and mentoring.


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Grateful for TX Doula Movement

I plan to use my education from Texas Doula Movement to add as an additional service provided by my ministry.

“The education, resources, experiences, and shared expertise from this course has positioned me to create a foundation to assist, comfort, create and support my EOL patients and families.

My focused vision is to provide my patients with the peace of dying in salvation and unfinished affairs accomplished including paperwork and individual relationships and to create environments that patients and family members are able to be at ease in.

I am grateful for TX Doula Movement for this opportunity for learning.

Blessings in all endeavors!”

Pastor Shamaro Carter - Adkins, TX

“I elected the Texas Doula Movement, LLC as my source for obtaining a professional certification as an End-of-Life Doula . The Texas Doula Movement adopts and provides professional, respectful, and knowledgeable learning opportunities within their curriculums. In addition I choose the Texas Doula program because I'm a Texas resident who wishes to assist communities and their residents with respectful, courteous, and knowledgeable end of life plans and decisions.

I highly recommend the Texas Doula program to those seeking personal and/or professional opportunities which allows for expertise in supporting friends, family, and fellow humans in planning their journey towards transitioning from life to the hereafter as they wish, and with respect for their choices. ”

Johnny Laird - Montgomery, TX


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Additional Support

We don't want you to feel that you are all alone on your journey. We provide additional support to all of our current and alumni students.


    $205 value

    We believe in continuing education. We offer additional mini-courses that will provide additional information to help Doulas be effective and efficient Doulas. As we continue our education every year, we believe you should to.


    $105 value

    Make communication a priority on your job, with your clients, in your life. Join us for 2022 Communication Matters Workshop. Servola Frazier from Motivate Enterprise, LLC, Orlando, FL will help us understand how much "COMMUNICATION MATTERS" in our lives, on our jobs and with our clients. Take advantage of our Early Bird Special. Register Now before January 15, 2022. Use Code: EBCM22.

  • Dying With Dignity is Possible

    $1,500 value

    This is a 7-week course offered to churches/organizations. This course will empower you with the tools the church leader will need to be a support to those dying and their families. The fee for this course covers 4 people in your organization, any additional people in your organization that would like to take this course will be $315.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is Continuing Education required for my certification? If so, what does it consist of?

    Continuing education is not required, but STRONGLY recommended to ensure you are providing the best care for your patient and their family.

  • How long is the course?

    The End-of-Life Doula 101 Certification course is 13 weeks long.

  • Is there a certification exam?

    Yes. To obtain your End-of Life Doula certification, you must take and pass the certification exam.

  • Is there an additional fee for the certification exam?

    There is no additional fee for the certification exam.

  • What can I do with my certification after I complete the course?

    The purpose of this course is to provide students the information to be successful in their position as an End-of-Life doula and an elder companion doula. Once certified, you may begin your own practice or join an established team.

  • Do you help with job placement?

    Upon certification, we offer an opportunity for you to be placed in our database for families to utilize when seeking doula services.

  • Is this a self-paced course or is there a class schedule that I must follow?

    This certification course can be taken as a self-paced course. However, to ensure you receive the best training possible, we prefer students join the weekly live lessons to take advantage of the live discussions and question and answer sessions with an experienced instructor.

  • Do you offer installment plans?

    Yes. Our goal is to set you up for success from the start and to provide you with the best opportunity to excel in your career as a certified End-of-Life doula. In addition to offering a budget-friendly and competitive price for our course, we offer installment plans to minimize any financial obstacles in your way to pursuing your End-of-Life doula certification.

  • Do you offer discounts (Military, Military Spouse, Veterans, etc.)?

    Yes. We proudly offer a 10% discount to these groups.

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Doulas Make a Difference

“Anna is truly amazing, I know it isn't always easy in her line of work but she does it with such grace, love and compassion. My family has had the honor of working with her in our time of need and she definitely made it so much easier on my family.”

Amanda A., San Antonio, Texas

“What I want to do with my certification:

Sonja on Facebook said: “Ask 10 of your friends you trust to tell you what is your superpower or your God-given gift? “

One of my friends said because I live 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) ... “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”.

I want to live into that verse through service as an EOL Doula.”

Gwendolyn Mason, Missouri City, Texas

“I think that you guys are very helpful, realistic and have helped with my knowledge of this field a ton. I feel prepared to start.”

Helina F., Austin, Texas

“Their passion to ensure that every student was knowledgeable of what it takes to be a Doula.

I look forward to the CE class.”

LaKeisha H., San Antonio, Texas


Name of Course: Train-the-Trainer

Are you ready to teach, train and certify others? We are a solution for dedicated trainers. It's easier than you think. No more sitting on the couch saying I wish I was able to teach someone what I do. Teach someone how to basket weave, under the water, how to play an instrument, how to cook. You name it. The sky is the limit.

This course has three chapters:
1. Create your course: Brainstorm and decide what you want to teach your students .
2. Develop your course: Take what you have and grow it. Learn the tools you will use to teach.
3. Teach your course: Be empowered with teaching techniques, how to find your target audience and market.

All interested individuals, e-mail [email protected] for a virtual meet to see if your qualify.

Your new, rewarding career starts HERE.

Take the first step towards making a difference in the lives of those in need.

TX Doula Movement is a proud member of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA).   


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