Date & Time
06/16/2018 - 06/17/2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
This workshop demonstrates the role of the death midwife from the final breath through the 3-day home vigil and funeral until final rest. It is open to professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and anyone wishing to care for their loved ones naturally, at home, according to personal, religious and cultural traditions.
Topics to be covered include:
- Unexpected death: holding space in the ER
- Completing health care and death care directives
- Stillbirth/infant death: bringing baby home
- After-death rites and rituals, and sealing the chakras
- Benefits of a 1- to 3-day home vigil
- The death midwife kit
- Care of the body (bathing, dressing, anointing)
- Decorating the cremation casket
- Laying the body in honor
- Jewish and Muslim Tahara rituals
- After-death traditions from around the world
- Self-care for caregivers: preventing burnout
Films, meditations, written exercises, demonstrations and hands-on practice support the information shared.
A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, June 16 – 17, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$405 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird $370 by 5/8
This course is also part of the Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program
New York Open Center
Olivia Bareham, a certified death midwife and home funeral guide and celebrant, holds degrees in Education, Natural Theology, and Sacred Healing, and is founder of Sacred Crossings, The Institute for Conscious Dying, and Family-Directed Funerals. Olivia also facilitates The Art of Death Midwifery training program, now offered to students worldwide.