Date & Time
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 disposition. Open to professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and anyone wishing to care for their loved-one naturally, at home, according to personal, religious and cultural traditions.
Topics explored include:
- Unexpected death – Holding space in the ER
- Home Funerals – Benefits, legalities and logistics
- The death midwife kit
- Care of the body (bathing, dressing, anointing)
- Shrouding; Caskets and Shrouds
- Laying the body in-honor
- Buddhist after-death traditions
- The death-care directive – your plan for funeral and final disposition
- Self-care for caregivers – preventing burnout
Films, meditations, written exercises, demonstrations and hands-on practice support the information shared.
A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday – Sunday, April 27 – 28, 2019
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am – 4:30
$425 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird rate $395 by March 15
This workshop can be taken alone or as part of the New York Open Center’s Certificate in the Art of Dying: Integrative Thanatology. Click HERE for more information.
This program is part of the Art of Dying Institute. For complete information click here.
New York Open Center
Rev. Olivia Bareham is a certified Death Midwife, Home Funeral Guide and Celebrant. She holds degrees in Education and Natural Theology and Sacred Healing, and is founder of Sacred Crossings – The Institute for Conscious Dying and Home Funerals in Los Angeles. Olivia has over 12 years experience guiding hundreds of families in the art of conscious dying and home-based after death care and recently launched an alternative funeral home owned and operated entirely by death midwives offering natural, sacred alternatives to traditional funeral home practices. Olivia facilitates a certificate training program, ‘The Art of Death Midwifery’ now offered to students worldwide.