Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Today there is a clear call to understand and work with death and dying in new and more open ways. Our culture is awakening to a more conscious view of our own mortality. This certification program is intended to reframe our current conception of dying and reclaim the wisdom and practices of the past. It provides health care practitioners, and those with a profound interest in the energetics of living and dying, with a unique set of skills to deepen their understanding of the spiritual, psychological, social, and physical aspects of the dying experience.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Art of Dying Thanatology certificate program is suitable for those working in hospice, nursing homes, and other health care settings, and is also appropriate for students as well as counselors, social workers, teachers, clergy, psychologists, and others who want to broaden their work in the burgeoning field of death and dying. It is also appropriate for anyone with a sincere interest in this profound topic.
CERTIFICATE STUDENTS WILL EXPERIENCE:
- 6 Weekends of Live, In-Person Trainings
- Program Facilitator present for each live and virtual class to support and guide students on their 6-month journey
- Integration of Lecture and Experiential curriculum
- Alumni Mentorship
- Study Groups to convene (virtually/live) between class sessions
- Additional assignments (readings/contemplations) to enrich the learning experience
- Capstone Project
- Private Facebook group
- Bonus Material
ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
- How to work more compassionately and intelligently with the dying
- Tools for caregiving and caregivers
- Alternative ways to understand life and death
- To return sacredness to the dying process
- How to promote wise relationships in accompanying the dying
- The psycho-spiritual transformations of death and dying
- The effects of compassionate presence at the end of life
Catharine DeLong is a Contemplative Musician and Music-Thanatologist in private practice in New York City. She delivers music vigils to Visiting Nurse Service of New York hospice patients, and others who are approaching the end of life. Catharine is a graduate of the Chalice of Repose Project.
The Association of Death Education and Counseling® has deemed this program as counting towards the continuing education requirements for the ADEC Certification in Thanatology.
“This is truly ground breaking and necessary work. I feel privileged to be part of this program. Thank you so much for providing this opportunity!” – Maddi Cheers