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ABOUT THIS CERTIFICATION TRAINING

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 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.

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
  • Tools and techniques of the End of life Doula
  • Psycho-Spiritual Transformation in Death and Dying
  • The effects of compassionate presence at the end of life

Facilitated by Catharine DeLong

Catharine DeLong is a Music-Thanatologist who delivers music vigils to individuals who are approaching the end of life. Catharine is a graduate of the Chalice of Repose Project and the Music Thanatology Association International. She is an interfaith minister affiliated with the One Spirit Interfaith Alliance.

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FACILITATED BY:

  • Catharine DeLong

FEATURED INSTRUCTORS :

  • Eben Alexander, MD
  • Alua Arthur, J.D.
  • Olivia Bareham
  • Jeffrey Black, MDiv, MD
  • Leslie Blackhall, MD
  • Jan Booth, MA, RN, NC-BC
  • Amy Cunningham
  • Catharine Delong
  • Jeanne Denney
  • Paul Denniston
  • Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW
  • David Kessler
  • Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzalcoatl
  • Karen Newell
  • Frank Ostaseski
  • Robert Vetter, MA

SEE CLASSES INCLUDED IN THIS CERTIFICATION:

  • Introduction to Integrative Thanatology
  • Mapping the End of Life
  • Lazarus & the Mustard Seed
  • Dia De Muertos Ceremony
  • The Last Great Act of Love: End of Life Planning
  • Facing Death
  • The Inner Path of Dying
  • Inviting the Wisdom of Death Into Life
  • After the Last Breath: After-Death Care & Home Funerals
  • A Lecture on the History of Cremation at Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery
  • Transformation and Transition: Honoring Grief and Death
  • Dying with Purpose: Consciously Crossing to the Other Side
  • Jewels Within the Silence: Extending Compassion to Non-Communicative Patients
  • Grief, Survival & Healing Rituals in African American Culture
  • Music as Medicine at the End of Life
  • Transition by Design: Planning an Inspired & Intentional Funeral
  • Finding Hope & Healing After Loss
  • Grief Yoga: Honoring Loss & Moving Into Empowerment
  • Capstone Project Day

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • PreRequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click Here to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

The next session of this training is scheduled to take place in January 2021. Additional information will be available shortly.

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