We will dive deep into these subjects in regard to ourselves but also the one dying.
Children and Teens
Pets and animals
Exploring the Outer Nest
Creating the Inner Nest
Stages of dying
Gender and race discrimination
We will meet once per week for 9 weeks and you will connect with a partner once per week on your own time. The live Zoom calls are every Sunday night from 7:00-8:45 pm eastern. You are strongly encouraged to attend each session live as the classes are not recorded for privacy purposes.
The course offers an array of assignments each week (videos, podcasts, articles, experiential activities) but this is also heavily directed by the class itself. You are strongly encouraged to meditate (instruction will be offered at the beginning of the course) throughout the 9 weeks. You can expect about four to six hours of work each week outside of our meeting times. When considering the live Zoom calls and partner work the average time spent ranges from six to eight hours per week. However, this is work of the heart and soul and it doesn't just "vanish" from mind when you close the book for the evening. Gently keep that in mind.
You'll need to recognize, engage with and learn about your own community throughout the training. There will be some assignments to keep you connected to others for your own support and to begin to understand how communities work with dying and grief. Remember the intention of this particular course is to reweave deathcare into your own community.
**Full participation in class is mandatory or your acceptance to the course will be withdrawn.**
In recognition that community is stronger when empathy, mindfulness and skills are shared, this course has a donation option so that it is accessible to more individuals.
After being accepted into the course (complete Step One and Step Two) you will be instructed on which books to purchase either through me, Amazon or your local bookstore. This is a required purchase. Total cost will not exceed $27.00
The course donation amount is $350. However, if you are unable to pay that full amount you may engage in a Fair Exchange. You will be asked to pay as much as you can and if it is not the full amount of the course value, you may refer to the list of Fair Exchange opportunities to come to a value of $350. There is a required $75 course enrollment fee as a minimum monetary contribution. (If you are able to offer the full amount of $350 your enrollment fee is included)
After you have been accepted, you may proceed to Step Two for payment (donation or Fair Exchange) below.
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
Step Two in the application process is to pay the $75 enrollment fee (link below) or pay the full amount of $350 (which includes the enrollment fee.) After being accepted in Step One, if you pay the full amount your application and acceptance to the course is complete.
If you need to engage in Fair Exchange we have to come to an agreement before you are accepted to the course. Below are some examples you can trade for the Village Deathcare Certificate Course. Your total donation/exchange should be valued at $350 (which includes the enrollment fee). A combination of monetary donation and Fair Exchange is a good option if your Fair Exchange offerings cannot total $275.
*Some of these options will be filled for each course. Submit your application early if you wish to do Fair Exchange.*
To come to an agreement on the Fair Exchange, reply to the email thread that we used for Step One that way all information is in the same place.
Whether you have cared for one who has died, are doing it right now, or you have taken other death doula trainings, approach this training with an engaged curiosity. Drop any expectations you may have. There are no experts here- not me and not you and unless the deceased return to tell us how their dying went, we must remain humble with hearts wide open and ever ready to learn and serve.
This will secure your spot in the course. It is non-refundable. Completing this step does not guarantee your full acceptance into the course until full payment or Fair Exchange has been determined.
If you pay the full course requested donation of $350, you do not need to pay the $75 enrollment fee. After being accepted in the Step One application process if you pay the full amount of the course and do not use the Fair Exchange, your registration is completed and you are accepted into the course. Fees are non-refundable.