Death Doula/Midwifery, Green Burial, Home Funeral Guidance
Learn how to help family or friends exercise their legal right to create uniquely designed end-of-life celebrations, and properly handle paperwork. Discover the benefits of home funerals and green burial.
Friday – Sunday, July 14-16, 2023 IN PERSON
in Sebastopol, CA
Friday Noon to 5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 9:30-5:30 pm
Lodging and meals not included. Snacks, tea and water provided. Bring your own lunch.
Early Bird Price automatically applied at checkout through the Friday, June 30, 2023.
16 CEUs available for Nurses.
Click here for ONLINE Level 2 Training.
After Level 1, continue your training as a Death Doula/ Midwife in this course.
Explore conscious dying and what it is to prepare for your own passing. Learn how to help family or friends exercise their legal right to create uniquely designed end-of-life celebrations, funeral arrangements and ceremonies, properly handle paperwork, transportation and other logistics. Discover the benefits of home funerals and green burial.
16 CEUs available for Nurses.
In Level 2 we explore:
- Care and honoring of a body during a home funeral
- Legalities and logistics for family-directed home funerals
- Facts and films about home funerals and green burial
- Ecological, economical, social, spiritual benefits of home funerals and green burial
- Guest speaker on a personal home family funeral
- Consulting with families to prepare for death
- Forms for families and agencies in your community
- What to have in your home funeral midwifery kit
- Use of therapeutic essential oils for anointing
- Self-Care for death doulas, midwives and guides
Partial scholarship discounts are available. Contact us to discuss ways we can make it possible for you to attend. 707-824-0268
Early Bird savings of $45 if paid in full by Early Bird date
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By Check: Ask for a registration form, complete it and mail with a check payable to Final Passages to: Final Passages, PO Box 1721, Sebastopol, CA 95473
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Jerrigrace Lyons, Founder of Final Passages,
is a minister, death midwife, Reiki Master, and a renowned pioneer of the home funeral movement. She is the Founder and Director of Final Passages. She created a 3-tiered certificate training program, guided nearly 500 family-directed home funerals to date, and pioneered a new field of “home funeral guidance.” Jerrigrace is featured in the acclaimed PBS documentary A Family Undertaking,The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Jerrigrace consults with individuals who wish to plan for their end of life at anytime in their life stream. She specializes in home funeral planning and is a certified MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying) Doula, supporting those who choose this option and those who are present to witness and hold space.
Jerrigrace is also a member of the SoCoElda (Sonoma County End of Life Doula Alliance).
Guest Presenter on a personal family-directed home funeral – to be announced
One of our students made this movie of Level 1 and 2 training.
AFTER YOU COMPLETE LEVEL 1 AND 2:
Level 3 includes a certificate of completion for our death midwifery and home funeral guidance program.
For local graduates, ask about Internship options. Jerrigrace is usually available by telephone to assist any graduates with a home funeral.
It was an honor to receive your sharing and teaching us about your work, your calling to it, and of yourself. For myself, I think most of all I appreciate your realness and being just plain comfortable with not only this work, but your place in it all. Thank you for that. The sense of ease you and Mark model is perhaps the best lesson of them all. With gratitude to you both — Sheila