Death Doula/Midwifery, Green Burial, Home Funeral Guidance
Friday – Monday, May 13-15, 2022 ONLINE
Saturday and Sunday at 9:30-5:30 pm
Early Bird Price automatically applied at checkout through the Early Bird date.
16 CEUs available for Nurses.
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
- Care and honoring of a body at home
- 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 by Friday, April 29, 2022
Online: Click “Add to Cart” near top of page.
By Check: Mail a registration form with a check Payable to Final Passages to:
Final Passages, PO Box 1721, Sebastopol, CA 95473
If you want Level 1 only, please use the registration form or contact us.
Jerrigrace Lyons, founder of Final Passages, is a Minister, death midwife, educator, home funeral guide and Reiki Master. She founded the educational non-profit organization, Final Passages in 1995 to inform people about little known funeral options, natural death care rights and practicalities, green burial and the benefits of bringing funerals back into the home and family care.
Jerrigrace is featured in the acclaimed PBS documentary, A Family Undertaking (available on Netflix as DVD).
Assistant Instructor: Sally Shannon
Sally wrote her Masters thesis on “Dying, Loss and Grief”. She has continued
studying with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Raymond Moody, Sylvia Boorstein, Rabbi Alan
Lew, z”l, and Jerrigrace. Sally participates in tahara, the Jewish ritual washing and
blessing before burial. She coaches individuals & families preparing their end of life plans, recently developing a Covid-19 Advanced Directive Addendum.
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. We hope to be able to meet in person again soon. For now, we are online.
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