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The Art of Death Midwifery Certificate Training Program 2018 – Feb 16-18 and beyond, Los Angeles

Death Midwifery combines the role of death doula, spiritual counsellor, home funeral guide and celebrant providing support to the death journeyer and their family from terminal diagnosis to final disposition.
‘The Art of Death Midwifery’ is a comprehensive three-level certificate program for professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers, and those wishing to deepen their knowledge of the dying process.

Level I
ENTER THE GRAVE: A journey into dying
February 16, 17 & 18, 2018

Level II
CONSCIOUS DYING: Preparing for a Peaceful Transition
(Pre requisite Level I)
April 13, 14 & 15, 2018

Level III
AFTER DEATH CARE: The 3-day Vigil, Home Funerals & Green Burials
(Pre requisite Level I & II)
June 8, 9 & 10, 2018
“This training far surpassed my expectations – it is deeply spiritual and the material is masterfully organized and presented. I feel prepared and peaceful about my own death now and ready to help guide others.  Incredible value! ”  – S.Kastelar
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Conscious Dying:Preparing for a peaceful transition – Mar. 10-12, 2017 in Pacific Palisades

March 10, 11 & 12
Pacific Palisades, CA
Fri. 3pm – 9,   Sat. 9 – 6,    Sun. 10 – 6
Conscious Dying is an intensive, interactive workshop providing information and tools to
create a meaningful death free from suffering.
This workshop is open to professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and all those wishing to prepare for a conscious, peaceful transition.
Films, discussion and group exercises support the information shared in an intimate and nurturing environment. Advance health care directives and other legal documents are completed, signed and witnessed in the class.
Conscious Dying is Level II of The Art of Death Midwifery certificate program and the pre-requisite for Level III, After Death Care. Early registration is recommended.
“This workshop was such an education in my ongoing exploration of death, much more than I expected. I really enjoyed the balance of practical and spiritual information.”   B. Rinehart

Topics explored:
  • Understanding your options for end-of-life care
  • Avoiding the ER – Life support vs Death Support
  • Completing advance directives for health care
  • The physical process of dying
  • Ceasing nutrition and hydration
  • Pain vs suffering
  • Physician Assisted Death – before you decide
  • Spiritual perspectives on the dying process
  • Organ donation 
  • Healing relationships / saying goodbye /letting go
  • The living funeral
  • Creating your Death File
“Olivia personifies the sense of sacred through and through. Her content touches the heart and her information hits the spot of what we need to know personally, legally and professionally in this business. Highly recommended.”  – S. Whizin

Space is limited to 15 students to maintain the intimacy of the group
This class fills quickly, early reservations recommended
Early bird $50 discount if confirmed by February 1st
CONSCIOUS DYING is held in a private home in Pacific Palisades, CA. 
For more information and for payment options please e-mail Olivia 
to reserve your place with non-refundable deposit.

“This workshop was practically informative as well as deeply spiritual. Olivia’s reverence and passion for this work is profound. She is a pioneering light-being in the realm of conscious dying. ”  – S. Rhedmon

This class is open to anyone and is also Level II of  The Art of Death Midwifery program an in-depth training for professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and those seeking to prepare for a conscious, peaceful transition. Please check the website for the 2017 class schedule and contact Olivia if you are interested in enrolling in the program.
Workshop Facilitator
Rev. Olivia Bareham, founder of Sacred Crossings is an Inter-faith Minister with a BA in Natural Theology and Sacred Healing. She is a certified Death Midwife, Celebrant and Home Funeral Guide currently assisting individuals seeking a conscious dying experience and guiding their families in home-based after death care. Olivia is also a hospice volunteer, author and public speaker, a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance: and Advisory Board member of Anam Cara Compassionate Care Center
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