August 7 to August 28 (4 weeks)
Tuesday evenings, 5:00 to 8:00
Deathing Doula Course
The death doula course is a complement to birth doula course we have been offering for the last 9 years. This is a four week course., meeting once a week for 3 hours. There are no prerequisites. Come with an open mind and heart to discover some of the mysteries surrounding death.
This will be a time to explore beliefs and fears around death and dying, and to help create some comfort around the inevitable. Just as we were all born, we will all die, an idea that can hold fear. As with birthing, there is a culture of fear around this amazing miracle of transformation of a living body to an energetic body. Deathing can be physically releasing, emotionally uplifting and spiritually profound for both the dying and the living. As these fears around dying disappear life can take on renewed meaning and intention.
This course will also journey into the caring for friends, family and community in this profound time of letting go . We will learn to hold space for someone else. This means being willing to walk with another letting go of judgment, not trying to fix the other or trying to impact the outcomes. This is a time to open our hearts, to offer unconditional love, support and to let go of control and be able to surrender to the mysteries of dying.