Professional Educational Offerings

DEATH DOULA 1 Death Companion

This course is designed to help educate people on how to better support their friends and loved ones during the end of-life process.  A two day class 8:30am - 5:00pm -- the course offers training in the physical and emotional care of the dying and the surviving family and friends. Some of the topics we cover are companioning, body preparation, vigil process, active listening, holding space.  This is not intended to offer training at a professional level, and is recommended for all people who will die, or know someone who will. 

(Prerequisite for Level 2 course) 


$400



DEATH DOULA 2: A Death Professional

 This course is designed to help support those who wish to broaden their existing health-care practices to include end-of-life care as a professional ally. This course is generally held over a weekend, with classes on Friday night from 6-10, Saturday from 8-5, and Sunday from 9-5.  The course offers training in the physical and emotional care of the dying and the surviving family and friends.  Some of the topics we cover are how to integrate your care into your work, body handling, archetype recognition, working with options for burial presentations and legalize in Washington state.  


$450

Death Doula Level 3: You're a Death Doula, Now What

*New in March 2020* 

This course is designed to help trained Death Doulas create their care model. We will cover the following topics over a 12 week period. 

Utilizing our online classroom, group discussion space, and a 30 minute 1:1 call each week we tackle 11 steps to create your care model.  


Topics not limited to: Your Resource Library, Local Business Legalities, Website Building, Professional Outreach, Death Plan Details, Medical Aid in Dying, Navigating Advocacy, Community Education, Legal Rights by State , Disposition Options. Creating Client Forms, Community Outreach Project


$1,200 - $2,000

South Side NODA: Vigil Lead Training

Learn how to facilitate the NODA training for small groups. Upon completion of the training, you will understand how to set up your own NODA program, or plug into an existing one.   


No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program that provides the reassuring presence of a trained volunteer companion to dying people who would otherwise be alone.  A Sacred Passing supports the administration of this program in south Seattle.

DPoA Facilitation

 You will gain understanding of how to lead your clients through their Advance Care Directives . 

Join crew of A Sacred Passing for a step by step walk though of necessary paperwork. 


Ask questions, walk though scenarios, and gain familiarity with leading your client through filling out and completing Advance Directives for End-of-Life Care, including Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (Health Care Agent) and the Advanced Medical Directive (Living Will). 

Clinical Guidance

We are stronger together.  Our non-medical minds can offer just the solution for some of the difficulties the medical world encounters with death.  We offer clinical in-services for primary care teams, palliative care institutes, King County’s health-care clinics, home care facilities,  and Assisted Living Facilities. 


Just like death, we meet you where you are. All of our training sessions, presentations, workshops and seminars are cultivated fit the needs of your group and the population that served.


Community Educational Offerings

Home Vigils & Wakes

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  A wake provides a place, a time, and an organic way to experience death for all involved. 


Learn exactly what you can do with your body! Join us in conversation about the history of vigils and wakes, and to explore how a wake helps integrate the body, mind, and spirit of both the deceased and the people left behind. In this interactive workshop, we will talk about how and why we would revisit this tradition. 

Non-Medical Support

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This workshop explains what the options are in Washington State.  Options are expanding for all aspects of death and dying- from personal care to body disposition. We will discuss the important roles of companion, ally, and advocate 

through the entire end-of-life process. A death doula provides care that is particularly suited identifying, planning for, and supporting individual needs regarding: medical choices, legal  & financial documents, social & and emotional care.  Access to all the options though education is the goal of this presentation. 

Death and Dessert

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 Gather people in your life for a sweet treat or two.  Plan a working lunch meeting, snag a picnic bench at the park, reserve a room at the library, or invite friends over to your home and we will  facilitate a rich conversation. Talking about death can be difficult for people, and food well, it can certainly makes things easier.  Together we will complete an Advance Health Care paperwork or a Death Plan outline. .  

 

South Side NODA Volunteer Training

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No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program that provides the reassuring presence of a trained volunteer companion to dying people who would otherwise be alone.  

A Sacred Passing supports the administration of this program in south Seattle with program volunteers as well as our Death Doula apprentices are vigil coordinators.  We are working to grow a strong web of trained community volunteers. 

Death Cafe

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Enjoy some coffee, eat some care and talk abut death. We will facilitate regular Death Cafes.  We can come out and show you how to run one of our own.  It's often fun to pair an activity before or after your cafe to encourage fun and creative conversation. 

Natural Burial Experience

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 Crew leads a group of eight people to a site in the Olympic National Forest, for three days and two nights, to immerse themselves in an experience designed around the natural cycle of life. We take from the earth as we dig, and we learn from the land. We give back by completing a service project on the grounds, and we give forward by creating a natural installation for those yet to come. Together we experience a natural burial, free of the actual loss of a human life. That freedom can create space to explore our thoughts in a truly profound way