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) 




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DEATH DOULA 2 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.  

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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.




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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). 



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Death Doula Skills

in 2020 A Sacred Passing will offer monthly skills building opportunities for all Death Doulas and those working with the dying. Previous sessions have only been available to ASP crew Doulas.  Here's to opening the circle and working in community. 

Schedule will post in December 2019. 


Some Skill Session Topics Include:


Medical Aid in Dying

Death Plan Creation

Ritual Body Washing

Navigating Unshelterd Advocacy

Death Cafe Facilitation

Legal Rights in WA

Disposition Options

Creating Client Forms




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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.





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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 meal.

Plan a working lunch meeting, snag a picnic bench at the park, reserve a room at the library, grab  wine and some cheese or ask us to organize. 

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. So far, we have had a great time doing it.  

 

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. 

Training is a series of 3 sessions for a total of 7.5 hours for a cost of $15/session 

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Death Cafe

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Enjoy some coffee, eat some care and talk abut death. 

We will facilitate regular Death Cafe's at a location of your choice. 

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Let's Explore

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There are aspects of life, untouched by death.  There are ways to enrich the life we currently live, by exploring death.  Together we can cultivate a meaningful experience for your organization, business, community group or family. 

Let's collaborate