Event Details - Melbourne Deathwalker Training
|Title:||Melbourne Deathwalker Training|
|Type of Activity:||Workshops & Seminars|
|Objective of Course / Workshop:||
to provide educational and experiential training on the elements and the processes involved in the role of a Deathwalker, in order to assist participants to empower themselves or others to have the best experience they can in dying, death, ceremony and bereavement.
· Wake up each persons inherent capacity to do death well
· become more familiar with all aspects of the continual care role of a Deathwalker, including doula work
· understand the stages involved in the continuum of illness, dying, death, after-death care, body disposal, ceremony, loss & bereavement.
· understand the benefits of preparation of legal paperwork involved before and after death
· been introduced to communication and consulting with the dying person and the bereaved
· prepare and draft a funeral consultation document
· understand options for disposal of the body
· understand the structure and content for a death ceremony as a Rite of Passage
· become more familiar with loss and bereavement
|Course / Workshop Outline:||
Each session is 3 hours long, with a 20 minute break
Exploring & Embracing Death
Preparation & Advocacy
Ceremony, Ritual & Rite of Passage,
|Course / Workshop content:||
1. Exploring and Embracing Death:
Welcome, introductions and overview.
Possibilities: Personal, partner, parent, child, friend experiences.
Discussing beliefs, myths, transformation, spiritual awareness.
Love, acceptance, fear, intuition, deep knowing, relationships.
Awakening our innate capabilities and cultivating presence.
Strengthening our understanding and coming to an easier relationship with death.
Familiarity, coping, acceptance and embracing death.
2. Preparation and Advocacy:
Planning and decisions.
Options and considerations.
Legal, Love and Legacy documents
Understanding the value and need for preparation.
Familiarity with the process, roles and services involved
Advocating for others.
3. Caring for and being with the Dying (Doula work) :
Cultivating presence, neutrality and compassion.
Communication & documents.
Developing ability to be with any situation.
Being with someone who is dying
Working with families, carers and other service providers as a team.
Caring for the body before and after death
4. Arrangements & Funeral
Considerations and options.
Being with, assisting and guiding the bereaved family.
(Aust. Legal paperwork and facilitating the arrangements)
Work with other service providers as a team.
Rite of Passage, Ceremony, Ritual
Options and timing of different types of ceremony.
Understanding role of the Celebrant.
Considerations, creation, content and structure of ceremony.
Guide and assist participation of family.
Work with all the service providers as a team.
6. Bereavement. Loss and Growth
Understanding and exploring the spectrum of responses to loss,
Sadness, grief and joy.
Being with your own and others loss.
Coping personally & professionally.
|Start/End Date:||12/07/2019 to 14/07/2019|
|Time:||09:00:00 - 16:30:00|
|Presenter / Provider:||Zenith Virago|
|Contact Name:||Zenith Virago|
|Qualifications:||Para Legal, Civil Marriage Celebrant|
Founder & EO of the Natural Death Care Centre
Over 25 years of working with dying people and the bereaved, at the bedside, the kitchen table and the ceremony itself.
International speaker, educator and Trainer
Co-Author of The Intimacy of Death & Dying
|Address:||The Michael Centre|
|Address 2:||37a Wellington Parade|
|Is there disability parking and entry?||Yes|
|Are meals included with this event?||No|
|If yes, what meals?|
|Registration Instruction (if applicable):||
please go to naturaldeathcarecentre.org to register