The Institute for Conscious Dying

and Family-Directed Funerals


To alleviate fear and suffering at the end of life by providing education and support for conscious dying and home-based after death care.

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This slide show illustrates the simplicity, beauty and deeply personal nature of home funerals.

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Death Midwifery

Our certified Death Midwives offer compassionate support to individuals and their families from terminal diagnosis to final disposition. Services include:

  • Consultations In-home or hospital
  • Conscious dying education and support
  • Completing Advance Directives
  • Life review and legacy projects
  • Emergency room and unexpected death support
  • Spiritual guidance / funeral planning
  • Death bed rituals and sacred singing
  • Home vigils and celebrant services

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Sacred Crossings

Sacred Crossings