Classes & Workshops

The Sacred Crossings Institute for Conscious Dying offers classes and workshops in all aspects of death and dying from terminal diagnosis to final disposition. Our philosophy is based upon Theosophical teachings and spiritual texts from a variety of religious traditions.

Students are professional and non-professional end-of-this-life caregivers, death doulas, spiritual seekers and those seeking to broaden their knowledge of the dying process.

The following classes are offered throughout the year and facilitated by Rev. Olivia.

Please join our mailing list via the link at the bottom of this page for information regarding class dates and locations

If you would like to host a class in your area please write to Olivia or call: 310-968-2763.

 

Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to sharing this sacred journey with you.

Classes

 

ENTER The GRAVE – Facing the fear of dying.

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ENTER The GRAVE – Facing the fear of dying.

Explore your fears and beliefs about death and dying in a safe, intimate and nurturing environment. Learn tools to eliminate death anxiety, reduce pain and suffering and radically elevate your joy for life. Join us for an unforgettable experience! “This workshop rocked my world. The exercises were so deep, so profound, I feel changed at a core level. It was not what I expected at all, I see the beauty in death now.” – Ginny B “Unreal. Deep work. Soulfully awakening.”  Marifel C.   January 24, 25 & 26  2020  or ...

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PLANNING A GOOD DEATH – Nov. 16 & 17 2019 – New York

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PLANNING A GOOD DEATH – Nov. 16 & 17 2019  – New York

PLANNING A GOOD DEATH  – The Difficult Decisions New York Open Center:   Nov. 16 & 17, 2019   This 2-day workshop provides the information and tools necessary for creating a good death and ensuring your end-of-life wishes are fulfilled. Open to end-of-life caregivers, death doulas and anyone wishing to have a peaceful death free from suffering.   There are a myriad of decisions to be made when our body begins to decline but this is a time when we are most vulnerable – our emotions are unstable, we feel unsure and easily...

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CONSCIOUS DYING – Oct. 18, 19 & 20 2019 – Los Angeles

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CONSCIOUS DYING – Oct. 18, 19 & 20 2019 – Los Angeles

CONSCIOUS DYING – Preparing for a Peaceful Transition. October 18, 19 & 20  2019  Los Angeles. An intensive 25-hour training course for anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of the dying process. This workshop is a stand-alone doula training and qualifies you to take the  NEDA proficiency test . It is also Level II of The Art of Death Midwifery certificate training. $600   RSVP to reserve your spot Students learn how to create a good death for themselves and be a healing presence for others. Topics include:   * How to avoid...

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THE ART of DEATH MIDWIFERY – Fall Program 2019

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THE ART of DEATH MIDWIFERY – Fall Program 2019

The Art of Death Midwifery is a 75-hour intensive certificate training for death doulas, professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and those seeking to prepare for a conscious, peaceful transition. The program includes training in the roles of spiritual counsellor, death doula and home funeral guide in all aspects of the dying process from terminal diagnosis to final disposition. For class details and the 2019 schedule please visit: The Art of Death Midwifery   Level I:   ENTER THE GRAVE – A Spiritual Practice Level 2:...

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YOUR FINAL FOOTPRINT August 19, 2019 – Costa Mesa, CA

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YOUR FINAL FOOTPRINT   August 19,  2019 – Costa Mesa, CA

An introduction to environmentally conscious after-death care, green burials and alternative cremations. Know your options and ensure that your final footprint reflects your conscious life-style choices. Monday, August 19    7  – 9:00 PM The Loft, 1954 Placentia – Suite 108,  Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Seating is limited. To register please send an e-mail to Alyssa at: coachingunderground@gmail.com  Your name will be added to the guest list.  Thank you! 90% of us die without making adequate funeral or burial arrangements and the many...

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AFTER THE LAST BREATH – March 14 & 15 2020 – New York

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AFTER THE LAST BREATH – March 14 & 15  2020 – New York

A module of the  INTEGRATIVE THANATOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – New York Open Center A Two-Day Workshop Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15 9:30 am – 5:30 pm $405 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird $370   Rev. Olivia Bareham demonstrates the role of the death midwife from the final breath through the 3-day home vigil and funeral until final disposition. Open to professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and anyone wishing to care for their loved ones naturally, at home, according to personal, religious and cultural...

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FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING – 2020 – Los Angeles

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FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING – 2020 – Los Angeles

This certificate training is for anyone seeking to create a personal and meaningful ‘Celebration of Life’ ceremony for a loved one and those investigating a career as a funeral celebrant. Students write and produce ‘mock’ funerals during the workshop. Topics include: writing the eulogy, prayers, rituals, readings, tributes and religious and cultural after-death rites from around the world. For more detailed information, please click below.  2020 dates TBD. Funeral Celebrant Training...

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Completing Advance Directives – Sunday June 30, 2 -6 pm

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Completing Advance Directives – Sunday June 30, 2 -6 pm

Learn the steps to take to prepare for a ‘good death’ and make informed choices for your green and conscious final disposition. Relieve your loved-ones from making critical health-care and death-care decisions for you. Complete your directives today!  All documents are provided and completed, signed and witnessed in the class. “Fantastic value! I got all of my questions answered and came away with my Death File complete – a huge relief that it’s finally done. I highly recommend this workshop.” – Helga Rose Topics discussed:...

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