THE ART of DEATH MIDWIFERY – Certificate training program

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 2020 fall schedule and 2021 Winter/Spring schedule, please visit: The Art of Death Midwifery  
  • Level I:   ENTER THE GRAVE – Spiritual Practices for Learning How to Die
  • Level 2:  CONSCIOUS DYING – Preparing for a Peaceful Transition
  • Level 3:  AFTER THE LAST BREATH – Preparing the body, Home Funerals & Final Disposition
  • FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING – This optional certificate training is for Interfaith Ministers and those seeking a career as a Funeral Celebrant

 

“This training went way beyond my best expectations. The workshops combine practical information with spiritual and emotional exploration and offer a perfect mix of interactive participation, story telling and videos. The very full schedule is presented with a relaxed, loving, unhurried attitude in a gorgeous environment. Anyone currently serving or who is drawn to service in end-of-life will highly benefit from The Art of Death Midwifery.”   Callan Edwards

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“Olivia has a beautiful way of weaving the practical and the sacred. Not only will you receive the how to, but you will also walk away with deeper wisdom within your being. Our class had to occur over Zoom and this format was still very profound.   – Alexi Hedlund

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“Wow,Wow,Wow, what a remarkable weekend! The container built for us all was extraordinary! I knew it was going to be powerful however it went above and beyond my imaginings.” – Michelle Shaw (Enter the Grave)

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“This class literally changed my entire mind-frame and gifted me with such a beautiful way of softening into the death experience — that death can burn away everything but love.  It was such a new way of looking at death that as a physician who has spent her entire life trying to prevent death, it was life changing.  Thank you so much Olivia, from my heart. “ Laura Koniver 

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“Olivia’s Death Midwife Workshop is a profound way to get in touch with life, and to recognize death as one of our greatest allies and teachers.  Her ability to hold everyone in sacred space is glorious and it allowed me to dive into the mystery within that I’ve been longing for.”   – Grinnell Morris

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“The webinar format was awesome. The nuts and bolts information on how to execute a home funeral was presented in a very clear manner. The photos, videos and demonstration were of the utmost value. I loved how you always brought the sacred into each step and infused it into the class structure…but it did not take over and lose the purpose of this class. I will always remember this experience. It inspired possibilities in my life.”   –  Kelly Hurley – Canada

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“I learned how to be guided by the soul of the deceased and to let them be my northern star in every choice. This was one of the most uplifting, inspiring, supportive and empowering experiences of my life – I feel ready! “ Kendell Klein

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