The role of the death midwife from the final breath through the 3-day home vigil, funeral and
Sacred Crossings upholds that the dying process doesn't end with the last breath, but extends for a period of up to three days.
During this time, the soul, spirit or what is often referred to as the 'luminous body' separates from the physical and transitions to the next phase of its journey. A home vigil offers loved-ones the chance to integrate the loss into their lives and begin their own transformation process moving forward.
"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." – Alexi Hedlund
Unexpected death: holding space in the ER
After-death rites and rituals, and sealing the chakras
Benefits, legalities and logistics of the home vigil and funeral
Preparation of the body (bathing, dressing, anointing)
Laying the body in honor
Stillbirth/infant death: bringing the baby home
The death midwife kit
Options for final disposition
Completing the Death Care Directive
Self-care for caregivers: preventing burnout
"The beauty of the act of caring for the dead is breathtaking – I now understand how sacred this work is, it is truly an honor." - Bruna Amaral
Our in-person course is now closed. Please stay tuned for our Spring 2022 offerings or register for our webinar.
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