Just as birth midwifery helps us enter this world, death midwifery can help us leave it. Just as birth midwives have reclaimed birth as a family-focused event and a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical problem, death midwives and death doulas are doing the same for death.
Join Sarah Kerr, death doula and ritual healing practitioner, for an evening of storytelling, information, and conversation on the growing grassroots movement to offer holistic and ceremonial support to dying people and their families.
This evening presentation is a pre-requisite for a half-day workshop the next day on Rituals for Death Midwifery.
Drawing on the wisdom of nature-based spirituality, Sarah designs and facilitates ceremonies that help her clients and their families to integrate experiences of illness, death and loss. These rituals honour the spiritual significance of what’s happening, and bring healing to the living and the dying and the dead.
Sarah’s doctoral research explored the ways that modern western people can restore and re-create meaningful rituals for the significant transitions of life. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, and has been a student of spiritual and shamanic healing modalities since 2000.
As a teacher and mentor to emerging death doulas, Sarah supports her students to find the unique healing gift they carry and to make it available to their communities. She facilitates private and public healing rituals, and regularly presents on topics of death midwifery and holistic death care.
Date and time:
Tuesday, June 13th 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Church of Truth-Community of Conscious Living
111 Superior Street
$15 per person before May 19th
$20 per person after May 19th
Hosted by Shauna Janz, MA
Passionate educator, trauma-informed facilitator and healing ritual practitioner in the field of grief, loss, and resiliency