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. (The Wednesday workshop is sold out.)
Drawing on the wisdom of nature-based spirituality, Sarah designs and facilitates ceremonies that help her clients integrate experiences of illness, death and loss. These rituals honour the spiritual significance of the transition, and bring healing to the living, 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 events 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
(This is a new venue. The first one sold out so quickly that we had to move to a bigger space.)
James Bay United Church
511 Michigan Street
$15 per person before June 9th
$20 per person after June 9th
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Hosted by Shauna Janz, MA
Passionate educator, trauma-informed facilitator and healing ritual practitioner in the field of grief, loss, and resiliency