Find the confidence to talk about what really matters.
Support your family, friends, or clients.
Death and loss can be hard to talk about
Those of us who want to do death better – either as lay people or practitioners – know how important it is to be able to speak honestly about mortality.
If we can’t talk about it, we can’t bring healing to it.
Drawing on an understanding of the soul’s deeper journey through illness, death and loss, this course lays out a simple, practical model for having these important conversations.
Learn to talk about death —your own, or other people's— with an open heart.
As a Death Doula, I see a lot of unnecessary suffering because people don't know how to have healthy conversations about illness, death and loss.
I created this course to teach you that these conversations are easier than you think. They can be profound, beautiful, and deeply healing.
Sarah Kerr, PhD
Death Doula and Ritual Healing Practitioner
You'll Learn To:
Know What's Needed
Understand the different conversations that need to happen around death and loss.
Cultivate compassionate practices that reach the heart and build connection.
Create a safe and healing conversational space for ill, dying, or bereaved people.
Find words and approaches to begin heartful discussions about mortality.
Learn what to say, what not to say, when to speak, and when to stay silent.
Develop practical tools to keep your energy stable in emotional situations.
This course is for you if:
• Someone you care about is ill or dying
• You're facing the end of your own life
• You work with dying people and their families
• You're young or healthy, but mortal
• You want to talk about mortality with the people who matter to you
We can't start these conversations too early, but we can certainly start them too late.
What You'll Receive
We all learn in different ways, and this course offers something for every learning style.
1: Video Lessons
Five recorded teachings (~20 mins each) addressing different themes and situations. It's a reference library of skills, practices, and phrases to turn to whenever you need it.
2: Video Guides
These note-taking booklets let you follow along with the videos. They help you catch all the important points, and allow you to add your own thoughts and reflections.
3: Transformative Exercises
Each lesson has a collection of optional activities to help integrate your learnings. These simple practices will help you become more comfortable and confident talking about death.
4: Reflective Prompts
Evocative prompts to deepen your learning before, during, and after the lesson. Find your own answers and skills through personal exploration and contemplation.
5: Guided Meditations
Holding space for big conversations is about being present and available. These meditations will help you prepare yourself to be energetically clear and connected.
6: Printable Transcripts
Edited and formatted transcripts of all the lessons will allow you to review the teachings at your own pace. They are perfect for future reference, or for finding a particular topic quickly and easily.
7: Audio Recordings
A podcast version of each lesson lets you listen on the go or move your body as you learn. Take in the teachings when and where it works best for you.
8: Unlimited Access
Come back to these resources again and again, as you deepen your skills and encounter new situations. You'll have ongoing access to the course site, and can also download all content to your own computer.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We believe in this course.
If you're anything less than fully satisfied with it, contact us within 30 days, and we'll issue you a prompt and complete refund.
Why talking about death is hard, and why it's important
You’ll learn the importance of bringing presence, permission and truth into your conversations, the healing power of naming what is, and how to do both with compassion and tact.
Conversations to have while you're young or healthy
You'll learn specific phrases and powerful conversational tools for bringing up the subject of death, and discover how going deeper can serve to build intimacy and connection between you.
Skills for staying clear and present in difficult conversations
You'll learn to use your words, your body language, and your energy to hold space for conversations with ill or dying people, and how to prepare for the conversation before it starts.
Conversations to have when you know death is coming
You'll learn how to talk to friends and family members who are living with their upcoming death, both to deepen your current relationship, and also to support them on their journey.
Conversations to have at the deathbed
You'll learn practices to help you come into alignment with the energy and needs of the dying person, and how to find the words and ritual gestures that will bring healing for both of you.
Offering Meaningful Condolences
This 25-minute Fast Class offers a focused teaching on how to respond to loss with open-heartedness and compassion.
The bonus class is regularly $19 CAD (~$14 USD), but it's included free when you purchase How to Talk About Death.
How to Talk About Death: Course Summary
This course is designed to meet your unique learning style and needs.
>> Work at your own pace: Start when you want, and go as fast or slow as you like.
>> Choose your learning style: Engage with all the material, or just the parts that fit for you.
>> Refer back when you need a refresher: Use the lessons for reference as you encounter new situations.
• Video Lessons
• Video Guides
• Transformative Exercises
• Reflective Prompts
• Guided Meditations
• Printable Transcripts
• Audio Recordings
• Unlimited Access
My passion is creating spaces where all the emotions that emerge around death and loss can be honoured, so we can integrate difficult experiences and move through them smoothly.
When we meet endings in our lives this way, beautiful things become possible, even with the pain.
Praise from Sarah's Students
Sarah has a high level of professionalism but at the same time sets a tone that feels comfortable and safe for speaking about something so raw and candid.
~ Leah V.
Sarah’s teaching is articulate, well thought out, and enthusiastically and passionately presented. It’s clear that she’s passionate about her work around death and healing.
~ Ellen L.
Sarah makes complex things simple and clear; her teaching style made it all really useful and interesting.
~ Sophia L.