A class for death doulas, end-of-life professionals, and everyday mortals
When someone we really love dies, the loss can feel unbearable
It’s hard to imagine how life will ever be good again. The pain and grief can be overwhelming.
Our old life is gone, and we find ourselves in a time of darkness and confusion. Nothing makes sense any more.
We don’t know who we are, or how to be in the world without our person. How can we go on, when everything has fallen apart?
Without a map, it’s hard to know how to live through a loss
The journey through loss and healing isn’t a mystery but, in a culture that doesn’t honor the workings of the soul, few of us have been taught the map.
We’re missing the archetypal soul-teachings that guide and sustain us through the darkness and back into life.
When we understand the archetypal map, we can work with the transformative process of loss, rather than resisting it. We can open to receive the gifts that the journey offers us.
We need a map for the soul’s journey through loss and healing.
With a good map, we can meet grief and loss as an initiation. Instead of being destroyed by loss, we can allow it to grow us into stronger and more capable members of our community.
Guided by archetypal wisdom and nature-based spiritual teachings, this class offers a map of the transformative journey of loss.
• A framework for understanding the soul’s journey through loss and transformation
Rather than being meaningless, separate, painful events, the experiences around grief and loss become part of a larger, coherent process.
• A picture of what to expect at each stage in the journey and how to meet it.
If we know how loss works, we can cooperate with the process and find the healing that’s available for us.
• A way to understand grief and loss as part of our larger, unfolding spiritual journey
When we can hold suffering and heartbreak as part of our soul's ongoing evolution, the unbearable becomes more bearable.
Instructor: Sarah Kerr, PhD
I’ve been a ritual healing practitioner, death doula, and trainer since 2012. I have a doctorate in Transformative Learning and I've been a student of spiritual and systemic healing practices since 1999.
I help dying people and their families connect with each other and with the innate wisdom of the dying process.
My clients and students understand that death and loss are important parts of their spiritual journey, but they don't have a spiritual map to guide them through these experiences. I bring a map rooted in energy medicine, systems thinking, sacred sciences and ancient wisdom traditions.
I train death doulas and other end-of-life professionals in a comprehensive healing methodology that aligns with deep patterns in the archetypal structure of the dying process. The approach utilizes diagnostic and prescriptive ritual tools and offers healing interventions which can be adapted to each client’s unique spiritual values.
The material in Grief and Loss as Initiation is at the core of how I support the people I work with. It helps them understand death and loss in a whole new way, and gives them tools to meet mortality with more grace and confidence.
My hope is that it will do the same for you, your loved ones, and your clients.
The class was recorded live and all material is provided in video, audio, podcast, and transcript format.
Completion Certificate and Continuing Education Credits
Participants will receive a formal Certificate of Completion for 2 teaching contact hours, suitable for submission for CE's or CEU's (licensure dependent.)
“Sarah’s teaching is articulate, well thought out, and enthusiastically presented. It’s clear that she’s passionate about her work around death and healing. This was a huge awakening for me and a powerful stimulus to seek more knowledge in this area." - Ellen L.
"Sarah altruistically shares her personal learnings about ritual healing, giving practitioners a solid foundation of knowledge." - Deb S.
"Sarah brings a breadth of knowledge and insight to her teaching that’s really helpful, because she’s able to explain what she's doing and why. -" Kate M.
“Sarah makes complex things simple and clear; her teaching style made it all really useful and interesting. I learned so many ways that I could be helpful for people who are dying and their families, and I really got a lot out of the course.” - Sophia L.
"Sarah is educated and trained. There’s a real acknowledgement of the lineage that she’s part of and a respect for who has gone before her." - Lydia M.
"Sarah is one tall, cool drink of creative, intelligent competence." -Tere M.
"When you’re working in the realm of the invisible, you need markers other than the visual, and Sarah’s good at identifying those." - Elise P.
"Sarah is an exceptional teacher. She helps people discover the ritual tools to meet life's challenges in a way that acknowledges pain and sorrow while making room for beauty. " - Jamie W.