An archetypal map of the soul's journey through loss and transformation.
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.
Completion Certificate and Continuing Education Credits
Participants will receive a formal Certificate of Completion for 2.5 teaching contact hours, suitable for submission for CE's or CEU's (licensure dependent.)
Grief and Loss as Initiation
The class includes 2.5 hrs of pre-recorded teaching and Q&A.
All material is available as video, audio, podcast, and PDF transcript.
$69 CAD (~$51 USD)
A class for death doulas, end-of-life professionals, and everyday mortals
Student Reviews and Comments
Thank you so much Sarah, for the incredible gift your work is in this world.
I love Sarah’s trainings. She is always well prepared and the information is incredibly poignant and useful in my work as a Soul Midwife. Her teaching style is very easy to follow and very helpful. She has a gift! I would highly recommend any course Sarah offers.
Sarah Kerr's "Grief and Loss as Initiation" was an excellent class! Came away with a broadened view and a useful tool for working with clients! Sarah is great, she's personable and so ready to help us all learn! Looking forward to taking more classes with Sarah.