November 13, 2023
Mentors: Moriah Melin and Dani LaVoire
Just as over time the work of birthing has been hidden from sight, so has the work of tending to death. It is equally important for families to have choice about where and with whom they birth, as where and how their loved ones are cared for at the time of death. Before the concept of titles and certificates was introduced, all humans knew how to be in presence during birth and in death. We midwives, doulas and birth workers understand the value of caring for families tenderly, and how doing so supports rebuilding healthy communities. We are keepers of the light, and it is part of our lineage to reclaim supporting families during the full spectrum of birth, life and death. This workshop will provide tools and resources needed to reawaken the death keeper within you. Encompassing the full spectrum of emotion, community based home death care is quite simple really. To those who have personally and/or professionally experienced loss and felt like you wanted to do more, but didn’t know how, welcome. And to those of you who haven’t yet been touched by death personally or professionally, it is inevitable that you will. Skillfully held with joy, laughter, tears and moments of sincere understanding, our hope is that at the end of this workshop you will feel deep down in your bones more prepared to be with the bigness, the beauty, the sadness and the love.
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