Program At-A-Glance

Our Conscious Dying Educator Certificate offers onsite learning with CDI Faculty Mentors and Special Education Projects designed by Educators.

Program Dates in 2017:

  • Boulder, CO - Fall Program: Phase 1 - Sep 8-10, Phase 2 - Special Project completed between Phase 1 & 3, Phase 3 - Nov 8-12, Program Cost - $4995.00 includes End of Life Doula Certificate. $2000.00 for those with Certificates.

  • Boulder, CO - Winter Program: Phase 1 - Jan 27-29, Phase 2 - Special Project completed between Phase 1 & 3, Phase 3 - Mar 29-Apr 2, Program Cost - $4995.00 includes End of Life Doula Certificate. $2000.00 for those with Certificates.

  • Includes mentoring, Virtual learning, Student Community Projects in Conscious Dying Education Principles and Practices, Best Three Months: End of Life Coaching and Care Planningand Educators-in-Training presentations

  • Early bird rates may be available

Application Process:

Applying is easy.  Click here to open our on-line application, fill in the blanks and you're done.  We'll be in touch with you shortly thereafter.

Intended Audience:  

Directors of Nursing, Health Care Educators, Healing Arts Professionals, Clinical Professionals, Senior Community Leaders, Hospice and Palliative Care Leaders and Caring Professionals who have met application requirements and been accepted for the Conscious Dying Educator Training (CDET).

CEUs (currently estimated at 63 nursing credits):

Refund / Cancellation Policy:

If for any reason you need to cancel your attendance for this event, we will happily reschedule for another program within 12 months.

Enter the Conscious Dying Institute Master's Path. Become a Conscious Dying Educator!

A fundamental assumption of Conscious Dying Education is that the nature of our heart is to give back the love, care and wisdom we receive. Conscious Dying Education Teacher Training prepares graduates of Sacred Passage: End of Life Doula Certificate Programs to facilitate Conscious Dying Education and Care. It's a course of study for those who wish to bring this important work into their communities--to transmit their heart wisdom to others.

Conscious Dying Educator Certificateprepares graduates of Sacred Passage Guidance Certificate Program and Best Three Months: End of Life Coaching course to facilitate Conscious Dying Education. The intention of the teacher training is to increase the number of patients and families comforting healing care they want and need most at end of life in all home and health care settings. And to broaden the reach of Conscious Dying Education to colleges of nursing, faith based groups, senior communities, and gatherings to support families and communities to understand a variety of care modalities and care situations that all them to make healthy choices before during and after death.

Program Requirements:

  1. Prerequisite - completion of the Sacred Passage: End of Life Doula Certificate.
  2. Phase I - Attend 3-day onsite program in Boulder, CO: Jan 27-29, 2017
  3. Phase II- Independent Faculty Mentored Project. Student designs and implements a Conscious Dying Education Event in your community. Choose elements of the Conscious Dying Education Sacred Philosophy and Theory to integrate into your teaching practice.
  4. Phase III - attend 5-day End of Life Doula Certificate Workshop (or alternative course based on prior approval)  in Boulder, CO:  March 29th-April 2nd, 2017or

Participants in this program will:

  1. Explore opportunities to host the Best 3 Months of Life (B3MOL) Engagement Tool Workshops and  in their own community.
  2. Offer added value in end of life culture change to community organizations and health systems that supports the Triple Aim: patient satisfaction, quality care, and best costs, for improving Health at end of life.

The future teacher will naturally align with the mission of The Conscious Dying Institute: To restore death to it's sacred place in the beauty, blessing, and mystery of life. The future teacher trains others and is a gate keeper and steward of the great mystery whose presence provides the protection, safety, and guidance to others as they enter the realm of spirit, passing through their physical, mortal form.

After completing the teacher training, the inner awakening and transformation of future teachers will be ignited sufficiently such that their personal healing experience becomes a skill for training others.

Expectations of Graduates: Each future teacher is expected to gravitate toward their own unique gift, teaching style, and offering as leader and facilitator of Conscious Dying Principles and Practices. There is no proscriptive or dogmatic expectation for their work as it manifests in their practice. The expectation and hope is that the future teacher has come to this training with a burning desire in their heart, a pre-existing soul calling to increase the number of people receiving the comforting, healing care they most want and need whether in their home, hospitals, nursing homes, or senior communities.

Learning Structure: The underlying transformational experiential learning structure exposes teachers in training to multiple learning strategies within the Conscious Dying Educational Learning Curriculum. Through repeated exposure to a variety of learning activities, practices and student learning styles, future teachers become profoundly intimate with the concepts, theory, comforting care modalities; facilitation and teaching styles; content, agendas, and program structure.

Teaching Methodology: This course has been designed using the principles of adult learning. PowerPoint images will be used to augment the speaker’s presentation and a supportive syllabus includes information for referencing after the course. Attendees will have an active role in discussion as well as opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.

The course offers a variety of learning opportunities including:

Throughout the program, students create caring healing environments,  learning aesthetic ways of knowing/being, ritual, ceremony, and celebration, framing the educational experience to affirm, consolidate and initiate participants into and through collective transformative Sacred Passage Journey. The caring circle of learning creates safe space, whereby participants can explore self-collective journey through intentional guided experiences and cultivation of loving–kindness, equanimity, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude that can be translated to end of life care and practices.