What Is A Sacred Passage Doula?

End-of-Life Doulas are frontline caregivers who offer healing vs.curative care to families and patients during critical illness and the dying process.

They work individually or in teams, being available around the clock, filling the gaps care before, nearing and during death. The compassionate presence of an End-of Life-Doula increases quality life moments of the families and patients they serve. Their presence at bedside assures that families and loved ones can focus on what is most important throughout the dying time.

Unique Benefits and Outcomes of Sacred Passage: End of Life Doula Certificate

Our Sacred Passage:  End-of-Life Doula Certificate is a highly accessible, onsite End-of-Life Education program for nurses, physicians, clinicians, caregivers, family members, and anyone interested in exploring what it means to die consciously. This high transformative program prepares caregivers across all settings to be authentically present, communicate with vulnerability, honesty, and compassion and offer palliative comfort care healing modalities to anyone, regardless of health status, by focusing on improving care at the end of life.

  • Curative care to healing care

  • Physical exhaustion to vitality

  • Challenging topics into confidently supported conversations

  • Unexpressed wishes to beauty-filled visions and Best Life Care plans

  • Unexpressed feelings into life satisfaction and completion

A Two Phase On-Site Transformative Course

This is a two phase program including Best Three Months©: End-of-Life Coaching and Care Practicum between Phase 1 and 2 leading to the Sacred Passage: End-of-Life Doula Certificate. It offers 66 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE's).  Phases are not offered separately from the full Certificate program.

During the 2 phases, our program participants discover their true desires for living and dying, develop “Best Three Months of Life©” Priorities and care plans in the 5 Domains of Life, and receive and learn to administer caring healing modalities to all involved in end-of-life support.

We expand beyond expertise in clinical practices to offer comforting care people want and need most.  We develop our ground of being and internal caring healing capacity to navigate vulnerable transitions and enter the healing, transformational portals surrounding the death.

We practice supporting others to have conscious lives through death and become curious about what a conscious loving death might be. We learn to talk about death with a bold courageous heart providing a loving, trusting, caring, healing environment in which everyone involved in end of life care can thrive in this last great sacred passage.  

Phase 1: Preparing: Self as Healing Environment.

"Conscious Dying Practices for Awakening NOW" are implemented to produce transformational education focused on inner awakening of caregiver. Phase 1 develops:

  • Self care and nurturance

  • Restores Authentic Healing Gifts and Purpose

  • Increases Awareness of Ending of Life Desires, Beliefs, and Wishes

  • Emphasizes:

    • Conscious Connection

    • Confident Communication

    • Comforting Care

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Best Three Months© Practicum

Between Phase 1 and 2: Best 3 Months©: End of Life Coaching and Care Faculty Mentored Practicum in which Students develop Best Three Months of life Care and Priorities in the 5 Domains of Life. They work together on their own care plan and develop a care plan for two other people in their community.

Phase 2: Best Life Care: 5 Domain Healing Modality Training

Through live music, restorative and releasing “practices for death”, visioning for Best Three Months of Life©, community and individual grief and forgiveness rituals, participants heal their own sense of separation and isolation from life. Faith in life is renewed, loving relationships restored, and the experience of the transformative healing potential of death is grounded and embodied in each graduate. 

Best Life Care: Comfort Healing Modalities - uses 5 Domains of Life healing modality education and care program including expert presenters in: Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, Life Purpose & Review, and After Death Rituals and Care

  • Spiritual Awareness

  • Emotional Completion

  • Physical Comfort

  • Life Review

  • Practical After Death Care

Creating Ceremony & Ritual, Community Building, Business Development

  • Doula Practice Business Development

  • Strategic Visioning for Doula Practice

  • Peer Mentoring and Coaching

  • Access to Conscious Dying Institute Branding and Marketing materials

  • Listing on End of Life Doula Directory

What Makes Us Unique?

The Program utilizes Conscious Dying Education principles, practices and a sacred healing care philosophy. The course is an intensive, highly interactive, community building model that establishes deeper access to our authentic caring healing presence, deeper relationship to source, self and others where we expand beyond our own personal fear and beliefs about life and death.

We utilize media rich emotionally and spiritually evocative content from leaders-old and new, in care for the dying. The programs integrates evidence based, caring healing practices from the work of Dr. Jean Watson's Caring Science Theory, using the Unitary WorldView and 10 Caritas Process side by side with Conscious Dying Principles and Practices. The combination of a variety of teaching/learning styles effectively brings personal healing and transformation to caring professionals so that their personal healing experience informs their care for others.

  • Media Rich/Healing Intensive/Expert Presenter Learning Environment

  • Multiple levels of learning and interaction at all times

  • Use of materials from the work of Elizabeth Kubler-ross, Dr. Jean Watson, Frank Osteski, Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater, "Graceful Passages", "Care for the Journey"

  • Film, movies, Ted talks

Continuing Nursing Education

Our certificate program is credentialed through ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) for 66 contact hours of CNE (Continuing Nursing Education).  More specifically, we are accredited through the Western MSD (Multi-State Division), Colorado Nurses Association. The Western Multi-State Division is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Our CNE hours are recognized across all 50 states as well as Canada.

Your completed certificate (received upon completion of the program) is your verification of your contact hours.   If your employer is looking to confirm the program outside of the Conscious Dying Institute, our WMSD Approval ID from your certificate is all they need verify our program.

Because of the rigorous nature of the approval process, many employers will accept CNE hours as sources of continuing education, even for professionals who are not nurses.