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2019 Boulder, CO: Conscious Dying Educator Certificate - April 25-27, 2019

  • Columbine Unity Church 8900 Arapahoe Rd Boulder, CO United States (map)
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Conscious Dying Educator Certificate

A Mentoring and Community Death Education Training using

“Best 3 Months: Conscious Dying Coaching and Care Planning” Facilitation and Coaching Model

“Imagine being part of the evolution of human consciousness by offering conscious dying education to your local networks, systems, and communities.  Imagine being part of a new praxis of end of life education that includes the inner awakening of caring professionals, patients, and families.

Imagine being part of the courageous movement of a new end of life "Care Force" that goes beyond curative, medical treatment and/or hospice and palliative care; goes beyond advance directives to increasing the number of patients and families receiving the holistic healing care that matters most in experiencing life-fulfillment before death and redefines the Hippocratic Oath of "Do No Harm" to "Create Care and Healing for All.” -- Tarron Estes, Founder Conscious Dying Institute

As founder of the Conscious Dying Institute, I am excited to invite you to be part of our new Conscious Dying Educator Certificate Course (CDE).

This new course takes place during and within the Caritas Conscious Dying Educator Certificate (CCDC) course April 25-27 in Boulder, Colorado, and is followed by a 3 month B3M virtual practicum. 

Onsite workshop meeting times are as follows: 

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:15 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Friday, April 26, 2019 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

You will be a part of this vibrant new Caritas Conscious Dying Coaching program interacting with students from Watson Caring Science Institute’s Caritas Coach Education Course, receiving not only the CDE certificate, but all the wonderful new components of this course resulting from a beautiful collaboration between Tarron Estes and Dr. Jean Watson. (Please go here Caritas Conscious Dying Educator Certificate for more info.)

What will I receive in the CCDC course as a CDE student?

  • Newly developed student resources expounding and expanding on your End of Life Doula Handbooks and training.

  • April 25-27 Boulder, CO, 3 day onsite program taught by Tarron Estes and Dr. Jean Watson (joining us for day one)

  • 12-week virtual online practicum developing a hands-on B3M group facilitation practice

  • Engagement with new CDI faculty and mentors

What is the purpose of becoming a CDE?

To learn the tools and facilitation skills to further the educational outreach of conscious dying principles within community organizations and other group populations. In this community role, you will be advancing your doula passions and CDI’s mission to: restore death to its sacred place in the beauty, mystery & celebration of life. You will be a valuable participant in raising awareness in the Death Positive Movement and Conscious Dying Education and Care practices. With these expanded skills, as a Sacred Passage Doula and Conscious Dying Educator, you will be on the frontline of expanding the number of people identifying and receiving the care and life-fulfillment processes they want and need before, during and after life’s end.

Am I a good candidate to become a CDE?

The CDE course is designed for Sacred Passage EOL Doula Grads who:

  • Have a passion for teaching and have intact communities where they are inspired to bring this work 

  • Are at ease engaging groups of people in learning processes

  • Feel called to further “end of life” conversations within diverse communities, whatever they may be: churches, parent groups, healthcare systems, organizations of all types, co-workers, neighbors, to name a few  

  • Enjoy or want more experience in online learning platforms and in onsite group facilitations

What will I be, know, learn, and do in this course?

CDI’s Conscious Dying Educator (CDE) Certificate program offers a deep dive into utilizing the B3M (Best 3 Months) process as a coaching and facilitation model for groups, community organizations and health systems.  CDE graduates become expert coaches and master teachers of group facilitation of the B3M process as a powerful tool to increase the number of people in communities who have identified and implemented what is most important before they die. You will learn the Caring Science Theory and Philosophies, Unitary World View as developed by Dr. Jean Watson, and the application of these to your doula work in the subtle and spiritual realm nearing end of life.

During this CDE Certificate course you will:

  • Become familiar with and complete course materials on our new e-learning platform

  • Experience the vibrant wisdom and brilliant spirit of Dr. Jean Watson’s Unitary Caring Science World View

  • Experience new material, and review familiar Phase 1 content and transformational activities

  • Learn to be an onsite mentor to CCDC students in their small group breakouts to enhance their use of Conscious Dying communication and participation in transformational activities during the onsite program; this role may be expanded to include supporting CCDC students during their 3-month practicum following the onsite workshop

  • Complete a CDE mentor-guided internship facilitating a B3M training in your community with a group of 10-15 participants.


All program participants must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Complete Sacred Passage Doula Certificate program

  • Attend the CCDC April 25-27 in Boulder (Caritas Conscious Dying Coaching On-site Workshop)

  • Commit to virtual CDE meetings with CDE faculty (times and schedule TBD) during the 12 week internship following the Boulder workshop

  • Have access to computer and technical fluency sufficient to satisfy course requirements

  • Write a one page description and /or vimeo video recordingof your intention for becoming a Conscious Dying Educator which includes d

  • efining the specific communities and networks where you will bring this new group-facilitation model

  • Complete online Course 1 resources, accessible March 1

  • Complete online Course 2 resources by the end of the 3 month practicum/internship

  • Be a CCDC class mentor for activities and practices to these students in the onsite workshop

  • Complete the CDE internship by the end of July for the CDE certificate program 

  • Increase familiarity with and use of: the B3M facilitation and coaching model: B3M End of Life Fulfillment Care and Planning guidelines: A Life Changing Journey and Exploration Beyond Advanced Directives resources 

  • Be mentored and guided by our CDE faculty

  • Learn to use Zoom video conferencing

  • Be available to interact with CCDC student homework, group chats and discussion groups during their B3M 12-week practicum.

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 Institute (CDI)Teacher Training Program.

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.