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2019 St. Paul, MN | Conscious Dying Educator Certificate - Sept 26-28, 2019


  • Hamline University - West Hall, Room 240 (School of Education) 1492 Hewitt Avenue St. Paul, MN, 55104 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 (CDE) Certificate Course.

This course takes place during and within the Best Three Months: Conscious Dying Coach Certificate (CDC) course taking place September 26-28, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN and is followed by a 3 month B3M virtual internship. 

Onsite workshop meeting times are as follows: 

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:15 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Friday, September 27, 2019 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

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

  • 3 day onsite program taught by Tarron Estes | Sept 26-28, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN

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

  • Engagement with 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. Expanding your 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 they want and need before, during, and after the end of life.

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 and neighbors, to name a few  

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

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.

During this CDE Certificate course you will:

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

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

  • Learn to be a mentor to CDC 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 CDC 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

What are the COURSE REQUIREMENTS?

All program participants must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Complete the Sacred Passage Doula Certificate program

  • Attend the CDC On-site Workshop | Sept 26-28 in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

  • Write a one page description and /or vimeo video recording of your intention for becoming a Conscious Dying Educator, which includes defining the specific communities and networks where you will bring this new group-facilitation model

  • Complete online Course 1 resources (Launch date Aug 1)

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

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

  • Complete the CDE internship by the end of December 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; and 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 CDC student homework, group chats and discussion groups during their B3M 12-week practicum.

Intended Audience:  

End of Life Doula graduates who are called to expand their doula practice (working primarily one on one) to include working with groups and developing group facilitation skills.(

Refund/Cancellation Policy:  No refunds. All prices are in USD. A minimum non-refundable deposit of $595.00 is required to register for all ticket types. If for any reason you need to cancel your attendance for this event, we will happily reschedule for another program within 12 months given that a two week notice is provided prior to the start of training. Meals are also non-transferable without a two week notice.