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2020 St. Paul, MN: Sacred Passage: End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program - Phase 1: March 26-28, 2020 | Phase 2: June 22-26, 2020

  • Hamline University | West Hall, Room 240 (School of Education) 1492 Hewitt Avenue Saint Paul, MN, 55104 United States (map)

North America’s Leading Transformational & Academically Accredited End-of-Life Doula Certification

Sacred Passage: End-of-Life Doula Certificate

With New and Improved Program Benefits!

Phase 1: Mar 26-28 | 12- Week Virtual Practicum | Phase 2: Jun 22-26
Hamline University | 1492 Hewitt Avenue| St. Paul, MN

Cost: $3495 USD | First 15 Participants Register for $3145.50 USD

Three Courses in One Program with 66 CNES:

  • Conscious Dying Education and Care Online Learning

  • Eight-Day Onsite Training with 5 Domains of Life Healing Modalities

  • 12-Week Best-Three-Months Virtual Practicum

  • Sacred Passage: End of Life Doula Certification

  • Best Three Months: Coaching and Care Planning Certification

  • Catered Healthy Paleo-Centric Meals

  • New Easy Access Payment Plans

Brad Smith shares his experience with Tarron Estes of the Conscious Dying Institute.

The Sacred Passage: End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program offered through The Conscious Dying Institute prepares caregivers from all disciplines and care settings to befriend death, surrender and trust deeply in each moment and restore death to its sacred place in the beauty, mystery and celebration of life. It builds communities of care and healing, benefiting all those involved in care at the end of life.

Conscious Dying Education is a body of work arising from our founder’s forty years of practice in multiple healing arts and spiritual lineages resulting in transformational healing for everyone. It is a unique whole-person, whole-being, whole-health education process with uniquely transformational and innovative course-ware offered through the Conscious Dying Institute, the country’s leading end-of-life literacy and doula educational organization.

Unlike many 3-day prescriptive, fast-serve “how-to” certificate workshops, you will receive more than a certificate. By entering into this innovative course of study with the Conscious Dying Institute, you will receive a new body of innovative training in End-of-Life Literacy AND experience nurturing and transformative, personal inner-work. 

Graduates will be able to implement the Conscious Dying Principles and Practices:

  • Increase beauty, pleasure, contentment

  • Provide emotional and spiritual support

  • Initiate conversations about the dying process

  • Model self care to reduce burnout and emotional fatigue

  • Demystify the stages of the dying process

  • Acknowledge mysteries, miracles, and unexplained events

  • Learn how to be with intense emotions in self and others

  • How to honor other’s beliefs while being true to your own

  • Be a Steward of a conscious death

  • Attend at bedside so that no one dies alone

You will receive a new language, a new inner experience based on your true essence. You will renew your healing gifts and talents, and restore your true purpose and calling—a purpose reconnected to your spiritual path.

This combination of end-of-life literacy and transformational education, creates a new caring, healing, culture and communities of care at the end-of-life and restores death to its sacred place in the beauty, mystery and celebration of life. View more information on the benefits of the Sacred Passage: End-of-Life Doula Certificate Training Here.

Who is it for?

Anyone wishing to know more about their own life and death and who wishes to serve others facing death:

Front line staff, nurses, clinicians, healing arts professionals, home and family caregivers, or anyone wishing to serve at the end of life, including those interested in exploring their own mortality and desiring to deepen their present moment awareness and full experience of life.

Who Attends?

  • Para and Legal Professionals; Massage Therapists and Healing Arts Practitioners; Physicians, Nurses, PAs, NPs, PTs, Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals; Directors of Nursing Education; Nursing Students; Children and Families facing death or loss of loved ones; Directors, Staff, Activities Directors, Residents of Senior Care Communities; Psychologists, Chaplains, LSWs; and anyone wishing to learn more about their own death and serving others at the end of life.

  • Supportive coursework for yoga students and teachers

  • Continuing education for caregivers, therapists, and nurses

  • Community, Hospice and Faith-Based Volunteers

Program At-A-Glance

This End of Life Doula Certificate is a 2 phase 8 day onsite program for front line clinicians, clinical leaders, educators, home and family caregivers, healing arts professionals, volunteers, and anyone interested in exploring their own life and death.  The Certificate offers 66 Continuing Nursing Education (CNEs) and a Best Three Months: End of Life Coaching and Care Practicum between phase 1 and 2.

What’s Included?

  • Two Trainings in One Certificate Program!

    • End-of-Life Doula

    • Best Three Months©: End-of-Life Coaching and Care

  • Pre-Onsite  Conscious Dying Curriculum delivered on all-new,

    online platform containing reflective writing and reading resources for phases 1 and 2 program learning.

  • 66 CNEs from ANCC (American Nurse Credentialing Center)

  • Two personally powerful and experiential onsite events offering depth-exploration into self/other care-and-healing modality practices in the 5 Domains of Life, activities and practices for after-death care and vigil

  • 12-Week Virtual Practicum using Best Three Months© Conscious Dying

    Coaching and Care Planning through the 5 Domains of Life

  • Mentoring by staff and faculty for questions on training materials

  • Practical tools for marketing and business development

  • Natural, wholesome, allergy-free, Paleo-centric meals included during on-sites*

  • Payment plan options

*Number of meals included varies by location. 

Register Now:

The cost for training is $2995 USD through October 31st. Register by October 31st and save an extra $500!* Beginning November 1, 2019, the 2020 program cost of $3495 USD will go into effect. To register you will go to Eventbrite (Click Here). Locate the ticket type and complete the registration and payment process. Retreat times are 9am - 6pm with breaks for lunches. Exact schedules and itineraries will be provided at registration.

*Meals are not included with this ticket type but can be purchased separately

If you would like more information on payment payment options, please contact us at:


No refunds. If for any reason you need to cancel your attendance for this event, we will happily reschedule for another program within 12 months. Meals are also non-transferable without a two-week notice.


Christine Crouch,RN,BSN

Kaiser Permanente Volunteer, Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center

"I completed three program trips to Boulder in 2013 and 2014 and found that it was worth every minute of my time and expense.

The results from my participation in this cutting-edge program continues to manifest in my life and in my volunteering, in ways that I did not expect. I felt transformed and am making decisions that allow me to live more fully. I believe that when the health caregiver is transformed, patients and families are transformed. I learned many things from the Conscious Dying principles, exercises, meditations, active listening, openly sharing in a safe environment, and deep learning from experienced leaders in the areas of dying/death, music, meditations, artistic expression, healing modalities in more expansive ways.

I wish to see more health caregivers participate in the Conscious Dying Institute Programs as I see that it will result in their own transformation. I envision patients/families will make more informed decisions related to end-of-life care. I envision more patients will have Advanced Directives and participate in palliative care.They will understand the dying/death process and express their wishes. This will increase HCAP scores because they feel Kaiser supports them. It will also cost less for the patient and KP."

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