What is Sacred Passage Guidance?

Sacred Passage Guidance and Teacher Training Certificates with CEUs

Sacred Passage Guidance and Teacher Training Certificates are multi-phase programs requiring completion in each phase for graduation. The two programs benefit all involved in the care of life, love, family and healing. They provide the preparation we need to befriend death, surrender and trust deeply in each moment, and become supportive end of life companions so that we can expand from expertise in clinical practices to offer comforting care people want and need most.

Each program  prepares caregivers across all settings to be authentically present, communicate with vulnerability, honesty, and compassion and administer palliative based comfort care healing modalities to anyone, regardless of health status, by focusing on improving care at end of life.  Sacred Passage Guidance education includes transformational evidence based caring healing practices that are guided by Caring Science Theory-the work of Dr. Jean Watson, and Conscious Dying Principles and Practices, developed by Tarron Estes, Founder of the Conscious Dying Institute. 

The outcome of becoming a Sacred Passage Guide is to confidently, honestly, gracefully communicate with patients and families so that difficult end of life conversations are brought to light  and their concerns and desires are attended to. The focus then is informing patients of their options and offering comforting palliative care. A Sacred  Passage Guide understands and fulfills end of life dreams and wishes so that people receive the care they want and need most.

The underlying experiential teaching structure n both programs effectively bring personal healing and transformation to caring professionals so that their personal healing experience informs their care for others. 

Continuing education credits are available for all programs.

The complete program consists of:

  • The Sacred Passage Guidance Certificate Program, where participants attend one 3-Day and one 5-Day workshop to earn their certificate
  • The Sacred Passage Guidance Teacher Training, where participants complete the Certificate Program and then attend and assist at one 5-Day and one 7-Day workshop