For many of our loved ones who are dying, they wish to be at home versus a hospital. The Home Funeral Practicum is an uplifting, hands on, holistic workshop that provides you the knowledge and skills to tenderly care for a loved one at death.|
Our goal is to help clarify your values and personal preferences around dying and deathcare. We do so through valuable discussions - including how to work with one's thoughts, emotions and intuitions arising before the dead.
We'll have live models to practice moving, washing, dressing, casketing and holding a vigil that honours the personality of the deceased. With your personal touch, we paint and decorate cardboard caskets. Creating sacred space, soulful rituals, and meaningful ceremony are important dimensions of the workshop.
Whether you do it yourself, with a death doula, home funeral guide and/or a funeral director you'll acquire an understanding of Saskatchewan's provincial legalities, procedures and permits, universal health precautions and the ethics of the death midwifery movement.
We believe reviving old fashioned family-led, home vigils has far reaching, positive benefits for our children, ourselves and the culture at large: greater peace, enhanced connectivity to and appreciation for life!
For more information visit the HFP website.
Instructor - Don Morris, M.Ed is a retired funeral director and cemeterian, community counsellor and end-of-life guide/companion. A pioneer in the field of death and dying Don brought the Green Burial Council to Canada in 2010, consulted to Cindea, opened Canada's first Death Café in Victoria in 2012 and helped co-create the Canadian Community for Death Midwifery. Don is an active member of the Chevra Kaddisha - Holy Burial Society in Victoria, BC. His wealth of experience, passion for the work and sense of humor makes learning from him easy!
Co-facilitator and Host - Sharon Pulvermacher, BFA BEd, is a death midwife practitioner, visual artist and teacher. She has both taken and taught for the program BEyond Yonder Virtual School of Death Midwifery in Canada. Sharon has spent many years exploring Christian, indigenous and shamanic spirituality, with a particular interest in ceremony, ritual and community building. Sharon volunteers at a local hospice.
Assistant - Denise Séguin Horth worked in Media for 20 years as an editor and then producer. She is a hospice volunteer and a recent graduate of the BEyond Yonder Virtual School of Death Midwifery in Canada
Carrefour des Plaines
3850 Hillsdale Street
Regina, SK S4S 7J5
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|