Home Funeral Practicum
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 you clarify your values and personal preferences around dying and deathcare. We do so through valuable discussions and experiential (mock) training. Most of all we want you to gain the necessary confidence, knowledge and skills to perform a home funeral for your family, friends, and others community members while fully obeying all relevant BC statutes.
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, performing soulful rituals, and meaningful ceremony are important dimensions of the workshop.
Whether you do it yourself, with a death doula, knowledgable guide, and or a licensed funeral director (hybrid home funeral) you'll acquire an understanding of BC's provincial legalities, logistical procedures, permits, universal health precautions and the ethics of this emerging movement.
We believe reviving old fashioned, family directed, home vigils/wakes 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 please visit the HFPracticum website.
Instructor - Don Morris, M.Ed is a retired funeral director and cemeterian, community counsellor and end-of-life companion in Victoria, BC. 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 Community Deathcare Canada. Don is an active member of the Chevra Kaddisha - Holy Burial Society in Victoria, BC - and faculty member for the Yonder Virtual School of Community Deathcaring in Canada His wealth of experience, passion for the work and sense of humour makes learning from him easy! In November CBC -TV filmed the Nanaimo workshop.
Host & Co-Facilitator - Jennifer Blinko-Mallmes is co-director of deathdoulacanada.org. She has worked in this field since 1997 as both a care aid and a death doula. Jennifer has a life-long interest in working with death and dying and received a degree in General Studies, minoring in Gerontology and Sociology, from Simon Fraser University. Currently she teaches an End of Life Care Doula Certificate Course at Douglas College, Coquitlam campus.
Email Don - firstname.lastname@example.org - with any questions or call/text him at (250) 580-2121. And/or call Jennifer @ 778-829-9164 . You may cancel anytime for $75. and receive credit toward a future HFP workshop.
Hosted by Journeys Deathcare
Address will be provided after purchase.
Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1H8
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