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Home Funeral Practicum
Hosted by Dianne Baker - Emerging Wholeness Counseling
Davis Bay / Sechelt, BC
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Jun 21, 2019 7:00 PM

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General CA$139.00 (CA$144.86 w/service fee) N/A
Workshop postponed. Will be a 1 day event in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.


Home Funeral Practicum
For many who are dying their preference is to be at home versus a hospital.
The Home Funeral Practicum provides experience, knowledge, and skills to help you legally and confidently care for someone after death. This training suits everyday folks, emerging death doulas, and anyone regardless of their background who seeks post-death-care education and practical training.

We'll have live models to practice moving, washing, dressing, casketing and vigiling. There will be valuable, 'death plan' counseling sessions. As participation fosters healing you'll paint a cardboard 'casket' and take part in creating meaningful ritual and ceremony.

Whether you design and perform a home funeral vigil by yourself, with a guide and/or a licensed funeral director, by taking this training you'll gain a thorough understanding of home funerals including BC's legalities, logistics, permits, health considerations and the important 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 founding director of the HFP is a retired funeral director, cemeterian, and psychotherapist 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 Cafe and co-created Community Deathcare Canada. He is an active member of Victoria's Chevra Kaddisha (Holy Burial Society) and a faculty member at Yonder Virtual School of Community Deathcaring in Canada (Nova Scotia).  

Facilitator: Dianne Baker, M.Ed., RCC: Seasoned mental health counselor/therapist, organizational development consultant, retreat designer, and workshop leader. Dianne has a special interest in end-of-life issues. Formerly of Winnipeg, she has private counseling practice on the Sunshine Coast where she leads Death Cafes and advocates for Green Burial Cemetery development. In 2018 Dianne completed the Home Funeral Practicum on Salt Spring Island.


Hosted by Dianne Baker - Emerging Wholeness Counseling (View)
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Davis Bay / Sechelt, BC V0M3A2



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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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