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Education

“The more we remember how to walk one another home, the more we’re coming home to ourselves along the way.” 

- Hannah Fowler, Director of Education

CCLD offers workshops, training, and retreats for those seeking support to bring death awareness into their lives and to live with authenticity and presence. We also offer opportunities to prepare for death and better understand the dying process.

Educational Opportunities

  • Holistic Care Training

  • Direct Care Training

  • Grief Tending Training

  • Deepening Education Courses

  • Monthly Workshop Series

 

If you’re local and want to become a volunteer, begin the volunteer process.

  • Doula Program 

  • Deepening Education Courses

  • Monthly Workshop Series

 

If you do not volunteer, but want to participate in a training, please consider our Doula Program, Courses, Workshop Series or Community Events.

Educational Opportunities
For Volunteers

CCLD offers volunteers extensive educational programming. We ask volunteers interested in providing support for residents and families to go through a training.

To begin any of these trainings, you must already be a volunteer at CCLD. If you are not yet a volunteer, you must become one first. Begin that process by clicking here.

 

Once you have completed the entire volunteer onboarding process - including the Immersion Day - and want to sign up for either the Direct Care Training or the Holistic Care Training, please email education@ccld.community and let us know which training route you’d like to take.

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Non-Volunteers
Educational Opportunities

Doula Program:

For more information click here

Deepening Education Courses:

Soon to be featured! Three upcoming short courses on providing conscious end-of-life care for individuals of marginalized demographics: LGBTQIA+, Veterans, and more.

Monthly Workshop Series:

CCLD Trained Facilitators offer an ongoing monthly workshop regarding Conscious Living & Dying content.

Direct Care Training:

By becoming a Direct Care Volunteer, you are committing to serve at the bedside at CCLD an average of 3-4 turns per month. Turns are from 7a to 12 pm, 12 pm to 5 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm, and 10 pm to 7 am. This includes providing hands-on comfort care to residents in their dying season: pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic support, hygiene care, repositioning, as well as emotional and spiritual support. For questions about if this is the right volunteer path for you, please email sheri@ccld.community. We recognize that volunteering at CCLD is an investment of your time and energy, and it is our honor to include this heartfelt and transformative program as our offering to you in return.

Direct Care Training includes a:

  • Retreat Day (6 hours) to build connection, community, and to engage in conscious dying experiential practices 

  • Grief Experience (4.5 hours) to learn to support yourself and others in grief - includes a module from the curriculum on grief prior to the Experience

  • Online training for Skills, Policies, and Procedures at the bedside followed by an in-person 2.5 hour Skills Fair to practice those skills in real-time

  • 3 week long online training curriculum: One week to complete a module followed by a 2 hour Zoom call to integrate the material as a group. Three weeks to complete three modules and three Zoom calls. Zoom calls are recorded for those unable to attend. The modules focus on relationship with Self, with community, and with death and dying. 

 

This training allows you to reflect on your own death and dying process to live more fully, and to cultivate the skills needed to provide support at the bedside for CCLD’s residents in their last days.

Graduates of our Direct Care Training program can receive an end-of-life doula certificate as well. To do so, volunteers will show regular volunteerism at the bedside and complete one or more of our Deepening Education Courses. If you are a graduate of this program or choosing the Direct Care Training Volunteer route and want to pursue this certificate, please email  education@ccld.community with any questions.

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Holistic Care Training:

This track is for those who are not volunteering at the bedside for regularly scheduled turns, but rather show up to provide a specific or niche offering to residents and families such as those on the: Healing Arts Team, Fire Keepers, and After Death Team.

Holistic Care Training includes:

The Holistic Care Trainees and Direct Care Trainees are in training together, except Holistic Care Trainees don’t have to complete the entire Direct Care Training due to a different scope of care. Holistic Care Trainees will complete only the following:

  • Retreat Day (6 hours) to build connection, community, and to engage in conscious dying experiential practices 

  • Grief Experience (4.5 hours)to learn to support yourself and others in grief - includes a module from the curriculum on grief prior to the Experience

  • 3 week long online training curriculum: One week to complete a module followed by a 2 hour Zoom call to integrate the material as a group. Three weeks to complete three modules and three Zoom calls. Zoom calls are recorded for those unable to attend. The modules focus on relationship with Self, with community, and with death and dying. 

Optional Volunteer Training
After Completing Direct Care
or Holistic Care Training:

Grief Tending Training  is for those who want to provide grief support to residents and families at CCLD and eventually the broader community. The prerequisite to attend the Grief Tending training is to participate in either the Holistic Care or Direct Care Training. The Grief Tending Training is currently in development. In the meantime, if you are interested in becoming a Grief Tender, please email education@ccld.community so you can be added to the list.

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If you have questions about programs that have not been answered through these descriptions, please email education@ccld.community

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Presentations and Community Outreach

  • CCLD provides education about the mission, this community-supported end-of-life care model, and the conscious living and dying movement not only to local organizations and communities, but for conferences and summits worldwide. If you’re interested in CCLD presenting to your community, please reach out to education@ccld.community 

  • CCLD also has groups that specialize in growing and connecting with others interested in spreading this model of end-of-life care and conscious living through our groups “Here We Grow” is for those interested in creating a similar end-of-life care home in your own community. If you’re interested in this group, please contact aditi@ccld.community

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