Training Workshops

Time to Die: Transitioning from Hospice to Death

June 2, 2018 1-4PM at the Atwater Playhouse

Good news! We have tickets up for our first workshop of the year.

We are offering only 30 tickets to ensure that you have the space to ask questions and interact with our hosts. Join our three death professionals for a three hour talk on transitioning into hospice, how to prepare for a home wake or funeral, and all the things that you didn't know you'll have to take care of after someone die.

The workshop features Amber Carvaly, the lead mortician here at Undertaking LA who is a licensed mortician and has over 5 years in the funeral industry including running this funeral home alongside Caitlin Doughty.

Jill Schock with Death Doula LA has been working in end-of-life care for almost a decade. She has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School and was trained and certified as a Clinical Chaplain. She is a spiritual, not religious, multi-faith minister who specifically tends to those facing end-of-life. Her clinical experience & unique personal background make her an exceptional guide.

Last, but not least is Alua Arthur with Going with Grace. They offer simple, knowledgeable, and compassionate end-of-life support and planning. Comprised of death midwives, lawyers, & end-of-life planners, they exist to aid people as they prepare for the end, by providing support through dying, and working through the numerous bureaucratic affairs that occur after a death. They are guides to navigating the practical, legal, and emotional issues all while contemplating the end of life.

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In the meantime, you will find links to other organizations below.

Order of the Good Death member Cassandra Yonder has created the BEyond Yonder Virtual School for Death Midwifery in Canada to address the growing need for requests about becoming a home funeral guide or death midwife. For those interested, she has created a 12 week core program that is an online shared experienced taught by Canadian leaders in the field. You can find a link to her virtual school here.

The National Home Funeral Alliance also has an entire page devoted to other training programs all over the country. So fear not, even if you're not in Los Angeles there are lots of other people that want to help you! They even have two separate pages one for Home Funeral Guides for those wishing to hold an at-home funeral and one for Home Funeral Educators for those wishing to be trained as a facilitator. Click on either of the links to learn more about what would be best for you and your situation.


Please note that these are meant to be used as a resource guide and do not constitute endorsement. Everything on this site is meant to ensure that you have all the options and opportunities we can provide for you.