Are you searching for ways to expand your skills in end of life care?

In this introductory course you will learn from six leaders in their respected areas to explore beyond the basics and expand your toolbox.

  • Work At Your Own Pace

    We've created this course to allow you to learn and grow at your own pace. Take your time to learn and integrate the material, or move through with ease. In this flexible curriculum, you can access videos and lessons whenever you want.

  • Structured Curriculum

    This private online curriculum includes 6 teaching modules and an introduction from Alua Arthur. Each teaching module includes a multi-media lesson complete with a 10-15 minute video and pdf resource guide.

  • Expert Instructors

    This course was created by seven trusted instructors, each bringing decades of experience in their respected end of life care fields.

Course Curriculum

Each teaching Module will include a 10-15 minute instructional video and printable resource guide.

  • Introduction with Alua Arthur

  • Module 1: Breath Work with Vanessa Carlisle

  • Module 2: Death Medicines (EcoMedicine) with Batul True Heart

  • Module 3: Energy Work with Narinder Bazen

  • Module 4: Psychedelics in Deathcare with Dr. Diana Quinn

  • Module 5: Essential Oils with Sierra Campbell

  • Module 6: Music Thanatology with Catharine Delong

Instructors

Alua Arthur

Founder, Going with Grace

Alua Arthur is a death doula, recovering attorney, and the founder of Going with Grace, a death doula training and end-of-life planning organization that exists to support people as they answer the question, “What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die gracefully?” Going with Grace works to improve and redefine the end-of-life experience for people rooted in every community using the individual lived experience as the foundation. Alua was a keynote speaker at EndWell 2019, and has been featured in the LA Times, Vogue, Refinery29, The Doctors, and InStyle. She is inspired by the gift of LIFE itself and is always on the quest for the best donuts and fried plantains!

Sierra Campbell

Sierra (she/hers) has served the dying and their loved ones for more than 20 years as a death doula, certified integrative health coach, and senior care expert. In 2016, she founded Nurture on a mission to redefine the world’s relationship with aging. Through thoughtful courses and long-term planning support, Nurture helps redefine aging as a journey filled with joy and wellbeing.

Dr. Diana Quinn

Diana Quinn ND (she/hers) is a licensed naturopathic doctor specializing in integrative mental health, grief and end of life care, and the traditional healing. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the National University of Natural Medicine, and has been in clinical practice since 2005. A queer mestiza Xicana, her work centers Black, Indigenous, and people of culture and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. She offers a monthly BIPOC psychedelic integration circle, individual support with preparation and integration, and continuing education for healthcare professionals on entheogenic plant medicine. She is a member of the Psychedelic Medicine Association, the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved.

Vanessa Carlisle

Vanessa Carlisle (she/they), PhD is an LA-based writer, educator, and consultant with over twenty years of experience in the sexuality fields. A NEDA-Proficient death doula trained at Going With Grace, she brings years of experience in somatic healing practices to her work with the dying and their loved ones. Vanessa teaches a variety of anti-stigma workshops including Somatic Self Support, Sensuality Wellness, and Intro to Queer and Gender Studies, and she works one-on-one with clients seeking more joyful embodiment after many types of illness, trauma, and loss.

Batul True Heart

Batul True Heart (they/them) is a Yo'eme (Yaqui) and mixed Panamanian-American (of Indigenous, African, and Spanish descent) Queer and Two-Spirit Curanderismo practitioner, community herbalist, and death doula. Batul offers a line of herbal medicines, Maaso Medicina, inspired by their ancestors and made from plants and flowers that they’ve been tending to in their Oakland, CA garden for over 10 years. Batul has been walking a healing road for 15 years claiming the truth of who they are by (re)connecting with their ancestors, (re)learning traditional ceremonies and everyday practices, and making relationships with the medicine of the plants. Batul is also an educator, speaker, and writer on the topics of ancestral reclamation, resolution, and cultural responsibility. Batul's life work is to usher and support people in general, and people of color and queer folks in particular, to return to their ancestral roots, and to nature, in order to be who they truly are.

Narinder Bazen

Narinder Bazen (she/hers) is out of the box. She has been serving as a spiritual mentor for nearly two decades, helping people to break free from the overculture's expectations and return to their own magic! She is a professional Seer that garners praise for her gifts which help people to understand the sacred unexplainable. Her work spans death midwifery, spirit communication, land and space healing, and art. She is the creator of the Nine Keys death midwifery apprenticeship. She also serves as a mentor for death doulas and death midwives who seek an out-of-the-box approach to their divine work.

Catharine DeLong

Catharine DeLong (she/hers) is a certified music-thanatologist, an interfaith chaplain, and end-of-life educator. She uses harp and voice to tend to the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of Aspire Home Health & Hospice patients in Salt Lake City. Prior to covid-19 Catharine delivered music sessions to palliative patients at Bellevue Hospital, Mount Sinai, and also individuals served by Visiting Nurse Service Hospice of New York in Manhattan. Catharine currently provides remote music sessions for covid patients, and also for end stage breast cancer patients affiliated with the YouCanThrive Foundation.

FAQ

  • Who is this course for?

    Anyone who wants to build additional end of life skills and is curious about the ways we support those who are dying.

  • What can I expect from this course?

    This is an introductory course intended to teach you the basics in each of the Module topics. Each teaching video will be approximately 10-15 minutes in length. A more extensive modalities course will be available in the future to further explore any topics that excite you.

  • What content will I receive in this course?

    Each of the teaching modules will include a quick and comprehensive video presentation and printable resource guide.

  • Is this course accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing?

    Yes, the course videos are offered with closed captioning.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course content for 6 months after enrollment date. If you find that you need more time, reach out! We are willing to give you an extension.

  • Have a question that wasn't answered?

    Email support@goingwithgrace.com and we would be happy to assist you.