Workshops at The Afterlife Conference
In addition to the general presentations and events at the conference, we also offer separately-priced workshops for more in-depth study about end-of-life issues, bereavement, intuitive healing and an exploration of life after death.
NOTE: Even if you don't sign up for a workshop, you can still learn from several of these presenters in concurrent sessions throughout the weekend, included with your general conference admission. Presenters offering these extra sessions are noted with an asterisk (*)
Pre-Conference Workshops – Thursday, June 1
A Lightworker’s Tool Kit – with spiritual medium Austyn Wells –
Thursday, 6/1, 9 am – noon – $99
As spiritual teachers, intuitives and healers, we have a unique opportunity to empower our clients toward increased awareness. In this workshop, you will be given tools to strengthen your intuition, as well as to help you listen more deeply — on a soul level — to your clients. You will learn to use a variety of intuitive processes and sacred practices to support your personal or professional healing work. Through guided meditations, group exercises and intuitive play, we will take your practice to a new level. *
The Sacred Labyrinth: A Healing Journey through Grief and Loss –
with Dr. Eunice Schroeder – Thursday, 6/1, 9 am to 12 noon – $99
The amazing multi-cultural and interfaith roots of the ancient sacred Labyrinth make it a powerful and holistic healing symbol of the process of grief and loss. In this experiential workshop the history and uses of this metaphorical pilgrimage of the journey of life, death, and rebirth will explored. Then, together, participants will ritually walk this ancient path of wisdom on a classical (seven-circuit) Labyrinth (that becomes an intuitive teacher), and share personal insights and experiences gained—toward a deeper understanding of our own grief and ways to assist others on their unfolding journeys of healing and inner transformation.
Previewing your Path to the Afterlife Through Shamanic Journeying
with Jan Engels-Smith – Thursday June 1, 1:30 – 4:30 pm – $99
Have you ever wondered about what your experience of life after death might look like? Jan Engels-Smith, a tenured shamanic practitioner, will show you how to view and know what your soul will do after it leaves your body. Discover through the art of the shamanic journey and guided imagery what belief systems you hold that will propel your soul to its next destination. Along with venturing into the afterlife, participants will gain understanding about why shamanic journeys are such a powerful resource for information and healing, as Jan artfully bridges the gap between metaphysics and science with compelling information about brain function.
Beginning Soul Level Animal Communication with animal communicator Danielle MacKinnon – Thursday, 6/1, 9 am to 12 noon – $99
Every day animals strive to communicate their needs, wishes and desires to the world around them, but most people don’t know how to pick up on these signals. In this workshop, Danielle will help you learn and recognize the intuitive signs to that you can begin your animal communication journey by learning to tap back in to that which already exists within you – with the help of the animals. No experience necessary.
The Shared Death Experience: Healing Across the Veil –with William Peters, MFT, M.Ed – Thursday June 1, 1:30 – 4:30 pm – $99. *
Participants will learn the essential elements of the the Shared-Death Experience (SDE), a profound end-of-life phenomenon that strongly suggests communication across the boundary between this human life and the afterlife. Explore its profound healing benefits, and the leading edge methods that facilitate an SDE. This dynamic curriculum includes a review of the research, video case studies, guided visualizations, simulations, group work and discussion. Special attention regarding how the SDE reduces grief for surviving caregivers and loved ones will be addressed. CEUs for MFT, LCSW and RN *
Transpersonal Regression Techniques to Help the Dying and the Bereaved –
with Dr. Linda Backman – Thursday June 1, 1:30 – 4:30 pm – $99. *
This workshop will help you understand and teach the dying and the bereaved how to reveal the instinctive ability beyond our purely human mentality. Experiential components in the workshop will offer these patient/client skills:
. Expand personal intuitive awareness of the unseen world
. Teach intuitive capability to patients/clients
. Advance the understanding of spiritual guidance and guardian “angels”
. Expand the cognizance of challenging events such as childhood illness, sudden-accidental passing, suicide, and other seemingly unexplained and purposeless dying. Certification available.
Workshops During the Conference – Saturday, June 3
Receiving Divine Direction: Automatic writing, self-hypnosis and meditation for inducing a receptive state for knowledge from the Other Side – with Dr. Matthew McKay Saturday June 3, 9 am – noon. $99 *
This workshop explores communication across dimensions through automatic writing. Because most people are capable of this form of “channeling,” no special gifts are required. You will learn simple techniques for conversing with energies in unseen realms, including your own higher self, your guides, your past life echoes and loved ones who have crossed over. You will also learn about the history of channeling as a healing tool, and the ways in which these processes can help with grief, trauma, and emotional disorders.
Shamanic Practices for Death, Dying and the Afterlife: Healing techniques, ceremony and ritual for crossing and grief – with Linda Fitch – Saturday June 3, 9 am – noon. $99 *
This program provides a comprehensive overview of shamanic death rites and psychopomp work as practiced by the ancient Shamanic traditions. The work includes journeys and experiential, interactive exercises. They will take you to the world of the soul. They will lead you to multiple levels of consciousness. This material provides practical tools for those who wish to help others who are in terminal situations or who have already passed on. Further, it is for individuals who wish to enhance their understanding of shamanism. It will be of particular interest to hospice workers, clergy, medical professionals and light workers. It is for those who want to learn about the journey of the soul as it separates from the body.
Introduction to Mediumship (for beginning students) – with medium Suzane Northrop Saturday June 3, 9 am – noon. $99 *
An in-depth look at the process of awakening your intuitive abilities, including a discussion of ethics, training and professional development for those who seek to provide readings for others. This workshop will give you the guidance you need for taking the next step, using proven tools to support communication with those on the Other Side. You will learn not only how to communicate with your departed loved ones. You will also learn processes for tapping in to the inner peace and resolution that comes from understanding how contact is made. Suzane will answer your questions about the experience of life after death. She will guide you in meditation and provide opportunities to actively participate in giving messages to other workshop attendees. In addition, she will also bring in messages from the departed loved ones of attendees randomly throughout the workshop. Save $46 by registering for Suzane's beginners workshop and Hollister Rand's advanced workshop together as a package! Choose the "Mediumship Double Header" ticket on our registration page.
The Healing Medium Connection (for advanced students) – with psychic medium Hollister Rand Saturday June 3, 2-5 pm. $99
Are you a psychic who wants to expand into spirit communication? Or perhaps a medium who wants to delve more deeply into the differences between psychic information and messages from spirits? Or are you a healer who wants your work to be guided and informed by a spirit connection?
During this intensive practicum, learn to connect with spirits quickly, easily and with consistency. Experience the difference between working as a psychic, healer or medium. Learn to move between modalities in a way that can enhance your effectiveness. Takeaway exercises will help you continue developing a solid connection with the spirits beyond the workshop. Maybe you have previously taken psychic, mediumship or healing classes. Or you already use mediumship in your personal spiritual practice. Let this workshop propel you to the next level of service. Save $46 by registering for Hollister 's advanced workshop and Suzane Northrop's beginners workshop together as a package! Choose the "Mediumship Double Header" ticket on our registration page.
Sacred Self-Care Practices for Death Care Professionals – with Terri Daniel, MA, CT and hospice physician Karen Wyatt MD *
Saturday, June 3, 2-5 pm – $99
Karen and Terri will share a variety of tools for processing grief and self-healing after patient deaths. This is for nurses, doctors, volunteers, chaplains and caregivers. These tools range from simple exercises and meditations. You can practice these in the workplace. And you can perform these sacred rituals on a regular basis at home to maintain spiritual balance. Finally, listen to this brief excerpt from a panel discussion at last year’s conference. It discusses conscious dying in clinical settings (with Karen Wyatt, Jeff Black, Kevin Haselhosrts and Pim Van Lommell). It is about the need for clinicians to practice spiritual self-care.
Sound Therapy for Dying, Grieving and Tapping in to Higher Planes of Consciousness – with Pati Pellerito Saturday, June 3, 2-5 pm – $99 *
In this experiential workshop, you will have access to singing bowls and other tools. They employ sound and vibration in your healing environment. And they are valuable specifically for helping the dying and the grieving. You will learn principles for moving and clearing energy in the body and auric field. I teach techniques for using functional harmony and sonic entrainment. Their design and purpose affects the human organism on a physiological, cellular and spiritual level. These profound techniques lead to a shifting in the energy of grief and trauma. And they assist the dying in their transitions. We will explore a Tibetan sound healing system by utilizing breath and toning. This is a powerful practice for opening, clearing and transforming conditions and patterns present in our life.