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.
PLEASE NOTE: Even if you don't sign up for a workshop, you can still learn from many of these presenters throughout the weekend, because they will be also offering breakout sessions that are included with your general conference admission.
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS – Thursday, June 24
The Death Doula's Sacred Calling - PART ONE:
End-of-Life Preparation and Conscious Dying
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 9am - noon -- $120
In Part One, we will take a deep dive into exploring conscious dying. What does it mean? How and when do we start a conversation about death? What determines the death of a person? How might we respond when someone dies? Through discussion, lecture, group participation and dyads we will look at our own fears around death, identify some of our own values in living and in dying, talk about ethical wills, Advance Directives and guided meditation practice at the bedside.
Facilitated by Alua Arthur
The Death Doula's Sacred Calling PART TWO:
Body Care and Ceremony
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 1:30 - 4:30 pm - $120
Part Two explores the lost art of shrouding and body care, a sacred tradition in which families were assisted in perparing their dead for viewing and burial. Attendees will learn practical home care techniques for family-directed home funerals, and will also share how to use ceremony and ritual as tools for healing and comfort through the initial shock and grief following a death.
PENDING INCLUSION IN OUR CE TRACK (3 credit hours)
Certificate of Attendance provided for non-CE seekers
Facilitated by Alua Arthur
Part One and Part Two can be purchased separately, or combined for a full day of immersion in death midwifery training for a discounted rate of $195. See our REGISTRATION PAGE for details.
Working with Complicated Grief
with Sonya Lott PhD
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 9 am - noon -- $120
Dr. Lott is a licensed grief counselor specializing in treating complicated grief. Her workshop will provide an overview of the major psychological theories of grief, and the ways in which the process of restoring balance and emotional health can be complicated by a number of factors. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own grief journeys while becoming familiar with tools and techniques for counseling and supporting others. The implications of religious and/or spiritual beliefs and practices on grief processing and grief counseling will also be explored. Three CE credits
with Suzane Northrop
Thursday, June 24, 2021, -1:30 - 4:30 pm $120
Suzane will be teaching basic mediumship skills for those just beginning to work with their intuitive abilities. She has been offering extraordinary readings and informative workshops for conference attendees since 2012, and in this workshop, she'll give you proven tools to help you use personal experiences as a method of communication with those on the Other Side. She will also address the standards and ethics involved in professional mediumship for those who seek to provide readings for others. Click HERE for a sample of Suzane's work.
WORKSHOPS DURING THE CONFERENCE – Saturday, June 26
Sound as a Portal: The Healing Power of Sound
with Pati Pellerito
Saturday, June 26, 2021- - 9 am - noon -- $120
Pati returns to the conference this year to offer instruction on using sound and vibration as a healing portal. Whether you're interested in working with grief or developing skills in inter-dimensional exploration, Pati's remarkable tools can help you get there. Through guided meditation, breath work and body work, you will shift into a sense of calm and bring greater awareness into the body. Emotions, visions and mystical connection can emerge through the tones of gongs, singing bowls and other instruments that Patti will provide. No musical or meditation experience necessary.
The Shaman's Gift of Dreaming
with Linda Fitch
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2-5 pm -- $120
Dreaming doesn't just happen while we sleep. Dreaming is waking up to sources of guidance, healing and creativity beyond the reach of the everyday mind. Our lives become richer and more abundant when we learn to dream with our eyes wide open and use the gift of dreaming to create our world. Shamanic practitioner Linda Fitch will teach you the skills needed to journey into the dream world and return with insight, wisdom and tools for personal and spiritual growth.