Continuing Education Credits are available for several of our conference presentations.
Please visit our main conference page (or scroll down) to see which presentations offer these credits.
Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients
. CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
. LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.
For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact The Afterlife Education Foundation at email@example.com.
FOR THE 2019 AFTERLIFE CONFERENCE:
The cost for these credits is $75 for a package that includes all the credited courses (19.5 total hours available).
You will be able to purchase these onsite at the conference or on our registration page.
These are the courses included inThe 2019 Afterlife Conference CE Track:
THURSDAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Conscious Dying Part One: Preparing for Transition (3 CE credits)
Death doula Alua Arthur will instruct attendees in heartfelt practices and rituals for preparing for death. With experiential exercises, ceremonies and meditations, you will become familiar with:
. Anticipatory grief
. Deathbed enactment experience
. End-of-Life planning
. Family dynamics in impending death
. Managing end-of-life for a sudden or unexpected death
. Rituals for approaching death
Conscious Dying Part Two: Attending to the Moment of Death and Beyond (3 CE credits)
Join end-of-life educator Tarron Estes for an experiential workshop on being present for the sacred passage of death, and the emotional, spiritual and psychosocial responses that follow. Topics, processes and exercises include:
. Designing the vigil process
. Recognizing the retreat of the physical body
. Emotional intelligence, spiritual awareness
. Visits vs. quiet time
. Midwifery for an acute or sudden death
. Understanding grief responses
. Deathbed rituals
FRIDAY JUNE 7 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Conscious Dying in Clinical Settings (1.5 CE hours)
Terri Daniel, MA, CT, will facilitate this discussion on how to bring conscious dying practices into clinical settings such as emergency rooms, ICUs, nursing homes, in-patient hospices and other facilities where deaths occur. The discussion will also include case histories and an overview of multi-cultural, inter-spiritual practices that can be shared with patients from a variety of ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.
Grief, Gratitude, and Hope at the End-of-Life (1.5 CE hours)
In this 75-minute breakout session, Mitch Metzner, PhD will help attendees learn to view loss and grief from a different perspective... as an experience that can lead to wisdom and spiritual growth. Mitch will discuss the neuroscience behind our death- denying Western perspectives, and the gifts of mapping a life review and opportunities for meaning making at the end of life.
SATURDAY JUNE 8 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Grief and Loss as Spiritual Initiation (1.5 CE hours)
Sarah Kerr, PhD is a a ritual healing practitioner and death doula who supports the living, the dying, and the dead. She will help attendees explore the foundational archetypal patterns that inform our experience of grief and loss, and how to use awareness of these archetypes to help clients -- and ourselves -- become stronger and more capable when working with the grief process.
African American Spiritualism (1.5 CE hours)
Rev. Floyd Thompkins, MDiv, award-winning educator, minister and social activist, will lead a fascinating exploration of The Roots of African American Spiritualism, which has its foundation in spiritualism, mysticism and communication with non-physical dimensions. Floyd will discuss the historical progression of African American spirituality, comparing Western and Eastern ideas on death and life, trauma, healing and ancestral inclusion.
SATURDAY IN-DEPTH WORKSHOP
Men and Grief: Making Peace with the Pain (3 CE hours)
In this 75-minute breakout session, Mitch Metzner, PhD will discuss how for men, the pain of grief can be complicated due to social mores that can cause men to isolate and avoid the work of attending to the suffering of loss. Men, known for fix-it solutions, can find themselves unprepared for grief if they try to meet this visceral human experience with a doing solution vs. a being experience that may also need to be expressed and shared with others. This workshop will include experiential exercises as Dr. Metzner shares more than three decades of personal and professional experience.
Exploring the Egyptian Afterlife (3 CE hours)
Dr. Janet Piedlato will introduce attendees to ancient Egyptian beliefs and practices about death and the afterlife, which includes dream exploration and interpretation. The Ancient Egyptians understood that altered states of consciousness are places of truth where we enter the the eternal. For seekers of truth, these powerful states can be intentionally sought and entered into, consciously guided and interpreted, forging a two-way communication with the unconscious. The workshop will include drumming and guided journeys into the Egyptian afterlife
SATURDAY EVENING KEYNOTE
Psychedelic Science to Relieve Death Anxiety (1.5 CE hours)
Dr. Brian Richards will share his research on the use of Psilocybin for reducing death anxiety in cancer patients. Brian completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Center, which initiated the first psychedelic medicine treatment studies in decades. He will describe -- in lay terms -- the pharmacology and clinical applications of Psilocybin, the process of guiding patients through a Psilocybin experience, and its effectiveness in easing the symptoms of addiction, anxiety, depression, mental disorders and more.