Meditation Practices for Psychedelic Care at End of Life

Thursdays, 7/18, 7/25, and 8/1, 2024

$150.00

$135 members/$150 non-members

This three-session program provides an in-depth discussion about death meditations that reduce anxiety and increase feelings of well-being at the end of life. These practices are beneficial for anyone at end of life but they are especially valuable to help prepare, to self-regulate during the psychedelic journey, and for ongoing support and integration. We’ll also discuss the role of death doulas and suggestions on how to begin a meditation practice for both yourself and your clients.

Throughout the program, we will present published information as well as opportunities for learners to examine their own experiences, beliefs, hopes, and fears about death and to grow in a subject that can be intense and life-changing. The course is designed for anyone who is serving in a supportive role to a client, family member or friend toward the end of life.

Participants will:

  • Learn the importance of meditation, its benefits, and how to find the best practices for yourself and your clients.
  • Understand the relevance of meditation when contemplating the end of life.
  • Learn about and practice different meditations such as Death, Loving-Kindness, and Mindfulness meditations.
  • Become familiar with mantras and chants that can add to the meditation experience.
  • Learn the three major categories of death anxiety and common fears that meditation can address and reduce.
  • Understand the role of a doula during guided meditation.
  • Practice loving-kindness, death, and mindfulness meditation.

The course consists of three 90-minute live, virtual sessions, held on Thursdays from 12-1:30 pm ET/9-10:30 am PT. The program is structured to be highly interactive with plenty of time to practice and ask questions.

Session 1, July 18: An overview of Contemplative Practices: Finding what works for you and your client

Session 2, July 25: Discussion and practice of Mindfulness Meditations

Session 3, August 1: Discussion and practice of Death and Loving-Kindness Meditations

For more information on the training program, please contact Catherine Durkin Robinson at catherine@anityadoulaservices.org.

 CURRICULUM

 Week One

Meditation practices can take many different forms and anyone who chooses to meditate owes it to themselves to find the right practice that works for them. For example, did you know that a lot depends on your body type and personality? Chris leads a discussion on the benefits and different types of meditation and breathing practices interspersed with exercises so you can find the ones that work for you. You will then share your findings in breakout sessions and we will wrap up with a discussion on how to apply what you’ve learned to your clients.

 Week Two

Catherine leads a 45-minute discussion in which participants learn the history and purpose of mindfulness meditation. They’ll also understand the different ways of practicing mindfulness and how it reduces anxiety at the end of life. This will include a discussion about the three main categories of death anxiety.

After the discussion, we will experience a guided mindfulness meditation with Catherine.

Reading for after class: What the data and research shows about mindfulness meditation.

Week Three

Catherine leads a 30-minute discussion in which participants learn the history and purpose of Guided Death Meditation and Loving-Kindness Meditation. This will include different mantras to be used if needed.

After the discussion, we will experience a guided death meditation and loving-kindness meditation with Catherine.

Reading for after class: What the data and research shows about death and loving-kindness meditation.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Members, please note: login before you register for the course and the 10% discount will be automatically applied at checkout. EOLPC offers a limited number of scholarships and, if approved, you receive a 30% discount off the $150 cost. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so if you are interested in applying, please do so at your earliest convenience. Please click here to complete the application form.

EOLPC Cancellation Policy

Upon written notification, a 100% refund will be given up to 4 weeks before the start of the program, 50% refund will be given between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the start of the program and no refund will be given within 13 days of the start of the program.

Instructor Bio
Catherine Durkin Robinson
Catherine is the Founder of Anitya Doula Services and credentialed through and a member of the National End of Life Doula Alliance. She received her certification through the University of Vermont Medical School (UVM) and specializes in LGBTQ+ clients. In addition to her service as an EoL Doula, she is the instructor for the EOLPCs End of Life Doula Training Program, regularly hosts workshops, guides clients through meditation sessions, and companions clients during their psychedelic journeys.
Christine Caldwell
In addition to being the Founder and Executive Director of EOLPC, Christine is a Certified Meditation and Ayurveda Instructor and Total Wellbeing Coach through the Deepak Chopra Program and a Certified NLP Life Coach through the Academy of Coaching and NLP. She also completed the 12-month Psychedelics Today Vital Therapies and Integration Training Program.

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