Course Availability: Part Time
Spiritual Care for those on the journey
of death and dying
2021 Sept 17-19, Oct 29-31, Dec 10-12
2022 Feb 18-20, Mar 18-20, May 20-22, June 10-12
Painting: Angel, by Ninetta Sombart © Photo: Raffael-Verlag
A part-time training and development course for people wishing to become ‘Quietude ® Practitioners’ ~ offering spiritual companionship to those crossing the threshold of death.
- Do you sense a calling for this work?
- Are you looking for a new direction?
- Are you involved in end of life care?
Quietude ® is for those who wish to offer emotional and spiritual support to people on the journey of death and dying. This is a path of development for anyone open to the idea of life after death whatever your faith or doubts.
The course will deepen your ability to accompany others in what can often be a time of crisis, vulnerability and questioning but also an opportunity for renewal.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
• What can happen in the stages of dying, at death and after death
• How to give comfort through the art of gentle therapeutic touch: ‘M’ Technique®
• To support people in preparing for death (practical, emotional and spiritual tasks)
• The importance of self-care
• To assist someone in talking about and reflecting upon their life
• How to find peace in your personal journey with dying, loss and grief
• To develop a practice of spiritual presence through meditation, mindfulness, quiet contemplation and listening.
• To become confident in offering blessings or prayers
• To offer bereavement support to those grieving a loved one
The spiritual philosophy behind the course will be based mainly on the work of Rudolf Steiner. Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practices around death and dying will also be taught.
COURSE DATES AND THEMES:
Sept: Fri 17th 19.30 - Sun 19th 12.30
The stages in the Dying Process
Oct: Fri 29th 19.30 - Sun 31st 12.30
Practical steps, & ‘M-Technique®’ Hand & Foot Course
Dec: Fri 10th 19.30 - Sun 12th 12.30
Building connection & bridging worlds
Feb: Fri 18th 19.30 - Sun 20th 12.30
Tibetan Buddhist practices to support death & dying
March: Fri 18th 19.30 - Sun 20st 12.30
Standing on the Threshold
May: Fri 20th 19.30 - Sun 22nd 12.30
What happens after we die?
June: Fri 10th 19.00 - Sun 12th 12.30
Honouring those who have died, and our own achievements
TUITION FEE: £1540*
*Includes materials but excludes accommodation, meals and travel costs. Payment Plans and a small number of bursaries and grants are available.
HOW TO APPLY
You will find all the necessary application information available to download in the 'Booking Information' column in the top, right-hand-side of this page.
The programme has a limit of 18 places. Applications will be considered in order of receipt and Emerson reserves the right to refuse a place.
The application process, from Emerson’s receipt of completed application and deposit to final acceptance or rejection of application, will normally take 3 weeks. However, this can be delayed if supporting documents are delayed. Candidates will receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application within 3 working days of receipt.
Quietude® is a rich and rewarding course, which provides an excellent CPD training for people in the caring and medical professions as well as for volunteers, chaplains or Interfaith ministers looking to deepen their service to others.
A certificate of attendance will be given to every student who attends at least 90% of the course.
‘M-technique®’ Certificates will be given to all students who complete that aspect of the training.
‘Quietude® Practitioner’ Certificates will be given at the end of the training course to students who fulfill all the assignments of the course, practical and written, to the satisfaction of the course leader.