An Introduction to Death Midwifery

Holistic practices for meeting mortality with grace and confidence

SARAH KERR, PhD – Canada

As a Death Doula and Ritual Healing Practitioner, Sarah helps her clients integrate experiences of illness, death and loss.

Sarah’s work draws on ancient wisdom teachings, nature­based spirituality, sacred sciences, and the richness of the human soul. Her practices support each member of the family to find healing and balance — before, during and after a death.

Sarah’s PhD research explored ways that modern, Western people can restore and re-create meaningful rituals for significant life transitions. She’s been a student of energetic and shamanic healing modalities since 2000.

“My passion is creating spaces where all the emotions that emerge around death and loss can be honoured, so we can integrate difficult experiences and move through them smoothly. When we meet endings in our lives this way, beautiful things become possible, even with the pain.”

Melbourne Evening Lecture: Feb 15, 2019

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cost $50 AUD

Location:  Ashtanga Yoga Centre, Level 1, 110 – 112 Argyle St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065


Melbourne Workshop: Feb 16-17, 2019

Early bird $295 AUD (until 30 Dec)

Full cost $360 AUD (after 30 Dec)

Location: Ashtanga Yoga Centre, Level 1, 110 – 112 Argyle St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Sydney Evening Lecture: Feb 21, 2019

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Cost $50 AUD

If you are attending the 2019 Constellation Intensive you can attend the lecture for free

Location; The Collaroy Centre, Homestead Ave, Collaroy

Sydney Workshop: March 1 – 3, 2019

Early bird $380 AUD (until 30 Dec) – Save $140

Full cost $550 AUD (after 30 Dec)

Location; Crows Nest Community Centre, Ernest Place, Crows Nest

If someone you love had to face death tomorrow, would you be ready? Are you emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically prepared to support them?

If you’re called to assist family, friends, or clients in meeting mortality, you must first become intimate with it yourself. We can’t support others through death if we don’t know the territory ourselves.

Using ceremony, reflection, meditation, and experiential activities, this workshop will help you:

  • Explore what it means to live with death on your shoulder
  • Develop internal resources to ease your own relationship with death
  • Learn practices to help others navigate the end of life with grace

When you’re able to meet your death with greater consciousness and clarity, you can be present with others, and support them as they meet theirs.

These teachings are valuable for social workers, therapists, chaplains, emerging and established death doulas, as well as family and community members.