Are you afraid of death and dying and even afraid to talk about it?

Let this course remove your fears and bring your attention to the grace and beauty surrounding the death and dying. Explore why there is nothing to fear and that death is in fact a rebirth. This in-depth course provides helpful and practical information on how to support others and strengthen your own internal awareness of the dying process.

Developing a Compassionate Heart

Sheila Kayes shares her own personal journey with death and dying and uses a lot of examples and stories from her own life and experiences as a social worker and Hospice Counselor to both illustrate and demonstrate why death is not to be feared but to be celebrated. This course will change your attitudes; remove your fears about death and dying in general.

  • This course will empower you as a spiritual leader to educate others about death and dying and how to develop a compassionate heart for others.

  • A necessary class for anyone considering the Ordination/Licensing Path, and important for anyone facing their own mortality or who wish to plan and prepare for loved ones transitions.

  • The Study Guides included with each Lesson provides the opportunity for self-reflection with previous experiences with grief in your life, and will help you move past any self-limiting or false beliefs you may have about mourning and grief.

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Instructor(s)

Sheila Kaye

Sheila Kaye holds both a Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Social work from the University of Illinois. She brings the experience that comes with 32 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mental Health counseling, and 11 years of hospice care experience including 2 years of Pastoral Care in a church of 800 members. It was the death of her son at age 16 that served as the catalyst for her life’s work as a social worker and hospice care provider. She is passionate about helping others to understand the grieving process especially when it comes to sudden death and the death of a child. More information about Sheila can be found on her website: www.sheilakaye.com.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Exploration of Self Chapter 1 Study Guide

    • Process of Death and Dying - Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 2

    • Cycles of Life and Death Chapter 2 Study Guide

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 3

    • Exploration of Purpose Chapter 3 Study Guide

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 4

    • Stages of Human Development Chapter 4 Study Guide

  • 5

    Chapter 5

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 5

    • Physical Death, Spiritual Birth Chapter 5 Study Guide

  • 6

    Chapter 6

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 6

    • Talking about Dying Chapter 6 Study Guide

  • 7

    Chapter 7

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 7

    • Preparing for End of Life Chapter 7 Study Guide

  • 8

    Chapter 8

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 8

    • Walking though Tragedy and Illness Chapter 8 Study Guide

  • 9

    Chapter 9

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 9

    • Sitting in Your Emotions Chapter 9 Study Guide

  • 10

    Chapter 10

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 10

    • Healing through Grief Chapter 10 Study Guide

  • 11

    Chapter 11

    • Process of Death and Dying - Chapter 11

    • Soul Time Chapter 11 Study Guide

    • Reference & Resources

Reviews

What our students are saying

I thought I had heard this title before.

Carolyn Ballenger

Great info, calm voice. I like the detail of what to expect as someone approaches their end of life.

Great info, calm voice. I like the detail of what to expect as someone approaches their end of life.

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