Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome: Getting Started

    • How to use this course

    • A message from Erin and Elizabeth

  • 2

    Module 1: Becoming a Compassionate Presence

    • Module 1 Overview

    • Lesson 1: Readings

    • Becoming a Compassionate Presence

    • Lesson 2: Videos

    • Lesson 3: Journal Prompts

    • Compassionate Community Care Model

    • Learning Check-In

    • Key takeaways

    • Deeper Dive Resources

  • 3

    Module 2: Companioning the Dying

    • Module 2 Overview

    • Lesson 1: Inclusive Care

    • Lesson 2: Readings

    • Companioning the Dying

    • Lesson 3: The Burden of Family Caregiving

    • The Dying Experience

    • Lesson 4: Journal Prompts

    • Test your learning

    • Key takeaways

    • Deeper Dive Resources

  • 4

    Module 3: End of Life Choices

    • Module 3 Overview

    • Lesson 1: Readings

    • Care Pathways: Palliative Care and Hospice

    • Lesson 2: Systems of Care

    • Lesson 3: Inclusive Care

    • End-of-Life and After-Death options

    • Lesson 4: Journal Prompts

    • Test your Learning

    • Key takeaways

    • Deeper Dive Resources

  • 5

    Module 4: Doula Skills and Scope of Practice

    • Module 4 Overview

    • Lesson 1: Readings

    • For who do we show up, and how?

    • Supporting the Grief Experience

    • Lesson 2: Journal Prompts

    • Professional service to a dying person

    • Lesson 3: Inclusive Care

    • Test your learning

    • Key takeaways

    • Deeper Dive Resources

  • 6

    Module 5: Expanding your Skill Set

    • Module 5 Overview

    • Lesson 1: Community Survey

    • Expanding your skillset

    • Lesson 2: Inclusive Care

    • Lesson 3: Relevant Resources

    • Test your learning

    • Key takeaways

    • Deeper Dive Resources

  • 7

    Module 6: Self-Sustainability

    • Module 6 Overview

    • Lesson 1: Readings and Resources

    • Lesson 2: Schedule an X-Day

    • Self Sustainability

    • Key takeaways

  • 8

    Module 7: Planning for Care

    • Module 7 Overview

    • Lesson 1: Advance Directive

    • Lesson 2: Videos

    • Lesson 3: Journal Prompts

    • Lesson 4: Readings

    • Lesson 5: Your personal planning experience

    • Test your learning

    • Key takeaways

    • Deeper Dive Resources

  • 9

    Module 8: Building a Practice

    • This Week's Overview

    • Summing it Up

    • Lesson 1: Readings

    • Lesson 2: Journal Prompts

    • Lesson 3: Structuring your practice

    • Test your learning

    • Course Evaluation

    • Course Complete: More resources for you

Social proof: testimonials

Don't Hesitate

by Anna H

Whatever brings you into the Peaceful Presence Project, I encourage you to sign up and participate. Erin and Elizabeth's knowledge and experience in how best to support those facing an illness and/or end of life and their families is heartfelt, full of integrity, and so helpful to anyone interested in this work or these services. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services and educational opportunities to anyone interested.

Embodied Education

by Mary Reiss

Erin and Elizabeth really are masters of the heart and compassion. Their end of life doula training provided education and resouces for the role and so much more. Each lesson was a spiritual journey on its own. Their chosen name, "The Peaceful Presence Project" truly embodies all that they are as a team, as human beings and as guides to all they inspire and lead. The training exceeded my expectations in every way and spoke to my soul while teaching to my heart.

Engaged Learning

By Anneliese Davis

I came into this course with cautious curiosity and am leaving with so much enthusiasm for end-of-life work. Erin and Elizabeth create a supportive environment that fosters deep engagement and extensive learning without overwhelm. They are skillful and gentle educators, and I'm so glad I found them and the Peaceful Presence Project!