Our Approach

The Art of Dying Institute is dedicated to establishing an engaged community focused on shifting individual and cultural understandings of death and dying. We are, in turn, dedicated to providing a spiritual, scientific, and practical approach to end of life care, bereavement, burials and the exploration of consciousness in relation to death.

The Art of Dying Institute offers workshops, multi-session courses and advanced certificate training programming for doctors, nurses, counselors, chaplains, social workers, bereavement and end of life care counselors, psychologists, funeral directors, and members of the general public interested in and in need of a more integrative and holistic approach to an understand of death and working with the dying.

Art of Dying Conference

Art of Dying Conference 6 Schedule

DATES: October 13 - 16, 2017

Complete schedule and workshop descriptions. This upcoming conference, the sixth in a series, will consider the following topics: How can we work more compassionately and intelligently with the dying? How can our own death and the death of those we love be faced with courage and awareness? This important event brings together innovators in the field of death and dying, in palliative and hospice care.

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Art of Dying Conference 6

DATES: October 13 - 16, 2017

Today there is a greater openness to talking about death in new ways, and to considering how our view of death impacts our experience of life. Our culture is in process of awakening to a more conscious view of our own mortality and to post-death possibilities.

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Advanced Certification Programming

Certificate In The Art Of Dying Integrative Thanatology: A Death Education Counselor Program

DATES: October 2016 - March 2017

Today there is a clear call to understand and work with death and dying in new and more open ways. Our culture is awakening to a more conscious view of our own mortality. This certification program is intended to reframe our current conception of dying and reclaim the wisdom and practices of the past​.​ WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The Art of125

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End of Life Integrative Nurse Coaching Certification Program

DATES: November 9-13, 2016 – April, 26-30, 2017

A collaboration between the Art of Dying Institute and The International Nurse Coach Association: Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC; Susan Luck, MA, RN, HNB-BC, CCN, HWNC-BC; Jan Booth, RN, BSN, NC-BC; Deborah McElligott, DNP, HWNC-BC, CDE; Joanne Turnier, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, NC-BC, CNRN, CT Are you looking to reignite your spirit and reconnect with your meaning and purpose125

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