Become a new or even better Celebrant

Understand the obvious and subtle layers of a ceremony whether you're new or experienced.

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The Consultation & Celebrancy Training

$695 AUD

This comprehensive and insightful training is for people who are interested in Celebrancy.

Overview

Become a Celebrant, an even better Celebrant to assist families and communities, or organize a funeral ceremony. This training provides educational and experiential resources for you to consider, embrace, and practice and includes the aspects involved in consulting with the dying person or the family of those dying. Additionally, it deepens your understanding of ceremony, the subtle and obvious journey you take the people on, and teaches you how to take them into a healthier bereavement.

Celebrant Definition

A person who guides and supports the bereaved through a carefully crafted healing ceremony, and consults with the family to create a meaningful and appropriate ceremony for the dead person and the bereaved. The Celebrant's aims is to ensure people leave feeling better than they did when they arrived.

Duration

10 modules; 3.5 hours

Outcomes

You will understand:

  • your own inherent capacity to do ceremony, death, and bereavement well
  • the stages involved in the continuum of illness, dying, death, after-death care, body disposal, ceremony, loss & bereavement
  • the aspects of the role of a Celebrant
  • the importance of communication, language and listening skills
  • how to consult with the dying person and the bereaved
  • how to prepare and draft a working consultation document
  • the structure and content for a death ceremony as a Rite of Passage
  • the subtle emotional journey underlying the whole ceremony
  • how to create and deliver a meaningful and healing ceremony
  • how ceremony can influence loss and facilitate healthier bereavement
  • how to charge a fair and sustainable fee for your services

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Celebrancy

  • Core elements & self care

  • Continuum of life

  • Ways to die

  • Supporting children

  • Deconstructing funerals

  • Consultation

  • Emotional journey of the ceremony

  • The in-between

  • Ceremony creation

  • Set up considerations

  • Charging fees

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What people say...

"Zenith inspires with a fresh approach to funeral ceremonies, encouraging Celebrants to forget “the way it’s always been done” and put the emotional needs of the bereaved at the centre of ceremony design. She generously shares her decades of experience with death and dying with a refreshing frankness, while demonstrating how to make kindness your compass."

> Alison Pickel

"Zenith inspires with a fresh approach to funeral ceremonies, encouraging celebrants to forget “the way it’s always been done” and put the emotional needs of the bereaved at the centre of ceremony design. She generously shares her decades of experience with death and dying with a refreshing frankness, while demonstrating how to make kindness your compass."

- Alison Pickel

Daniel Keane <

"It’s difficult to summarise such a unique experience. To simply be present with a topic that I have previously ignored, if not avoided, was powerful in its own right. But to be able to learn from Zenith's experience, values and character, was a deeply valuable experience to me."

"It’s difficult to summarise such a unique experience. To simply be present with a topic that I have previously ignored, if not avoided, was powerful in its own right. But to be able to learn from Zenith's experience, values and character, was a deeply valuable experience to me."

- Daniel Keane

"The training was superb, and the overall experience was mind blowing. I knew it would be good. Your facilitation had just the right touch and just the right level of humour and warmth to make it utterly engaging and enjoyable."

> Heather King

"The training was superb, and the overall experience was mind blowing. I knew it would be good. Your facilitation had just the right touch and just the right level of humour and warmth to make it utterly engaging and enjoyable."

- Heather King

Take the package for the best value.

We highly recommend you follow the natural order and flow of these incredible trainings. To get the maximum benefit and best value, purchase Deathwalker TrainingConsultation and Celebrancy Training and the Ceremony Masterclass together.

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Take the bundle for the best value.

We highly recommend you follow the natural order and flow of these incredible trainings. To get the maximum benefit and best value, purchase Deathwalker TrainingConsultation and Celebrancy Training and Ceremony Masterclass Training together.

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Online Trainings

Explore our other training options and find out which one is right for you.

Deathwalker Training

This training is for everyone, personal and professional alike. Whether you are dying, caring for someone, or looking to enhance your life skills, it provides educational and real experiential resources on the aspects involved in the role of a Deathwalker. It is tailored to empower you and those around you to be informed, and have an optimal experience through dying, death and bereavement.

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Ceremony Masterclass

Building on structure and content, delve deeper to more courageously craft your language and approach to create healing ceremonies involving complex and challenging deaths. Recommended only for those who have completed the Consultation & Ceremony Training or the equivalent in-person training with Zenith Virago as it builds on the knowledge gained in those trainings.

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