Spiritual Death Care
Deathcare is evolving. For those who are transitioning, their loved ones, and their families, it has become vitally important to access more holistic and spiritual expressions of commemoration, celebration, and tribute . Honoring religious, cultural, and regional practices and traditions is at the core of what we do. However, we can go deeper. It is time that we as death care professionals begin to cultivate space for Spiritual Death Care.
Transition, death, and grief are all extremely spiritual experiences. Regardless of our race, age, religion, socio-economic status, or any other perceived divisive factor, at some point in our lives we will all share in bearing witness or participating. Because of this shared human experience, we must honor this experience within, while simultaneously existing in various outside worlds/realities. In her role as Sacred Death and Grief Practitioner, Joél Simone Maldonado will teach others to navigate this part of our sacred journeys and help professionals hone their spiritual gifts to do the same.