Tuition: $1,995 AUD inc GST
Prerequisite: completion of the Foundation Workshop
Duration: four days (consecutive)
Delivered: on Zoom
Includes: course manual, resources
and certificate of achievement;
ongoing support, community
development and opportunities.
Special offer!
Our Intensive Course tuition fee includes access to our 6-part Series I Masterclasses covering:
Advance Care Planning, Ethics and Documentation, Branding and Marketing, Holding a Death Cafe, Making Kick Ar*e Presentations and more!

The Intensive Course is exactly that – an intense end of life doula training course to take your skills to the next level!

Over four days you will build your awareness, comfort with and understanding of end of life, starting from where we left off with the Foundation Workshop and diving deeply into this rich world.

The Intensive Course also includes a special module covering the essential skills of holistic after death body care, shrouding, sudden and traumatic deaths and basic funeral planning.  This module has been developed in collaboration with the amazing team at Natural Grace Holistic Funeral Directors.

We also take a detailed look at the business side of things, the resources and what you may need to consider if you wish to do this work in your community.

Whether you’re someone with a professional background such as nursing, complementary therapies or aged care, or just looking to deepen the skills you uncovered in the Foundation Workshop, the Intensive Course has been described by graduates as ‘life-changing’!

This comprehensive course is designed for those who may want a more in depth understanding, who wish to develop skills in end of life support and those who feel “called” to become an end of life doula and contribute to helping one or many in their families, lives or communities.

Broadly we cover:

    • The essence of “service”
    • Planning and questioning in communication
    • Complementary therapies, meditation and related practices
    • Pain versus suffering – their nuances and support strategies
    • Compassion: boundaries and burnout
    • Bereavement, grief and loss
    • The law across the states of Australia (and New Zealand for NZ-specific training)
    • Sudden, accidental and traumatic deaths
    • Practical skills for after death and home-based body care
    • Natural burial and cremation options
    • Planning a funeral/memorial
    • Self care and resilience

To ensure individual support and to maximise interaction, participation and learning outcomes for all, we keep classes to an intimate size.

Contact us now to secure your place.


Intensive Course AU

Intensive Course NZ

Who would have thought that spending four days talking about death and dying would leave me feeling uplifted and inspired. Even though we did it via Zoom it was incredibly intimate, fun and connected. The course content is incredibly in depth and varied, I learnt so so much. Helen is a force of nature in a positive, loving, generous and authentic way. I felt like I’d known her for ages straight off the bat. I absolutely loved the End of Life Doula training.
~ Mandy P., Producer, Sydney