After the Last Breath

Feedback from course participants

“So much has changed in my thinking since I did this course”

“The course materials were absolutely invaluable and have given me a wonderful folder full of resources.”

“You have taken the whole idea of death out of institutions and back into our homes.”

“You have given us back the spaces in between.”

After someone’s last breath often people ask “What’s the right thing to do now?” … and what is the right thing to do?

In this online course you will learn how to discern what is right for you, those around you and the person who has taken their last breath. Our aim is that you will gain the knowledge, confidence and curiosity to support you to follow your instincts. We demystify what happens to someone’s body when they die and how to keep it close until you are ready to hand it over. Attention is given to after death preparations, practical body care, soul care, psychological responses and ritual/funeral options.

Pushing Up The Daisies is a Scottish Charity and here, in Scotland, we are fortunate to have very few laws relating to the care and burial or cremation of someone who has taken their last breath. Most of the material is generally applicable to all situations. However, the legal and cultural perspective is specific to Scotland.

NEXT COURSE : Early 2022 

Click HERE for Course Details.

To book a place on the course complete this Booking Form 

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Course participants have the option of completing some additional exercises and becoming a Daisy in our Daisy Chain around Scotland – assisting, advising and promoting our work. 

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