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☑ Entire content of Institute of Counselling Certificates (Counselling/Bereavement)
☑ Through workbooks, discussions and lectures how to work through grief...how to heal
☑ About Attachment, Loss, Grief - and then how to Heal
☑ Specific techniques for Grief and Bereavement Counsellors
☑ How to begin to cope with the Grief and Loss that is COVID-19
☑ How to come to terms with their own mortality
☑ Quell certain fears that may have arisen
☑ Look forward to the future with more wonder and peace than before
☑ Make far better use of their time left
☑ How death in the shape of COVID-19 is rampaging throughout the world - especially America
☑ Openly discuss death with relatives and others
☑ Look back with memories rather than plans
☑ Be better prepared to study to become a Bereavement Counsellor
☑ How children view death and how you can help them cope
☑ Know about Mourning
☑ Death rituals worldwide
☑ Thoughts of major Philosophers on Death
☑ Understand Grief and the Family Unit
☑ Decluttering and deathcleaning
☑ COVID-19 and the Elderly
THE ONLY GRIEF HEALING COURSE ON UDEMY OFFERING THE OXFORD GOLD STAR DIPLOMA
Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.
That is why I am asking that you only enrol because you really want to and that you start the course intending to make full use of all the resources.
You will be very welcome.
SUMMARY of lectures by section
1. Maximising your enjoyment in the course
2. The Oxford Diploma (this covers the THREE Diplomas and the criteria to follow)
3. Section on learning English (Optional)
4. Death in America
5. Sweden the controversy
6. The elderly and the economy
7. Distress tolerance and death
8. Celebration of life service
9. A Christian view of death
10. September blues (daily lectures throughout September)
12. One person’s perspective on death
13. Thinking about death
14. Our life now and after death
15. Death in the cinema
16. Causes and prevention of death
17. Preparation for death
18. Treatment of death in the cinema and in life
19. Students questions
20. Covid19 and uncertainty
22. Learning and mind maps
1. Mental health journal
2. Health workbook
3. Coping with 2020
4. Make 2020 one of Joy
5. Holistic medicine
6. Bronze diploma workbook
7. Requirements for the diploma
8. Christmas decluttering
9. Grief and healing workbook
10. A child doc
11. Attachment doc
12. Signs and symptoms of grief and depression
13. Old and getting older
15. How to deal with the grieving process
17. Death grief and decluttering
18. Grief and bereavement counselling
19. The myths of grief
" We all have to face it at some point; an event of such enormity that it can make everything else in our lives seem insignificant: death, the end of our existence; our departure from this world.
We live in a culture that denies death. We’re taught that death is something we should shy away from, and try to forget about. If we start contemplating our own mortality – so this traditional wisdom goes – we’ll become anxious and depressed. And there’s no doubt that this is often the case. In psychology, Terror Management Theory suggests that a large part of all human behaviour is generated by unconscious fear of death. This fear generates a fundamental anxiety and unease, which we try to offset with behaviour such as status-seeking or strongly defending the values of our culture. We feel threatened by death and so seek security and significance to defend ourselves against it. Studies have shown, for example, that when people are made more aware of their own mortality, they tend to become more nationalistic and tribal and more materialistic.
However, this is by no means always the case. In fact, there is also a great deal of evidence showing that becoming aware of death can have a powerful positive effect, and bring about a radical shift in attitude and perspective "
- Psychology Today 7 Feb. 2014
That is what this course is about - becoming aware of death, making plans, considering others.
Not Halloween parties but compassion, emotions and memories. Bereavement, grief and loss, yes, but also COPING.
Coping with losing a loved one is one of life's great difficulties. If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know that any way to ease the loss is welcomed. While our knowledge and study of grief continues to evolve, it's important to note that not everyone grieves in the same way: We have individual patterns and different outlets for grief.
- Psychology Today 24th October 2018
Note: In February 2019 FIVE workbooks were added to this course, that cover the TWO certificates:
Certificate in Grief and Bereavement
Certificate in Counselling
These are run by the Institute of Counselling.
These workbooks were added to this comprehensive course as detailed below. This makes this course totally unique.
Topics covered in the videos Topics covered in workbooks
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - Prayer Bereavement
Attachment, loss and grief Introduction to Counselling Theory
Children's view of death The Psychodynamic Approach
Myths of grief The Behavioural Approach
What is it like to die The Person-Centred Approach
What are the signs leading up to death? The Cognitive Approach
Paying for death The Pastoral Approach
Acting tips for dying The Counselling Process
Can imagining death work? Basic Counselling Skills
Worrying about death Core Skills of "The Skilled Helper"
Does everyone die alone? Professional Practice
Am I irreplaceable? Attitudes towards death (including Islamic, Christian and Jewish)
What makes a life worth living? The individual nature of grief
What if you know how much time you have left? Stages of grief and other grief models
4 minutes left? Why the Five Stages of Grief Are Wrong
1 month left? Depression
How much time do I have left ? Grief Theory 101: The Dual Process Model of Grief
What can I do to extend my life? Grieving process
Thinking about death influence behaviour Rituals
The death of others Mourning
The effect of MY death on others Role of the bereavement counsellor
Things to do before I die Child and adolescent view of death
Terror Management Theory Children and bereavement
Eat drink and be merry The principle components of grief
If your time is short Complicated Bereavement Disorder
The regrets of the dying Counselling the dying
How carefully should we live our life ? Palliative care
Become a minimalist! Ending long term counselling
Reappraising your life
Achieving our aims
Is there life after death?
Am I me?
Near Death Experience
Proof of Heaven?
Dr Who and Death
Cleopatra and Death
The treatment of death
Top ten causes of death
Preparing for your own death
The spiritual side
Are we ageing too quickly?
Death of a loved one
Births and deaths
The death movement
Repeating our mistakes?
Death cafes worldwide
Death on Twitter and Ted talks
Home Funeral Movement
How to reduce anxiety about death
I am immortal
Stress and the workplace
Meaning and purpose in life
Treatment of death in cinema
Apocalypse Now and the heart attack
Achieving something in life
Memories Performances and Songs
Stages of Grief
Grief and Healing
Time to say Goodbye
My last acting
Oxford School of Learning Diploma
About the Diploma
What is it like to die?
Paying for Death
Can imagining death work?
Does everyone die alone?
What makes a life worth living?
How much time do I have left?
How does thinking about death influence behaviour? (Part 1)
How does thinking about death influence behaviour? (Part 2)
How carefully should we live our life? (Part 1)
How carefully should we live our life? (Part 2)
Is there life after death? (Part 1)
Is there life after death? (Part 2)
Doctor Who and Death
Cleopatra and Death
Treatment of Death
Top 10 causes of death (Part 1)
Top 10 causes of death (Part 2)
Preventable death (Part 1)
Preventable death (Part 2)
How to prepare for your own death (Part 1)
How to prepare for your own death (Part 2)
How to prepare for the death of a loved one
Death anxiety (Part 1)
Death anxiety (Part 2)
Treatment of death in the cinema - in life
Students questions - What should I know that will literally save me from dying?
What can art tell us about grief?
Section 3: Distress tolerance
Distress tolerance - part 1
Distress tolerance part 2
Distress tolerance part 3
Distress tolerance - part 4
Celebration of Life Service
Less of me
Moving away from the Funeral
How do you send out an Invite?
Back to being Remembered
How would your Instructors like to be Remembered? (part 1)
How would your Instructors like to be Remembered? (part 2)
Conclusion - plus one (pt 1)
Conclusion - plus one (pt 2)
Conclusion - plus two
Conclusion - plus 3
A Christian view of Death
When a Disaster Strikes
Not directly related to this course but important nonetheless
I am excited about taking the course. As an end-of-life death doula and course facilitator, I am passionate about working with the dying and their loved ones.
I think the Instructor is very knowledgable and is keen to ensure that students get the most out of his lectures. I would love to get all of his courses because I had cancer and almost died and then when I recovered, m husband had a massive stroke that nearly killed him. We both survived and I want to help people going through cancer and stroke and those in palliative care.
I am working towards becoming a Death Doula. This class is an excellent overview for death education so far.
I have enjoyed taking this course. I found it very relevant for me as it helped me do some of my personal grief work having lost my beloved spouse in December 2018. The content has been relevant for especially on how to prevent early death, how to prepare for death and how to support those dying or who have lost a loved one. For me, i never really thought much of death as a reality until my husband was battling cancer and given a very poor prognosis. I particularly liked the tips on how to go one living when a loved one has passed and how to positively handle and go through grief. The resources given out as workbooks and handouts are a great boost to the knowledge being taught in the course. I liked that some content on COVID has been added too. This makes the course even more relevant given that this is something that has affected almost each of one us and as Grief Counselors in this moment, we are better equipped to help those grieving as a result of COVID. Thank you for the passion and dedication put into this course.
Just getting started. So far so good. Looking forward into learning and growing. Can't wait to further my understanding in this subject.
I've only gotten through the introduction before this was asked, but I am giddy with all of the content to be taught. I cannot wait to get my teeth into this course.
Christmas 2017 we lost our youngest son Michael, 34 to Aids (that we didn't know he had). The grieving for Michael was complicated by the terminal illness of my husband who died July 5, 2019. The experience of grief with Michael changed who I was as a person. I worked with my doctor and a counselor for a year as I struggled to get back to a place where I felt human again. Losing Phil was different because he had been sick for give years. He died at home on Hospice. I write a blog now and I have had the tremendous experience of helping a couple of my friends when they lost a loved one. I feel led to do something with my experiences, to share my story, to help others .
The course is interesting and useful. It's lovely to learn perspectives from an elder who has accumulated such a wide perspective on living and dying. This content and the calm method of delivery are the opposite of the internet's fast-paced superficial fluff. Great ideas to ponder and the material makes for excellent conversational starters with friends! If you are dealing with grief, lack of purpose, end of life issues, or maybe you just want to be a better conversationalist, I highly recommend this course!
I am excited and can’t wait to dive in. I am an aspiring End of Life Doula and a Christian. This will be a great experience!
So far, I am enjoying the format. I am enjoying the transcript version. I may listen and read at the same time. I enjoy the videos so I may pause and take notes, Thank you
Thank you so much for providing all the workbooks and handouts of the resources related to death and the grieving process. I can certainly recognize all the research that went into making this course. And this course appeared just as I was about to start my dissertation research paper for earning my PhD in Metaphysical Sciences, specializing in Metaphysical Parapsychology. My approved topic for my statement of purpose? "Death - Nothing to Fear." Wish me luck!
I enjoy how it was presented and how He is just straight to the point. It made me think and being proactive and a better person for my future. will take more courses from you again.
I have finished the updated version and I have really enjoyed this course. Still have some workbooks to complete, as the course is extremely dense in material, and also has lots and lots of useful information. Very engaging presentation and the teacher is always available to answer any question or comment. It makes you think a lot, and I needed this. It offers a lot of ideas and strategies to cope with Death and to become aware of how we can deal with this process. I absolutely recommend it, it is helpful.
This is a very in depth course with a lot of information about the subject of death. I found it to be very thought provoking as well as funny in places which made the subject matter a little lighter. There are very interesting questions of which i had never thought to even think about and very well researched information and additional websites to visit. I love the instructors stories which helped me to understand the points he was making as well as being wonderful to hear. I especially enjoyed the section regarding the films the instructor had starred in and how they linked into the subject matter amongst other modules. I am learning so much from this course and i am fascinated by the well rounded subject matter and the ease in which such a difficult subject is being taught. i would advise anyone wishing to take this course to do so as it is really interesting. There is also some really helpful advise regarding blood pressure, sleep and strokes, the information presented has helped me to not only help others but to help myself as well especially my son who is on medication and suffers with high blood pressure, we have begun practising some of the advise given such as how to get a better nights sleep, changes to our diets and also monitoring our blood pressures to cut down the incident of strokes. This is a course i would advise not only professionals to partake in but also those who would like to learn more about the subject.
Yes this seems to be a good match for what i'm looking for. I like his delivery method, his slow deliberate diction, I think that's the rite word.