Death and Dying Course
While now, our culture is full of diverse and very different points of view about religion, life and death. So in this course you will get an overview of the major religious perspectives on death and dying; Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism (Sogyal Rinposhe and The Dalai Lama), Hinduism, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, Rudolf Steiner and many more. On-top of all this you will be given a series of guided contemplative tools “Liberation Through Resonance in the Bardo”, that you can use to help someone that is dying or has died to move on regardless of their religious creed or beliefs.
Among the many topics we deal with are prayer vigils, ethics, the use of music, near death experiences, what happens up to the moment of death, and after death; the significance of living a noble life. Some parallels between the process of death and discoveries in modern science are also touched upon.
The overriding theme of this course is Compassion; which is to open your heart as you direct your energy towards someone in need, whether it is the passing of a loved one because of old age disease or accidents, or someone somewhere dying because of the seemingly insurmountable forces of nature; it is your compassion and desire to help that can make the difference between a lonely and painful death or a meaningful one.
When you study a death & dying course like ours you will better understand how everything is interlinked, how you can help, and much more.
Read on to learn about the course, who is teaching it and why we’re the best choice for your death & dying education…
Competent Teachers, High Quality Material
Now this is where you come in, as someone who’s wanting to learn more about death & dying, being able to tap into this kind of experience, gain some of the many insights in a realistic and broad manner that normally take years to master from two seasoned professionals in the field, all the while only learning those theories and techniques that will actually help you to help a person is a pretty valuable resource and a great head start you will find it hard to get from many other death & dying training institutions.
The entire course is designed from the ground up to give you exactly the information you need; no ineffective techniques or purely academic theories here as we promise you that you will find this course packed with information on death & dying, how to make a difference and those little bits of insider knowledge that take many years of experience to learn.
Ulla who graduated with a Masters of Psychology from the University of Copenhagen has extensive expertise in most popular forms of counselling since the 70’s, including but not limited to gestalt therapy, bioenergetics, psychotherapy, psychodrama and dream analysis, and extensive esoteric studies under the the late, world renowned Irish healer Bob Moore and the Danish teacher Dr. Phil. Jes Bertelsen. Today Ulla is the artist behind our picture-series, The Zodiac and Planets, the Path of Dharma, Kalachakra, Liberation through Resonance in the Bardo; all archetype based imagery meant for in depth balancing and transformation.
While Erik on top of similar therapeutic and theoretical training as Ulla has a natural ability to teach and guide groups, as well as clients in situe and on the phone. Through the years he has developed an uncanny ability to hit the nerve of an issue; and in the process cutting straight to the core of a problem.
Ulla and Erik are happily married and both work as counsellors and teachers, as they have done for more than 30 years.
And together their level of knowledge and personal experience offers you a completely unrivalled level of quality and support that will both lead you in the right direction, teach you what you need to know; a level of quality which many people tell us is completely unmatched in the industry.
Upfront Realistic Expectations with Integrity in Accreditation
However it’s different in counselling because there is no universally accepted way of changing people, it’s very subjective.
To cut a long story short, the only accreditation that really matters in the field of death & bereavement counselling is if you’ve gone the full way and done a university course in social services, psychology or similar. Those courses won’t teach you how to actually work with people, so this you will have to figure out on your own or through a course like ours.
Now on top of this you’ll be lucky to find an elective in death & dying or bereavement counselling at a university, let alone one that covers the breadth and scope of these theories.
Our course is not accredited by any external body because the few organisations that do exist that can truly accredit this type of material or the breadth of the course would for the most part neither offer you any real assurances or matter much on your resume. They would however drive up the cost of the course.
This course will provide you with a solid foundation in the different areas of death & dying, it will take a practical approach and provide you with 1 on 1 support and coaching from a highly experienced teacher in the field either face to face or over the phone.
How University Compares to Starbridge’s Death & Dying Course
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get Austudy or
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broad range of death & dying related topics
- Our assessment is not compulsory unless you want our certificate at the end, at which point you must pass all assignments with satisfactory marks.
- See our money back guarantee
section for more
The Teaching Style & Learning Environment
Completed online, in your own time and at your own pace.
All material is available both online through a login protected section of our website and provided as a weekly email where you will receive a lesson each week until the course is complete. You can freely choose to study through one or both of these methods, at no additional cost.
Each lesson has a quiz at the end that is there to test your knowledge and does not get assessed by us.
At the end of the course there is an essay that will get assessed by us, and must be passed if you wish to receive a certificate at the end.
All assessment is optional; you only have to satisfactorily complete the assessment IF and only IF you want to receive a certificate at the end.
All assessment may be retried as many times as you need to in order to pass.
Unlimited email support is included.
Material is easy to read, straight forward and will be immediately accessible to anyone who has passed year 10 English or better.
Complex statistical knowledge or advanced mathematics is NOT required; compassion is. We tell you what works; we don’t make you read long and dry academic studies to help someone.
2 hours of 1 on 1 face to face or in person coaching is provided with the course free of charge. Additional individual tuition is available at a rate of $135.00 an hour.
Curriculum & Pricing
Near Death Experiences
Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Will You See Or Will You Sleep?
Exit of Life Energy from the Body
The Presence of Guides and Guidance
The Moment of Death, Light
Contemplations on the Zodiac
Christianity. Hell. Resurrection.
What happens after we die, Paramahansa Yogananda
What happens after we die, Per Emhru
Contemplations on the 3 Zodiacs
What happens after we die, Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism 3, Sidpa Bardo
Dharma, harmony with cosmos
Parrallels in modern physics
Music, the aura and the chakras
Guidlines For Being A Helper
Helping the Dead and the Dying
Stanislav Grof: Birth Matrices & Death
Disolution of the Elements
The Presence of Pain
Contemplation on the Planets
Between Death and A New Rebirth
Christianity. Judgement. Heaven.
Christianity. Ars Moriendi.
What happens after we die, Rudolf Steiner
What happens after we die, Per Emhru #2
Contemplation on the Crown Chakra
Tibetan Buddhism 2, Dharmata
Contemplations on the 9 pictures
1 on 1 Teaching & Coaching
Unique to Starbridge is 1 on 1 teaching that can
either be done face to face, through Skype or via the telephone. In
these sessions you will be able to ask any questions you have and have
Erik explain the concepts, act as your sounding board and give you
He can also if need be counsel or coach you through any issues you might personally have that are preventing you from being at your best.
In a typical classroom setting there are 20+ people and the teacher needs to go through the material in a way that will cater for all. While in our courses you will learn the material at your own pace in the comfort of your own home in front of your computer and then talk to Erik personally to have questions explained and points of confusion cleared up.
In this way you get the best of both worlds. The time can be split up over smaller blocks if you prefer.
Normally an hour doesn’t sound like that much, but this isn’t a high school or a classroom setting, it is individual, personal and 1 on 1; and on top of this you will already have gotten a solid foundation to build on through the course work so it will be very efficient use of both your time and ours.
You will receive 2 hour’s worth of 1 on 1 tuition with your purchase of this course, and as Erik’s normal hourly rate is $135.00 for counselling sessions and extra tuition; you are only really paying $5.00 for the material and certificate.
Why We Are So Affordable
This course is completed entirely online, so we don’t have to pay for expensive classrooms or facilities.
The course is based upon the material from a classroom based death & dying course we used to run, so apart from periodic updates and refreshers it was mostly already written.
We don’t have to pay for expensive accreditation that wouldn’t benefit you.
Tuition is short, efficient, to the point and 1 on 1.
You pay for exactly what you need.
Not everyone uses all their allotted tuition, so we can afford
to give you more tuition without reducing our hourly wage.
We firmly believe that access to quality education on how
to help the dead and the dying should be available and
affordable to everyone; so our margins are fair and
we will keep them that way.
We know you’ll be satisfied with our courses, and to back this up each of them come with a 30 day unconditional 100% money back guarantee when you pay upfront. You are even welcome to keep any and all material you’ve received from us. Please note:
Used tuition is non refundable and the standard rate of $135.00 an hour will be deducted from your refund.
Payment plans are non-refundable; you can simply cancel at any time, even past the 30 days, at no further obligation. And if you decide you want to do the course again, you only need to pay the difference.
Below you will find just some of the feedback we’ve recieved from our students, we could have included more; though we thought this got the point across.
Once again, I thank you for a wonderful, informative and educational web site / learning experience.
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Thank you for such an interesting and enlightening experience of your web site & it’s content. I am working my way through your readings page by page, and you are providing me with a great deal of insight to varied methods & theories.
I’m doing well here and I’m seriously reading. I am really happy because i have so far grasped new concepts which I did not know. […] Thank you for the good work you are doing.
[Ulla & Erik’s] approach has been deeply transformational for me over the years and I still find their workshops in particular to facilitate profound levels of meditation and awareness. [Ulla & Erik’s] compassionate and insightful support has been invaluable to me, and their integrity has always been of a very high level.
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This flexible approach allows you to study in your own time, at your own pace while taking away the cost barriers that are usually associated with getting quality education. So if you have even the smallest interest in learning about death & dying why wouldn’t you take the first steps and commit yourself to an inexpensive and flexible payment plan that will allow you to build your knowledge and develop these skills?