Basics of Bereavement Training

This 7- week, 21-hour, on-line, certificate program is designed for hospice workers, spiritual community workers, social workers, teachers, school counselors, crisis workers, therapists, funeral home employees, or any individual who wants to contribute to the creation of compassionate grief communities.

 Training includes:

  • Module 1: Basics of Bereavement;
  • Module 2: Beyond the Basics;
  • Module 3. Dr. Wolfelt’s Companioning Ten. 1-5;
  • Module 4: Dr. Wolfelt’s Companioning Ten. 6-11;
  • Module 5: Effective Listening;
  • Module 6: Self Care Basics;
  • Module 7: Tool Kit

Program Outcome: Participants feel comfortable, confident and knowledgeable in their understanding of grief and bereavement. 

Prerequisite for Training: There are no prerequisites for this training.

Next Training: 

Tuesday's January 17-February 28 1:00-4:00 PT  

Cost: $ 650.00 US 

Special pricing available for organizations sending multiple volunteers for training.



Cathy P.

Lanark County, ON, Canada

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the lessons you have taught me. I have gotten so much more than I ever anticipated from this basics of bereavement course!


Michael D.,

Perth, ON, Canada


This information is essential for anyone dealing with loss.

Rose S.

Nelson, BC Canada


This was a learning experience that I shall never forget. Maria is such a wealth of information, kindheartedness, wisdom and compassion...Thank you.