Some relevant training courses and workshops I have attended.

2005
Certificate in Life Coaching (NCFE) awarded by Newcastle College. Lots of training in active listening that has proved really valuable in my work as a funeral celebrant.

2018
Certificate of Training in Funeral Celebrancy (Distinction) awarded by Bespoke Civil Ceremonies, which became the Celebrant Training Academy in November 2019.

2019
GREAT Grief – workshop run by Ted Bowman, an American educator and trainer in all aspects of grief.

End of Life Aid Skills for Everyone (EASE) – 4-module course developed by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care in conjunction with the Good Life Good Death Good Grief project and delivered at Abertay University, Dundee.

End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation – online course developed by the University of Glasgow End of Life Studies.

Certificate End of Life Care

2020
Ageing Populations: Lessons in Healthy Ageing from Japan online course developed by Keio University, Japan

In January I became a Dementia Friend, Scotland

Dementia Friend Scotland logo

February: Planning for End of Life workshop, run by End of Life Doula UK