Online Celebrant Course

Born For This

Born For This

Ceremonies for Early Life

Unlike most trainings, this module is not just about planning the happy occasion of a Baby Welcoming. We acknowledge the truth of the pregnancy and birth experience, and we let this truth be our guide as we plan for the specific ceremony ahead of us, with the specific people involved.

In this module we will explore the many ways we come into being...

  • Fertility/Infertility, Assisted Reproduction & IVF
  • Planned & Unplanned Pregnancies, The rollercoaster of pregnancy and birth for parent and child, Birth as both a solitary and communal experience.

    We will also explore the losses of early life:
  • Infertility, Miscarriage, Abortion, Termination for Medical Reasons, Stillbirth, Neonatal Death, Sudden, Infant Death. Sudden and Anticipated Death in Childhood.

    This module will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to hold intimate and precious funeral ceremonies for those babies and children whose lives come to an end before or soon after birth, or during childhood.

We will also cover family and community ceremonies for early life

Blessingway/ Baby Shower Ceremonies (before birth)
Baby Welcome Ceremonies (age 0-3)
Ceremonies of Family Connection (around age 7)
Ceremonies of Community Recognition (around age 12)
Coming of Age (around age 16-18)
Vow Renewals
Name Change Ceremonies
Pre/post Surgery and any and all transitions and thresholds of life

Wedding Celebrant Course - Ceremonies of Marriage, Transitions and Threshold Moments

Every ceremony is unique, and every ceremony requires a sensitive and skilled planning phase, which will culminate in a beautifully meaningful and transformational ceremony for the couple and their guests. The structure of a wedding ceremony: what goes where, and why.

Including children

Celebrating diversity

Roles to incorporate others

Handfasting/Joining of the Hands

Ceremony enhancements- choosing wisely!

Music choices

Pronouncement and first kiss

Blending Families

Legal considerations

Choosing and writing vows

Ring exchange options

Addressing the couple & congegration

Poem/Reading choices

Cultural considerations & variations

In This Marriage Celebrant Training, We will also cover wedding ceremonies where all is not as the couple might have hoped:

Marriage in Anticipation of Death

Hospice/Hospital Weddings

Weddings that will be closely followed by a Funeral, and the associated legal processes for an accelerated Notice of Intent to Marry

Funerals and End of Life

Funeral Celebrant Training

I am passionate

about the need for openness and transparency in all aspects of death and death planning, for everyone involved. Every individual deserves a final tribute which not only reflects their own unique personality and approach to life, but that also honours and celebrates the unique gifts they brought to the world, and the legacy they leave behind. In this Module, you will learn to create and carry out a beautifully unique funeral ceremony, which reflects the character, personality and beliefs of the deceased.

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This funeral celebrant training will include:

  • Death, Dying, Grief and Bereavement

  • Anticipatory Grief

  • Planning a Funeral in Advance

  • Managing anger and heightened emotions

  • Working with Trauma & Unexpected Death- Suicide, Murder, Sudden Accidental Death, Death following recent diagnosis

  • Writing Eulogies

  • Honoring the Truth

  • Celebrating Diversity

  • Dealing with Media Interest

  • Holding Virtual Funerals

  • Holding a Burial Ceremony

  • Holding a Cremation Ceremony

  • Visit to Funeral Home

  • Visit to Crematorium

  • Funeral Ceremony Enhancements

  • Holding a Ceremony at Short Notice (as is usual in Ireland)

  • Managing eulogies & speakers

  • Death and the Funeral as a Community Experience

  • Self-care: Recognising & Preventing Burnout & Compassion Fatigue

Setting up as a Professional Celebrant:

Online Presence: Website, Social Media & Marketing

Finding and Engaging with Clients and Venues

Streamlining your Systems and Payments

Leveraging Media and PR Opportunities

The Art of Ritual and Ceremony

Holding and Healing through Groupwork/Ceremony
Inspirational Speeches & Use of Ceremonial Language
Ceremonies without Scripts: Developing your Own Language & Structure
Guided Meditations & Visualisations
Reading the Space, and Responding

Deep Listening and Co-Counselling Skills

  • Boundaries, Consent and Scope of Practice
  • The Importance of Right Relationship
  • The Power of Silence and Space
  • The Collective Unconscious in Ceremony
  • Working with Unexpected Emotions
  • Emotional Release Through Ceremony: Depression and Suffering, Anger and Rage, Joy and Celebration, Sadness and Grief
  • Exploring Emotional Edges
  • Deep Listening in Ceremonial Work
  • Confidentiality, Safety and Disclosure
  • Supervision and Self-Care


Wedding Ceremony

Let’s create your fabulous ceremony filled with love and laughter.

Celebrant Training

Learn how to perform all kinds of ceremonies including baby welcoming, marriage including legal support and funerals.