THE NATURAL CARER

Nature, Compassion and Soul in End of Life Care

Eight-Week Online Training

Two Day In-person Workshop

Course starts 26 May

Nature, Compassion and Soul are at the heart of this very special training for carers, health professionals and death doulas seeking to expand the ways you can offer care and support to others as they navigate the end-of-life.

Eight weeks of online training.

Two Days of in-person Workshop.

A world of possibility.



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Topics explored during this unique training

Nature, Compassion and Soul are the building blocks of this beautiful eight week course. 

Content includes:

What is a Doula?

We look at the role of the doula in end-of-life care and how these skills can be incorporated into a range of roles that support people during this transition.

Compassionate Care of the Soul

We explore care of the soul through a range of viewpoints; from the Ancient Greeks, through to the renaissance, Buddhist concepts and on to contemporary times. This rich evocative work really deepens our relationship with the people and places around us.

How to talk about Death

We build our communication skills through a range of techniques that help us feel comfortable with silence, storytelling and asking the bold questions that help us explore the natural cycle of living and dying.

Power of Nature-centred Care
We connect fully to the healing power of nature and the ways we can work with it to support end-of-life care and self-care for carers. We explore Nature and Soul, Nature and the Senses and how life seen within the rhythms of Nature can help deepen care and peace at the end-of-life.
Importance of Paperwork

From Wills, Enduring Power of Attorney to Advance Care Directives, we look at the practical paperwork that can help bring clarity and reduce stress.

Sacredness of Death Care

We take a deep dive into what happens after someone dies, how to care for a body naturally, how to arrange a home funeral and how funeral directors can support the final farewell. We look at Natural Burial requirements and the importance of ceremony when someone has died.

Creating Ritual

We explore the idea of ritual and different ways ritual can enhance space, connection and care before and after death.

Supporting Grief
We look at grief and how we can work with soul, compassion and Nature to support the bereaved.

We want to help others in the best way we can. We want to be there for them. We want to know what to say, or how to be comfortable in the silence of unknowingness. Caring for someone at the end of life is one of the most profound things you will ever do. And it isn't always easy. 

But it can be beautiful.

The Natural Carer approach blends compassionate care techniques and care of the Soul, with the exploration of the ways Nature can aid wellbeing as one prepares for and journeys through end-of-life transitions.


These techniques have been used in private homes, hospices, hospitals and rest homes. Georgina has worked with people with a range of illnesses and conditions including dementia, cancer and Parkinsons. She has also worked with health professionals, carers, families, funeral directors and the bereaved.


The Natural Carer training focusses on ways in which you can help support patients, carers and families by offering ways to deepen communication and care via compassionate, conscious and contemplative techniques. It equips students with a solid grounding in a range of techniques and teaches methods to work with, and deepen a connection to nature, to aid wellbeing of both patient and carer.


The full course will be available online over eight information-packed weeks consisting of online information, assignments and weekly live Zoom sessions. All students who complete the course and hand in all assignments will receive a certificate of completion and will also be invited to an exclusive two-day graduate workshop in Havelock North, New Zealand. This workshop will focus on practical sessions to work with material and techniques learned in the online course. There will be guest speakers and it is a chance to connect with fellow students. 


Places on this course are limited. Enroll early to avoid disappointment.

"The more I see the connection between all things and the patterns and rhythms in Nature, the more I recognise the individual beauty of the Soul in each of us. That recognition deepens the ways I can care for others." - Georgina Langdale

WHAT IS A DOULA?
An end-of-life doula is a nonmedical professional trained to care for a terminally ill person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs during in the latter stages of life and through the death process. 

THE NATURAL CARER

Nature, Compassion and Soul in End of Life Care

This training is helpful for families, carers, hospice volunteers, counsellors and complementary practitioners and anyone interested in increasing their skills set for helping and caring for people in palliative care and at the end of life.


Having taught nature connection at the end of life online in the USA and in workshops here in New Zealand, I'm excited to bring a beautiful learning opportunity to people online and in-person. Starting on 26 May 2021. 


The full course will be available online over eight information-packed weeks consisting of online information, assignments and weekly live Zoom sessions. All students who complete the course and hand in all assignments will receive a certificate of completion and will also be invited to an exclusive two-day graduate workshop in Havelock North, New Zealand. This workshop will focus on practical sessions to work with material and techniques learned in the online course. There will be guest speakers and it is a chance to connect with fellow students. 


This is a summary of the Lessons:


LESSON ONE: Laying the foundations. What do we mean by doula, compassionate care, care for the Soul, nature-based care. Modern care challenges and opportunities, History of care of the patient

LESSON TWO: Verbal and Non-verbal communication techniques. How to start a conversation about death; energy; touch; chakras

LESSON THREE: Practicalities for Care. Paperwork; burial and cremation; what is required when someone dies; funerals - home care, funeral directors; natural burial; body care

LESSON FOUR: Connecting to Nature. What do we mean by this; resetting our relationship with nature and cosmos; nature and the senses, Nature and Soul; Nature and rhythms; Essential oils, plant essences and hydrosols

LESSON FIVE: Ritual. Sacred space; rituals for love and release; rituals after death; caring for the soul after death; cleansing the room; ritual for Covid times

LESSON SIX: Book of Wishes. Capturing the things that will bring us comfort; legacy; coaching

LESSON SEVEN: Grief. How grief shows up; grief and covid; nature and grief

LESSON EIGHT: Business. Taking your gifts out into the world

INPERSON WORKSHOP - 24-25 July: The workshop will take place at Taruna College, Havelock North. The programme will draw on all aspects of the online course and will include guest speakers. There will be no charge for the workshop and it is not compulsory (but it will be wonderful!). But attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.



"Thank you for leading us into this beautiful learning/remembering. This course is so, so powerful. Thank you for creating this for the world."

- Jennifer



"Georgina has a wealth of knowledge and is inspiring"

- Annette

"I have to tell you that my daughter and I have loved your courses. You have truly blessed our souls and made our hearts sing. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, passion and love with us all. We are very lucky to have you in our lives."

- Jocelyn

"So blessed to be exposed to such a wealth of knowledge. Georgina you are just such a blessing."

- Trina

Your Guide


As a coach, healer, herbalist and death doula I’ve been working with the beauty of Nature, compassion and soul for many years now and I’ve supported many people in life, helping them deepen their own connections to the world they inhabit. An area I find I find deeply rewarding is supporting people as they navigate the end of life. The care I offer is non-medical and is extended to everyone in the room - patient and carer.


Nature, soul and the people I have connected with have all taught me a great deal and I love handing this knowledge on, but I also continue to study with teachers and institutions across the world, from palliative care experts, to shamanic practitioners, psychologists and Buddhist masters, past and present. This includes certification as a Death Doula and End-of-Life Coach with the Conscious Dying Institute, training with Zen Hospice Founder Frank Ostaseski, Joan Halifax, Dale Borglum, Sandra Ingerman, soul psychologist Thomas Moore and training in shamanic energy medicine with Alberto Villoldo and the Four Winds. 


I am inspired and informed by extraordinary healers in history, including the 12th Century Abbess Hildegard von Bingen, Renaissance 'physician of the Soul' Marsilio Ficino, 15th Century luminary Paracelsus and contemporary thinkers and doers including  A.T. Mann, Richard Louv  and C.G. Jung. Nature and the people who I have supported through the end-of-life transition have been the greatest teachers of all.


 In 2013, I created my award-winning business Archeus and in 2021 launched the Centre for Nature Connection. Helping people look deeper and deeper into how we reconnect with nature, compassion and soul underpins everything I do. It has become my life’s work.


Georgina x

“This has offered me a way that I could contribute at the time of my loved ones passing, removing the feeling of helplessness, offering a way for me to be connected to my loved one and it acknowledges the importance of our connections to each other, and our connection to nature. And you reminded me that I am a little bit magic, that we all are. Thank you, Thank you.”


Kristin, NZ

Refund/Cancellation Policy: We do not offer refunds. It is our expectation that students complete their course with their cohort. If you are unable to complete the course by your cohort's graduation date you will be given a grace period of three months to complete your coursework and earn your certificate.