Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Ceremony!

  • 2

    The Reason for Ceremony

  • 3

    Step 1: Identify a Purpose for Your Ceremony

    • Reflections on Your Life Ceremonies

    • Step 1: Identify a Purpose for Your Ceremony

    • Spotlight: Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala

    • Test your learning

  • 4

    Step 2: Gather Your Tools

    • Spotlight: The Story of the Sacred Pipe

    • Full Moon Ritual

    • Step 2: Gather Your Tools

    • Toolkit: Sheet Meditation / Clearing Exercise

  • 5

    Step 3: Create Your Ceremony

    • Prepare the Space: Building an Altar

    • Step 3: Create Your Ceremony

    • The Elements of a Personal Ceremony

    • Spotlight: African Wedding Traditions

  • 6

    Step 4: Perform Your Ceremony

    • Spotlight: “Chinese Tea Ceremony”

    • Step 4: Perform the Ceremony

    • Spotlight: Mongolian Shaman Fire Ceremony

    • Test your learning

  • 7

    Reflection and Blessing

    • Time for Reflection

    • Apache Blessing

  • 8

    Next steps

    • Review this course

About this workshop

In CEREMONY, you will explore how to create powerful personal healing ceremonies for physical, emotional, and spiritual health. You will be guided to create a ceremony that gives honor to a life event such as a birth, a rite of passage, a change in relationship, a healing crisis, a death, or any personal milestone. Through this process, you will discover:

  • the basic components of a personal ceremony

  • how to develop ceremonies that reflect your needs and beliefs, or those of your clients

  • how ceremonies bring forgiveness, recovery, and renewed hope

  • how rituals can bring power and balance in your daily life

  • how to use these tools to create personalized ceremonies for clients, loved ones, and friends

Your journey begins now.

Register to create your ceremony today.

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