Become a certified provider in Compassionate Bereavement Care-Yoga®
Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification® is brought to you by the Center for Loss and Trauma in partnership with the MISS Foundation and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust.
Seven-day, intensive training program approved for 30 continuing education hours for grief and clinical training, plus 30 contact hours with registered YACEP
What will I learn?
Are you a medical or mental health provider working in the field of trauma and grief who is also a certified yoga teacher? Are you a certified yoga provider who would like to provide a safe space for those experiencing loss and trauma?
The Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification® program explores and extends current evidence based practices in traumatic grief and is based in a non-medicalized, non-pathologizing, mindfulness-based approach. We teach the art of full presence and compassionate counseling informed by recent science (Cacciatore, 2010; Cacciatore & Flint, 2012; Thielman & Cacciatore, 2013; Cacciatore, Thieleman, Killian, & Tavassoli, in press).
The CBC-Y® program combines the above approach with the science and philosophy of yoga. The training is based the novel, empirically tested mindfulness-based intervention of the ATTEND model—combining attunement, trust and touch, egalitarianism, nuance and death education—merged with Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga as well as teachings of the multiple branches of yoga including Jnana, Bhakti, Tantra, Karma, Raja, Hatha, and Japa. We will explore how yoga philosophy and science is reflected in the ATTEND model as well as how yogic science, philosophy and the teachings from various branches of yoga provide tools for both practitioner, provider and the bereaved to be with, surrender to, do with, and integrate grief. You will also learn and experience how the teachings and practices of yoga can ideally support clients enduring traumatic stress.
You will discover, through a phenomenological perspective, creativity, ritual, art, service, group and personal practice, the particular efficacy of the various branches of yoga in providing support and psychosocial care to the traumatically bereaved.
What can I do with a CBC-Y®?
If you are a certified yoga teacher you will be able to teach yoga for grief and loss classes with confidence in your knowledge of current empirical science and how aspects of multiple branches of yoga can support your students who have experienced trauma and grief. Traumatized people are vulnerable, and it is imperative that yoginis learn how to care for others in a safe way during yoga practice.
If you are another kind of provider, you can use varied aspects of the teachings of this retreat style training in any way that seems appropriate to your practice. This may include use of asana (postures), pranayama techniques (breathing practices), yoga philosophy and practice with your clients as these relate to self-care, support, trauma, relational aspects, or psychosocial concerns. You may choose to introduce ritual, relaxation, mindfulness and meditation practices to clients. You can utilize the tools in any way and in any combination, that seems appropriate in the context of compassionate care for those you support.
Continuing education credits provided.
If you are a licensed provider you may receive 30 CEUs for the grief and clinical portion of the training. Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider # PCE234). Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider # CEP11235).
If you are a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance, you will be eligible to receive 30 contact hours with a registered YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) as well as non-contact hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs through this training.
If you are both a licensed practitioner and a yoga teacher you can pay for and receive CEUs for both your license and through Yoga Alliance for the yoga portion of the training.