Riley Keough has completed her death midwife training.
The 31-year-old actress, whose brother Benjamin tragically committed suicide last July, was certified as an end-of-life doula, which means providing physical and emotional support to people with terminal diseases and their families before and after their deaths can.
Riley wrote on Instagram: “Today I finished my Death Doula training at The Art of Death Midwifery training from @sacredcrossings. I think I’m a near-certified Death Doula now, hehe
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“And I wanted to write such a deep thank you to this community that teaches and trains people in conscious dying and death work. (Sic)”
The ‘Logan Lucky’ actress believes that knowing about “conscious dying and death” is just as important as knowing the facts about childbirth.
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She continued, “We are taught that it is a sick subject to talk about. Or we were so scared that we couldn’t talk about it … then it naturally happens to us and we are very poorly prepared.
“I think it is as important to be taught about conscious dying and death as we teach about birth and conscious birth.
“We prepare so rigorously for the entrance and have no preparation for our exit. That is why I am so grateful for this fellowship and to be able to contribute what I can. Thank you Olivia ‘@sacred_Crossings (sic)”
Sacred Crossings in The Art of Death Midwifery’s course offers courses on what it means to die, how to provide practical, spiritual, and emotional help to both the dying and their loved ones, and how to assist after such a period in the death of a person .
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