Everyone will die

Live well in your mortality

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ABOUT THE COURSE

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If you fear death– your own or someone else’s– you’re not alone. Your fears may be preventing you from being present in your life. 

 

With our combined 20 years of work in death and dying, we created Mortal to help you excavate and face those fears. The goal here isn’t to fully banish your fear of death (no one has that power, alas). The goal is to make you aware of where your fears are coming from, and provide you with tools to bravely examine and reduce the fears when they do arise.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

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Every week, from the moment you sign up, you will receive access to a new lesson,

including videos, exercises, guided meditations, and a weekly bonus death meditation

based on that week’s contemplation.

Your commitment should be roughly one-hour a week for nine weeks.

LESSON One: 

All of us will die

sooner or later

LESSON Two:

I create my own meaning.

LESSON Three:

I meet my true self on  my deathbed.

LESSON Four:

I could die at any time.

LESSON Five:

There are parts of my death I can control.

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LESSON Six:

I trust my body.

LESSON Seven:

My possessions and money can't come with me.

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LESSON Eight:

My loved ones cannot

come with me.

LESSON Nine:

Preparing for death is a lifelong project.

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We’re Alua and Caitlin

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Alua arthur and Caitlin Doughty promoting their online death-positive course, MORTAL.
Alua Arthur

Alua Arthur is a death doula, recovering attorney,  and the founder of Going with Grace, an end-of-life-planning and death doula training organization supporting people and marginalized communities as they answer the question, “What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die gracefully?” Alua has been featured in the LA Times, Vogue, Refinery29, The Doctors, The New Yorker, and InStyle. She is inspired by the gift of LIFE itself and donuts!

Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, funeral home owner, and advocate for a better relationship with death. She founded the Order of the Good Death, a nonprofit and the home of the death positive movement. She has written three books about  death, and her webseries, Ask a Mortician, has  been viewed over 150 million times. As a nationally recognized expert, she has revived traditions that empower people to be more involved in their experience with death.

FREQUENTLY ASKED:

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Where do I sign up? How much does the  course cost?

Once I begin, how long will I have to complete the course?

The course is designed to take around 2 1/2 months to complete, with just an hour commitment each week. But we understand that sometimes life happens, so you will have access to the course for one full year from purchase date.

I understand the course is self-directed, but will I have a chance to speak with my fellow participants?

Yes. Thinkific, the course platform we've chosen, has an excellent community discussion board. Hosting the discussion there ensures that the discussions are private, only shared between fellow participants.

When do the courses go live?

You will receive one weekly lesson until completion, with Lesson 9.

When is the deadline to enroll?

There is no deadline! Mortal is a self-study course, so it  is available to purchase for the rest of your mortality.

I have a course question not listed here, who should I contact?

Our team would be happy to answer your question--please contact themortalcourse@gmail.com

 

TESTIMONIALS

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"I'm only 2/3rds through, but this course has been more than worth the investment several times over. I've walked through my fears around death and dying, even my hang-ups previously not conscious, and encouraged to live free of these. Our guides are warm, nurturing, and gentle but persistently confrontational. It's brilliant, I recommend this course to everyone." - Ayya S

I am not good with words and do not usually leave reviews for anything but I feel this course is changing my life. For one thing, it has given me the courage to date again after years of being afraid to get my heart broken again. And to show up authentically to those dates and make special connections. It see it changing the way I approach all my relationships, not just romantic. I wish all people in the world could have access to this information and support. Thank you Alua and Caitlin from the bottom of my heart. - Rita C

A Powerful and Inviting Way To Think about Dying. Mortal was well-produced, well-organized, and engaging. I enjoyed each week's exercises and explorations. Alua and Caitlyn are both excellent storytellers, facilitators, and teachers. I'd recommend this course to anyone who wants to think more deeply about dying. - Elizabeth W

TESTIMONIALS

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"I'm only 2/3rds through, but this course has been more than worth the investment several times over. I've walked through my fears around death and dying, even my hang-ups previously not conscious, and encouraged to live free of these. Our guides are warm, nurturing, and gentle but persistently confrontational. It's brilliant, I recommend this course to everyone." - Ayya S

"I am not good with words and do not usually leave reviews for anything but I feel this course is changing my life. For one thing, it has given me the courage to date again after years of being afraid to get my heart broken again. And to show up authentically to those dates and make special connections. I see it changing the way I approach all my relationships, not just romantic. I wish all people in the world could have access to this information and support. Thank you Alua and Caitlin from the bottom of my heart." - Rita C

"Y'all Rock!!! This course was a beautiful way to get to know my relationship with death and also help open up conversations with loved ones about their and my deaths in gentle and caring ways!" - Eingel N

"A powerful and inviting way to think about dying. Mortal was well-produced, well-organized, and engaging. I enjoyed each week's exercises and explorations. Alua and Caitlyn are both excellent storytellers, facilitators, and teachers. I'd recommend this course to anyone who wants to think more deeply about dying." - Elizabeth W

"Life Skills for sure. I feel like there should be different iterations of this in school as we grow up and go through life.  This is useful as a life skill, and everyone should learn how to internalize and accept their mortality in a healthy way." - Krystal Y

"Thought provoking and insightful. Thank you for your time, efforts, expertise, and genuine commitment to the topics of death and dying. Well done!" - Gary H

"Lovely and welcoming—the participants’ worries and fears were anticipated and alleviated through the discussion questions and the meditations." - Laurie M

 
 

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