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GDEP is about to launch an innovative End of Life Training course - meet the experts for Tier 1

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

As keen-eyed Gentle Readers are aware, a comprehensive and inclusive End of Life Consultant training program is launching soon from GDEP and Dr Annetta Mallon - but what many of you may not know is that there are a variety of experts from Australia and overseas who are contributing their own specialist content to the course to ensure the course is as complete as possible for students. This series of posts will highlight a contributor, and provide an overview of the specialist knowledge and experience they will bring to the learning experience.

Ms Claire Chittleborough - Nothing to Undo

Adelaide, Australia

Specialist: Music

For Claire, music is healing.

This is a picture of Claire Chittleborough, a female Australian musicion with straight dark hair to her shoulders and large dark eyes. Claire is sitting slightly to the right of centre, looking straight into the camera, and has a dry stone wall behind here
Claire Chittleborough composes and performs original music, and has licenced GDEP to use some of her songs for the training course.

Whether it be zooming along in the car belting out a favourite song or sitting in quiet reflection listening to a more contemplative piece, music taps into emotion in ways that nothing else does. For Claire, music, particularly song writing and singing, became a way of dealing with life's big issue; from way back, music expressed the unexpressed. This is Claire's wish for her listeners: that they find a kindred spirit, solace, joy, release, connection or a closing of old wounds through her songs. Being surrounded by a diversity of music as a child laid the foundations of Claire's eclectic style; indie rock sprinkled with classical infusions. In more recent times she has explored minimalism and added a strong rhythmic element with Latin and African rhythms. With soulful lyrics, beautiful melodies and a haunting voice, this is music that captivates. You can follow Claire on Facebook. Claire is currently completing her Honours degree in Popular Music at Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University. She also has a keen interest in writing music for film and sound engineering, and GDEP appreciates Claire taking time from her busy schedule to help find exactly the right sound for the training course. Thank you.

Who is the GDEP End of Life Consultant training for?

Anyone and everyone. From absolute beginners who want a new career in the growth field of end of life work - or someone who wants to better support a person you love at end of life - to seasoned end of life workers, this training is designed to offer new ideas, experiences, stories, and approaches to professional practice and healthy self-care for planners, End of Life Doulas, grief workers, and funeral celebrants, home funeral advocates, compassionate community supporters and death literacy enthusiasts. Each of the four core Tiers, and the in-depth specialist-subject Masterclasses, draws on multiple perspectives, ensuring that you will be able to offer the best possible standard of care and support for all your client's needs. To register your interest in the course please email or visit the training page on the GDEP website. Let's talk. And learn.

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