“Halloween: Why is Death So Creepy?” – Online – Tuesday, October 31, 2023 (11:30 am – 1 pm central time)



This program will provide information about the history of Halloween and traditions throughout the centuries. We will examine how this annual holiday helps us make sense of death, grief, and the afterlife.

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

∙ Understand the history of Halloween and how it began with a very real, human desire to understand grief and honor the dead.

∙ Recognize the importance of Halloween traditions throughout the years.

∙ Identify religious, secular, and cultural Halloween rituals.

∙ Understand the different ways that different cultures celebrate Halloween.

∙ Recognize the mental health benefits of celebrating Halloween and normalizing the conversation around death and dying.

The link will be sent before the session begins. This is available for 1.5 CEUs through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois. I’d also welcome caregivers, patients, and curious participants. Please join us! Each session also includes an “Ask a Doula” Q&A at the end where I’ll answer all your questions.