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Learn to Be a Healing Presence

to Support People Who Are Living with a Life-Threatening Illness (4 CE)

This 4-hour CE course explores the challenges of helping people who are living with life-threatening illness and offers effective ways to respond to those challenges holistically.

This course is part one of a 3-part series that is designed to help nurses deepen their competence and confidence in caring for both their patients and themselves. It is based on evidence from holistic nursing practice, research, and the biological, behavioral, and social sciences.

The author’s viewpoint is based on four principles:

  • Holism (from Greek holos, meaning "all, whole, entire"): the idea that systems (e.g., physical, biological, chemical, social, mental, environmental, etc.) and their properties must be viewed as wholes that are synergistic and more elegantly powerful than just collections of their parts.
  • Our spirit does not die. It leaves the body and continues living.
  • By facing the reality of death, we receive vital gifts that empower us to joyfully live!
  • We are filled with love and light when we support each other to live and leave in peace.

Awakening to Grace is approved as a provider of continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nurses: CE Provider #50-17367.

We welcome your comments, questions, suggestions, and personal stories. Simply email us at [email protected]


Your Instructor


Sharon Burch MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Sharon Burch MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC

Sharon Burch is a practical visionary who uses the integrative healing arts to guide her family, friends, and clients to optimize their health, expand their wholeness, and embody their joy.

Sharon has practiced nursing in hospitals, long term care, home care, hospice, and the community-at-large since 1974. She began applying holistic health approaches in 1977 when she prepared to deliver her first child at home. That experience inspired her to dedicate herself to empowering people to end ways of being that are not effective in supporting life and embody new ways that are stronger, wiser, and more life-affirming, instead.

Sharon is a board-certified Public Health Nurse Specialist, an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, and a holistic Health and Wellness Nurse-Coach. She is also certified by the Four Winds Society as an Energy Medicine Practitioner and a Teacher of Dying Consciously.

She has authored two textbooks and more than 40 home study CE courses for holistic nurses and massage therapists, founded the nonprofit organization Awakening to Grace, and recently served as the Holistic Nurse Practice Specialist at the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA).

As a nurse-entrepreneur, Sharon practiced holistic nursing in Lawrence, KS from 1993 until 2001. From 2001 to 2016, she expanded her holistic insights through studying with healing mentors across the USA and connecting with nature in Hawaii and Arkansas. She returned to Lawrence in 2016 and now lives and practices in the Pinckney neighborhood. In her free time, Sharon spends time with her daughter, Adria and her sweetheart Larry, and serves on the board of directors for the Hawaii Yoga Institute. Her motto in healing and living is “Life is sacred. Let’s honor the journey.”


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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