Hi! We show you're using Internet Explorer 6. Unfortunately, IE6 is an older browser and everything at MindBites may not work for you. We recommend upgrading (for free) to the latest version of Internet Explorer from Microsoft or Firefox from Mozilla.
Click here to read more about IE6 and why it makes sense to upgrade.

Home Funeral Introduction

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 4:18
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 16 MB
  • Posted: 06/13/2007

A 4-minute introduction to Home Funerals. It is important for people know they have options when a loved one dies. Family and friends can provide loving and respectful after-death care for their loved ones as an alternative to calling in a professional service to tend to their loved one's body. Home funerals can be held for people choosing burial or cremation. Resources for more information are listed at the end of the video.

About this Author

Donna Belk
Donna Belk
7 lessons
Joined:
05/22/2007

Donna is a certified Yoga and Qigong instructor. She has developed her own unique style of movement -- Restorative Flow -- which combines both Yoga and Qigong into a gentle, flowing practice.

You can find more information about Donna, and also free handouts for the video lessons here at http://www.donnabelk.com.

More..

Recent Reviews

Jeanne_homepage
Excellent Introduction, left me wanting more
09/20/2007
~ Jeanne

I think this is a great introduction to the idea of Home Funerals, very sensitively presented. I had never considered this possibility before.
But, I would like some more details, more specific steps about how to achieve the individual tasks.

Nopic_orng
Both Informative and Beautiful
07/16/2007
~ Kannika

This is a wonderful piece. It is both informative and beautiful. Had no idea that it is legal (at least in some places) for friends/family to care for the body of a deceased loved one instead of morticians who never knew the person while they were alive. This seems to me the way to go. I had a home birth because I wanted to choose how my baby was cared for, and I can see now that a home funeral is similar in that it is very personal and control is kept among family members instead of given to professionals. Thank you so much, Donna, for making this excellent introductory film.

Nachan_homepage
Clear and informative video
06/14/2007
~ nachan

This video is very informative and gives a great alternative to the traditional funeral. Many people feel that there is only one option when a loved one dies. This video shows that there are other approachable options out there. Thank you for giving a list of resources so we can get more information on home funerals.

-Sarah

Nopic_tan
What about cremation?
06/14/2007
~ brittanie

I am really glad I purchased your video. The credits at the end help a lot since I still have more questions about types of burials. What about cremation? It would be awesome if you did a series!

Production Notes: The voice-over with the music is very clean and simple but sometimes the music got a little distracting since it is stereo channeled and the voice-over is only mono channeled. I would lower the gain on the music track and up the voice-over to make it more clear what you're saying.

Thanks for the great video!

Jeanne_homepage
Excellent Introduction, left me wanting more
09/20/2007
~ Jeanne

I think this is a great introduction to the idea of Home Funerals, very sensitively presented. I had never considered this possibility before.
But, I would like some more details, more specific steps about how to achieve the individual tasks.

Nopic_orng
Both Informative and Beautiful
07/16/2007
~ Kannika

This is a wonderful piece. It is both informative and beautiful. Had no idea that it is legal (at least in some places) for friends/family to care for the body of a deceased loved one instead of morticians who never knew the person while they were alive. This seems to me the way to go. I had a home birth because I wanted to choose how my baby was cared for, and I can see now that a home funeral is similar in that it is very personal and control is kept among family members instead of given to professionals. Thank you so much, Donna, for making this excellent introductory film.

Nachan_homepage
Clear and informative video
06/14/2007
~ nachan

This video is very informative and gives a great alternative to the traditional funeral. Many people feel that there is only one option when a loved one dies. This video shows that there are other approachable options out there. Thank you for giving a list of resources so we can get more information on home funerals.

-Sarah

Nopic_tan
What about cremation?
06/14/2007
~ brittanie

I am really glad I purchased your video. The credits at the end help a lot since I still have more questions about types of burials. What about cremation? It would be awesome if you did a series!

Production Notes: The voice-over with the music is very clean and simple but sometimes the music got a little distracting since it is stereo channeled and the voice-over is only mono channeled. I would lower the gain on the music track and up the voice-over to make it more clear what you're saying.

Thanks for the great video!

Embed this video on your site

Copy and paste the following snippet: