Glenda Stansbury and the In-Sight Institute pioneered the very definition of what a celebrant is and could be. ICCFA wanted to align ourselves with the best, and we have.
The training for celebrants as established by the In-Sight Institute seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sensitive training available for people who wish to develop this as a profession or to add to their current job description. It is important that a family knows they are being served by someone who understands the process and is prepared to offer the very best funeral possible.
By using a Celebrant that has been certified by In-Sight Books, you are assured that this person has been trained in the following areas: value of the funeral, family visits, listening skills, presentation skills, elements of funeral planning, code of ethics.
The In-Sight Institute has one mission: helping people help people. This has evolved over the years, expanding from grief care books and seminars to include celebrant training and certification. Founder Doug Manning is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker and a grief expert relied on by the media. His first book, A Minister Speaks About Funerals, was published in 1978, and in 1979, he wrote his best-selling book, Don’t Take My Grief Away From Me. In 1983, Manning wrote When Love Gets Tough: The Nursing Home Decision. With the immediate success of that book, he made the commitment to follow his dream full time. He changed careers and founded In-Sight Books as his publishing and seminar company. In-Sight Books now publishes more than 40 products by Manning and a few select resources by other authors. The In-Sight Institute is the training arm of the company providing celebrant training.