I have joined the increasing number of amazing humans, charging forward in their power to make a difference in the world of those facing death. After undertaking the enlightening, confronting, informative, fascinating training with Denise & Gary Love, creators of LifeOptions*, I now offers services as a Death Doula, also known as an End of Life Doula. Death Doulas are Earth Angels who provide a necessary service, beneficial to family, friends and the wider community- every single person including themselves.
Death isn't always an easy topic, not for others, nor for ourselves. It's the elephant in the room, the fear, facing our own mortality. It impacts our ability to voice our wishes with our families and to hear the wishes of others.
Sometimes, we just don't know where to start.
As a Death Doula, we can change that.
We can help people die well. On their own terms.
Think of me as an event planner.
As a Death Doula, I can provide information on services and resources available to you. From planning your death, the way you want it to be - yes, you can choose dying at home, under the moonlight or cosy in your bed; surrounded by loved ones or just you and that one treasured person. And yes, you can have the service you want, whether that be reflective and quiet or cacophonous and chaotic. I can assist you in making that happen!
Do you have an advanced care directive (your thoughts and wishes for the last weeks of life) established? You may not have even thought that was a thing and we can help you with it! Maybe there are those around you who require someone into that sometimes difficult space to co-ordinate and provide direction. I can help you with all of this.
As a Death Doula, I can guide you through the minefield of information, and maybe even open your thoughts and ideas to a new way of looking at life and death. Most of all I can provide support, a friendly ear, some gentle guidance, for you and for family to navigate through these times.