For those of you who don't know, This is the work I do in private
Assisting The dying
Creating Ritual and Sacred space
Washing and Preparing the body for burial
Over The past 20 years I have assisted over 50 persons to die gracefully
bringing comfort to family and community connected to these souls
I am now being called to bring this work out
Beyond The Clinical /Hospital /Aged Care settings.
Bringing This Natural work back to the Family and Community
To assist in the Ancient art of Midwifing The dying
and blessing the dead
It is my intention that we understand the dying process again and without fear
and gain the skills needed to assist our loved ones at this divine threshold.
Practical assistance and advice surrounding all aspects of the dying process.
Healing for the terminally ill and families
Ritual & Sacred Space for the dying
Laying out of Body
If you have any need of these services : please contact me
Available for Home, Hospital, Aged Care and Consultation.
In The rawness of death, you can see how beautiful life is.
If you would like more information : We will be holding a Wisdom Circle on the 1st march 2014
*check the tab: Sacred Space for the Dying*
*A good explanation of what a Death doula is
* "A death doula is someone who undergoes training to assist the dying and their family members. While the word “doula” comes from a Greek word which means “woman who serves,” a death doula can be of any gender, and the background of a death doula can be incredibly diverse. In regions where death doulas are available for the dying, they generally work through hospice and in-home care programs.
Caring for someone who is dying can be traumatic and confusing for family members, especially in a culture where caring for the dead is not ingrained in society. A death doula can guide family members through the process of death, telling them what to expect and acting as an advocate for them and for the decedent with representatives of the hospital, funeral homes, and other personnel who may be involved in the death process.
For the dying, a death doula offers comfort, support, and companionship. Many death doulas work in groups, so that someone will always be available to sit at the deathbed, and doulas may sit quietly with the dying, sing to them, talk with them, or offer other acts of companionship. Death doulas with nursing training may also offer some end of life care, ranging from providing medication to bathing the dying.
Many people associate the term “doula” with a midwife, thanks to the growing doula movement which provides support and advocacy for expecting mothers. Death doulas regard their work as equally important, as life and death are two sides of the same coin, and some even call themselves “death midwives” to stress the connection between birth and death. Like doulas who help expecting mothers, death doulas may provide a range of services, tailoring their offerings to the needs of their clients".