You know your time is approaching, and you want to share your story with your loved ones. Maybe you want to make a video, or write a play, or paint a mural. How do you want to tell your story?
You want someone to be with you and/or your loved ones when you transition. You want your loved ones to feel supported, so they can support you.
Your loved one is transitioning in a community setting or care facility, and you’d like them to have more support. You want companionship for your loved one during their transition, someone to hold their hand, to create sacred space and a peaceful setting.
We will use special end of life storytelling called Life Review. It has many benefits, and it’s playful and creative. It helps you reflect on your life, find patterns, and remember meaningful times. It also helps you identify places of discomfort, stuck-ness or conflict you would like to resolve. It connects you with loved ones, sometimes allowing them to see you in a new light by promoting healing and acceptance. Your write your story and we share it with your loved ones. Let’s get creative!
You understand that death, like birth, is a sacred transition that goes more smoothly with forethought and preparation.
You want your death to feel peaceful, sacred, maybe even magical.
You want to know you’re not alone.
You want to know someone is there to hold your hand, play your favorite music, complete that important ritual. You want an ally and advocate.
You want a doula, Greek for “one who serves.”
Maybe your loved one is dying. You have some support, family or even hospice. Sometimes, people need more than symptom management. The dying need an emotional support person who is fully dedicated to them. They need someone to create and maintain a peaceful setting.
Families and loved ones need a companion for the dying so they can take breaks to care for themselves. Death doulas hold a safe space for the sacred work of the dying, and for those who witness.
I request that all Death Doula clients complete an End of Life Preparation Self Assessment form prior to our first meeting. Please find the form here: