How can I start working with you?
There are a couple of ways to do this:
1) Book an initial 30 min consult call-it's FREE and we will get to know each other a bit better to determine if we are a right fit and what choices are right for you
2) You can purchase a plan directly from the site and schedule your sessions asap
Do you offer group consultations or workshops?
Group Consultations are typically initially held with one or two people in an organization. We discuss what the group needs, wants and requirements are. From there, we work together to create a personalized plan that best suits the group as well as the organization.
Workshops and Events are generally held online a monthly basis-see the HERE. These can also be held privately online or in person for organizations.
What should I prepare for my initial consultation?
Get comfy. Grab a pen, paper and perhaps a cup of tea, coffee or water.
Find a quiet, uninterrupted place to be.
Think about where you need support:
-is it in regard to personal choices-lifestyle, self-esteem, health, self-care, etc...
-do you need help navigating grief/loss
-do you need assistance in practical tasks in regards to end of life
...I can help guide and support you with any or all of the above
What is a Death Doula?
An End of Life (or Death) Doula is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically at the end of life.
I offer my clients and their families assistance in many practical tasks (Advanced Care Plans, Legacy Work, Event Planning, Organizational Tasks) as well as support, both emotionally and spiritually.
I also have training as a life/health coach and in group facilitation, specifically trauma, so I help my clients and their families navigate death & the dying process with grief coaching/counselling as well.
How old do I need to be before contacting a Death Doula?
If you are old enough to make decisions about how to live your life, you are old enough to make decisions about your death.
Death is the only similarity in all of our journeys and one we should prepare for as soon as possible.
The more knowledgable we are about the choices we have and what we want-not only is a gift for those in our lives that remain-but by making these decisions while we are capable, it allows us to align better with our values and live a richer, fuller life.
I already have a will...what more do I need?
End of life is not all about finances-there are many other decisions.
Imagine going through grief and loss trying to guess what your loved one might have wanted...talk about adding stress to an already difficult and potentially challenging time!
Making these decisions ahead of time, making your choices known to your partner, family or friends, is the best gift you could ever give.
Talking about death is scary...why would I want to bring up a 'taboo' subject, especially to my family and friends?
Talking about death to your friends and family is exactly what you should do!
There are definitely questions about death we don't have answers to, but it is in talking about it that we find answers, become more comfortable and, most importantly, get more clear about what we want and/or don't want...in our lives as well as our death.
Creating space for people to talk about death is something I am passionate about. It is important to share knowledge & experiences, be aware of choices available and just have a space to, well...be curious!
I offer monthly workshops and host Doula Chat (a FREE online monthly event) - a space where you can bring questions and have discussions.
What is a Life Celebrant and do I need one?
A Life Celebrant is a person who officiates celebrations, funerals, living funerals and memorials. We offer support and guidance. We meet with family and listen to stories, learn about interests and discover beliefs. We focus on the person. We find out what is important so a personalized service can be created and, above all, we share life stories - YOUR life story.