The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe. -Joanna Macy
What is a Death Doula and what does a Death Doula do?
A Death Doula, or Death Midwife, is a person who assists in the dying process, much like a midwife or doula does with the birthing process. It is often a community based role, aiming to help families cope with death through recognizing it as a natural and important part of life. The role can supplement and go beyond hospice.
As a Death Doula, I offer non-medical physical, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals and their loved ones, before, during, and after death. This support can be provided in hospital, in hospice, or in your home. I can work alongside your medical team, and any other practitioners that you are receiving support from.
I passionately believe in our capacity to experience a mindful and deeply meaningful Life, and Death, and it is my honour to support you on your journey. I encourage practices that foster an intimacy and deep presence with Life and with Death, and it is always my intention to help you develop and sustain a loving relationship with yourself and with others.