What is an End of Life Companion/Doula?
What support do we offer after fatal diagnosis & loss of a loved one?
Our wellness counselors and end of life companions/doulas are all experienced in this very unique area and will strive to provide individuals & families with emotional, mental and spiritual support during this time.
+ Planning - how do I handle knowing I am going to die? Advanced directives & Life plans
+ Communicating - how do I speak to my family about this? Family readiness sessions. Closing circles
+ Legacy - how do I deal with the emotions surrounding the life I have lived? Regrets, guilt, fears.
+ Navigating fear - where will I go after I die, and what does it feel like to die? Religious/non religious/religion agnostic views
+ Bereavement - how do I go on with life & what can I do to honor them?
WHAT WE ARE KNOWN FOR:
Founder, Senior Practitioner
“Death is a natural transition, and although we know it is inevitable, the uncertainty around it fills us with fear and anxiety. We hope to assist you and your loved loves navigate through the emotions, questions, uncertainties and awkwardness, so you create your own level of comfort. Every death is unique, and every transition different. What we know for sure is that our support goes a long way in minimizing trauma”
PEOPLE FOCUSED APPROACH - Click on me
We treat all our clients and their families with dignity, compassion, genuine care and respect. We understand that our clients often lose their independence when they enter this stage of care, which puts their dignity at risk, and we aim to re- frame this thought process into one that allows us to comfort and pamper. Person-centred care means that we are focused on their wishes and treating them with compassion and empathy
SUPPORT FOR EVERYONE & WE MEAN EVERYONE - CLICK ON ME
We have experience with individuals, couples, large families & extra large families. We have supported those who are religious, those who are not, those who are spiritual, or have specific cultural rites and those who are agnostic. The process of death and dying places tremendous stress on families, we acknowledge the complexities and are there to provide information and tools to make the path a little smoother.
SAFE SPACES FOR REFLECTION & NATURAL FEELINGS OF FEAR - CLICK ON ME
We know first words are difficult especially when they form conversations that say goodbye. Reflection can often create feelings of joy & happiness, guilt & shame, worry & anxiety and everything in between. Often we host conversations about lives unlived, loved unloved, or incomplete circles that require completing. It all starts with a stranger to share their journey with. We offer that - non judgmental space to truly emote rawly.
PLANNING FOR ALL TRANSITIONS & CELEBRATIONS - CLICK ON ME
From letting go ceremonies, to family circles and life celebrations, we can help with it all. Want to hold a naming ceremony for your angel baby who joined heaven before reaching earth, we can definitely help! Want to hold a coming of age ceremony with your children so their dad can be part of it before his final transition? We have you covered. Big or small, we know how to help you honor your loved ones in ways that preserve their memory and honor their existence.