DEATH DOULA SERVICES

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;

The soul that rises with us, our life's star,

Hath has elsewhere its setting

And cometh from afar

Nor in entire forgetfulness

And not in utter nakedness

But trailing clouds of glory do we come

From God who is our home.

 

- WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

We fill the gaps in palliative care so that families are free to be truly present while the doula can focus on the more subtle and often ignored specifics of  both physiological  and spiritual comfort beyond hospice. With a death plan in place, the guesswork surrounding what a loved one might want is greatly lessened. 

Why Work With A 
Death Doula?
Thank
YOU
I love
YOU
I'm
SORRY
Forgive
ME
Good
BYE

We treat our entry into this world with great care. We design birth plans outlining our desires for the type of care we wish to receive and even specific wishes regarding the ideal birthing environment aesthetically, musically, and emotionally. Why shoud we treat our transition out of this world any differently?

 

Many of us try our best to keep death nestled deep within a sphere of denial, but once we realize that exiting this world entails a unique laboring process of its own, we may begin to design our own conscious dying experience. We can work together to design rituals to say, "thank you, I love you, I forgive you, goodbye"...in addition to exploring ideas about what happens when we die and how we can assist the luminous body in detaching from the physical body as you or a loved one approaches transition.  

Imagine Your Perfect Death

Who is there with you? 
Where are you?
Are there candles or natural light?
Is there music playing or silence?
Are religious texts or poems read?
Do you feel a sense of completeness? 
 
 

These are just some of the many questions we will aim to answer as we evaluate your wants and desires for the most peaceful dying process possible. Death doula services and what that process looks like will be a completely unique experience for us all. From making a death plan to organizing a living funeral and unwinding the soul from the physical body after death, we are here to form a sacred relationship that supports and nourishes you in every way possible. 

 

"In this short life that only lasts an hour

How much - how little - is in our power."

 

                                                             -EMILY DICKENSON

 

DEATH DOULA guidance

 

Beginning at $120/hr 

 

Monthly or weekly support packages also available at a discounted rate.

 

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Designing A Death Plan

Just as you would plan for a birth, we will work together to construct a plan for your death to make it as comfortable and unique to you and your desires as possible. 

Forgiveness Rituals

Work alone or with loved ones to construct an appropriate ritual to let go of feelings of guilt and come to a place of completeness.

Life Review

Let the story of your life tumble forth so that your legacy can be recorded for future generations. 

Meaningful Goodbyes

Leave letters or video messages for your loved ones to receive after your death as an invaluable gift to aid their mourning. 

Laboring & After Death Support

We will work to help you labor through the dying process with breathing techniques, guided meditation, essential oils, reiki, chakra unwinding, and sound (in addition to any other techniques that feel intuitive to you and your loved ones).

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