An End of Life Doula or Death Doula provides non-medical support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care from as early as initial diagnosis through bereavement.
Body: Hands-on non medical comforting care
Spirit: Prayerful, meditative presence
Intellect: Life review, reflection, legacy work
Emotional: Support family dynamics, grief, forgiveness
Practical: After death care and attendance
Working together to identify your vision, your current reality, and creation of action steps to manifest end of life priorities. From practical advanced directives and beyond to emotional, spiritual, physical, mental and practical domains.
Vigil bedside care, comfort care including, but not limited to, VSED support, prayerful companionship, touch, easing the breath, relaxation, and forgiveness. Provide emotional and spiritual support to caregivers and families.
Guidance and support in after death body care, extended vigil, prayerful companionship, home funeral arrangements and facilitation.
Provide practical information and support for cremation and burial according to your values and priorities. Home funeral support and alternative and sustainable referrals are available.
Immersed in the beauty and ritual of ceremony, Dearly Beloved ceremonies are co-created and incorporate what matters most to you according to your beliefs and values. One of a kind ceremonies that express your personality, performed by a trained, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant.
What do you want to tell the world about your loved one? I will listen to your stories and reflections about your loved one to create a memorial that reflects their personality and beliefs. Capturing the essence of the person we are honoring is my goal for every ceremony that I create. Prayers are included by request.
Services are provided at your location of choice: Home, graveside, social hall, even burial at sea.
Living funeral services available. *Local to Tampa Bay
Our end of life wishes may be as different as each of our lived experiences. As a Conscious Dying Coach, I will guide you in identifying your specific needs and help to create a plan, regardless of your age or current health.
Practical: Complete and organize your Legal Documentation, Accounts
Physical: Communicate wishes for End of Life care preferences, location, pain management preferences, healing environments, VSED support and comfort care
Emotional: Relationship healing and completion
Spiritual: Identify and support spiritual needs, ceremony planning
Mental: Legacy goals, life meaning exploration
I am committed to honoring the beliefs of others and very often include prayers in the ceremonies that I create, if requested. However, I am a Funeral Celebrant which is a non religious role. I also believe that It is possible to create a sacred ceremony and rituals for clients looking for non-religious ceremonies as well.
No. As of right now Death Doulas are private pay. I offer packages for visits and can offer a sliding scale if necessary.
I absolutely experience sadness at times, but I also witness so much beauty and emotional healing that it reminds me of what is important in life.
Yes, I began sitting with the dying and creating legacy projects with Hospice in 2007. I became an End of Life Doula/Death Doula in 2018 and a Conscious Dying Educator in 2020.
End Of Life planning is a deeply personal endeavor. To ensure your comfort working together, I encourage my prospective clients to schedule a consultation with me.
To set up a consultation for End Of Life Services, please call or email me with information about you and any questions you may have.