A death that is rich in connection, open sharing and loving presence transforms everyone present and can be one of the most inspirational experiences life offers.
The end of life doula program has developed an approach that helps to ensure a peaceful and loving transition for the dying and positive memories for loved ones, easing their grief. This daylong, though not part of the doula program, will be an introduction and summary of the main approaches they take in helping to normalize and support the death process. The doula’s three-phases are:
- The first phase of the doula approach is to address worries, encourage sharing with loved ones and explore life’s meaning through designing and leaving a legacy. This is the time to prepare a formal plan for the final days that will support their peaceful transition in a manner that is meaningful to them.
- The second phase begins with active dying. The doula and loved ones maintain a presence at the bedside, holding a space for the sacredness of the transition. Support and respite for loved ones ensure their needs are met.
- The third phase begins 3-6 weeks after death and its purpose is to reprocess the experience and assist with early grief.
This workshop is open to anyone wanting to bring a kind and transformative approach to their own death, a loved one’s death or working with the dying.
All are welcome. Please join us.
Teachers: Lama Pat Berube, RN and Diane Covall, RN