compassionate end-of-life guidance and support

End-of-Life Doula Services

Facing the end-of-life journey can be overwhelming, filled with uncertainty and emotional challenges for families. In such times, having the right support can make all the difference.

End-of-life doulas, also referred to as death doulas, death midwives, or soul midwives, play a crucial role in ensuring a peaceful and dignified transition. As trained professionals, we offer non-medical, holistic support to individuals and their loved ones during this sensitive time.

By partnering with an end-of-life doula, you gain access to compassionate and grounded guidance throughout the entire process. My services are provided in-home, in-facility, and virtually, ensuring support is accessible wherever you need it. If you’re seeking support and comfort during the end-of-life process in the greater Monadnock region of New Hampshire or beyond, I’m here to help. You don’t have to go through this alone.

Home Funeral Guidance & After-Death Care Education

Home funerals are becoming increasingly popular as more people are seeking to take control of the dying process and create personalized end-of-life experiences for themselves or their loved ones.

Home funerals provide families with the opportunity to care for their loved ones in a familiar and peaceful environment, allowing them to say goodbye in a way that feels meaningful and authentic. They can provide an intimate setting for those mourning a loved one’s passing, allowing them to come together as a community to pay their respects without feeling overwhelmed or alienated by larger gatherings. 

Bereavement Support & Grief Coaching

Discover compassionate bereavement support and grief coaching services designed to meet you at every stage of your healing journey. Whether you’re navigating the immediate aftermath of loss or facing the long-term process of grief, I provide personalized guidance, emotional support, and practical assistance to help you navigate the complexities of grief and loss with grace and resilience.

End-of-Life Doula Services for Pets

Pets are an important part of our family, and when we lose a beloved pet, that loss can be devastating. Research shows that for most people, the loss of a pet is comparable to the loss of a human loved one. 

As a UVM-trained companion animal end-of-life doula, I help both pets and their human family who are struggling with the emotional and practical aspects of helping their beloved pet through its last days. I also provide bereavement support in the days and weeks following pet loss.

Reiki & Energy Work

Reiki is gaining popularity as a way to support those in the process of dying. It involves using a light touch to transfer energy from one person to another, helping promote relaxation and create a sense of peace and well-being. Reiki has been shown to have numerous positive effects, ranging from physical pain relief to increased mental clarity and improved mood, and it can be beneficial for both the dying person and their caregivers to use this healing technique as part of a holistic end-of-life care plan.

A Good Death?

HOW PEOPLE DIE REMAINS IN THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LIVE ON - DAME CICELY SAUNDERS

As an end-of-life practitioner, my goal is to provide the support needed to help individuals feel as empowered as possible throughout the end-of-life process. 

Defining what constitutes a “good death” is deeply personal and can vary based on cultural, religious, and individual beliefs. However, there are certain common elements that often contribute to a sense of a good death:

  • Dignity
  • Comfort & Pain Management
  • Emotional & Spiritual Well Being
  • Preparation & Advance Care Planning
  • Presence of Loved Ones
  • Meaning & Legacy
  • Closure & Resolution
 

Ultimately, a good death is one that enables an individual to die on their own terms. Our personalized end-of-life services can help make that possible.

No-Cost Consultation

This 30-minute consultation will be a great way to decide if we are a good fit for this journey together. 

Doula Services

In-Home, In-Facility & Virtual Support:

 

  • Advance Care Planning
  • End-of-Life Planning
  • Life Review & Legacy Work
  • Dementia Support
  • Caregiver Support
  • Vigil & Ritual Planning
  • Bereavement Support
 

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"Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it."

Haruki Murakami

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