Are you drawn to be with the dying?
Are you comfortable in the presence of dying & loss?
Do you wish death was viewed differently in our culture?
Do you seek to give and live more compassionately?
Do you sense that death & loss holds a transformational path?
Are you the "go-to" person or "way-shower" in your family or your community on this topic?
Are you seeking an End-of-Life Doula certification for the ability to show evidence of your credentials?
You can be a change agent...
you Know That Death and Dying Can Be Different...
That's what most people say AFTER they've attended a messy or disquieting death. "It could have be so different, if I only knew", they say...
Among the many benefits that end-of-life doulas bring - information, education, and guidance are some of the most powerful tools. I wish I had known about doula services when I was taking care of my friend, as she was dying.
Though it seems like a new, emerging profession, end-life doula work has its roots in ancient times, however...
...we are just now recognizing the value of EOL doulas, and that it is time to legitimize, professionalize, and monetize this powerful and much needed work.
When I was helping my friend Rona, die - I did not see it as the incredible value it was, at the time...I was simply "being with" her. Little did I know, that simply being present IS a superpower that a few of us naturally have. And still, I struggled to support her.
The experience with Rona changed MY life as HER life was ending. There was no title, school or community back then, for what I do now. Thanks to a few pioneers, including our sisters in the birth doula movement, the way has been paved for engaging, satisfying, and important work in this field (they do call it doula WORK!). As with other professions in the healthcare field, for those who want it - this should be paid work, for hire or contracted. The time is NOW!
This end-of-life training also gave me the courage to take ownership of the skills I had learned, including how to become an integrated member of an end-of-life care-team, and launch my own, independent, End of Life Specialist Business. I am so honored to have the opportunity to provide this service to people in need, and so grateful for the LifePath Learners/Doing Death Differently training for inspiring me to follow this path in life.”
Michelle A., MOntpellier, VT