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Deathwalking

Honouring our rites of passage, from Maiden to Mother, from Maga and to Crone, sows the seeds for a deep and rich elderhood and prepares us for the final rite of passage that is Death. I feel strongly that our culture must meet death and dying with more courage so that we can support our loved ones to die well and for the living to find safe spaces to honour our grief. In my work as a death doula, I support families to have more open conversations about this final rite of passage, assist with end of life planning and encourage the creation of personal ritual and ceremony. For those that remain, I offer ongoing support as you navigate your way through the grieving process.

 

I hear lots of stories as people prepare for life’s final rite of passage. It’s a rare gift to listen to people reflecting on their life as it comes to an end. For many, this is the first time they have told their story to anyone. It’s an opportunity to see how all of the threads dance together. Speaking it aloud is often the catalyst that enables us to meet death peacefully, with grace and dignity. But what is most important to me in this work is encouraging all of us to consider how we want to live. To identify what means most to us in this final rite of passage. Each of us has that opportunity every day, in every moment. You are writing your story with every breath.

End of Life Planning Sessions

 

Getting our affairs in order and sharing our wishes before we die is a gift to our loved ones. 

End of Life Planning sessions include

  • Documentation such as Advanced Medical Care Directives and the appointment of a Medical Decision Maker

  • Informed choices around medical treatments and interventions at the end of life

  • Sharing our preferences about how we would like to be cared for and by whom  

  • Burial choices, including green and eco-friendly options

 

Individual one hour sessions in person or online $110

Family sessions (2-4 people) 3 hours $250

Small Group (4-8 people). Gather a group of friends at your place for afternoon tea and let's get your plans organised!

Bookings
 
Death Salons

 

Death Salons are less about planning and more about the opportunity to consider our feelings, thoughts and beliefs around death and dying. They are safe places to voice our fears, ask questions and learn about the options available to us. They are a gently supportive space to open a new curious and courageous conversation. Let’s shift our mindsets together.


Topics which may be explored include

  • Exploring death and its cultural narrative

  • Preparation for end of life care and documentation

  • Our hopes, wishes and fears for our final days and what a ‘good death’ means to us

  • How to facilitate 'the conversation' with loved ones

  • Burial choices, including green and eco-friendly options

  • Funerals, memorials and ceremony

Upcoming dates to be released soon.

* These events are not suitable for people who have suffered a recent bereavement.
   Please contact me for individual counselling to support you in your grieving process. 

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