What is a Death Doula and Grief Guide?
A Death Doula is a support person who offers guidance and support to a dying person and their family in their end of life stages. They offer a wide variety of support including physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological. They can act as a bridge from Medical Care to End of Life care, working directly with doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice and funeral services.
A Grief Guide is a support person who can sit with you in the exact space you’re in within your grieving journey. They are equipped to offer you one-on-one support, resources and tools to help you process and authentically move through your new post-loss life while simultaneously incorporating rituals that honor the grief you’re in. A guide can also connect you with communities that are experiencing a similar loss as you and are also versed in referring out when you may need more extensive support from a licensed professional.
outreach once they move on from my support and services. I focus on the continuation of life after loss and I help each client reconnect to what their post loss life and identity looks like and help them find interests, traditional and alternative, that align and support their new needs in this world after loss.