First 1/2 hour discovery consultation free (by phone, virtually or in-person appropriately distanced)
Hourly rate $40 + H.S.T.
Celebration of Life/Funeral / Memorial Service - Service rate begins at $200. Event Planning and facilitation is available and priced according to scope of event.
Advance Care Planning (ACP)
ACP is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time to identify your values and wishes and to let others know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future should you become incapable of consenting to, or refusing treatment, or other care.
I am available to guide and assist you in the development of your ACP document.These conversations can give confidence to those people who will be required to give consent on your behalf.
For more information on Advance Care Planning, visit: speakupontario.ca
Vigiling with the dying is being peacefully present at the bedside during the final hours of a person’s life so that the loved one is not alone. A vigiler accompanies a person in life to death.
It is my privilege, in my role as doula, to be in the presence of this sacred transition.
The vigil process can include: sitting together, talking and listening, sharing silence, reading, providing healing touch and creating rituals.
Support and Community Groups
Facilitation/ Host of *Death Cafes - At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. A death cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objective or theme. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. It is: not for profit, accessible, respectful and confidential and has no intention to lead people to any conclusion, product or course of action.
We are currently contending with unprecendented changes to our lifestyle. Now is a good time to talk about death and dying and we have limitations to how to meet face to face.
This means we can encourage virtual Death Cafes utilizing various technology tools.
*Storytelling - small group storytelling of death experiences.
*Facilitation of Grief and Bereavement Support Groups
* Compassionate Community Creative
Advocacy Support - It is important to have difficult conversations around the many decisions to be made surrounding a person's end of life. As your advocate I can:
help you navigate the medical system
advocate to ensure your needs are met
create opportunities to have supportive discussions about death
assist with post-death support - required paperwork
Sometimes we are required to be at the bedside of the dying and sometimes we are there to assist others in the bedside process. It is my honour to be present in a helpful, respectful manner. It is often better for the dying and the living if we do it together.
As your doula I can support all members of your family and/or care team.
Legacy Work Facilitation
A life limiting diagnosis often leads people to think about their legacy (what they will leave behind). Unfortunately, all too often, these “thoughts” stay thoughts and aren't actually put into motion.
"Legacy work" is the process of transforming these thoughts into action. It's the act of sitting down and taking time to purposefully create something for the people you care about.It is about making connections with those people and can also provide an opportunity for deeper reflection on everyone’s part.
Your legacy can be a piece of art, the written word or a recording. I can help you create this memento for your loved ones.
If you are currently a caregiver you understand how you have to shift roles to care for someone who is ill. The very role of caring can take a toll on your own well-being.
Caregiver respite can provide an opportunity for a break from responsibilities whether it be for a few minutes to several hours.
Celebration of Life, Funeral, Memorial Service Celebrant
A funeral celebrant is a qualified person who officiates services by planning and overseeing proceedings. Funeral celebrants conduct non-religious and spiritual funeral services.Many celebrants aim for the funeral service to be a “celebration of life” that honours the person's memory.
As your chosen celebrant I would work closely with you, your family/loved ones to ensure the ceremony truly reflects the personality of the individual being honoured.
"Death is not the opposite of life but a part of it"....