What is a Doula?
The word Doula simply means "servant" or "to serve" in Greek. Women have been commonly known in Birth Doula roles and in many cultures, Death Doula has also been a practice to engage near the end of death. In Australia and many other Western societies, a Death Doula or End of Life Doula is a fairly new concept. Let me explain further......
End of Life Doula Work
As an End of Life Doula, I will hold your space - physically, mentally, spiritually & emotionally . My focus is supporting you through your feelings. There is no judgement. Counselling, End of Life Vigils, Carers respite, planning & executing wishes. I will sit, hold your hand, talk, read to you, sing and dance. I will even take you out for your final wishes (even if it is a coffee & cake). Carers respite is also available as they take a break. I am here for you as an End of Life Doula.
End of Life Counsellor
Not matter how many friends, family and loved ones one is surrounded with, facing death can be very lonely. It’s a subject many are uncomfortable with and avoid. I am here to listen & talk openly about death and dying. What happens to the body as it's dying or after death, Dying wishes, upon death plans, discussing feelings, fears and thoughts are just some of the open discussions to be had.
End of Life Consulting
Consulting in Advanced Directive, End of Life Wishes, Sustainable Funerals & Home Funerals. Why wait till you’re dying or have others control your death? We can help manage your end of life arrangements even if you are fit & healthy. We will provide counselling through this process followed by packing it away during your long life ahead.
End of Life Carer's Respite
It’s not easy being a carer for an end of life loved one. Sitting vigil 24/7 is also unreasonable. We are here for you to talk to as well as giving you some relief for a quick shower or family dinner or outing. We want to ensure you are mentally prepared for an ending you can witness & feel as beautiful.
Culture | Diversity | Pride
At Soulful Heart there is no racism or discrimination. There is no judgement. All beliefs, cultures, LGBTQIA+ community, straight, lovers & all living & dying souls are welcome to contact us. No one should die alone. End of Life wishes, Dying with dignity is your right. Discreet & Confidentiality is our promise.
Death of an Infant
Miscarriage, Abortion Premature & Stillborn. The grief is like no other. As a Holistic Counsellor, I can’t take away your grief but as an End of Life Doula I am here to listen, plan a memorial or for some, help take baby home for a last cuddle, a private home funeral & as the world keeps going, we plan how you continue in it.
End of Life Event Management
Whichever way you want to go, it's your choice. There is so much we can do for you & your loved one’s honor. This is about creating a gathering of family & friends to celebrate a life lived and to mourn a life lost. There’s no right or wrong in how this is done. It’s your gig. Living Wakes, Post Service Wakes, Memorials, Washing of the Body, Home Funerals, Ashes & Body last wishes.