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DEATH EDUCATION

“Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books each day…The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.”

~Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius

WHAT IS A DEATH DOULA?

A Death Doula (End-of-Life Doula/Death Midwife) is an agent of guidance, advocacy, education, and comfort for the dying person and their loved ones. Our services can begin at any stage of the end-of-life process, and and may continues through death and into funeral planning depending on the Doula's specialties.

DEATH DOULA TRAINING

The trajectory of our Memento Mori Death Doula Training explores dying and death in three primary modules: The Impact of Dying and Death (spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, familial, social, economic); Embodying the Death Doula Way (support role for individualized, non-medical care uniquely suited to the dying person and their family's needs from diagnosis to after death; and utilizing our signature Memento Mori Death Kit.

DEATH EDUCATION

You do not have to be actively dying to benefit from the expertise of a Death Doula. Our death education programming is designed for anyone seeking to learn more about death, and to embrace a fully empowered, proactive approach to the inevitable end-of-life experience. Sometimes a simple conversation and discussing the fear around death can invite new shifts in how we live our daily lives. For this reason, phone appointments are a wonderful way to discuss with a Doula what you are seeking. 

DEATH DOULA SERVICES

  • Providing support, education, and advocacy for the individual and family

  • Being available to the family as needed and when needed

  • Conversation and planning on end of life meaning, goals, intentions

  • Bedside care planning, After Death care planning, Funeral planning and education

  • Creating and/or collaborating with individual and families to make meaningful ceremonies or rituals 

  • Vigil during active dying

  • Grief and bereavement support

  • Respite, errands, light housework assistance, driving to appointments

  • Assistance with Life review or Legacy project

  • Assistive comfort measures such as light hand and foot massage, guided imagery, guided breathing techniques for relaxation

  • Collaboration with hospice team, on-call nurses and doctors and social workers for best coordinated care and communication

  • Referral resource and collaboration for additional services such as Threshold Choir, energy work, acupressure, massage and so on. 

  • Assistance in helping make this transition for the individual as comfortable as possible.

Please note: Death doulas are non-medical and holistic practitioners, and do not facilitate death, nor do we produce or assist individuals in having a "good death", nor do we try to help people realize they are dying. We do not place judgement or define what a good (or bad) death is. Our primary function is to be in support of, and be alongside with, individuals in their final transition and release from their physical body. 

DEATH DOULA SERVICE PROVIDER

With a knack for alchemizing her intuitive and mediumship abilities, healing arts expertise, and creativity, Adriena Dame, founder of HighVibe Healing Arts Academy & Clinic, offers a robust menu of end-of-life services not only for the dying and their loved ones, but also for healthy individuals seeking to embrace an empowered, proactive, approach to the inevitable end-of-life experience. She offers death doula trainings, home funeral and green burial consultations, advance care and vigil planning, legacy projects, eulogy/obituary writing class and beyond. 

DEATH DOULA TRAINING

DEATH DOULA FAQs

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MEMENTO MORI

“Remember you must die” 

The intention of this reminder is to inspire, motivate and clarify. To highlight the transitory nature of one’s physical life, and stimulate the question of whether or not one is making the best use of their fragile and precious life force. The one perennial, universal, inescapable truth that has existed since the beginning of time is the absolute certainty that everyone dies. 

DEATH DOULA SERVICES

  • Providing support, education, and advocacy for the individual and family

  • Being available to the family as needed and when needed

  • Conversation and planning on end of life meaning, goals, intentions

  • Bedside care planning, After Death care planning, Funeral planning and education

  • Creating and/or collaborating with individual and families to make meaningful ceremonies or rituals 

  • Vigil during active dying

  • Grief and bereavement support

  • Respite, errands, light housework assistance, driving to appointments

  • Assistance with Life review or Legacy project

  • Assistive comfort measures such as light hand and foot massage, guided imagery, guided breathing techniques for relaxation

  • Collaboration with hospice team, on-call nurses and doctors and social workers for best coordinated care and communication

  • Referral resource and collaboration for additional services such as Threshold Choir, energy work, acupressure, massage and so on. 

  • Assistance in helping make this transition for the individual as comfortable as possible.

Please note: Death doulas are non-medical and holistic practitioners, and do not facilitate death, nor do we produce or assist individuals in having a "good death", nor do we try to help people realize they are dying. We do not place judgement or define what a good (or bad) death is. Our primary function is to be in support of, and be alongside with, individuals in their final transition and release from their physical body. 

DEATH DOULA SERVICE PROVIDER

With a knack for alchemizing her intuitive and mediumship abilities, healing arts expertise, and creativity, Adriena Dame, founder of HighVibe Healing Arts Academy & Clinic, offers a robust menu of end-of-life services not only for the dying and their loved ones, but also for healthy individuals seeking to embrace an empowered, proactive, approach to the inevitable end-of-life experience. She offers death doula trainings, home funeral and green burial consultations, advance care and vigil planning, legacy projects, eulogy/obituary writing class and beyond.