Life Stories, Legacies, and Death Doula Services
Requiem Reiki Services
I offer support both to those at the end of their lives and to their families. Whether you need end-of-life companionship, help with legacy projects, or assistance with vigils, I'm here to help and assure you that you are not alone on this difficult path. As part of a larger network, I'm happy to direct you to others in the field, such as death educators, grief counsellors, or registered nurses whose specialty is in-home palliative care. For those who are caring for a dying loved one, I can offer reassurance, guidance, and lend an ear during a painful time, because even a strong support person can use support themselves.
Requiem Reiki Services
Outside the scope of practice of a death doula, I offer Reiki energy treatments. I am a certified master/teacher and practitioner of the Usui System of Natural Healing. This treatment can be offered anywhere, with little to no touch, and can promote a deep feeling of relaxation, balance, and well-being. I offer these services not only to those with life-limiting illnesses, but to anyone seeking peace and well-being, sometimes in the comfort of their own home. Appointments are also available where I work concurrently with counsellor Lisa Highfield, of Healing Hearts, in sessions where clients would like to delve deeper psychologically--a great way to move beyond trauma, self-limiting belief systems, and ways of being that no longer work for you.
I hold a certificate from the End-of-Life Doula program at Douglas College in BC and am a registered member of the End of Life Doula Association of Canada and member of the Death Doula Ontario Network. I am also a member of EOLDAC's advisory committee for community and stakeholder engagement, helping to promote the important work of Canadian death doulas. In addition to my own experiences with death, I've studied Thanatology (the study of death) for many years, have taken certificate courses in grief and bereavement counselling, and hold a degree in Anthropology from Western University where I gained a great appreciation for the death practices and rituals of various cultures and religions. For a decade I ran an animal rescue/farm therapy program where death and loss were daily occurrences, and although tragic, I was always moved by the healing and love that emerged, and I learned the importance of a sacred send-off. In 2018 I gained a post graduate certificate in creative writing from the Humber School for Writers in Toronto and am a published writer who loves weaving together happy memories, triumphs, pain, and challenges into a story that celebrates the hero at the centre. I believe everyone is the hero of their own story and I love interviewing people and helping them recognize that truth. I have written memoirs with many people, including a a renowned music producer and an American master art forger. I am also a certified Reiki Master practitioner.