Death Doula's, "just like birth doulas, use their emotional support to bring life into this world", but death doulas assist in the dying.
"The work of a death doula is something one feels called to, she says, deep in one’s soul, and many death doulas have been assisting people who are grieving or terminally ill long before they even recognised the gifts they have to offer.Usually, you will find death doulas began their journey as grief counsellors, members of a church or temple, social workers, healers or life coaches".
Varsha Sukhu, Death Doula, "believes that death doulas can provide a sense of comfort, kindness and peace that often go beyond counseling and coaching, they have witnessed death, heard many grief stories and have tons of compassion for those on their deathbeds, those coming to terms with a terminal illness and bereaved family members".
Do not wait until you, or a loved one, is nearing end of life to reach out to a Death Doula. We have so much to offer, regardless of where you are in your life journey.