OUR SERVICES

end-of-life doulas

spiritual guidance

“there is a voice that doesn’t use words. listen.”

                               rumi                                                                  

 

what an end-of-life doula can offer…

The first thing to acknowledge is that we all will die – it’s not if we will die but when. It will be a universal experience for all of us. Recognizing that death is a natural part of the human experience can help us when it becomes a reality in our own life or in the life of someone we love. To have someone who is trained to walk with you on this journey can be a great comfort and can make the transition from life to death a sacred time.

An end-of-life doula or midwife can help with many aspects of the dying process. Our main objective is to provide a supportive, compassionate, intentional, non-judgmental, and nurturing environment physically, emotionally, and spiritually for the one who is dying and for their family. It is support for the mind, body, and soul.

What these offerings may look like –

holistic support – emotional, physical, and spiritual

  • What feelings, thoughts, anger, anxieties, or concerns do you have? We take the time to explore and process these feelings. This can be a time of deep, emotional healing.
  • What unfinished business do you have? Are there relationships you want to attend to?  Forgiveness you wish to seek or offer? Confessions you wish to make?
  • What might you wish to do with the time you have left? What might be some ways to bring comfort to your body? What might you expect to happen as the time draws near?
  • What do you think happens after you die? What have you been taught?  What do you believe?  What does it look like to integrate what you truly believe with where you find yourself at this moment? What does it look like to draw on your faith or spirituality as you enter into this final part of your journey on earth?
  • We can offer guided meditations to help with the anxiety.

support for loved ones

  • We know that this experience is very challenging for those who love the dying person. We can help walk them through this experience.

legacy work

  • What do you want to leave as a legacy? What does it look like to create something that reflects the meaning of your life?  This could be written, painted, photographed, quilted, etc.

creating a peaceful environment

  • What do you wish to be surrounded with as you enter into the last days? We will help you create an environment that is peaceful, serene and calm, and uniquely suited to what you want.

incorporating nature

  • In what ways would you desire nature to be a part of your experience? What might that look like?

companioning

  • We spend time with you – talking, reading, or just being present.

creating ritual

  • We help you create meaningful and intentional rituals that can be done prior to, while you are in your last hours and even after your death. If a ritual is desired, they are unique to each individual.

education on the dying process

  • What are the signs one sees in the process of dying? Because we are so disconnected from the natural process of dying, we are unfamiliar with and frightened by what the body goes through as it begins to shut down.

respite

  • We can provide respite for family members sitting with patients while they have some time to refresh and renew.

sitting vigil

  • Vigil is the act of sitting with you during the last hours. It includes maintaining the environment you desire, sitting by your bedside, offering non-medical comforts, helping your loved ones understand the dying process and being present to you, physically, emotionally and spiritually as you transition.

bereavement support

  • We can offer support to your loved ones, both as you move through the process of dying (anticipatory grief) and after you have passed.

 

We work with you to choose the elements that feel as if they would help you create the experience you want/need.

how do we differ from hospice?

This is a common question. We often work with patients who have Hospice services. We believe that Hospice and end-of-life doula are complimentary. Hospice provides medical (end-of-life doulas do not provide medical care), social and spiritual support. Their services are regulated by Medicare which limits the time they can spend with each patient.  End-of-life doulas are not bound by these limits giving them the discretion to spend as much time with the patient as is needed.

 

 

 

  Spiritual Guidance

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sacred alchemy

with roxanne & deb

Our work together can be described as a balanced complementary contrast – yin and yang. Together we’ll listen deeply to the Spirit on your behalf, share what arises, and process that with you. Together we hope that in your session with us you see a larger picture and are moved to whatever action Spirit is inviting.

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soul essence

with deb

These sessions are about calling forth the essence of who you are and becoming aware of what prevents you from living into that (i.e. fear, resistance, old messages, etc.).  You begin to live more clearly from the perspective that you are held in and with Love.

Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that really isn’t you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.

Paulo Coelho

sacred alchemy

with deb + roxanne

About

In the work that we do together, we both bring our unique giftings and expressions of them. While individually what we offer is of value, in our working together a window opens into a much larger landscape where you are offered a view that can be eye and heart-opening, healing, and inspirational. In our session with you, we listen deeply to the Spirit on your behalf, share that with you, and then process with you what arises from our time together. Together we hope that in your session with us you see a larger picture and are moved to whatever action you are invited in to. 

Is this for you?

If you are looking for clarity, purpose, and a sense of direction, this session is for you. Through our work together you have the opportunity to become aware of things that have been under the surface.  This session brings the best of what we each offer together in one place. The benefit of both perspectives – Earth and Sky.

 What does the process look like?

You may either bring a question or topic to the session or come open, waiting to see what is brought forward. We begin with silence to settle in and see what arises giving us the space and time to listen on your behalf. At the conclusion of that time, we will share with you what we heard or sensed. You will then move into a time of processing with us to notice what resonates with you and why. Clients leave the time with increased awareness and clarity.

 

Wondering if sacred alchemy is for you or want to book a session?

Email us if you would like to book a discovery call to see if this is the best next step for you!

info@earth-sky.com

soul essence

with deb

 

About

These sessions are about calling forth the essence of who you are and becoming aware of what prevents you from living into that (i.e. fear, resistance, old messages, etc.).  You begin to live more clearly from the perspective that you are held in and with Love.

The sessions provide clarity, purpose, and a sense of direction. It helps you to become aware of what you might not see on the surface.

Possible issues to address may include spiritual deconstruction, feminine spirituality, religious rigidity, spiritual abuse, as well as living into your full essence and well-being.

Who can this help?

If you desire to flourish but feel like something is holding you back, this is the path we can take to help identify and shift what is keeping you from who you are and want to be.

Critical Journey Sessions

I also provide specialized one-on-one sessions with those who are moving through deconstruction using The Critical Journey, by Janet Hagberg and Robert Guelich, as the text.  These sessions dive onto your own spiritual journey in each of the stages and help you recognize where you’ve been, where you are and where you may be going. Having a spiritual guide who is familiar with this process can be so helpful.

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How often do we meet and for how long?

This depends on what you would like. I have some clients I meet with every two weeks, most once a month and others contact me as they feel the need.  The sessions last one hour.

How long will this take?

It depends on what you bring and how ready you are for the work.

Is this counseling?

No. It has some elements of counseling but it is not counseling.

Is this spiritual direction?

No. Although I ask questions that a spiritual director might ask, I am more direct in my interaction with you.

What does a session look like?

You may bring whatever you like to the session.  We’ll explore your thoughts, feelings, and desire and notice what rises to the surface. There may be times of silence as we listen together.

Wondering if soul essence is for you?

Email us if you would like to book a discovery call to see if this is the best next step for you!

info@earth-sky.com

let's connect

Schedule A Discovery Call

We value connection and it's important to us to work with those who feel in alignment with what we offer. Schedule a free call to see if this is the next step of your journey.

info@earth-sky.com

Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying


"I felt gently cared for and deliciously at rest"

I felt gently cared for and deliciously at rest as Deb and Roxanne listened to Love on my behalf. Their no-hype, humble offering of what they saw, sensed and heard strengthened my curiosity and courage to enter more deeply into living loved. What a gift to sit with listeners committed to Love and the flourishing of others and to receive attention and guidance. I'm especially grateful that they sent a summary after our time together because my focus word for the year emerged as I continued to sit with all that was received.

"I felt validated"

First, let me say the session was beautiful. I honestly wasn't quite sure what to expect but I loved it. I guess the words that come to mind for me are "validated" and "community". All these years, I knew that I was different. I felt much more deeply than those around me. I always know exactly how every single person in a room is feeling. I also have known/felt when something is going to happen. These are just gut feelings. Anywho... I have spent a lot of energy hiding these gifts. After meeting with you both, I realized that what I have, are definitely gifts and it is okay to be who I am. They are not evil and there is nothing wrong with me. I now know, that there is real-life community that I can be a part of that that I don't have to hide anything and won't be judged.

"Stuck places became unstuck"

The deep listening session was a significant place of definition in my spiritual journey. The atmosphere was comfortable, inviting, supportive, yet very spacious.  I’d expected the process to be effortful on my part, but it felt more like a release, an opening of the flood gates.  That was somewhat surprising. As I was reflecting on the experience and hadn’t noticed that you termed it “deep listening”, deep was the descriptor that arose for both my telling and your listening. Your presence evoked telling from a new place.  It was as if your presence lifted my story.  I felt more power for clarity and articulation as the floodgates opened.   Stuck places became unstuck and there was an energetic flow that I don’t experience on my own. What you shared opened a different dimension by which to view my unfolding journey.  The images were fresh and wonderful guides toward new perspectives/possibilities/potential. Some of it was present awareness and some was hopeful into the future…as the journey is often dark.

"Restorative"

There are still things that were said in my session that pop up in my head. Almost like whispers of encouragement.

I think one of the big things for me is that the time with the two of you felt intentional and generous. Sitting in silence together, not needing to bring anything other than openness, and then having the two of you listen on my behalf - it was restorative.