Why did you decide to become a Doula?
I chose to become an end of life Doula because I’ve had the privilege of supporting several people (family, friends, clients) with their transition, and I’ve always had the belief that death is a natural part of life.
How long have you been a doula?
If I answer this outside of the official training context, it began with my mother’s illness (cancer) when I was 11 years old. Officially, since I did the course with Helen Callanan, in May 2019.
What do you find to be the most rewarding part of your role?
To be able to assist someone in their most personal and possibly powerful stage of their life. To offer comfort and support in whatever way I can (in agreement with them)….to journey with someone is always a privilege.
In 25 words or less, I would describe myself as……..
Caring & sensitive, compassionate, respectful, objective, loyal, trustworthy, response-able, and I do have a great sense of humour when appropriate.
I choose to study with the ADC and/or Preparing the Way specifically because…
I realised when I spoke with Helen that we already had a connection dating back to our Reiki days – we had the same Reiki teachers, and I saw it as a sign that I was meant to align myself with Preparing the Way and ADC.