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Empowered Dying is with the intention that death and dying are reflective of the life lived.  At Journey Home, it is our intention that deaths become celebrations of the person dying and the honouring of the warrior who journeyed through this life. 

We offer services to educate, inform and support our community in knowing all of our options at end-of-life and to have a plan which will lessen the confusion, exhaustion and guessing over 'what to do now?'

Compassionate Doula Services

Journey Home understands that there are unique needs when end of life is approaching. Our volunteer team of Compassionate Doulas shows up with a deep connection to each Dying Warrior, their family and loved ones.

 

We listen to your concerns, frustrations, and fears about this transition. We support you in navigating the medical system, guide you through the logistics of planning, and ensure that all additional needs are organized. 

Dying is the last thing one will do; it is the ultimate surrender as one relinquishes a sense of control and softens to the moment and knows we have the opportunity to go through this with warmth, love and comfort.  

Death is a life event which should be held in the hands of love.

Compassionate Doula services are offered in homes, hospices, hospitals and long-term care facilities.

 

 

Reflection with Dying Warrior (1 hour)
This is an opportunity to contemplate life and death and share fears and worries about death and dying. Our doulas are trained and educated to guide the warrior in finding acceptance, peace, and love at the end of life. The months and weeks before death offer an opportunity to look back and understand what our life has been about. It can be a time of gaining wisdom about the meaning of life or spirituality and discovering and understanding our strengths; these sessions may include reiki, guided meditation, sound healing, and aromatherapy.
These sessions are often used once a palliative or terminal diagnosis is given.
Compassionate Listening (1 hour)
We all have a story, and often, at end of life, we want to share ours; this session is for the Dying Warrior to speak openly of life experiences, in the celebrations, the wisdom and the grief that often arises at the end of life. 
Our doulas can listen or write letters to loved ones, create a small legacy project, and
be there when loved ones can't.
Compassionate Listening refers to the ability to listen to another's grief or pain to reduce his or her sorrow. By listening and understanding a person's suffering in an accepting and nonjudgmental way, we can ultimately help this person begin to heal through self-reflection
Peace of Mind Planning Session (1 hour)
Peace of Mind is for each of us, leaving a plan and a roadmap for our family and friends to follow. In arranging our information and assets and planning our advanced death care, we allow ourselves peace of mind once we begin to die. We also allow our loved ones to grieve fully without feeling overwhelmed or worried that something has been forgotten because anything they need to know is all here in the Peach of Mind Planner.
We guide you through the Peace of Mind Planner in the logistical planning to allow the final months, days, and moments to be filled with love.
Includes Peace of Mind Planner
Creating a Beautiful Space (1 hour)
In the final months, days, and hours, our Dying Warriors should be comfortable while experiencing the 'Symphony of the Sensations.' As loved ones, we can create a beautiful space of smells, sounds, touch, and sights. Imagine a room filled with lavender/rose scents, classical music, soft pyjamas and pictures of loved ones while looking out at the sun setting. 
We offer suggestions and support family and loved ones in creating a space that reflects the warrior and honour they need at the end of life.  

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 Special Doula Offerings 


Journey Home believes everyone should have an opportunity to have a beautiful death. 
MAiD Support
Review of MAiD process
Discussion and offering support to the Dying Warrior, family and loved ones around MAiD
Assistance filling and filing forms and paperwork
Creating a Death Ceremony Plan

 
Death Ceremony/Vigil 
Knowing options to create a Death Ceremony to reflect the Dying Warrior 
Assistance in the creation of ceremony space
Guiding the Death Ceremony
Facilitating to ensure the Dying Warrior's body is cared for in the next phase
Living Funeral - Traditional Funeral - Celebration of Life 
Planning the Party
Support in making arrangements 
Creating the space for family, friends and loved ones
Ensuring a seamless event to honour the Dying Warrior

 

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