End of Life Doula
providing practical & emotional support to those courageously saying goodbye to health, life or a loved one
Are you wondering what a "Doula" is and curious about what kind of services they provide? The word "Doula" is derived from the Greek and has come to mean "a person that serves." Today, it's associated with being supported through the non-medical practical and emotional aspects of the birthing or dying process. However, there are many other life events that a Doula will support someone like you and your family through.
At Courageous Goodbyes® an End of Life Doula is required to be a "Registered Member" of the End of Life Doula Association of Canada who has successfully completed the Douglas College, Faculty of Health Sciences accredited course. We specialize in supporting individuals with a serious illness or terminal diagnosis. In addition, we support those contemplating or choosing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). We meet individuals and families where they are on the journey of life, death and grief.
I'm frequently asked what makes "The Doula Approach" different. In my opinion, it's the authentic relationship that naturally develops from the individualized and family centric services, which are organic and unobtrusive. Families are reassured and comforted by the dedicated presence of a Doula, especially when the medical team must shift their focus to others in their care.
Nelson Mandela said, "Courage is not the absence of fear, it's inspiring others to move beyond it." Feel free to reach out directly to me to see how Courageous Goodbyes® can be of support to you and your family.
Beverley Shiels, REOLD - NEDA Proficient
CEO and Founder of Courageous Goodbyes®
Located in St. Albert, AB Canada