Poignant Passing is open and accepting clients.
My services can often pay for themselves as I help the client navigate funeral and other pre- and posthumous end-of-life services. I am open to any questions you might have about services or death and dying, in general. I work on a sliding scale to make my services available to as many people as possible.
My initial planning meeting with a client will be to assess their needs and desire so that together we can develop and end-of-life plan to accomplish their goals. This meeting can happen wherever is most convenient for the client, usually in a their space or other chosen location.
End-of-Life Doula Services for the Dying and their Chosen Family
These are general in-home or facility visits for the client and their loved ones. As an end-of-life doula I provide practical, personal, spiritual, and emotional support to people who are dying. I provide non-medical support and will help you work closely with the medical hospice in your area. We will determine how often and how long these visits will occur when we create our end-of-life plan together.
These visits can take on many forms and can include, but are not limited to, the following:
Helping Individuals Face Their Own Mortality
Home funerals are an intimate and personal path that can be tremendously rewarding for families who opt for one. Home funerals are customized to suit the individual's personal style, moving at a pace that maximizes comfort for all involved. This package will include the development of a unique funeral plan and the gathering of resources, including my presence, to execute those planned custom funeral events, honoring the deceased. I will educate loved ones, as needed, to ensure a peaceful ceremony.
Pre-mortem (pre-death) funeral ceremonies are becoming more common as people want to be present to celebrate their lives with their loved ones while they are still alive. This package will include the development of the plan for the celebration with the client and their loved ones. It will also include my personal support and supervision of the pre-mortem funeral events.
This ceremony, intended for individuals not in the end-of-life space, is a 2-to-3 hour long observance that focuses a person's attention on their own mortality. While reflecting on their memorial, participants are asked to write their last words and are lead through a death visualization. It is a profound journey which provides an uncommon perspective that can be life-changing.