Durango End-of-Life Doula
Providing Vision Planning, Comfort Care and Support Services at End-of-Life
Restoring Death to its Sacred Place in the Mystery, Beauty, and Celebration of Life.
Christine has been developing and leading personalized individual and small group well-being and spiritual retreats for over 12 years in Colorado.
It is truly her highest souls calling and honor to support individuals at their end of life transition through compassionate care and holding sacred space. Her array of healing approaches, spiritual resources and nutritional expertise allow her to create the sacred passage of her clients body, mind and soul. Christine believes that everyone including family members deserve to be supported through the Conscious Dying Principles.
Her divine awakening to this lifework emerged years ago as she attended a dear friend's bedside during her final months and at the time of passing.
Her wisdom based caring practices and innate healing gifts created space for her friend to embody a quality transition filled with joyful spiritual awakening, tranquility, light and love. Her deep wishes are to contribute to the evolution of human consciousness on an individual basis.
Christine is a Reiki practitioner who volunteers with Lifespark Cancer Resources and participates as and Energy Ambassador for events. She is a trained Hospice Volunteer
What is an End of Life Doula?
End of Life Doulas are front line caregivers providing comforting care to clients and their loved ones during illness and the dying process. Their compassionate presence increases quality life moments for all involved. Trained in holistic care modalities that bring comfort and peace to the dying, End of Life Doulas fill the “care-gap" by extending support to loved ones, family members and medical teams.
Sacred Passage End of Life Doulas will help to identify life and care priorities by using “ Best Three Months" exercises, life coaching and vision planning guided by the wishes and choices of you and your loved ones.
How did they help?
The presence of a Sacred Passage End of Life Doula can assist families and loved ones to focus on what is most important to you, working with grief, forgiveness, creating ceremony or ritual, and bringing healing practices to the sacred process of dying.
Honoring Diverse Beliefs & Practices
Sacred Passage End of Life Doulas assist to identify, honor and carry out the beliefs, cultural practices and values that bring comfort and peace.
Sacred Passage End of Life Doulas help create a beautiful Life through Death Experience for you in any care setting, helping to define the care you want and need and filling the gap between medical and or hospice care to provide your emotional, spiritual and non-medical physical care needs Before, During and After Death.
Best Three Months of Life Care Planning (Specialty Service - SEE Below)
Before, During, & After Life Care
Onsite In-home, Hospital, Nursing Home Visits
Therapeutic Massage and Comfort Touch
Reiki Energy Therapy
Guided Relaxation & Meditation/Breathwork Practices
Creating and Holding Beautiful Space
Sacred Vigil and Ritual.
Best Three Months Vision Plan (Specialty)
This highly recommended plan is developed with the client at any time prior to the last 3 months in order to create a “Vision map” for the best of life care. It covers in detail the following 5 domains or areas of one’s life that must be addressed for the best possible transition. Starting with creating your vision for each domain we then look at your current situation and plan the steps to be taken to reach those goals.
Physical Body - Increase comfort, healing environment & safety. How would you like to be cared for during end of life? What physical environment would you like to create? Comfort Care? Gentle Touch, Sitting Vigil for final hours, Aromatherapy, Peaceful Music, Meditation, Privacy, Family, Pain Management options. Planning for your physical care will add to your personal comfort and that of your care givers.
Emotional - Support & Healing for Relational Completion. What Relationships need healing? Through heartfelt listening, forgiveness practices and simple Ritual together we can resolve your past emotional strife freeing oneself to be fully present and whole.
Mind - Remembering Goodness, Life Review for Meaning, Purpose and Legacy. This is a unique process for everyone. We support you in finding meaning to your life and communicating as desired. The approach of death will often trigger a life review. We are here to witness and assist.
Spiritual - Validate beliefs, Connection, Surrender, Facing the Unknown. How can we support you as you face death? We honor all religious & spiritual beliefs and cultural traditions. As advocates, you may rest assured that your spiritual needs are formulated and communicated.
Practical - After Death Care & Planning. How prepared are you? There are many aspects to the practical planning at end of life beyond the legalities that we will guide your through. For example: Wills & Documents, Advanced Medical Directives, Funeral Planning Resources & Ceremony*, Care of Family (Grief Support) and after-death care of Body.
Once the Best 3 Months Vision Plan is completed and shared with family and care givers there comes a certain peace of mind for all concerned. This allows space for the intimacy of precious moments and memories.