Following a recent difficult situation where a friend of the deceased questioned my ethics; suggesting in heavy undertones that I had exploited a dying man by receiving payment from him; leading me initially to a private crisis of conviction but then a rallying rising push back "No, it is not unethical to offer a service … Continue reading Ethics and Charging (An ongoing discussion)
Mae Elin yn homeopath sy'n byw ac yn gweithio yn Nyffryn Conwy. Yn ei gwaith, mae hi'n cefnogi pobl drwy lawenydd, galar, geni mewn a geni allan, ac yn edrych ymlaen at rannu eich cwmni chi ac Alexandra yn ein paratoadau Doula Diwedd Oes. Elin is a homeopath living and working near Llanrwst. She supports … Continue reading Cyfarfodwch Elin Alaw! Introducing Elin; co-facilitator for the North Wales Training
I've been travelling around Colombia and Europe learning about different cultures and self-sustaining communities over the last 15 months. Permacultural and spiritual intentional communities have inspired me the most, and now i'm looking to combine what I've learned about food and farming on the land, with my Dance & Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) work. Don't … Continue reading Introducing Samina Ali
How am I really? Checking in deeply; observing for yourself your self. I invite you to do this now... and often. How is your body? How is your heart? How is your mind? Are you scattered? Are you fully present? Just breathe. Just breathe. Becoming present with the breath calls the scattered parts of us … Continue reading Trust in the Chaos, Trust in the Change
Wild Doula Partnership T/A Red Tent Doula Preparation Data Protection Policy Statement: GDPR Compliance Wild Doula Partnership only gathers personal data for the purposes of communications on matters relating to our business from people who sign up to do our training; or express interest in our training. We keep a simple list of data in … Continue reading GDPR Compliance Statement
My beloved soul sister and co-facilitator Awen is taking a step back from delivering training; a self-loving sabbatical, if you will, to honour her family and care responsibilities (although we do hope to see her online and in Zoom calls; still holding the admin reins). With the London weekend upcoming I am absolutely over the … Continue reading Introducing Joan Browne
For Jo's magnolias the summer has come too soon. The sun we celebrate so much has trespassed upon the final weeks of their gestation; they have been induced into a false spring before their time to bloom. We love the sunshine don't we? The light, the warmth, the fun, the joy, the uplifting and expanding … Continue reading Sacred Solitude Should Summer Come Too Soon
We are so often asked what working as an End of Life doula might look like; and our first response is always to say that this depends entirely on an individual doula; their circumstances of birth and belonging, their community, their existing work, the level of their engagement with End of Life work. This is … Continue reading What does an End of Life Doula do?
There comes a time for most of us when the myth of the "good parent" dies. The "good mother" dies and the "good father" dies. It is simply not possible for any human being to be as trustworthy and infallible as a child expects them to be. The Gate of Grief "what I expected and … Continue reading Thresheld; what is the thresh of us?
It was a joy this morning to share the weekly call with one of our RTEOL community; it was just the two of us; Snowdonia meets Isle of Arran. One of the things that we were able to share was the experience of being in a rural setting; where everyone knows everyone; and the … Continue reading Feathering the Nest: The role of Place and Space in a Good Death