What is a
They are holistic in approach, non-religious and inclusive. They are non-medical, but work alongside the wider care team, using non-invasive, complementary techniques.
My main aim as a Soul Midwife is to:
- Support the spirit and soul of the patient (my friend) at all levels and stage of transition
- Keep a loving vigil
- Create and hold a sacred and healing space for the dying person
- Use a range of gentle therapies to soothe and reassure, involving the use of the senses – sound, touch, colour and smell
- Be an advocate for my friend and support families and loved ones up to, during and after death
Ann Boynton “Making Peace with Death and Dying”
How I work as a Soul Midwife
During this time and if appropriate, we might spend time making an end of life care plan, finding ways to honour precious memories, working through old losses/griefs/ways of resolution, using therapies if requested, such a ‘soothing touch’, reiki, visualization techniques, meditation and prayer, ‘creating a peaceful place’, at my friend’s pace – (not mine).
I will ensure that I am available during the last three days or so – and as much as I am wanted. I am happy to vigil at the bedside if required and will be available for after-care, whatever that may be.
Safety and accountability are very important to me:
“Pastoral and spiritual companionship is at the heart of my role as an end of life guide.”
Life Encounter, Oxfordshire
Spiritual companionship for your unique journey.
For an initial free consultation or more information contact Julia using the form below.
Life Encounter is a spiritual care provider living in the Oxford area