My journey to becoming an End of Life Doula

Thank you for visiting my website.  I am Bev Davies and I am currently training to be an End of Life Doula with Living Well Dying Well.  I have completed parts 1 and 2 of training and I am now insured to practice as I prepare for part three.

I have set up this website to document my journey and share interesting things I discover on the way.  I hope it may inspire other people to look at this challenging yet rewarding way of helping other people at the most intimate of times.  Death is something that we will all have to face, whether it is the death of a pet, a relative, or eventually our own death.  It is possible to prepare for death and by talking about it and not being afraid, we can live our lives fully and to the best of our ability.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to know any more about End of Life Doula Training, please contact Living Well Dying Well by following this link.

Mahatma Dhandi on dying

What is an End of Life Doula?

Doulas have been around for centuries and many people have heard of birth doulas.  An End of Life Doula is someone who supports a person who is dying and those around them. They consider the person’s physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs at all times.  An End of Life Doula is not a replacement for medical professionals and is not there to give medical advice.   They can help to navigate the complex systems and often confusing events and processes that surround the modern dying experience.

End of Life Doulas are not required to hold particular religious or spiritual beliefs themselves.  Instead they are trained to support people who hold such beliefs as well as those who hold none and see death as final.  An End of Life Doula may be in contact with someone for a prolonged period of time or perhaps just in the final days of life.

You can find out more on the End Of Life Doula UK website by following this link