What is Soul Midwifery?

A Soul Midwife is a loving companion who can guide and support those going through the dying process. I aim to assist the dying to have a dignified and peaceful death, switching the focus from cure to loving care.

Read more about what to expect, and if you think I can help you, or a loved one, please contact me for a relaxed and informal conversation about what we might do.
Follow-Your-Soul
follow your soul, it knows the way.

How will it be?

If I am privileged enough to be able to sit at your bedside, at the end, I will endeavour to ease your passage by:

  • Recognising your needs and supporting you in your choices
  • Giving healing touch, using sound, colour and scented therapy
  • Keeping a loving vigil
  • Holding sacred and healing space
  • Work with both your spirit and your soul at all levels of your transition
  • Ensure that you feel loved and supported until your very last breath
  • Assist you in getting your affairs in order
  • Asking hard questions and sharing pertinent information
  • Offer all forms of support; physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual
  • Being the compassionate companion, the intimate stranger who can provide love, acceptance and non-judgement
  • Provide holistic care and advocacy as you create your end-of-life plans
  • Offer gentle touch, relaxation, and end-of-life vigiling
  • Bringing death back home

The 12 Principles of Soul Midwifery

  • To work as non-medical holistic companions who guide and support a dying person in order to facilitate a gentle and tranquil death.
  • To support and recognise the individual needs of the dying person and ensure they feel loved and supported.
  • To create and hold a sacred and healing space for the dying person (whether in a hospital, a hospice or at home).
  • To respect and honour a dying person’s religious/spiritual or atheist/agnostic beliefs and practices.
  • To work as non-denominational, multi-faith practitioners who honour the dying person’s beliefs about life, death or the afterlife.
  • To listen, provide gentle therapeutic techniques, and ensure compassionate care at all times.
  • To ‘serve’ our friend; not aim to ‘fix’ or ‘rescue’.
  • To give healing, using sound, touch, colour, scented oils or other gentle techniques to alleviate pain and anxiety.
  • To keep a loving vigil.
  • To work holistically with the spirit and soul of our friends at all levels and stages of transition.
  • To support families and their loved ones, giving loving care with a human touch.
  • To provide comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death he or she wants.

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Fees: £40 per hour