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Flower Composition

Death Doula Services

I am always available to have a chat to discuss where I can be of service to you. Contact me so we can set up a time.

My story

 I have been surrounded by death since I was a little girl, it never really scared me, I just viewed it as a part of life - we are born, we live and we die. 

Hi Im Michell and I'm a death doula, most people about now say "a what"!!!! What's that?

It's not all I do but right now it seems to be in focus and needed

Towards the end of 2008 a good friend Geraldine, asked me to be part of a team of 3 people who helped care for her in the last months of her life, I didn't realise it at the time but this was my first role as a death doula.

Around the same time, my sister was fighting her own battle with cancer and as one experience ended another began. I went straight on to help care for her until she passed.

 

My role as a carer continued on for the next 10 years as I cared first for my Dad and then my Mum as they completed the last years of their lives.

 

Over the last few years, I have been called to service many times most recently when a young man whom I have known since he was a teenager died from brain cancer.  

During the years I have tussled with the idea of becoming a death doula in a professional capacity but never felt quite ready. I have now accepted the mantle and recently completed a course to expand my skills and I feel ready to be of service to whoever is drawn to me at the right time.

I see death as a natural conclusion to life and have a passion to assist others to embrace death in a loving and intuitive way that reflects and honour’s the dying person. I will guide you, be with you and hold your hand every step of the way. I love to use ceremony and ritual to transition us through this process with an unwavering experienced hand. 

I am now also teaching the LIfe Options Death Doula course face-to-face in Cairns, Nth QLD

I  have over 30 years of experience in group facilitation and counselling.   I have been a teacher of  "Basic Counselling and Communication Skills",  Facilitator of various Women’s, Parenting, and Self-Awareness groups and courses 

I attained my Diploma in Holistic Pulsing in 2004 ​ and went on to graduate as a Teacher with the “Australian School of Holistic Pulsing” in 2005, I now operate under the name "The Power of Gentle Healing" and offer workshops and online training at all levels to Practitioner and Teacher Levels.  


I am a Mum to 4 daughters and Nana to 5 Grandkids and after previously residing in Bali for 4 years,(I returned when Covid came) I based myself n Lismore, Northern NSW, until the great floods of Feb 2022, where I lost most of my possessions and a place to live.

After moving between my daughter's houses for a few months I have ended up in Cairns, where I am regularly housesitting and trying to recreate my life once again.  

Services

I offer many different services according to your needs and I am flexible to where you are in the process.

My offerings include using ancient and time-proven methods of an open and compassionate heart. I offer before-death care and respite and after-death natural body care, including washing the body, shrouding, sitting vigil ceremony, and assisting the family with any help with filling out Advanced Care Directives etc they may need. My healing modalities include Holistic Pulsing, Holistic Counselling, Sound Therapy and Ritual. 

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FIRST MEETING

LET'S HAVE A CUPPA

This will help us determine if we are a good fit for each other.

I can come to you unless you have another request for a meeting place.
I meet the person who is nearing the end of life, and the carers, family or anybody who is involved in this process
I assess if I can fill your needs and wants
You decide if you like me
We move into a space of collaboration and teamwork​  

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THE NEXT STEP

LET'S GET ACQUAINTED

I will come to your house, we can discuss all the different package options available and see which one will meet your needs.

I will have a dedicated hour with the person who is being cared for where they can discuss with me their wishes and we can make a plan of how we move forward from here.

 $90 

Everything will depend on where you are at on your journey

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PACKAGE DEALS
 

ALL PACKAGES AND PRICES ARE ADAPTABLE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

  • PACKAGE 1 - 10 hours  - $600  this includes being on call via phone to support you in any way

  • PACKAGE 2 - 20 hours  - $1050  also with on-call

ANY OF THESE SERVICES CAN BE INCLUDED IN PACKAGE OR ON AN HOURLY RATE -  $65 to $85 per hr

(depending on travel etc)

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