Janet O’Dell ~ End of Life Practioner ~ Infant and Pregnancy Loss Support
‘Please call!’ These words were received by an email from my mentor, friend and spiritual advisor, a mere 3 weeks before her death. In her final days on earth, Leigh Anne taught me my greatest spiritual lesson that holding space, supporting, and guiding a friend through death, is the ultimate gift we can offer to those we love.
It was from witnessing death intimately, and the culmination of my life experiences, that I realized I was on the journey of my life’s work, namely a ‘dynamic journey’. Fulfilling my call to be an End of Life Doula, it would therefore be an honour to walk with you and your loved ones’ through their dynamic death journey.
Providing companionship with the intention that no one has to be alone as they transition out of this world, I understand the importance of how it helps to hold space, make friends comfortable and to listen to their last wishes. I offer people facing the end of their lives and/or their loved ones, tools for their tool box that they may need so they can be reassured that they will die with grace, dignity and peace.
As a healer I offer emotional support to children with grief loss and mentoring for those who have experienced infant and pregnancy loss. As an educator I help with practical assistance, non-medical support, providing up-to-date information about end of life care services to the dying and their loved ones before, during and after death.
Bringing care, compassion, laughter and love to the death process, I believe that death is a sacred, beautiful part of our journey. Allow me the gift of sharing a gentle guiding hand and a loving heart during your dynamic journey.
Be Good to You!
“We are all walking eachother home”Ram Dass
Disclaimer ~ As a Death Doula, I refrain from offering medical or legal advice. All decisions are yours to make, and my role is to offer support to ensure your desires and preferences are adhered to. I work in tandem with your care team and hold you as a friend and/or your representatives, responsible for actions regarding end of life choices. Personal preferences aside, my support is emotional and spiritual in nature, and guidance offered is thus kept to us ❤
I respectfully acknowledge that the land we gather on is on the Unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.