Tanya has studied and gained her certificate as a Soul Midwife at the Soul Midwife Training Centre in Dorset http://www.soulmidwives.co.uk/ at the end of 2016.
Soul Midwives are holistic and spiritual companions to anyone at the end of life.
They draw on traditional skills, now largely forgotten, applying them to our modern world to lovingly ease the passage of the dying, and to ensure that their death is a dignified and peaceful experience. Their services are used within people’s own homes, in hospices and care homes.
‘A good death is an extraordinary, moving and sacred experience. It can also have a healing quality, not only for the person who is involved but their families, friends and the wider community.’ (Felicity Warner, Gentle Dying)
What are Soul Midwives?
Soul Midwives are non-medical, holistic companions who guide and support the dying in order to facilitate a gentle and tranquil death.
- listen, provide gentle therapeutic techniques and ensure compassionate care at all times
- work holistically with both the spirit and the soul of the dying person
- keep a loving vigil
- create and hold a sacred and healing space for the dying person
- recognise and support the individual needs of the departing soul to enable a tranquil death
- use sound, touch, colour and smell and other gentle techniques to help alleviate pain and anxiety
- support families and loved ones.
During 2017 Tanya will volunteer at varying institutes and organisations, to gain experience helping with people at a difficult time in their life. This volunteering will give valuable experience and confidence in being around people who are in need of tender loving care.
But in order to be able to offer a full Soul Midwife Service at the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018 I need to practise my Soul Midwife skills , these cannot be done by volunteering at the various institutes due to their own internal policies. So I need to get out into the general public and volunteer my services as a Soul Midwife on a personal level.
If you have need of a volunteer to sit with, read to, listen to or just be there for a friend or family member, at home, at hospital or elsewhere then please contact Tanya 07797710285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All communication will be strictly confidential in every way