The benefits of Advanced Care Planning include significantly reduced stress and anxiety for the client and their loved ones by having a plan in place, and less aggressive medical treatment allowing a better quality of life until the very end.
By exploring your core values and beliefs, we can prepare your medical directives regarding the treatments or therapies you will or won't accept, and who will speak for you if you are unable to.
Please take the less than five minutes to watch the very informative video below, of real Canadians and real stories that will show you why this preparation is so important.
Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of relief.
I accompany Clients to medical appointments, treatment appointments in a supportive advocate role. I ensure that all of your questions and concerns are fully heard, understood, and resolved by your medical provider. It's imperative that you are fully informed and understand your options before making any make decisions related to your medical care.
When you need a break from all things medical to catch your breath, I will provided the much needed respite by being in your company, perhaps for a walk, or an outing, or just tea and contemplation. Let's calm your anxiety and eliminate fears together.
Creating the time, and a "safe" space for Clients to express their fears and emotions empowers them to face the End of Life with confidence and grace.
Timeworks offers a respectful and safe environment where open, gentle and often humourous discussions neutralize the fears, myths, and anxiety associated with death and the dying process.
A small group in a comfortable environment lends itself to a better learning experience, especially when exploring such an uncomfortable and sometimes taboo subject.
By considering your past experiences with the loss of a loved one and your personal 'myths' regarding death, you will learn that a different and fearless approach to loss and grief is possible.
Workshops to empower you and your loved ones as you navigate this new territory.
Workshops are available in person and via Zoom meetings.
***Workshop catalog in progress and will be posted ASAP***
The process of Life Review allows ideas for your Legacy to surface naturally as you discover how, and why, you want to be remembered. The work lends itself to a better balance of celebration and grief for you and your loved ones.
The form a Legacy takes is steered by the memories, lessons, and love you want to leave behind. Be it written, musical, artistic or charitable, the possibilities are endless. Just like your Legacy.
As an End of Life Doula, I do not offer, or provide any financial, medical, or religious services or advice.
However, I will share any appropriate resources that will be of benefit to you.