After Death Body Cleansing and Care of the Body is a ritual, a rite of passage.
A rich experience that creates value and meaning,
helping to connect us to a deep level of acceptance.
This time-honoured practice has been the sacred tapestry,
a final act of respect, of love and kindness
towards the deceased in many cultures since the dawn of man.
Our End of Life Care Doulas are here to guide and support
the loved ones of the deceased to participate in this special time
as little or as much as they feel comfortable with.
Dignity and privacy are upheld at all times, mindful of the intimate and sacred
space in which we cleanse, care for, tend to and prepare the body.
Our End of Life Care Doulas are here to ensure that special requests,
a specific faith, spiritual or cultural tradition of the deceased
and loved ones are addressed, supported and honoured.
Special requests can include shrouding, personalised ritual, preparation
and placement for an in-home wake, a green burial or for
collection of the body by a funeral home.
Our End of Life Care Doulas place emphasis on providing
holistic and person-centered care and
are mindful of the spiritual and psycho-social needs in cleansing, caring for,
tending to and preparing the body at the end of life.
Living Bridge Community Doulas believe that After Death Body Cleansing and
Care of the Body is profoundly significant in facilitating conscious dying and
supports the grieving process in a healthy and safe space and helps us as we
acknowledge the many facets that shape our understandings around mortality.