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Debbie Seddon

Thanadoula, Life Cycle Celebrant, Home Funeral Guide and Consultant, Spiritual Counselor, Compassionate End of Life Care
Bio

Single mother of three amazing sons, I am a Certified Thanadoula, Life Cycle Celebrant and Home Funeral Guide. My work involves providing compassionate care to those journeying through end of life experiences with a loved one or on their own. As an Advanced Care Plan Facilitator I am able to assist individuals and their families start those difficult discussions, and am able to guide people with regards to establishing a substitute decision maker and powers of attorney. As a Spiritual Counselor I am able to listen to your thoughts, fears and concerns regarding the dying process, and can help guide you and your loved ones through this highly emotional time to help make an often frightening experience more calm and peaceful. As a Certified Thanadoula I have been trained to assist with compassionate end of life care involving music therapy, mindfulness training, legacy work,, caregiver support, companioning and guidance and support as you or your loved one transitions from life through death. As a Life Cycle Celebrant and Home Funeral Guide I have been trained to care for the body after the spirit has passed, am able to guide the family with regard to wishes for caring for the body at home for however long the family wishes this to happen (either for a few days or a few hours before traveling to a crematorium), and then performing a memorial service or celebration of life, allowing family and community to share in remembrance and mourning.

I love working with families and individuals at this sacred time of their lives. Death is a natural part of our life cycle and I am to help alleviate the fear and stigma attached to it. Compassionate understandings, knowledge of physical, mental and emotional changes taking place, confidence in being able to listen and assist others on their journey and genuine caring for my clients helps me to do the best job possible. I love my work.

I also write and perform workshops and seminars regarding various aspects of my work. I recently wrote and delivered a seminar on ageing and loss of independence, and…

Awards and Affiliations

Brigid's Balm Thanadoula Services

Beth Donovan Hospice

 

 

Causes and Organizations

Brigid's Balm Thanadoula Services

Beth Donovan Hospice

National Home Funeral Alliance

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