My role as a Soul Midwife
As a Soul Midwife I provide holistic, emotional, spiritual and practical support to people with life-limiting conditions.
I offer compassionate care and support to clients and their families at any stage of their illness, often from the point of diagnosis through to the end of life.
I generally continue working with the family after their loved one has died, supporting them through the funeral and the early stages of bereavement.
My training and experience
I trained in with Felicity Warner in 2009 and have worked in hospices, hospitals and privately in people's homes since.
I am currently the South West Mentor for newly-trained Soul Midwives, supporting trainees during their 6 month apprenticeship.
I also teach the Soul Midwives' School's award-winning TLC (Tender Loving Care) Approach, and run regular Soul Midwife supervision/peer support groups and CPD workshops.
- gently facilitating those often difficult conversations with family, friends and
- supporting the initial stages of writing a will
- helping them plan an advance directive (living will)
- helping them draft a lasting power of attorney
- working closely with medical or legal professionals, wherever necessary,
- talking about their funeral wishes (what they want and what they don't want)
- planning talking about their online and social media prescence
- encouraging them to create a memory box or write letters
- exploring ways to complete (or come to terms with) unfinished business
- helping them make arrangements for any beloved pets, so that they can relax
- Sounding healing
- Soothing head, hand and foot massage
- Gentle foot and hand reflexology
- Mindfulness and guided meditation
- Breathing exercises
- 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.
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What do Soul Midwives do?
What do Soul Midwives do?
- listen, provide gentle therapeutic techniques and ensure compassionate care at all times.
- use sound, touch, colour and smell and other gentle techniques to help alleviate pain and anxiety.
- support families and loved ones.
The Soul Midwife’s most important role is to provide comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death he or she wants.
This page is still being developed, and I will be adding more detail over the coming weeks. I am more than
happy to answer any questions you may have by phone or email, if you would like further information on the support I am able to offer you and your family.
In the meantime, please feel free to browse the comprehensive website of Felicity Warner, founder of the Soul Midwives' movement. www.soulmidwives.co.uk