The Dying Space
Welcome to The Dying Space, where we embrace the unifying force of death. It is a fate that awaits us all, and instead of seeking to escape it, we can find solace in the normalization of death, just as we do with birth. Death is an experience that profoundly impacts each of us, shaping our lives in ways both spiritual and emotional. As a death doula, I offer a range of compassionate services. From holding vigilant presence for the dying, providing comfort and support during their final moments, to facilitating conversations about death and preparing individuals and families for the inevitable. Through these discussions, we can gain a sense of autonomy over our decisions and clearly define our end-of-life wishes, ensuring they are honored by our loved ones. Additionally, The Dying Space provides a wealth of resources for the dying and their caregivers, offering guidance, support, and a comforting presence throughout the journey. Join me in embracing death as an integral part of life, finding peace, confidence, and connection as we prepare for the inevitable. - Liesbet Bickett, your Death Doula.
Creating Your Death File
The Death File is a personalized collection of important documents and information that every adult should have. A Death File includes vital components such as an Advance Health Directive and Advance Death Directive, empowering individuals to communicate their healthcare wishes, dying and post death preferences. Additionally, it encompasses heartfelt letters to loved ones, ensuring that important messages and expressions of love are shared. Furthermore, it includes legal documents such as wills, trusts, and financial information. Having a Death File brings immense peace of mind, not only for the person preparing for the end of their life but also for their loved ones. It ensures that wishes are honored, important matters are addressed, and memories are cherished. By proactively creating a Death File, individuals take control of their legacy, leaving a lasting impact and providing a roadmap for their loved ones during a challenging time. I am here to guide and support you in organizing your Death File, making the process more accessible and meaningful.
Holding vigil is an opportunity to offer comfort and support during the final days and moments of someone's life. The benefits of vigil extend far beyond physical care, encompassing profound spiritual advantages as well. By creating a serene and peaceful environment, we provide the dying person with the chance to experience deep connection, spiritual healing, and a dignified transition. As a death doula, I am honored to bring my presence to this sacred journey, aiming to surround them with love, compassion, and a sacred space where they can embrace their spiritual beliefs. Together, we foster a peaceful passage into the next phase of their existence.
With this website I aim to offer a comprehensive range of resources for individuals navigating the dying process and those who care for them. In addition to informative videos, readings, and reflection sheets, you will find curated links to essential end-of-life services, including burial options, eco-friendly caskets, and sustainable death shrouds. My aim is to empower individuals and their loved ones with the tools and knowledge needed to make informed decisions and create meaningful experiences during this transformative journey.
I offer a unique service focused on facilitating open and meaningful conversations about death and dying. As a facilitator, my role is to guide and support families in navigating these sensitive discussions, helping them prepare for the impending loss of their loved one. By creating a safe and respectful space, I encourage open dialogue that honors the wishes and desires of the dying person. Through compassionate listening and gentle guidance, I assist families in discussing important topics such as end-of-life preferences, funeral arrangements, legacy planning, and emotional support. By fostering these conversations, I aim to bring clarity, understanding, and a sense of empowerment to families during this challenging time, ensuring that the wishes of the dying person are respected and their legacy is honored.
Compassionate touch offers a gentle and nurturing touch, promoting relaxation, pain relief, and overall well-being. By incorporating intentional touch into their care, we have the opportunity to give are to physical discomfort and enhance the dying person's quality of life. Beyond the physiological benefits, touch also holds profound emotional and spiritual advantages. It can create a safe space for emotional release, facilitate a sense of connection, and promote a deep sense of peace and tranquility during this transitional time. I offer the dying compassionate, safe and intentional touch, tailoring each session to the unique needs and preferences of the individual, allowing them to experience comfort, serenity, and a heightened sense of holistic well-being as they navigate this sacred passage.
As a compassionate Death Doula, I am committed to providing comprehensive daily care that encompasses the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals during their end-of-life journey. In addition to offering companionship and emotional support, I am here to assist the family with essential personal care tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting. With respect and sensitivity, I ensure that each person's daily hygiene needs are met, promoting comfort and maintaining a sense of dignity. By attending to these practical aspects of care, I strive to create a nurturing and comfortable environment where individuals can feel refreshed, clean, and at ease. Through my presence and assistance, I aim to enhance their overall well-being, allowing them to focus on what truly matters during this sacred time.
Your Death Doula
"What sets Liesbet apart is her ability to respect and support the individual beliefs and feelings of those who are dealing with loss. She understands that everyone experiences grief differently, and she is able to tailor her support to meet the unique needs of each individual. This level of empathy and compassion is invaluable when it comes to supporting those who are experiencing the end of life."