Hello! I'm Cait.
I am a Death Doula. Transparency is important to me. I will note that certification and licensing is not required to become a death doula, at this point in time, yet programs exist to create a standard. Personally, I feel dedicated to education and growing through learning, logistically and experientially. I am NEDA (National End of Life Doula Alliance) proficient /and member as well as, NHFA (National Home Funeral Alliance) proficient. I attend continuing education regularly, see Recent Education Attended (on homepage). I have been described as a Star Child; empathetic and aware, sees beyond this realm, old soul. I have also been described as a nature fairy; in alignment with nature, the divine, and my Self.
Giving to my community is important to me, currently I am offering a FREE e-book to learn more about Death Workers and what it means to hire one and/or become one. Locally, I am a volunteer with hospice and have found creative ways to serve in these current times. I most recently (Sept. 2020-Dec. 2020), was a Student Guide with Going with Grace's End of Life Doula program. This is the same program I received my training from, with the renowned death doula, Alua Arthur of Going with Grace. I also am serving on the National End of Life Doula Alliance's ICC committee to bring awareness to the the Alliance.
I have a passion for going in to the community (virtually!) to support and educate on the sacred process of death, dying, and grief. I present the facts in a way that doesn't have to feel sad, dark, or morbid. I also have a passion for modalities of energy work that help our physical, emotional, and mental bodies. While we are experiencing this precious life we experience the human condition. Through my own journey with energy work, the peace I experienced I want to extend to others. Hands on, hands off, virtual, or otherwise.
The human condition is defined as, "The characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence such as birth, growth, aspiration, conflict, and mortality."
Death is one of very few events ALL of humanity will, or has, experienced. That alone should marvel and join us closer together. More often though, it makes us fearful, isolated, and the taboo talk perpetuated. My own life experiences with death brought me to this work. Two deaths in two months, when I was in my twenties. The death by suicide of a dear friend and the death of my grandfather, whom I was fortunate to assist through his dying days. Through grief (and subsequent death anxiety) I was propelled into seeking new ways of thinking about death.
This practice chose me, and I accept the designation.
My approach to death is open, non-judgmental, fresh, and ultimately -- positive.
I look forward to learning how I can walk this journey alongside you.
I hold space for all religions, races, sex, genders, creed.
This is a space of the divine. ALL are welcome.