Honouring the Sacred Journey that is Dying and Death
Supporting a loved one on their end journey is a challenging time – you are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually drained; you could be struggling with your own emotions; you feel alone, even when surrounded by others and you don’t know where to turn to get emotional and spiritual support.
You’re a bit unsure what spiritual actually means for you and your loved one; you don’t know what support from a spiritual and emotional aspect may be available; but you want someone to help who is real and will not judge how you want things to be.
You want to feel supported; you want to talk with someone who understands what it’s like to see this precious loved one fade before your eyes; you want a safe space to share all that you are feeling; you want to help your loved one create as peaceful a dying and death experience as possible.
And you only get once chance at doing this right.
Welcome to Spiritual Palliative Care.
What is Palliative Care? The World Health Organisation provides the following definition :
“Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.”