When I started the Conscious Living, Conscious Dying series in October 2018 in honour of my husband and co-founder of The Wisdom Factory, I found out about the existence of Doulas. Here in Italy, where I live, I had never heard about them, we hardly have hospices available here and the threat to be in hospital during the dying process is an absolutely unbearable idea.
I had Mark at home in his last month and did whatever I could do for him with my limited understanding of how to do best what is needed in every moment. If you live in a country where Doulas exist you might find some inspiration and valuable information of what you can expect if you hire one or if you want to become one yourself.
I have invited 3 professional Doulas for this show, Lynne Feldman, Stuart Davis and Tarron Estes, who is also an instructor for becoming a Doula. I am very curious to learn more about their work, and, who knows, I might become one myself and start the work where I live right now?