Learn how to utilize ancient techniques in caring for the dying in this modern world.
My guest Anne-Marie Keppel is a death doula and home funeral guide who will share with us some of the ancient techniques of death care that she utilizes in her work as a community death care provider. She is the author of the books Death Nesting: Ancient & Modern Death Doula Techniques, Mindfulness Practices and Herbal Care and The Death of Faefolk, a book for teens. Learn more at her website:
This episode includes:
- How Anne-Marie became interested in being a death doula
- The two doula paths: ancient and modern and why we need both
- How to create a “death nest” for a dying loved one
- The use of herbs in doula practice
- Creative tips for helping children deal with death
- Suggestions for “moving with grief”
- Why death doula training for teenagers is a good idea
- How to use the book Death Nesting as a resource
Links mentioned in this episode:
- View the cover of my next book (The Journey from Ego to Soul) here
- Get Anne-Marie’s book Death Nesting here (Commission link*)
- Read Yes! Magazine article on death doulas by Dr. Cynthia Greenlee here
- Books by Victoria Sweet: God’s Hotel and Slow Medicine (Commission links*)
- Community Deathcare Training with LaShanna Williams: www.asacredpassing.org
- Find Death Doula Training for Teens here
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- Check out the Series I’ve recorded in the past here
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