This is our 3rd article in our 3-part series about the grassroots movement of the end of life doula. We reviewed our numbers from the 30-Day Death Doula Training Primer to see what interested you the most and here's what we saw.
After the novelty of the initial week, what got the most views were videos about creating a private practice – interesting! What is validated by these numbers is what I hear from you daily in our conversations: you want to serve in a unique way that is not being tapped into presently.
This very topic is why most of you call me to talk about how you can bring your own special gifts into service of people at the end of life. Some of you have most of the pieces together on your own and just need some focused help with the practice creation. This is exactly why I created the CareDoula School of Accompanying the Dying.
Most of you want to explore over time in a mentorship relationship. This is why I set up my School the way I do-to have this relationship with you over the long haul. We are unique in offering lifetime coaching directly with me.
What I thought the highest interest was going to be in was in certain topics related to the actual service of a doula, like in ‘presence’ or ‘vigiling’. Instead, most of the interest was about how you can bring these gifts into the community.
As you think about your goals ahead, reflect on how long you have wanted to do this. Why are you still waiting to begin? We often put ourselves last, we wait until we have completed a bunch of tasks on our long term 'to-do' list. It's never our turn when we do this, we are on the perpetual waiting list. For this service we are inspired to do, we are not just hurting ourselves by not doing it, we are hurting others who need us and will never get the support they need as there are too few of us out here serving.
If you know you are called to this and it would give you the meaning you are looking to finally have in your life, it's time. No more waiting.