On Bright Wings's death doula staff are fully insured and registered with the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services. We hold certifications and credentials with the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA), Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), and the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA).
“I wanted to express my gratitude for the effort that you gave in Dad’s final days. You are truly a selfless person and clearly making Dad as comfortable as possible was your mission. I’d have to say you succeeded. Also, the time and effort that you put into taking care of Dad after he passed gave closure to the entire family. I will treasure those last moments with Dad as I am certain that he was with us sharing our tears and stories. I would have never thought that such a sad time could be made to be so special. Thank you for being the person that you are.”
--BJ, Tucson AZ
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Trisha’s presence radiates calm, compassion and competency. She encouraged me to communicate with my aunt as if she could still hear me. At one point, she suggested that I try getting in the hospital bed and embrace her, which I would not have thought to do. She was extremely good about communicating with me what was going on and letting me make my own decisions, not trying to influence me one way or the other. It turns out that I made a decision that Trisha felt was a good decision, and so that was also very reassuring to have her input, because it was not an easy call.”
--PS, La Jolla CA
From deathdoulas.com: An End-of-Life Doula “is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) at the end of life.” The foundation of our care is the belief that death is “a natural, accepted, and honored part of life.” (Cassandra Yonder, Beyond Yonder Death Midwifery). On Bright Wings supports people before, during, and after the end of life process. Guidance & Support are based on the needs of the individual and the family. We advocate for, and serve as a liaison to the many other spheres of care and professional services that might be involved in someone’s end of life experience.
"The crucible of making human beings is death. Every culture worth a damn knows that. It's not success, it's not growth, it's not happiness. It's death. That's the cradle of your love of life; the fact that it ends."
--Stephen Jenkinson (Author of Die Wise)