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HELD™

Help from an End of Life Doula

Transitional Coaching for Patients and Families

Vision

Through personal empowerment, contemplative practice, and discussion, HELD is a model for the use of transformative practices in support of the dying process. HELD assists individuals, families, and communities to create a sense of comfort and peace during end of life transitions.

Mission

HELD supports families and clients through the end of life process to create a meaningful death experience. HELD provides education, planning and resources for end of life choices, and is dedicated to honoring the client’s goals and wishes around their care through a wide array of compassionate services. HELD also facilitates End of Life Doula training and certification for those called to this work.

Values

Witness

Without attachment to outcome or judgment, we commit to being fully present in sorrow and joy.

Trust

We work together with families in good faith and goodwill.

Communication

We focus on listening rather than speaking to assist clients in exploring, identifying and discussing their emotional and spiritual needs.

Integrity

Our actions are bound by honesty, respect and accuracy.

Respect

We will not try to fix, save, advise, or correct others. We open ourselves to meeting clients where they are and commit to bringing compassion and honor to each situation.

Compassion

Our service is guided by the desire to ease suffering, provide comfort, and gently shift the conversation surrounding death.