End-of-Life Doula and Certified Hypnosis Practitioner

End of Life Doula

An end-of-life doula is a professional whose primary role is to provide emotional, physical and psychological support to the dying. 
Doulas help their clients plan out their deaths: talking with them about their wishes, and how they would like to spend their last day. 
Doulas often also perform legacy work, the practice of guiding the dying to create tangible artifacts to leave behind for their loved ones.
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Article:  End of Life Doulas: the professionals who guide the dying (Nov 2019)

My role as an End-of-Life Doula is supporting you and your family in answering the question “What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may die gracefully?” I also provide support in completing the affairs of one’s life. Grief and bereavement support can also be provided.

My End of Life Planning services support you and your loved ones as you answer the question “What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may die gracefully?” My comprehensive consultation and Advance Planning Tool makes it simple to document your desires. Legacy Work includes leaving a memorial like a memoir (short book or booklet), personal essay, anthology of life stories, or alternatives like the scrapbook or multi-media or other visual presentations to preserve one’s life story.

After Death: Completing Life Matters & Affairs – During this emotional time, you might be concerned with the details necessary to complete the affairs of your family member’s of friend’s life. I offer compassionate and efficient support with the tasks of life completion. Working with decision makers after a death has occurred, I offer a range of services including making notifications to government agencies, household account name changes, updates and cancellations, assisting with disposal of medications and returning rental equipment. Fee: $45.00-$95.00/hour; please call to discuss details and package rates.

Grief and Bereavement – details coming soon.

Contact me to set up a complimentary consultation to determine your needs.
In Home, Hospital or Office service | Personal, Private and Confidential | Caring | Intuitive, Adaptive, Compassionate

End of Life Hypnosis Specialist

An integrative health strategy to help you

release fear of the unknown
embrace acceptance and peace of mind
connect to others / sense of spiritual presence
reduce pain / discomfort
lower excess anxiety or improve sleep
accept dependence on others

Lighten your end-of-life experience

Contact me to set up a complimentary consultation to determine your needs.
In Home, Hospital or Office service | Personal, Private and Confidential | Caring | Intuitive, Adaptive, Compassionate

End-of-life choices and medical decisions have complex psychological and social components and consequences; these decisions are often stressful and have significant impact on suffering and the quality of living and dying. Hypnosis offers a way to move forward with less stress and with positive impact on the quality of living and dying.

End-of-life hypnosis offers an exceptionally focused, unique supportive care approach. It can be a powerful complementary therapy for individuals nearing end-of-life and while not a cure for any disease or illness, it addresses the mind-body concerns of the dying in a non-medical and holistic manner.

Along with palliative care specialists, critical to end-of-life care, there’s a relatively new approach for supplementing integrative health care that deserves mentioning: end-of-life hypnosis which encompasses both holistic and clinical aspects.

Hypnosis itself has been around for centuries: Egyptians in 1550 BC and Mesmer in 1770; Mozart composed the opera “Cosi fan tutte” while hypnotized, Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was born during self-hypnosis; numerous current-day celebrities are fans of hypnosis (including Tiger Woods, Julia Roberts, Jackie Kennedy, Matt Damon, Ellen DeGeneres, and Oprah.

How is hypnosis conducted?  Hypnosis is performed by a trained practitioner who uses verbal cues to create mental images, whereby a state of calm and relaxation is induced to help the patient to cope better with anxiety or pain.

How does hypnosis help with end-of-life issues or concerns?

  1. Not Dying Alone – Feeling more connected to others and to a bigger sense of spiritual presence is possible by exploring one’s inner peaceful aspirations.
  2. Reducing Pain or Discomfort – Complementing medications, hypnosis can help one become more comfortable by helping one hypnotically regulate how one feels about pain or other discomfort.
  3. Lowering Excess Anxiety or Improving Sleep – Learning the skill of self-hypnosis, more powerful and quicker than meditation with growing scientific support for this mind-body therapy (Globe and Mail, 2017) , it can help one better cope with changes in environment and treatment protocols.
  4. Finishing Personal Affairs – There are often outstanding past, present, and even future concerns like conflict, losses and disappointments which can be resolved intimately and privately in one’s own mind.
  5. Accepting Dependence on Others – By cultivating self-worth and self-care, one can gain a sense of control over thoughts, feelings and sensations.
  6. Embracing Acceptance and Peace of Mind – This approach allows for creating a safe space with a qualified practitioner to talk about fear, guilt and other emotions.
  7. Releasing Fear of the Unknown – It is possible to gently explore intimate thoughts and guide one through a death rehearsal to help alleviate fear.

Imagine the right combination of relaxation, meditation, visualization, hypnosis and self-hypnosis, allowing you to feel greater inner peace.

eol_doula_butterflyTamelynda Lux has built her life and career on being of service to others.
She has been supporting clients since 1988, actively involved in family (as executive director for a non-profit supporting corporate families in business and their advisors through succession planning and other areas of concern) and/or seniors-related activities (at church and as a community member on the board of a non-profit in long-term care specializing in dementia/Alzheimers). In 2017 she fully transitioned to hypnosis and hypnotherapy and in 2019 specialized in end-of-life care and support as a Certified Hypnosis Practitioner and an also as a Doula.

My Credentials:

Certified Consulting Hypnotist (CCH) (NGH)
• Certified Professional Hypnotist (CPH) (ICBCH)
Certified Canadian Red Cross Instructor, Psychological First Aid
Certified Mental Health First Aid

• Certified End of Life Hypnosis Specialist (HPTI)
• Certified End-of-Life Doula (candidate)
Certificate in Addiction Care & Treatment, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, CE
• Understanding & Working With Autistic Clients in Therapy
Certified First Aid, CPR, AED, Canadian Red Cross
Diploma in Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier University
Professional Co-active Coach, Coaches Training Institute
Member, International Coaches Federation
Life Skills Coach, University of Western Ontario
Certified Family Council Facilitator, Canadian Association of Family Enterprise
Non Profit Management Professional Certificate, ​University of Western Ontario
Public Relations and Communications Professional Certificate, University of Western Ontario

Other Professional Qualifications:

• Ontario Police Record Checks, Vulnerable Sector Check (2018)
• Better Business Bureau, A+ Member
• National Guild of Hypnotists, Member in Good Standing
• International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists, Member in Good Standing
• End-of-Life Doula Association Canada, Member/Supporting – certification in progress
• International Coach Federation, Member

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