Testimonials

So many great speakers!

So many great speakers! I do wish I had registered for the whole program beforehand as it was exhausting (as conferences often are) to try to listen to all offered each day.
Really feel though that I have a much broader picture of the whole field of E of Life doula

Lise Lafferty

Really loved hearing the stories...

Really loved hearing the stories of how each presenter was introduced into the field and the different ways they enlightened and provided care to people. It would be nice to see a panel next time on particular topics. Also some people involved in documentaries/movies on the subject who are trying to change the mainstream viewpoint.

Anonymous

My passion for my calling as an EOL Doula has been reignited.

My passion for my calling as an EOL Doula has been reignited. I went through the Winter 2020 training but never completed my requirements for Certification due to Covid and fact I don’t intend to make this a business endeavor. I will continue to share my passion to serve as I am called to do.

I’m already entertaining volunteering in Belize with Dr Battle.

I have attended many Summits online over many years. I sincerely enjoyed & appreciate that the Covid pause allowed me to watch almost every interview. Each offering left me wanting more. I look forward to googling all these incredible human Angels and basking in their light of being. I would be honored beyond my dreams to be mentored by any of them. Honestly everyone in this Summit is a STELLAR SAINT.

Thank you Suzanne for offering this amazing Summit. You did an amazing job interviewing these pioneers & visionaries. Your passion as an educator & Messenger is such a gift to humanity. Well done my Mentor Mamma. I look forward to meeting you in the flesh someday. What a BLESSING YOU ARE. THANK YOU.

Kat (Kathryn) Will

I found the whole experience really informative.

I found the whole experience really informative. Suzanne coordinated it all so well.
The quality of speakers was fantastic.
Thank you

Vicki Willis

...humanizing, educational and impactful summit.

WOW!..this was a very humanizing, educational and impactful summit. For me, you the history and the need of this movement to the front door of our todays issue of many issues, especially fear of Covid-19/death , an aging population and no plan in place to care for humanly long term and getting our world equipped to accept the conversation and participate in this sooo needed work! Thanks for sharing so much of this "common thread" from around the world.

Joanne Taylor

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It was amazing to hear from so many people involved in different aspects of end of life. All interviews and comments were positive and uplifting and I found myself smiling a lot at the lovely descriptions of clients and their families and also the wonderful stories of how each spokesperson came to be involved in end of life teaching and care. I am very encouraged by the intensity of those who have already paved a path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Also, thank you for the many websites and programs introduced during the interviews.

Flora Diehl

It has inspired and re-invigorated me.

I have been a hospice volunteer for the last 5 years. I was trained and certified by Doulagivers as an EOL Doula in 2019, with the goal of creating my own doula practice. It has been a difficult journey, and then COVID struck - making it practically impossible for me to move forward with my goal. These last few months had left me feeling disheartened and disillusioned - wondering if I should continue on this path, and then I tuned into Day 1 of the summit. Not to sound dramatic, but I felt like I had come back to life! It has inspired and re-invigorated me. What a wonderful lineup of speakers! Hearing their personal journey's and the initiatives that are now in place have strengthen my motivation and confidence to not give up. I AM on the right path! Thank you, Suzanne. Wonderful job!

Jill Bowens

Thank you for putting this out there...

I absolutely loved listening to your guest speak of their own unique experiences in creating peaceful death experiences from around the globe. I took with me some nuggets to aid in development of my future practice. Thank you for putting this out there, I feel encouraged to go forth and begin taking the steps to transition into a death doula.

Michelle Mau

It was a good summit that made me view death in a different perspective!

It was a good summit that made me view death in a different perspective! Thank you everyone.

Marius Miguel Vismonte

Thank you all so much for this incredible education experience!

Thank you all so much for this incredible education experience!

You have awakened and inspired me to want to learn more and live a "cleaner" life while helping others to do the same. Every single person who shared and participated in this summit was truly a gift!

Victoria Cieslak

Thank you so so much for inspiring me

I can not thank you enough for the past week. It has created such a sense of community for me, to hear women on similar paths.

It has provided the motivation and encouragement I needed to step up on my path and believe I am capable of this work. I am in Australia and I can tell the USA/UK is further along the path with this work. So thank you so so much for inspiring me xxx

Corina Bakhos

This summit gave me the direction to move forward

I cleared my schedule to be present for every speaker over the 7 days of the Summit. I too feel a calling to this work and this summit gave me the direction to move forward. It will take time, but I am so very grateful to have heard from all of the different practitioners which will help me with my vision for EOL doula giving. Deep blessings to Suzanne for her generosity and leadership in this movement!

Debra McCarthy

The panel was well curated.

The panel was well curated. You really kept with the theme (Death Doula Global Summit) rather than delve into all things death-positive. Kudos!

Always impressed by Sarah Kerr but the stand-out for me was Zenith Virago - what a presence! Your rapport with Deanna Cochrane was evident, which made for good banter. If I were to provide constructive criticism it would be that the interview with Joanne Taylor was a little one-sided; I would have liked to hear more from your guest. I have put Dr. Ungerleider's documentary films on my Netflix 'watch list" and have bookmarked EOL Collective on my computer. Good resources to be found amongst your speakers.

Your passion for the work is obvious. It was lovely getting to know you and your thoughts through the interviews. Thank you for sharing these experts with the world!

Anonymous

It has opened my mind to the whole concept of death and dying support.

It has opened my mind to the whole concept of death and dying support.

Susan Meade

The topics presented in the Death Doula Global Summit were informative as well as an eye opener.

The topics presented in the Death Doula Global Summit were informative as well as an eye opener. Death is a sensible yet not an easy topic to talk or deal with but through the sessions with the different speakers from all over the world, the topic of death has became diverse in different countries. For death is seen as beautiful yet a sad experience for people most especially the family and the community.

Raechel Angelie Rosadia

I have a new source of direction now

I am a board-certified chaplain with 20 years of experience in hospital, hospice, and parish work, and I have provided care and spiritual support at the end of life for many people and their families. Even so, I feel woefully unprepared, one, to deal with death in my own family, and two, to prepare for or even understand the options available to me as I consider my own death.

When I started this work in the late 90's, I would say that I had been called to be a doula and thought that was the same as being a chaplain. It is not. A chaplain is clearly trained within the medical model. Numbers and documentation were high priorities and a source of stress. I made my peace with that and enjoyed my work, largely, but something was missing and you have named it.

I have a new source of direction now, which was largely missing once I lost my last position and was unable to find a new one. I will begin with my own work of preparing, for which you have provided abundant resources. Then I will align myself with the doula movement and see what doors may open. My deepest gratitude for the work you do in the doula movement and for the work that goes into creating a virtual conference.

One Covid blessing for me is the opportunity to do things that simple geography may have presented obstacles to before. Thank you. If there is anything I would have added, it would be how a diagnosis of dementia impacts this work. I attended a webinar yesterday in which they stated that people fear dementia even more than death. Much of the work with preparing for death that was discussed in the Death Doula Global Summit involved a fair amount of cognitive function. What if cognitive function is significantly diminished? Again, many thanks.

Shirley Talbot

I am previledged to attend the death Doula Global Summit

I am previledged to attend the death Doula Global Summit and enhanced knowledge which play a vital role in applicability point of view in the field of Palliative Care , a humanitarian approach, to show the right path how to live well and to have dignified pain free death, in this field I volunteer myself in counseling the terminal cancer patients undergoing palliative care and their family caregivers , I myself acted as a primary caregiver for my beloved wife with metastatic colon cancer. So the conversation in the summit will help me to provide comfort to the patients with compassion empathy and Love .

Pranab Basu

I very much enjoyed listening to everyone.

I very much enjoyed listening to everyone. I finished my training with Sacred Passage Doula with Conscious Dying Institute in September. Looking to get started but with Covid, it is very hard to get going. I too am an RN who has worked in hospice and long term care. Looking forward to getting started but do not know how. Reaching out to my church and some elder programs are the ways I might get started.

Dena Pagel

You put together a wonderful group of speakers.

I am a Soul Midwife trained by Felicity Warner. I always believe we can learn more every day. I loved every speaker I heard and was able to jot down some new information. I’m especially excited to join NEDA. I had no idea it existed. I’m glad I heard about it on your program. Thank you Suzanne. You put together a wonderful group of speakers.

Dawn Young