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Greetings!   We hope that you will explore Journeying Beyond 's pages on Death Midwifery services, and 'end of life' (EOL) and Advance-care Plannng consultations, in Victoria, B.C.   All of the pages are listed on the left menu, as well as at the top and bottom of each page.   You can get more information about Death Midwifery and Home Funerals by visiting the CINDEA pages on The Pan-Death Movement, Death Midwifery, and the Post-death Care/Home Funerals.

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Journeying Beyond 's Death Midwifery services include 'end of life' consultations (comprehensive Advance Directives and Representation Agreements, as well as basic information on Power of Attorney/etc. documents), support for the Death Journeyer and their families throughout the pan-death process, funeral plans, funeral and/or memorial celebrant services, and initial grief counselling.  'Home funeral' services including an educational workshop — "By My Own Heart and Hands" (see dates below) — reviewing all of the practical elements of post-death care, necessary paperwork, and final disposition arrangements.

The term "pan-death" refers to the whole process, pre/during/post death — including education/information on post-death care at home and required documentation, which are often referred to as a "home funeral".

If you are interested in Journeying Beyond 's Death Midwifery & ACP/EOL planning services in Victoria, B.C.,
or wish more information about these and related services,
please contact Pashta via email or call 250-383-4065 (available by phone, email or Skype).

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Workshops and Other Events

Second Lower Mainland (BC) "By My Own Heart and Hand" basics in home funerals workshop

Please contact us for further information on the workshop.



Death Matters Live radio show
There is a new pan-death radio show
called 'Death Matters Live' every second Wednesday, at 1 pm (one hour long) on Vancouver Coop Radio.   You can listen at 100.5 FM or online, or play the recording (available for 3 months after each show use search box for past DML shows).    Pashta MaryMoon, of Journeying Beyond, is part of the steering committee: please contact us if you would like to suggest a guest or topic for the show.



"Returning to a Natural Ending" Power Point presentations
These 2-hour presentations address Death Midwifery, home funerals, and green burial/disposition options.   They are available (by donation) for any group of any size in Victoria, or elsewhere on Vancouver Island (travel expenses required).    Please contact us if you are interested in considering a presentation for your group.   
Three-in-one sheet flyers available in PDF format.



Films from the Parlour Documentaries and Discussion on Dying and Death once a month in Victoria, B.C., starting again in September 2015 contact us for film, date and location

Relaxing into Death and Dying Conversation Documentaries and Discussion on Dying and Death once a month in Vancouver, B.C., on-going contact Marie for film, date and location

 

Report from Second “By My Own Heart and Hand — basics in home funerals” workshop

CINDEA and Journeying Beyond co-sponsored the second“By My Own Heart and Hand — basics in home funerals” workshop that took place in Victoria on March 27-28, 2015.   The event included an evening showing of “A Family Undertaking” and discussion; and a full-day workshop the next day — which included ‘hands on’ practice in post-death care, and a review of both the required paperwork and the general timeline of ‘what is done when’.


A trick for easily washing the hair

This introductory workshop is primarily intended to help families in preparing for, and planning, a home funeral.   However, it is also an opportunity for alternative death-care practitioners to better understand the basics of a home funeral, as it might relate to the experience of their future clients — as well as being the practicum for Beyond Hospice students.

We give special thanks to the 18-year-old young man (in the photo above) who offered his services as our 'dead person' throughout the whole Saturday afternoon session, in order to support the concept of home funerals. 

Further workshops are being planned for the west coast, but also available via Skype in other areas of Canada — please contact us if you are interested in arranging a workshop.


      


Safely rolling the body onto its side

 
Washing the back of the body


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Testimonials

My family used Pashta MaryMoon's services before and after the recent passing of our mother.   While Pashta provides many services, for us, she was a support for both my mother and us children before the passing as well as after.    With her help we planned both my mom's woodland green burial funeral for close friends and family, as well as her ceremony — open to everyone — later that afternoon.   Pashta was the master of ceremonies for both events.

Death is not something I had very much experience with before my mother got ill.   Pashta's experience and level of comfort with the dying process made it easier for the entire family.   Her gentle nature helped us plan and organize an event no one looks forward to.   Her ability to bring our family together to organize in a way that worked for everyone was amazing.   The support she showed my mom in her final months was truly a blessing.   The support she showed me as I cared for my mom full-time leading up to her death gave me the strength and self belief to realize that I could really do this.

Pashta has an amazing way with people.   She made an effort to get to know as many friends and family as possible before the passing so she would be a familiar face at the funeral she was leading.   The funeral and Ceremony were beautiful, personal and deeply moving.   Pashta's kindness, support and help let our family be at peace before the passing and feel taken care of after.

From all of us we can't thank her enough for everything and would like to recommend her for anyone looking for a similar experience. (DS, daughter)

Pashta's wonderful, caring support and amazing knowledge regarding Home Funerals made our mother's home funeral a very special and intimate experience for our family and friends.   She made herself available to speak with other family members who were struggling with the concept of a home funeral.   Whenever there were questions or concerns, Pashta was always there with her never ending compassion.

She has definitely supported and guided our family to crossover the threshold of death and helped make it a beautiful, accepting, natural and real journey.    

We are very blessed and very grateful for her making this uncertain decision of doing a home funeral an everlasting final act of love for our beloved mother that we will always hold dear to our hearts.   After our mothers celebration of life and cremation, we all gathered and shared our experiences.   We all expressed the same sentiments of joy, love, amazement and courage that we managed to keep our mother at home and be so comfortable with it.   Thank you infinitely Pashta, (Deborah Magdee and Family)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Articles, Podcasts, Webinars

Vital Conversations: Dialogues on Living and Dying webinar replay Dialogue with Kim Adams and Pashta MaryMoon from CINDEA on National Healthcare Decisions Day in the US and National Advance Care Planning Day in Canada — on What is the Pan Death Continuum and Why is it Important?    This YouTube version (a second interview) also had technical difficulties, but not as many of the original; and Kim and Pashta were able to have a much more in-depth conversation.   You can request notices on upcoming webinars through Vital Conversations: Dialogues on Living and Dying Well.

CINDEA also now has an Archives section where all of the articles/etc., written by Pashta and her CINDEA co-director, are archived.    Presently they include
  "DIY Funeral Care: Family-directed Post-death Care and Funerals" (often called ‘home funerals’) Canadian Funerals Online
"Defining the Role of the Death Midwife" E-hospice site
"Post-death Care at Home as Extended Caregiving" Caregiving Matters site

Death Midwifery in Canada podcast (Lynn Thompson, the radio host of "Living on Purpose", interviewing Pashta)

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News

See CINDEA's Media and Recent Canadian News for articles and news stories.

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Pashta MaryMoon, Death Midwife for Journeying Beyond, is also the director of CINDEA.
More information about pan-death care is available on that site, as well as seasonal updates on Canadian development
contact CINDEA to sign up for the updates.  
Please visit (click on the name graphic below) for more information on Death Midwifery in Canada.



Pashta is also a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance an extensive website addressing the Home Funeral movement in the U.S.A., although providing listings for alternative death-care practitioners both in the U.S.A. and other countries.  

Our thanks to Skeena web services for hosting this site
We also acknowledge the use of GRsites programs and backgrounds.

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