On leaving school I trained as a nurse and learnt that my interest lay in people’s health rather than ill health, the experience has stayed with me and has merged with other career paths. After a few years of globetrotting and cultural discovery I settled back in the UK and trained as a dancer specialising in community practice. While bringing up my two children I worked as a birth doula and delight to play a continuing role with close friends and family births. Since 1996 I have been working with people living with and without disabilities, impairments, and health issues through dance, aerial dance and movement-based practice. Much of this work is borne out of my passion for inclusion, bringing people of all ages and abilities together to work creatively in a supported environment. I’m a Dementia Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and run movement projects for elders living with dementia and young people. I supported two elderly friends in their end-of-life journeys and was profoundly moved by the dignity and peace with which they managed their last months. I learnt so much from the experience, not least the value of listening.
Offers doula services in West Midlands
(Please note that these details are the central EOL Doula UK contact details)