Who We Are
At Brigid's Balm we are focused on providing spiritual and emotional support for individuals and their families with regard to end of life care.
Assisting individuals during their transition from life through death is a very sacred time. We provide a variety of services to help families and individuals to experience the comfort of being supported, both while dealing with end of life care and after. Should there be services necessary that we are not able to provide we will be glad to assist you in contacting the appropriate agencies. Debbie is NOT a nurse or a PSW and is not qualified to dispense medications.
Companioning, legacy work, compassionate
end-of-life care provided in your home. Rates are $35.00 per hour, and
when visiting those outside of the Smiths Falls area there is an
additional charge of $35.00 to cover travel expenses. Also available to give seminars, rates to be discussed but generally $10.00 per person provided there is no charge for the venue.
LIFE CYCLE CELEBRANT
As a Life Cycle Celebrant and Spiritual Counselor I am able to perform a variety of rituals such as deathbed rituals, celebrations of life, home funerals (for people and pets), memorials, ceremonies of adoption (for people and pets), baby naming ceremonies, celebrations of commitment or renewal of vows (NOT Canadian weddings), home blessings and handfastings. My services are available for those of any or no faith, and I also support the LGBQT community. I believe ritual to be an important aspect of our lives, bringing family and community closer together both in times of celebration and of shared mourning.
HOME FUNERAL CONSULTANTThe initial half hour consultation is free, and services following will be invoiced in accordance to services provided. Please feel free to contact us to set up a consultation appointment.
ADVANCED CARE PLANNING
I am an Advanced Care Planning Facilitator. This work is usually set up as a workshop within the community, but personal consultations are also available. Please watch our "Events" page for future dates, or contact us should you request our services. Should you wish to book an Advanced Care Planning seminar or workshop for your group, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set up within the community, these will be forthcoming. A Death Cafe is not a bunch of "goths" sitting around a table wearing black and talking about death - but it could be!!! This is a place to gather, eat cake, drink coffee and tea and discuss aspects of death or dying or expectations or experiences, everyone is welcome to join the discussion. Please watch our "Events" page for further details.
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
National Home Funeral Alliance
Universal Life Church of Canada
Disability Advisory Council Member - Dying With Dignity Canada
Dying With Dignity Canada - member
Natural Burial Association
Ontario Palliative Care Network