I have always been an advocate for holistic health and have studied various holistic therapies since 2005.
Holistic health considers the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
It is underpinned by the concept that there is a link between our physical health and our more general 'well-being'.
In a holistic approach to health, there is the belief that our well-being relies not just on what is going on in our body physically in terms of illness or disease, but also on the close inter-relation of this with our psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental state. These different states can be equally important and should be managed together so that a person is treated as a whole.
I am a Reiki Master in the Usui and Tibetan system of natural healing and hold diplomas in Reflexology, Colour Therapy, Crystal Healing, Life Coaching, Stress Management as well as Bereavement and Grief Counselling.
I am also a Certified Death Doula having done two international online Death Doula courses.
I have had the honour of being present at approximately ten deaths. On completion of the courses I was prompted to write an EOL (Death) Doula course for the South African audience. Shortly after launching the course I registered a non-profit organization called Sacred Healing South Africa – Embracing the End of Life, which runs conjointly with Rei-Flexions Holistic Training as a teaching platform.
Having experienced the death of family members from an early age led me to adapt my way of thinking that there is really no difference between birth and death, as both are equal facts of life. Sometime or the other we will all die.
Death is simply an end of the physical body, as the soul prepares its transition back into the spiritual realm.
Nobody dies a moment before their time and nobody lives a moment after their time has come.
Moving away from traditional spiritual teachings and embracing a holistic approach to life and death, has assisted me with understanding death with ease. I have realized that there is nothing fearful about death; it is a special time for the dying and the living to partake in a very special way that I can only refer to as the final gift of love.
We live in an era where advanced medicine averts death far better than it assists us in preparing for a peaceful death.
However, the holistic and palliative approach to death incorporates the whole spectrum of care – medical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual