Hi! I'm Emma Peters. Growing up, death was not part of my life. When I started my spiritual journey over a decade ago my views on death and dying changed. As I peeled away the layers of my belief system, I found my passion.
While utilizing Reiki, I am able to assist others in finding peace and understanding on a soul level. I also provide support to the family and loved ones throughout the dying process. With deep reverence and connection to spirit, nature and the physical body, I provide healing designed specifically to meet the needs of each individual.
Once I realized my calling, I continued my studies adding different skills in order to provide the best possible care. I am trained in wheelchair and palliative massage which can help with pain, prevention of pressure sores and general well being.
As an End of Life Doula I am a nonmedical professional who is trained to care for a terminally ill individuals physical, emotional and spiritual needs during the dying process.
I believe that dying is not a medical experience, but a sacred special time in our lives that should be treated as such. With the right preparation and open communication, I believe that dying can, and should be, a beautiful ending to the wonderful chapters we write in our lives.
Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions on how I can support you or your loved one in this time of transition.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. It aides in helping people come energetically balanced, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It can bring on a meditative state, relieves pain, tension and stimulate the body's immune system. It can support the well-being of people receiving treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and kidney dialysis. Reiki helps us to lift our spirits and accept things as they are.
I am a Registered Care Aide that graduated from Douglas College. I am able to assist with activities of daily living. - transferring, bathing, grooming, hygiene, feeding, housekeeping, laundry and medication reminders. I have training and experience with clients with Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Therapeutic massage is gaining increased attention as a way to provide physical and emotional benefits to people in palliative care. Major physical benefits include the following.
-Preventing pressure sores
-Keeping food moving through the digestive system
-Helping to clear the lungs so breathing is easier
-Lessening physical pain
Empower, educate and encourage people and their families to be involved in making decisions. The word "doula" is Greek for servant or helper. Like a birth doula supports woman during the labor process, a death doula supports a person during the dying process.
The goal of a companion is primarily emotional support and socialization.
-running errands such as grocery shopping
-planning and scheduling appointments and social activities
-accompany to appointments
-communicating with family members and other care team professionals
-reading to or watching movies
A vigil can include any or all of the following:
-sitting quietly at the bedside
-holding a hand
-reading aloud passages from a favorite book
-giving quiet verbal assurances
-wiping the brow with a cool cloth
-providing mouth care
-playing their favorite music
-spending time with family members and caregivers
-providing respite while the family members care for themselves
-End of Life Doula, Certificate Douglas College
-Healthcare Aide Certificate Douglas College
-Palliative Massage for Chronic Care, Terminal Illness, Wheelchair Massage, Institute of Traditional Medicine, BC
-Cracking the Dementia Code, Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc BC
-Grief & Loss Counselling, Certificate Program Online Counselling College, BC
-Usui Reiki Ryoho - Reiki Master
-End of Life Doula Association of Canada
-Death Doula Network of BC
-BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry -#128557