Resources and Links
Soul Midwives is a member of Dying Matters: the national coalition between the Council for Palliative Care and the NHS to raise awareness and generate debate on death, dying and bereavement.
The Network comprises a growing group of people working in a way that honours all aspects of life – mind, body, spirit and emotions – that are involved with the sacred process of dying. The aims are to release fears and taboos; support those dying and bereaved; raise awareness of ‘green’ and family-based approaches to death; and to encourage the acceptance of the concept of continuity of consciousness.
Members include those working with: midwifing the soul; music thanatology; alternative funerals and celebrations; natural burials; grief counselling; life after death; related workshops; and more.
Martinsey Isle Trust
The Martinsey Isle Trust is a not-for-profit organisation, involved in a variety of work connected to green burials, Glastonbury and death and dying.
Another division of the Trust is concerned with The Art of Dying (and Living) Project. It is dedicated to providing opportunities for open, honest and supported discussion of death, dying and bereavement in modern society and especially on how such opportunities can enrich life.
Soul wraps/quilts (www.hazelrowntreecounselling.com)
These wraps are designed to form of companion for whatever journey a dying person is experiencing. Some of the patches are pockets which can hold poems, notes, memories or lavender bags. The Soul Wraps can also be a comfort to friends and family as they can give their love through the messages, photos and poems. When their loved one passes, the Soul Wrap can be used as a shroud or retained as a keep-sake.
Rainbow curtain (www.hazelrowntreecounselling.com)
Hung at the window, the light shines through these curtains giving the feel of rainbow entering the room. Therapeutically, they can be used in the room of a bed-ridden patient.