Author(s): Felicity Warner
Soul Midwives, a movement begun by Felicity Warner, has changed the face of modern holistic and spiritual palliative care in the UK and abroad. Soul Midwives are holistic and spiritual companions to the dying. They draw on traditional skills, now largely forgotten, applying them to our modern world to ease the passage of those who are dying. Their services are used within people's own homes, in hospices and in care homes. Anyone with an open and compassionate heart and a desire to help others can train to become a Soul Midwife. This book will guide you through the core principles and techniques of this practice.
A guide to help people prepare for death just as they might for a birth - and achieve a peaceful end to their lives. You magazine A gift for bringing comfort and peace to those who are about to pass away. The Daily Express Offers guidance and practical advice on how to offer support and care to those on the final journey. Yoga and Health magazine In this moving book, Felicity has encapsulated the wisdom of the ages into practical examples of how to BE with the dying; how to honour and hold that sacred space for everyone as they prepare to make the journey that we all must take. Anita Moorjani, author of Dying to Be Me It is wonderful that Felicity Warner's Soul Midwives now have a handbook for practical use. As vigiling reclaims its rightful place at the bedside, The Soul Midwives' Handbook emerges as a useful and timely tool for those who are called to this sacred work. Megory Anderson PhD, author of Sacred Dying Well, don't they do fantastic work? Not just for the dying, but for those left behind. Brian Blessed, actor The work of Felicity Warner and the Soul Midwives is absolutely crucial for those of us who believe that death is one of the most important moments of our life. By providing loving and gentle support, Felicity and the Soul Midwives support people to have the death that they want. What could be more important? Jon Underwood, pioneer of the Death Cafe movement Soul midwives make it their mission to help the dying pass away with dignity and in peace. Sunday Express The woman who wants to make dying more dignified. Woman's Weekly The concept of 'being there' for someone at the end of life is central to the soul midwife and I applaud the role for this concept. Cancer Nursing Practice
Felicity Warner has trained many hundreds of people from all walks of life in her methods, which are now widely used in hospices across the world. She also runs The Soul Midwive's School in Dorset.www.soulmidwives.co.uk