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SERVICES

As part of our mission, heart2heartnc holistic services in private settings to help support and guide individuals, families, and caregivers through the dying time and the survivors’ path of loss and grief. Read on to learn more about
our professional services during the sacred passage and the grief journey. 

A Sacred Passage

Dying Time Support

The sacred time of passage for those who are dying and their family and friends caring for them can be filled with anxiety, sadness, depression, and fear.  Finding comfort and support—emotionally, physically, and spiritually—during the dying time and beyond can bring about a more peaceful transition; allow caregivers to better manage their fatigue; and help loved ones process their loss and grief.

Touch and Sound Sessions (in home)  

With integrity, compassion, respect, and empathy, heart2heartnc offers support to those who are experiencing many different emotions during the dying time. Our team, consisting of a licensed clinical counselor, licensed bodyworker, licensed nurse, and sacred sound musician, provide holistic, in-home support that complement other services such as hospice or palliative care. By working with the individual during their dying time, along with family members and close community, we are able to create a meaningful and mindful session according to their wishes. This approach allows everyone to be a part of the process through the ritual of community, music, touch, and energy work. These in-home sessions are typically between 60 to 120 minutes.

 

Death Doula
End-of-life planning is filled with a myriad of details that can feel overwhelming. We offer a wide range of personal assistance including patient and family advocacy within the medical system; support in the creation and completion of important documentation such as advance directives; the assessment and identification of unmet needs and comfort measures; funeral and burial planning; and legacy projects. Cathy Brooksie Edwards, a licensed counselor, certified death doula, Universal Life Church minister, and licensed massage and bodywork therapist, provides gentle support and guidance through the dying time and beyond.

 

Green Burial

In collaboration with Sanctuary at the Burrow, located in Chatham County, NC, heart2heartnc offers green burial coordination and celebration of life service planning and implementation. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-denominational organization, Sanctuary at the Borrow provides alternative burial services designed to honor individual care choices. They assist families in providing spaces for loved ones who have passed in ways that are healthful to earth; and therefore, our communities.

A Path to Healing
Grief Journey Support

Everyone’s grief is unique–we experience it in our own way, in our own time. There are no rules. Throughout the grief journey, dealing with the loss of a loved one and the grief that follows can be emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically exhausting. 

As you walk the path to renewal, staying connected with others and allowing yourself to receive support from family, friends, and the community is essential. For those who are experiencing acute or extended grief, or have a desire to create a grief ritual, heart2heartnc provides support to help you cope and begin to heal. 

Touch and Sound Sessions (in studio)
Uniquely designed according to the wishes of a family member, friend, or caregiver, touch and sound sessions are held in a nonjudgemental space with a licensed counselor/bodyworker and a sacred sound musician. After a verbal check-in to assess physical and emotional changes and needs, the heart2heartnc team creates an environment where the profound power of touch and sound brings about  deeper states of relaxation and sets the stage for physically and emotionally transformative experiences. These sessions take place in one of our offices located in Pittsboro or Moncure and are typically 90 minutes in length.

Grief Ritual Creation
Creating an intentional space to express and feel shared grief allows for deepening connections, integration of emotions, and creating important family memories and traditions. We work with families and friends to design grief rituals as a sacred way to honor and celebrate a loved one and/or help process grief. These rituals, which can reflect traditions or desires of family members and friends,  include elements such as  fire, live music, spoken words, and a personalized altar. This heart-centered offering allows everyone to be a part of the healing process.

If you would like to learn more about any of our services, please contact

Cathy Brooksie Edwards at 919-548-4963 or heart2heartnorthcarolina@gmail.com.

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