Bio

Life Summary

Amanda believes addressing personal and collective grief will lead to greater care for the earth. The 13 years of sustainability experience and scientific education in Environmental Studies and Management led Amanda to unfold the intricacies of world societies. This led to the realization that we often do not have agency around our grief and death. Years of interpersonal support, teachings from wise elders, and a culmination of many life lessons, helped Amanda craft grief releasing processes.

Utilizing practical and emotional tools, Amanda guides others in maintaining and/or reclaiming their sovereignty in life and in the active dying process. After transitioning, Amanda insures you are cared for and celebrated according to your wishes.

Skills

Vigil Coordination  Writing     Care Planning    Grief Processing
Legacy Development 
  Non-biased Guidance  Wellness Advocacy    Green Burials  Vibrational Mediation  Compassion  Plant Support

Training and Education

Living Through Loss Grief Group Facilitator

30 years of experienced grief counseling developed a grief group program. The workshop teaches non-medical supporters how to guide a six week grief group.

Advanced Care Planning Certified Facilitator

Respecting Choices training on how to facilitate conversations and completion of Advanced Care Directive Plans and Power of Attorney selection.

A Sacred Passing I & II

Furthered training on the intricacies of how to be a compassionate and effective Death Doula. Included vigil coordination, legacy project development, body washing, Death Plan creation, etc.

No One Dies Alone Instructor

A Program developed by Peace Health to understand how to train organizations and groups on how to assist people dying alone. Instructors guide groups of volunteers in creating a phone tree and system to assist residents within 72 hours of dying.

International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA)

Learned the three-phase model that serves as the foundation for the doula approach and the philosophy and spirit of service that underpins the approach.

Master's of Sustainable Management

Studied and applied learning on the intersection of humanity and the environment.

Interests

Legacy Projects  Writing     Jewelry Making    Vibrational Meditation  Restorative Justice    Healthcare Rights    Learning Your Story  Pottery Making

Community Engagement  Dancing  Reading

Live Music   Cooking   Plant Medicine

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