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Today, few of us grow up seeing and talking about death and dying as a normal part of living. That’s where I come in. Utilizing my decades-long teaching and speaking experience, these sessions draw us in and soothe our souls.
TITLE: ‘I’ WRITE THE SONGS
Description: Each song has its own story. Join me on an uplifting musical journey of the songs I have ‘received’ since I began singing at bedside. The melodies will soothe your body and your spirit.
TITLE: HOW TO BE A FRIEND WHEN YOUR FRIEND IS DYING
Description: You’ve heard the sobering news. Now what? You want to get it ‘right’. You want to ‘be there’. But how? Find answers to your questions.
TITLE: IS DEATH THE END?
Description: Maybe not. What might near death experiences, unseen visitors, and stories of “coincidences” and encounters with deceased loved ones suggest about the transition that we call ‘death’?
TITLE: CARING FOR CAREGIVERS
Description: While caregivers are on-call worrying and working on behalf of the wellbeing of others, who cares for them? Discover tools and tips to get through the day. You, too, need love, support and rest.
TITLE: A MELODY OF LOVE: SINGING AT THE BEDSIDE
Description: Be introduced to the music and practice of bedside singing. For anyone interested in bringing song to persons who are bedridden or dying, come learn what bedside singing is and how to find or begin a bedside singing program.
Need more information or a different title? Ready to schedule a presentation? Let’s connect.
Click here to read a recent article about my group of bedside singers in the Berkshire Edge.
FINDING SINGERS who usually visit your home, nursing home or hospice center, in groups of two or three.
In Berkshire County, Massachusetts, or nearby surrounding areas: Contact Berkshire Threshold Choir Here.
Outside Berkshire County:
Hallowell Singers: primarily northeast U.S., but includes some choirs not listed elsewhere: https://hallowell-singers.org/services/other-hospice-choirs/
Threshold Choir International (TCI): affiliated U.S and international choirs: https://thresholdchoir.org/general-content/chapters-region
Can’t locate anyone?
Call and ask a local hospice or health care facility
Contact Me and I may sing from a distance
Play recorded music or sing yourself or with friends or family
Know that with or without song, it is your loving, peaceful presence that can offer the comfort and consolation needed at this precious time.
BEGINNING A BEDSIDE SINGING PROGRAM. I look forward to helping you serve your community with healing song. Contact Me.
If you have little or no direct experience with death and dying, then you may be searching for help and support at this time. For many, the emotional and physical stress can be overwhelming, even debilitating.
Let me be a friendly, supportive companion offering sound, practical advice along with care, comfort and understanding for what you’re going through.
I can be your anchor in the storm. I will…
Guide you through the time of dying
Coordinate caregivers, as needed
Visit when you cannot and inform you of changing needs and circumstances
Help consider and carry out plans for a gentle and tranquil passing
Sit vigil, offering comfort, reassurance and prayers, as requested
Help to consider and complete a legacy project with your loved one
Offer song in support of the journey
Additional services as agreed upon
Let’s connect and discuss what service(s) may be best for you and determine if we are a good fit to walk this journey together. To schedule a 30 minute complimentary call, let's connect.