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“And I, infinitesimal being,
drunk with the great starry void,
likeness, image of mystery,
I felt myself a pure part
of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars, my heart broke loose on the wind.”

Pablo Neruda

 

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“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

Kahlil Gibran

Death and Dying Support

Support through Life-threatening Illness

Receiving a significant diagnosis is a life-altering moment for individuals and their families. Along with it may come numbness and disbelief and a cascade of ensuing experiences as one faces the raw vulnerability of this human existence – a journey that is at times uncomfortable, at times expansive. 

Working with Anat as an end-of-life therapist you might explore:

 

Thanadoula: Death and Dying Guide

Approaching death as a sacred passage similar in some ways to birth, a Thanadoula or Death Midwife supports the family of the dying person as well as the individual, holding the sacred space and intention for a deeply meaningful and gently held journey at life's end and beyond. 

As death approaches, working with Anat as thanadoula could include:

 

Home Funeral support: Coming soon

A growing movement is bringing family-led after-death care back into our collective culture. Home funerals are legal in the state of Oregon, which permits a family member or friend to act as the funeral director, and in many cases, allowing for extended time for families to be with their loved one after death for ceremony, vigil, and community support. Consultation services coming soon.

 

“Maybe death

isn't darkness, after all,

but so much light

wrapping itself around us—

as soft as feathers—

that we are instantly weary

of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes,

not without amazement,

and let ourselves be carried,

as through the translucence of mica,

to the river

that is without the least dapple or shadow,

that is nothing but light—scalding, aortal light—

in which we are washed and washed

out of our bones.”

 

Mary Oliver

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Call 503-479-8096 or email Anat LeBlanc for a free consultation.


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Tending the soul through empathic and somatic support for grief, bereavement and loss.

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Death and Dying

Companioning families and individuals through terminal illness and end of life.

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