ARE YOU CARING FOR A LOVED ONE AT THE END OF LIFE?
My father had a stroke on a Tuesday morning. From that moment, I was with him through the unwinding of his life. Late on the Thursday night he died. Over those days he held my hand. And I held his.
The death of a loved one can leave a huge hole in our life. It can be hard to believe they are gone. In those last days, hours, minutes, we can learn more about love than we have ever learned before.
Death has taught me that we birth into life and we birth into death. There is comfort in counting breath…. in….. and out. We each get through these moments as best we can. This is a time for compassion and kindness, not perfection.
I called on nature to help dad and I both through this transition. I called on the healing wisdom I have gained over many years to calm us both on his journey.
When I told my father that I would teach others the ways I have worked with him at the bedside, he summoned strength to squeeze my hand.
So this course is dedicated to my father and created for the people you love.
connect to nature
and each other
A FLOWER AT THE BEDSIDE – CONNECTING TO NATURE (and each other) AT THE END OF LIFE
TEACHES YOU TECHNIQUES TO FIND SUPPORT, LOVE AND CONNECTION
THROUGH THIS TENDER AND SACRED TIME
One thing in life is for sure – we’re going to experience love, and we’re going to experience loss. Death is something we all have to face, but society seems to keep it all hidden and distant.
When someone you love is dying, you want them to be as supported and cared for as possible right? You also know that you too, need support and a way to keep grounded and connected as you cope with this huge life transition. I know how this feels.
Over the past few years I’ve lost both my parents, I’ve lost friends and loved ones. I’ve experienced the heartbreaking sorrow of a loved one dying with no sense of connection, no peace and I’ve experienced the heart-filling transition of a loved one ‘dying well’.
My mother’s disconnected death was the catalyst for me starting a journey to bring a sense of nature into the room at the end of life. My father’s death showed me how connected and caring this transition can be. Connecting to nature at the end of life helps everyone in the room to feel less lonely, less afraid and more sublimely supported at this tender and sacred transition.
This is not about miracle cures or promises you can’t keep; it’s about reconnecting with the one thing we all rely on which is nature, and working with that connection to help find the one thing we all crave, which is comfort.
Over the past few years I have worked with people, their families and their carers in hospitals, hospices, dementia units, rest homes and private homes. I’ve worked with funeral directors and counsellors teaching techniques that connect people to the beautiful, vital energy of nature, even in the most medicalised of environments.
I first experienced the healing that comes with a direct and energetic connection with nature when I was a child and it helped me heal emotionally from trauma. Now as a woman in her fifties, I have worked with the healing power of plants in many ways, and to do this work with people at the end of life is truly special and sacred.
You can build your own quantum connection with nature to support you and those you love and care for, through the tough stuff.
Now you can learn these techniques too, with my online course ‘Flower at the Bedside – Connecting to Nature at the End of Life”.
This earth wisdom is waiting for you
A Flower at the Bedside isn’t just another course – it’s a powerful way of bringing a connection to nature into the room to support the person who is leaving and those being left behind.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Research shows that spending time in nature can help reduce stress and anxiety and increase a sense of well-being. I’m going to teach you techniques so that you can navigate the end of life with the added support of nature, even if you are in a highly medicalised environment.
You’re going to learn how to connect to the caring and healing power of nature. You’re going to be able to bring a sense of garden, wilderness, a tree, your favorite flower, a landscape into the room and by doing this you help reduce anxiety and create connection.
You are going to learn about plant essences and how to use them. You are going to discover visualisations, the power of anointing and the power of touch. You’ll find plant allies and you’ll be able to tap into a beautiful sense of the divine.
module one – CONNECTING TO NATURE
Learn about what this means and how you can do it.
We’ll explore plant essences, anointing oils, hydrosols and how to build an energetic relationship with nature.
We discover how plants can be our allies.
We are guided by the idea of the Archeus, the vital force that flows through us, nature and the universe.
module two – AT THE BEDSIDE
I’ll teach you techniques I’ve used at the bedside with family, carers and the loved one passing on, to bring a sense of deep connection with the natural world, even on a hospital ward.
You’ll learn about anointing, massage and visualisations.
You’ll see how we can work energetically with the chakra system.
You’ll learn about what happens as the body dies.
module three – CREATING CONNECTION AFTER DEATH
Discover ways that you can work with nature to help create a sense of peace, care and connection after a loved one passes.
You’ll learn how to work with plant energetics to protect and honour the person who has passed.
I’ll teach you the Butterfly Rites.
You’ll learn how to adminster self care to help you in grief.module three
the end of life doesn't mean we can't be connected to things we have loved in life
Why should the end of life mean that we can’t be connected to things we have loved in life: a landscape, a favorite flower, a tree, a night sky? In this course I will show you how to bring nature into the room. I’ve used these techniques in hospices, care homes, dementia units, on a hospital ward. They are not obtrusive. They don’t contraindicate with other medications. They are infinitely tender and caring and they support not just the person dying, but everyone in the room.
WE ARE ALL A LITTLE BIT MAGIC
“This has offered me a way that I could contribute at the time of my loved ones passing, removing the feeling of helplessness, offering a way for me to be connected to my loved one and it acknowledges the importance of our connections to each other, and our connection to nature.
And you reminded me that I am a little bit magic, that we all are. Thank you, Thank you.”
"I recently lost my brother. I feel like the plant essence grounds me, and while it does not stop the grief and sadness, I definitely feel that I can cope better, so thanks Georgina, this has helped me."
"The way you have cared for family and friends at the end of life by gently linking them to nature, has been profound. As a nurse I have seen just how special it is for everyone in the room and I love your anointing oils and essences."
"What you are teaching is so important."
I THINK THERE IS A BASIC HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION AND A DESIRE FOR PEACE
Everybody’s death is different. Everybody’s relationship is different, but I think there is a basic human need for connection and a desire for peace.
Over the past few years I have cared for a number of people at the end of life, including both of my parents. I’ve learned much on these journeys and this has led me to create this program to share with you the ways I have helped connect people to nature at the end of life in order to help support a sense of peace and care.
This connection can be as important and beneficial for those being left behind as it is for those passing.
I am going to describe to you how I do this, what I use and when I use it.
I hope that you will find comfort in this and that it will equip you with ways of tapping into the healing power of nature to be there for you all at this time.
A FLOWER AT THE BEDSIDE
CONNECTING TO NATURE AT THE END OF LIFE
Bringing a sense of nature into the room is a beautiful way of caring for a loved one.
This training helps you weave the personal and ecological aspects of a person into one fluid whole. A flower remembered. The steadying strength of a tree. A landscape once explored.
The techniques I teach can be used by anyone.
They are beautiful for family members to use. Carers in rest homes and dementia units can use them. Hospice workers, nurses and doulas can use these techniques.
And after life, funeral directors can use these techniques to help the family and friends find a sense a place of calm in a time of tender transition.
Yes, I want to be able to do this for those I care for and love!
Alchemy for the Soul
"Magical encounter with Nature, our elder brother and sister trees and plant allies and ... a plant Alchemist, Apothecary and Shaman with deep wisdom and true healing gifts. Thank you Georgina."