About this Death Cafe
This Death Cafe' is being offered as an opportunity for those in our local community to come together to discuss an often taboo subject that every single one of us will some day face. It is open to anyone over the age of 18 who would like to attend. The focus of this event is to connect and share our thoughts and ideas around death and dying. There will be refreshments, and a group driven discussion.
About Alainna Garlick
Alainna is trained as an End of Life Doula through INELDA (the International End of Life Doula Association). She is also a licensed massage therapist specializing in deep myofascial release and chronic pain relief.
Her desire to practice as a doula began with her own personal experience with having a doula when birthing her own children. Alainna saw the transformative power of holding space for others when witnessing her doula’s ability to remain a fully present, comforting presence during a very physically and emotionally challenging time.
As a massage therapist, Alainna is practiced at holding space for her clients, who arrive in the pain of the physical, emotional, and spiritual unease. When providing massage therapy, she makes it easier for and more comfortable for an individual to exist in their body, the most vital tool for experiencing life.
Over time, however, Alainna began to wonder – what about being comfortable in death? The very last moment we experience being in our physical bodies? What can be done to reduce the fear and trauma that so often accompanies death?
Alainna is familiar with tragic loss, as death in her own personal experience has been frequently sudden and unexpected. Alainna understands the pain of traumatic grief, which has opened a strong desire to make the end of life journey as peaceful and comfortable as possible.
Alainna began researching death doulas and found INELDA (International End of Life Doula Association), where she trained to become an End of Life Doula. Through this work, Alainna now helps clients prepare for what so many fear and yet, ultimately, we all must come to terms with – the end of our lives, and ultimately, death.
By weaving together many disciplines and practices, Alainna seeks to make the dying process one that is tailored to the meaning and legacy of the life you have lived. Through this personal attention, you are invited to inhabit the most of the life that you have left to live.
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