A Way of Passing provides personal End-of-Life Services, guiding you to make choices that help you with the creation of advance directives, end-of-life pre-planning, grief support, and the creation of legacy mementos, honoring your traditions while providing non-medical end-of-life support and spiritual & soul guidance.
Shenlei Winkler is an end-of-life doula, ordained minister and Psychopomp. She specializes in the preparation of Advance Directives; the creation of vigil plans for end-of-life transitions; the creation of legacy projects; and guiding families and their loved ones through one of the most sacred of life experiences: end-of-life.
As a Psychopomp, she works with the dying to provide soul guidance to ensure that loved ones transition gently and safely to the next realm.
Shenlei is certified through Doulagivers International™ as an End-of-Life Doula and has completed the National End-of-Life Doula Association Proficiency credentialing exam. Additional coursework includes Respecting Choices™ First Steps certification; Home Funeral Guide and Green Burial courses; and grief guide courses through the Institute of Life, Breath & Death.
She is a Reiki Master, clinical herbalist and aromatherapist, and is pursing her Doctorate in spirituality, death and dying.
About End-of-Life Doulas
An End-of-Life (EOL) Doula is a non-medical professional who provides physical,
emotional, and spiritual support to the patient, family, loved ones, friends, and their support networks. An EOL Doula assists the family with understanding the natural process while providing suggestions for comfort and support. This holistic support for the dying and their loved ones will occur before, during, and after death.
Every patient and family served is unique and services will be tailored to their individual needs. The goal of an EOL Doula is to collaborate with hospice, palliative team, and other healthcare professionals to create a dynamic support system ensuring the highest quality of life for a patients end-of-life care. Referrals to appropriate professional and community resources will be made as needed for services that are outside of the EOL Doula scope of practice.
An EOL Doula provides education regarding the end-of-life processes and options available so that patients and families can make informed decisions about their care. An EOL doula is not a medical provider and as such any information or advice given should be viewed in that light.