Supporting Your Way:
No one dies alone.
A calming presence that brings heart, vision, patience, respect and insight to each unique end of life journey.
- Suzanne Beattie-Johnson
I am Suzanne, the founder of Supporting Your Way - end of life and bereavement support and education. I have more than 30 years’ experience in human services in direct service provision and consulting with more than 50 health and welfare organizations. This has afforded me a wealth of knowledge, skills and networks as a foundation for a quality service experience.
Being of service at end of life has been my calling for nearly 40 years. I have gained a richness of insight into the human and spiritual experience from both professional and personal perspectives. This culminated into the establishment of Supporting Your Way in 2017 – a service that is heart-based, bringing comfort and insight to each unique end of life experience.
I can meet with you and tailor support to your needs in the way you choose. The first hour is free for us to chat and get to know each other so you can decide if our connection and the service feels right for you. For information on fees, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Your Way is welcoming, safe, accessible and inclusive of diverse cultures, gender/sexual identities, abilities, experiences and beliefs. You can be assured of unconditional support and allowance of whatever arises as we navigate one of the most personal, transformative and profound experiences of life. I can meet with you and tailor support to your needs in the way you choose.
END OF LIFE DOULA SUPPORT
A calming presence – to listen, talk, read or sit quietly with you.
A source of information – end of life rights, care options, funeral arrangements, support services, grief and loss.
An advocate for your voice to be heard – your wishes, your way.
A scribe to chronicle your story and record messages for loved ones.
A practical helper to assist you to tie up loose ends.
Tailored workplace training and community presentations on end of life and the role of a doula.
GRIEF EDUCATION & SUPPORT
Person-centred grief support for those at end of life and their loved ones.
Life reflection and dealing with unfinished business.
The new ‘normal’.
Information and referral.
Workplace training and community presentations.
Tailored workplace training and community presentations on all aspects of grief, bereavement & trauma.
Information to help you choose:
How you want your body to be cared for, respected and prepared.
Where, when and who you want to conduct your life honouring ceremony.
How you want to be celebrated and remembered.
All I can say is thank you Suzanne for making the difference and making it in such a beautiful and honorable way. ~ Jana
I have such a warm feeling around my heart like I have known you my whole life. ~ Sofija
You are just the sweetest. Thank you for your love and support. I’ve been telling everyone about you and now I’m going to be making a memory book. Thanks beautiful soul. ~ Amelia
Mum was so anxious about her end of life planning, and you made it all so easy. It lifted a weight from her shoulders. She felt lightness and peace in her last months of life thanks to you. ~ Janet
Thanks for all your preparation and useful information. We were grateful to be able to benefit from all your expertise. ~Marion
Thank you Suzanne for being there for me. I appreciate having someone to talk to especially when I felt overwhelmed. ~ Connie
Supporting Your Way is a culturally welcoming, safe, accessible and inclusive service that respects all cultures and beliefs. SYW acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and their communities as the custodians of Country and honours their contributions, spiritual connections, heritage, culture and beliefs. SYW is grateful to be living and working on the land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.
Supporting Your Way is a welcoming, safe, accessible and inclusive service that advocates for and respects the rights, voice, contributions and diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex, asexual and questioning (LGBTIQA+) communities and supporters. SYW recognises the limitations of the LGBTIQA+ acronym, acknowledging the richness of diverse identities and experiences.
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