love life, live full, meet your experiences with courage and presence
 

victoria, British columbia

Susan Blackwood

 
 
 
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A LIFE Affair

The Energy Experience

In our culture we seem to be afraid to talk about death. We are often in complete denial that we will one day die, even though it is inevitable. So when death begins to loom on the horizon there is nowhere inside to hold onto, no sense of safety. For many of us we do not have a belief or faith system that assures us of the rightness of the path ahead. This can leave us in a mental state anywhere from confusion, despair or terror. So, instead of doing the work of preparing for end of life we tend to flail around looking for some place of escape. We live in a unique time where many of us have left religious and faith based practices. As death approaches we may need help to find a way to our truth, to understand what is happening to us. We may need help to make choices.

I am dedicated to helping individuals discover inner empowerment in this challenging time.

 
 
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who am I?

Susan Blackwood

I am a reverend with CIMM, certified life cycle celebrant, certified in home funeral services, was certified in Healing Touch, Reflexology, ARC bodywork therapy. My business partner and I have started an end of life coaching business. We help individuals overcome resistance to completing end of life paperwork. The work I do is very specialized. I am a deep listener to what is being said and not being said. I am compassionate regardless of what is arising in the client. Once I take a client on I am consistent in the care of their needs. I am an independent presence in their life, a safe place to speak concerns and fears. I am steadfast and able to handle every stage and all that it brings. I have highly developed communication skill and an ability to talk with medical staff, care aides, family, and the client. I hold the big picture, helping clients navigate the journey, and all the forms it takes. There are challenges ahead that are unforeseen at this point. Sometimes we all need a helping hand to see a bigger picture. Being present with people at this stage of their lives, I bring all the skills of a lifetime: fundamental energy practices, deep listening skills, spiritual counseling skills, and celebrancy services. I also understand the logistics of the process requiring organizational skills, liaison skills and knowledge of legal requirements and paperwork for end of life. I am a solid presence right up to the moment of death and then will help families create a ceremony that celebrates a life well lived. My goal is empowering the human being going through this time right up to passing regardless of what I am being asked to do. I bring consistency. I encourage empowerment. I took care of my parents at the end of their lives. It was a wild journey, so unexpected in so many ways. I was alone in their passage towards their death. It impacted me deeply. It gave me a deep calling to be able to offer others going through this process a safe haven during the journey, a trusted ally, an advocate for the client, for the family. There are a multitude of choices to be made on the journey and I am adaptable to meet a client at whatever stage they are at.

 
Shibori workshop: Japanese dye techniques


Shibori workshop: Japanese dye techniques

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANE Ellen Mark


LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANE Ellen Mark

MAKE YOUR OWN LIP BALM


MAKE YOUR OWN LIP BALM

DIY BUSINESS TIPS WITH UNION WINE CO.


DIY BUSINESS TIPS WITH UNION WINE CO.

Leather Care


Leather Care

 
 
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Services

Services are Energetic Body Work, Ceremonies by Design, Senior Companioning, and Restsure


 

Energetic body work

Energy work creates a potential for inner awareness – what is happening right here, right now...


ceremonies by design

Ceremony, whether it be the joy of marriage, the grief of a funeral, the excitement of a baby naming, or the relief of a divorce celebration, encourages us to gather with community and acknowledge what is happening in our lives right here and right now. Ceremony allows us to voice, to speak and to act from our deepest essence in gatherings of family and friends.


senior companioning

usan Blackwood brings to every client, well established communication skills, client care experience, and a deep respect of people's diversity, individual differences and perspectives.

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restsure

My business partner and I have started an end of life coaching business. We help individuals overcome resistance to completing end of life paperwork.

 
 
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Location

Victoria

 

On the beautiful Vancouver Island in the province of British Colombia in the West Coast of Canada.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Away from the smog in cities, our hearts are drawn west, where the only dust is earth, and the only barrier is the sky. Head west for the silence that roars from a wild heart.
— Lily Moon River
 
 
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