Nocturnal Works death doula resources

Art From My Son For My 53rd Birthday

Gifts From My Son

My son was awake until almost 3am this morning, making my birthday presents. Whenever he asks what I want, it is always something made by him. These were my presents today, my 53rd birthday!

New Zealand Pōhutukawa

This is of one of our most iconic trees, the pōhutukawa.

Jack Jordan New Zealand Pōhutukawa

Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)

My son knows this has significance for me, both as a student in 1989 West Berlin and also for the trip he and I took to Europe in 2018.

Jack Jordan Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)

Happy birthday to me!

About Death Doulas

Death Doulas - also referred to as End of Life Doulas - provide emotional and other support to the dying and their families. Support can be psychological (e.g. counselling), physical (aiding with exercise), clerical (helping with completing documents, including advanced directives), documentary (recording messages, including final messages for the dying), ceremonial (e.g. helping plan and/or deliver funerals) and other assistance which is not medical in nature. Death doulas are not doctors, they are not nurses and they are not solicitors/lawyers. They are brought in at the request of the dying and/or family and they are there to help the person transition from life.

About Nocturnal Works

The content on this site is provided to give resources and support to those dying, their loved ones and those providing death doula (end of life) support. When we find out that death is near and the initial shock wears off, emotions and questions flood into our minds. Noctural Works exists as place where you can find out about mental health issues and therapy related to death, dying, grief and bereavement - as well as more practical support, such as planning for death and supporting others on their journey.

The resources on this site are provided by Death Doula Ltd, a company in Aotearoa New Zealand which provides end of life doula support online, in Wellington, Blenheim and Picton (New Zealand). These resources are not legal or medical in nature, so do no rely upon them, but seek legal and medical advice, as required. If you are interested in counselling resources not focusing on death and dying, you can visit our other site, Therapy Aroha.