Baby naming and blessings
Designed to welcome your baby or child into the family and a good excuse to gather the family for a party – what better way to celebrate your new arrival. Whether your long awaited first child or your surprise tenth, it is always a pleasure and an occasion for rejoicing.Please also see family consolidations where the children from previous relationships can either welcome each other or the new arrival into the blended family. Another variation would be to welcome an adopted (maybe older) child into the family- most enriching for all parties.
As we go through life we may find ourselves ‘stuck’ with no clear way forward. This may be associated with an event, say, passing of loved one, change of lifestyle due to ill health, end of relationship or loss of job. At these times many find it useful to seek that non-judgemental ear, practiced in the art of deep listening, that can help you reconnect with your personal sense of the divine assisting you to hear your inner still voice giving you guidance which is personal to you. Spiritual accompaniments can be said to be a form of counselling that uses a combination of deep listening and meditations appropriate for the circumstances to assist in the reconnection with the client to their definition of the Divine.All sessions are held in a sacred space whether that be in my therapy room or on the phone or Skype.Sessions are offered either seated or accompanying a face-down, back massage allowing for deep relaxation – the latter is not currently available for couple counselling, but watch this space. .
End of Life Ceremonies
Funerals and memorials - The ultimate rite of passage. Whether you see the death of a loved one as yet another link in the chain of life’s reincarnations or the final farewell, the event will always mark the end of an era. The dynamics alter according to the circumstances but whether mourning a young life cut too short or the end of a long life well lived, a sensitive funeral should always reflect the empty space in the heart that remains filled with the love of and for the departed. Times are changing, and the expectation of the marking of the end of a life is also rapidly changing.
Once again, as a One Spirit Interfaith Minister I can bridge the gap between a Religious Church Service and a final farewell that is devoid of spiritual reference and is purely about saying the last goodbye. As with all other ceremonies, I do my best to get to know you the mourners and to honour your unique relationship with your departed loved one.Whilst traditionally we are generally accustomed to the more sombre style of departure, there are a growing number of occasions whereby the deceased have left specific instructions for their life to be celebrated in a, shall we say, different way that would reflect their interests, taste in music and the people and things that were important to them.
This gives rise to the possibility of a funeral that is a celebration of everything that is personally meaningful and most memorable.With the increasing popularity of cremation there is also a growing trend for the event to be witnessed by closest kin followed by a larger ceremony being held for the laying of the Ashes. This is where there is an opportunity to make your loved ones passing truly memorable as I can create for you an imaginative farewell that would best reflect the life just ended. The sky’s the limit……