Last Breath Counselling

We all have to face the last part of our lives, which is death. Most people fear death and are scared of the uncertainty it holds. We hold fear because religious organisations have programmed us that if we made mistakes or was bad to some form or another, we will burn in hell or get sent to purgatory. We get told we will be judged and punished accordingly for our transgressions.

For most people the time and place of our deaths are uncertain. However, some people have a terminal illness with a time stamp on it.  Shock, fear, anxiety, anger, regret and sadness consumes them and is hard to let them see the light. Bitterness shadows them and loved ones in the final hours of their lives.

What if I tell you...

Death should not be feared and that death is nothing like most people believe. What if I show you the beauty, peace and calmness that death brings when we embrace our last moments on earth. What if I can help you find total peace, calmness and clarity with love and forgiveness in your heart and soul.

Last-Breath Therapy with dying patients shares many features with all other psychotherapy. However, the unique status of the dying person presents special problems for the mental health professional. Clearly, everyone will die, and in this sense, all therapy is done with patients of a limited life span. The labelling of a person as a “dying patient”, identifies that person as belonging to a special category of humanity, and creates profound changes in the emotional, social, and spiritual climate of therapy. The dying person is one who is seen to be in a life-threatening condition with relatively little remaining time rind little or no hope of recovery. This unique existential position of the dying person necessitates some adaptations of the typical psycho-therapeutic attitudes and strategies. The goals, structure, and process of therapy must change to meet the special needs and circumstances of the dying patient.

How does therapy with a dying person differ from "typical" therapy? There are several features which distinguish it.

  • First, therapy is more time-limited and time-focused. The dimension of time takes on special urgency with the dying patient. While many therapies are time-limited, often they proceed as if time were an inexhaustible resource. The brief remaining time for the dying patient intensifies the therapy process and accelerates it.
  • Second, the goals of therapy with dying patients are often more modest. Recognise the limits of possible change is an essential feature of therapy with the dying. What can be accomplished is quite restricted by time, disability, and other aspects of the patient’s condition.
  • Third, the treatment of the dying patient often requires careful coordination with a variety of medical, nursing, and pastoral professionals. The physical condition, medical treatments, and institutional settings of the patient complicate the practical and psychological context of therapy.

Questions people face when they know they are dying:

  • Why did this happen to me?
  • What did I do wrong?
  • What will happen to my soul?
  • What is death going to be like or what awaits me on the other side?
  • Will I suffer?
  • Will my family be ok?

Emotions people might go through in the final stages of their lives:

  • Resentment
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Loneliness
  • Shame
  • Regret

My Duties as a Last Breath Therapist

  • Help you find closure and peace with unresolved issues
  • Counsel you with anger, fear, regret and sadness you might have held on to or going through
  • Guide you through the last moments of your life and what you might experience
  • Bring clarity to your soul’s agreement and the cycle of life
  • Assist you and family members with final preparations and also to bring peace, love and harmony back into the transition.
  • Be by your side through the final moments of your life cycle and support family and friends at the end
  • Act out your final wishes if you require me to fulfil something after you have passed on.

Your Counsellor

 

I am Sergejs Marmilovs and I  believe in the power of alternative therapies and natural medicine with the focus on wellness for mind, body and soul. Life has become more rushed and everyone is looking for a quick fix and especially when we are faced with death.  

My counselling is hands-on and I make use of my compassionate, non-judgemental approach to help you and your family transition and processes a little easier. I have worked with Hospice, clinics and families for many years now and understand what you are going through. As I have been there before. 

You don’t have to go through it alone. I am here to help and support you and your family. Even if you don’t have family I will be there for you as no one deserve to to be alone and scared during your last moments. You matter and I am here for you. Please feel free to contact me for more details  

 

My Credentials

  • PhD of Industrial Psychology

  • M.S.c Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Full Spectrum therapist

  • Stress and anxiety relief therapist

  • Reflexology

  • Relationship and sex therapist

  • Usui Reiki Master Trainer

  • Massage therapist

  • Kundalini Yoga teacher

  • Vinyasa Yoga teacher

  • Yin Yoga teacher

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