Welcome! I am so glad you have found your way to this page. My name is Sonya Genel Dresser and I offer the services of an End-of-Life-Doula (EOLD) also known as a Death Doula or Death Midwife.
A Death Doula is a person trained to provide non-medical holistic support to a person and their family during the end of life. By considering each person’s unique situation and wishes, a death doula provides guidance through all of the emotional, practical, legal, and spiritual issues that arise.
Sonya Genel Dresser (EOLD) believes that being deeply present with our mortality actually gives great meaning to life. In a society that often denies the reality of death, Sonya feels deeply called to serve and support those who are facing the end of their lives, to educate the living, and to demystify the process of death and dying.
Sonya has completed the Going with Grace Death Doula Training and the International End of Life Doula Association Training (INELDA). She has also completed intensive volunteer and vigil trainings with Hospice by the Bay and is a registered member of The National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA). During her years as a hospice volunteer, Sonya spent countless hours sitting bedside with dying patients, relieving caregivers, and providing support. She is now honored to formally offer the services of End-of-Life Planning and Death Midwifery.
If you feel that you or somebody you know may benefit from my services please contact me using the form below.