ABOUT YOUR DOULA

Saiko Shima-Kolesar

初めまして。​志摩 彩子です。

IT WILL BE A PRIVILEGE TO MEET YOU AND DISCUSS DEATH AS PART OF OUR LIFE JOURNEY...

人生の終盤を迎えるにあたり、誰もが不安になります。何がそうさせているのか一つ一つ紐解いていくお手伝いをします。

From early age I was a child who was always interested in the subject of death and dying and the whole process before and after people die. I was scared of dying but at the same time very curious.

 

Fast forward to 2014, my father died, and shortly after that my step-son’s mother died. Those two death left me wondering how we could have prepared mentally before death happened so that people who are left could process it more peacefully. Not to turn away from it or deny it, but rather preparing and plan for it so the whole dying experience is not so traumatic for family who are left with regrets. I have attended a death doula training from a wonderful organization called A Sacred Passing in Seattle in May 2018, but shortly after this exciting journey I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was certainly a challenging experience realizing my own mortality. Even during the treatment and surgery/recovery period for the cancer my desire to pursue the End of Life Care didn't diminish. In October 2019, I attended another training by INELDA (International End of Life Doula Association) and at that point it was clear to me that this is the path of calling- to help support the people who are dying- because- they deserve more attention. I truly believe the people who lead a good life, will have a good death as well. My desire for this noble work is to dedicate my time and attention to the people and family who are working on the end of life as a part of life process and make it to the best way possible, and to help process their journey as I walk alongside them with calm, peaceful presence.

人は新しい生命が生まれる時は何ヶ月もかけて準備をして、自分自身を教育しながら赤ちゃんを迎えます。ところが人生の終わりが見え始めるとなぜか目をふさぎがち。死に関する話題は特に西洋ではタブーのような気がします。誰もがいつかはこの世から消えていきます。終活とは残された家族へ最後にしてあげられる準備活動であるとともに、残された人生を自分の生きたいように設計することで、過去の心残りややり残したことを取り除いていく一種の心のセラピーでもあります。あなたや家族にとっての「平穏な最期」とはどのようなシナリオでしょうか?ご自身で描いていくことで様々な恐怖や不安もコントロールすることが可能になっていきます。特に異国の地に住む日本人の皆様のお役に立てる日を心待ちにしています。どこから始めたら良いのかわからない、という方もお気軽にお問い合わせください。

私についてー

北海道札幌市生まれ。大学3年生の時交換留学生として米国NJ州へ渡米。一度帰国して大学卒業後、NY州マンハッタン(NYC)に日本交通公社(JTB)の法人営業部に7年勤務。911サバイバル後西海岸ワシントン州へ移住。ヨガを教え始める。その後の関係履歴は下記をご参照ください。現在アメリカ人の夫と3人の子供と共にワシントン州在住。

Related Credentials and Education

​(関連履歴

Bachelor Degree in English Literature

English and Japanese Native (日本語でもお問い合わせください)

Yin Yoga/Meditation Teacher(2004~)

Singing Bowl Sound Healing

Fitness and Kettlebell Coach and Co-Owner of Crazy Monkey USA (2011~)

Death Doula Level 1 Training at A Sacred Passing (2018)

End of Life Doula Training at INELDA(2019) 

Patient Volunteer at Providence Hospice and Home Care in Everett, Washington(2019~2020)

Bailey Boushay House

(Virginia Mason's Assisted Living Facility specialized for AIDS and Parkinson Disease, 2019~)

A member of Pearl Collectives in Seattle , Washington (2018~)

Volunteer Yoga Teacher and Conversation Partner at Nikkei Manor (2020~)

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初回のコンサルテーションは無料です。日本語でお気軽にお問い合わせください)

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