Gentle Death Events and Planning offer numerous options for people who wish to plan their end of life effectively and well. Services offered include helping people to navigate important advance planning conversations, and creating perfect and personalised memorial projects. From utterly Fabulous Going Away Parties, including your pets in your vigil, improving your grief support skill-set, and home decluttering and cleaning, we offer solutions and planning to ensure your life and choices are represented your way.
Gentle Death Events and Planning is kink-friendly, an LBGTIQA+ ally, and safe space offering inclusive and diversity-friendly services and support.
Whether you have received a terminal or life-limiting diagnosis, or you are preparing your end of life documents in order to have your life organised in case of the unexpected, Founder of Gentle Death and Events, Dr Annetta Mallon is able to support you through the process of advance planning. Advance planning is a structured approach to exploring your End Of Life wishes, preferences, and options so that your wishes are as clearly-articulated as possible for those who will be in charge of your estate and effects.
Another important aspect of advance planning is funeral planning - this helps your friends and family considerably, and your funeral can look and feel whatever way you like.
Want to attend your own funeral? You can. Email or call for further details and to make a booking to plan your funeral your way.
Home funerals: many Australians are not aware that funerals can be easily and legally be held at home, and choosing this option can also save us a good deal of money.
Family-led funerals are funerals that do have a professional or experienced funeral celebrant present to help guide and support the family if needed (you can use an End of Life Consultant like Annetta), but the rituals and ceremonies of the funeral are shaped by, and conducted by, family and friends.
For more information about DIY funerals, or to plan your funeral please contact Annetta for an appointment either by phone or the contact form here on the website.
Founder of Gentle Death and Events, Dr Annetta Mallon is a professional writer and artist. Annetta is also available to oversee and/or officiate an event (in your home or in your hospital/nursing home) if you would like an MC. Annetta is able to help you write a eulogy for yourself or your pet, assist you in preparing your memorial service content and order of service, create a memorial project for your pet or yourself, and lead the service if you would like.
Whether you would like to create a memory book, an artwork, a poem, or you would like assistance writing your obituary , Annetta is able to assist you in bringing your story to life. Having a tangible keepsake, of you or your pet, can be a comforting and uplifting part of End Of Life processing for your family and loved ones.
Annetta is also a professional public speaker and presenter, offering regular workshops throughout the year for anyone to gain information about rights and choices at end of life, or skills around creative EOL projects. Alternatively, you can contact Annetta and have a special event created for your personal or community needs - email or call to discuss your workshop idea today.
For those of us without children, parents or other close support networks, the idea of being ‘alone’ at End Of Life may be a frightening and challenging reality to consider. We may be Social Orphans because we are disconnected from family by the life decisions made by our birth family, or because we are (like Annetta) child-free by choice. With an End of Life Consultant, you need never fear End of Life as being a solitary experience. Annetta is an LGBTIQA+ community ally, is kink-friendly, and takes an inclusive stance in her work as an End of Life Consultant – Annetta offers a safe space for those at end of life, for those who would like to plan, as well as for the family and friends in supportive networks around someone at end of life.
Dr Annetta Mallon is a seasoned psychotherapist and mentor, and is available to offer peer support and professional guidance, counselling, and mentoring for other End of Life Doulas and End of Life workers.
For a peer-support or mentoring appointment please email or call today. Annetta is available for both face-to-face appointments, and online via Skype or Zoom.
N.B.: Annetta is located on the eastern seaboard of Australia, and is in the AEST Sydney time zone of GMT +10 hours in standard time.
Annetta is able to be with you when exploring your pet’s End of Life options and choices, will be present at your pet's end of life if that is your wish, and can also help you create a memorial project for your pet. Many people take comfort in having a tangible, meaningful artwork, visual tribute, or memory book of their pet. Memorial ceremonies, pet-inclusive where possible, that engage the community you shared with your pet can be easily arranged by Annetta. You may wish to include friends and family, vet nurses, dog groomers, your neighbours, and dog- walking friends in your ceremony, so that your pet’s life can be celebrated by the ones closest to you and meaningful in the life of your pet.
It is well-documented in research throughout several countries that we experience grief, loss, and mourning for our pets just as deeply as we do for the death of a person, although we may not feel comfortable expressing our grief for fear of ridicule (disenfranchised grief). Annetta is a seasoned grief and loss expert, offering counselling and stress-management techniques to clients after a pet's death.
Part of an End of Life Consultant/Doula's role is to support life’s final transition. If you wish to have Annetta with you at the time of your active dying, the moment of death and to offer after-death body care at home (for any or all of these stages), she is am able to be there for you. An End Of Life Consultant is particularly helpful when it is necessary to ensure that your personal, expressed end of life wishes are heard, acknowledged, and acted upon at your end of life journey.
Annetta is available for both face-to-face and online vigiling (Skype and Zoom), for both people and pets - call or email today for further information and to arrange an appointment.
Dr Annetta Mallon, has more than 25 years of experience in three countries as a grief, trauma, mourning, and loss-support practitioner (including exposure to violent death and PTSD from military service, domestic violence/abuse, and emergency service work). Grief counselling and EFT may be included as part of a package - see Fees and Pricing - and you may make arrangements for individual or group sessions with close friends and family, as needed and appropriate.
Grief support is available independent of engaging Annetta in an End of Life Doula role - call or email today to arrange an appointment and to discuss your preferred options.
The end of your life is something Gentle Death Events and Planning strive to tailor for all of our clients. If clearing out and cleaning up a home when a move to a care facility is required, or is needed after a death, and you prefer to manage your life and stress by delegating these tasks to a professional, simply email or phone today and we can work together to provide you with the best solution for you.
For cleaning and decluttering service options please see the Fees and Pricing page.