Celebrant, Grief Support and Education. Home Funeral Facilitator & End of Life Doula - bringing big love to our death & dying practices.
Whilst embracing and respecting all spiritual and cultural beliefs, I can assist you with every aspect of planning and preparing for death and end- of-life rituals.
Skilled at creating through deep listening, I will guide you through the process of crafting your ceremony in a collaborative and inclusive way, so that together we can create the most authentic ceremony possible.
I enjoy the ritualistic nature of ceremony and watching it unfold and transform into something meaningful, memorable, engaging & healing.
In my grief work, my goal is to empower grievers by equipping them with valuable information & insights, enabling them to set aside some of their worries and just grieve. And to create a space in which their grief is witnessed fully - with compassion, understanding and non-judgment.
It is evident that she has a real passion for honouring people at the end of their life journey. This combined with a deep understanding of the grieving process gave myself and the family room not only to grieve deeply but also simultaneously celebrate the life of our loved one exactly the way he would've wanted it.
Brother-in-law's celebration of life ceremony/ Terry D
Joanna was the celebrant at my Grandmothers funeral. She made it a magic, joyful, personal and profound celebration of my Grandmothers life. She made everyone feel secure and supported, held space for everyone and presented so beautifully. All our little in jokes and family quirks where shared sympathetically and with such humour.
Joanna very definitely has a true calling/ Amy D
The ceremony she crafted so beautifully and so full of love is one I (all everyone present) will never forget. It was thoughtful, considered, enlightening, uplifting and healing. She held space for everyone in the room that day, despite her own inner pain, and began a path to healing for all the many broken hearts present
Thank you Jo, for bringing your heart and soul/ Yasemin T
Jo is such an incredible celebrant. We chose to use her services for our son’s funeral, and she was a welcome ray of light in an otherwise bleak time. Jo was warm, informative and helpful. The planning process was very collaborative, and we ended up with the most beautiful service for our little boy.