Celebration of a Life - Funeral preparation and planning
As with organising any major event, like a Wedding, a birth, a holiday, funerals also need to be planned and prepared for.
But unlike these, we don’t usually do this in advance or think (or want) to shop around for the best service for our requirements, and therefore we don’t know what to expect when walking into a Funeral Directors both practically and cost wise.
It's usually a matter of googling “Funeral Directors near me” and taking the first one, even if they aren’t the right one, or can’t do as you would wish, or don’t tell you what your choices really are.
When it comes to the time of having to organise a Funeral, after our loved ones may have been ill for a time or died suddenly, we are usually exhausted both emotionally and physically, grieving and not in the best place to make important and costly financial decisions.
By planning in advance we can make this whole process so much more relaxed on both our health (and our wallets!) and take the time to consider what we or our loved ones would really want and would be a true reflection of their lives.
As the Funeral Industry is unregulated, this means prices can vary dramatically from one funeral director to another, and the true cost is not always advertised or displayed up front. (changes are coming in this regard!)
And it's not the thing we usually want to go shopping around for either beforehand or at this tender time after the death of a loved one, although it is possible to organise the whole funeral yourself as using a Funeral Director is not a legal requirement.
Together in this time together, we will consider and explore all the possible options and what is of most importance to you or for others.
This includes the steps needed to be taken after someone dies, as depending on where a person dies, these will vary, including after-death care, planning for all aspects of a funeral, ways of paying for a funeral, and recording all of this in a document to leave for the people who will be organising and arranging it.
The Cost for this bespoke service is £350
2 x 60min calls
Email support inbetween calls
Detailed Funeral Wishes document with guidelines
This service is for you if...
You want to save your family and friends the added grief of having to arrange a funeral for you without knowing what you would want.
You want to be clear on what is involved in organising a funeral and what decisions need to be made.
Would rather the extra money be left for your loved ones instead of paying for a huge funeral bill.
If you want to have control over the type of funeral that is held for you rather than what others decide.
You have a funeral to organise for loved ones in the near future or at some stage.
Would like have personalised one to one support, information, resources, contacts and non- judgemental support and guidance.
Would like to have the time and confidential space to explore your choices and preferences
This servcie is not for you if..
You want to buy a Funeral Plan from me, as I do not sell these.
You want Financial, Medical or Legal advice
To find out more about how I can support you with Funeral preparation & planning, book a free 15 minute call with me
"I have now done the most important bits of my mum's end of life care and funeral plan and have heard her wishes. It has been very nice doing it with her and now I know she wants to be buried in a floral nightie! I wouldn't have thought of that myself!
Thank you. I love doing this. It feels so good and restful."
I am deeply grateful that you invited me to do this No-regrets programme. I had a lot of resistance about doing this , but at the same time, I knew so very well that it was time for me to look into this now.
After have done this, I am very grateful both for respect to my self and to my loved ones. The great thing too, is that it has opened up more to reflect on, which can be of more benefit to all.
Before this course I had not thought or planned so much about what would happen after my death, but I had a deep wish, to make it easy, for my loved ones or those who come after. I had only one wish in place: it was to be in Memorial Park, no name, no plate, no stones to look after or go to.
I am deeply grateful to you dear Mala for all your support during this programme, all these topics I never had thought about and so great to be aware here, and take to consideration.
All your experience and knowledge here is of so great benefit to hear. I experience that everything that needs to be taken care of and looked after is in this programme.
If there was a question or something I wondered about, it was always responded in a warm heartfelt way, to support and to give more information.
Mala is excellent to have this course, her deep interest to serve, guide, support people in this topic shines through in all meetings. I warmly recommend her!