Welcome to Wellbeing With Wendy
I created Wellbeing With Wendy to inspire people to look after themselves in mind, body and spirit. My passion lies in encouraging people everywhere to become more confident around death and dying – the inevitable end to physical life – whether that be for themselves or to support someone else. We need to open conversations about what’s important to us, and we can all benefit from learning how to support ourselves and others at the end of life. Perhaps the purpose in acknowledging death is to enable ourselves to live more fully until that moment.
I’m a former Registered Nurse and a trained Soul Midwife (an end of life practitioner with a holistic approach.) I also have a background in Indian Head Massage, counselling skills, Infant Massage teaching, and running a children’s theatre school.
I facilitate workshops and webinars around the subject of death and dying. Initially I worked with staff in care homes and hospices delivering the TLC (Tender Loving Care) Training Day, which you can read more about here. I also ran workshops for everyday people who would like to know more about death and dying, for their own interest, or to support someone they know who is nearing the end of life. I’ve recently started a community initiative called The Lost Art of Simple Dying (click here.) I gave a talk in the Village Hall in March 2022, explaining a little about Soul Midwife work, and offering myself as a free resource to anyone in my local community who needs a little extra support around death and dying. In addition I’m offering the Lost Art of Simple Dying workshops for people to explore further and more deeply if they wish. The aim is to empower people to tap into their own intuition and resources, to re-find the wisdom we all have but sometimes lose sight of.
In 2020 I developed a new training webinar specifically for Registered Nurses: Advance Care Planning – inspiring confidence to facilitate important conversations. This has been successfully delivered to over 50 RNs so far and the feedback has been universally positive. As well as supporting nurses who work with patients who are dying, this webinar has increased the uptake of ACPs in this particular facility to nearly 90%. More information available here.