SERVICES

Our care practices are created while considering the innate wisdom each individual carries about their body, story, and needs. Please reach out on our contact page to schedule a phone call and discuss how together we wish to cultivate tools and techniques for processing emotional stress, physical pain, discomfort, rituals, or preparation. Check out our unique services or click here to learn more. 
We acknowledge that care work surrounding disability, birth, sex, and death has historically existed within all ancient communities. These practices have been held sacred in the United States by women and queer people within Indigenous and Black communities despite systematic & pervasive violence, gatekeeping, and gaslighting from those in power. In honoring this work, we reject hierarchal structures of care work and seek to cultivate relationships with a network of caregivers to meet the various needs of our clients when we are not skilled or positioned to meet them.
PLEASURE-BASED WELLNESS
This may include body-positive fantasy exploration for all genders, kink workshops, exploring consent, boundaries and communication in intimate relationships, developing language and creative methods of mapping arousal, reorienting to pleasure with a disability or sickness, or exploring pleasure post-surgery, postpartum, or post-menopause. It is our value that each person should be supported according to what they determine best suits their unique needs and, if applicable, their support person(s). 
ADULT SEX ED
in-person/video/phone
Looking for an excuse to build up your sexual-pleasure tool kit? Schedule a one-on-one call or video chat with a sex educator who can answer questions, offer resources, and share tips for accessing your pleasure! Adult Sex Ed is currently only offered to clients who are 18+ years of age. If you are a minor and looking for accurate information about sex, relationships or your body, please check out Scarleteen or Bish. 
 
Pleasure-centered Sex Education may include:
  • anatomy 101
  • communication skill-building
  • oral for all genders
  • butt stuff
  • kink 101 (queering bdsm, spanking, food sex, etc)
PLEASURE MAPPING
in-person/video
An opportunity to meet one-on-one with a sex educator to develop a unique pleasure map using mixed media. This time is structured to help a person, pair, or small group to become intimately familiar with their preferences regarding pleasure. During each visit, you will have support in accessing your intuitive and logistical knowledge about patterns, desires, habits, and boundaries.
 
A Pleasure Mapping session may include:​
  • identifying values
  • physical/mental/emotional expectations
  • relationship to self and/or others
  • advocating for your pleasure
  • building an effective support team
  • accessible tools for pleasure, masturbation, and sex
  • kink, fantasy, and more!
 
REPRODUCTIVE CARE
 
Reproductive care may include a wide variety of things. Some examples are pregnancy, labor, birth, abortion, adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage, and stillbirth. It is our value that each person should be supported according to what they determine best suits their unique needs and, if applicable, their support person(s). 
PREGNANCY & BIRTH PLANNING
in-person/online/phone

Throughout history and across many cultures, the people who give birth have been surrounded by and cared for by others during childbirth. In your pregnancy planning sessions you will build upon skills and develop a tool kit for pre-pregnancy planning, including budgeting for a baby (or babies!), finding nutrition that works for you, accessing healthcare, and more! For those seeking support in developing a birth plan, you and your doula may discuss things like options for labor, planning for physical & emotional comfort, delivery techniques & practices, and planning for postpartum care.

CARE WORK
in-person
This includes traditional physical and emotional care work provided by birth doulas. Care Work may also include postpartum care such as facilitating techniques for bonding and newborn care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and providing or resourcing spiritual support.
Care Work may include:
  • providing companionship (on-call for established clients)
  • supporting emotional processes
  • co-creation of an interconnected web of support
  • working alongside a midwife, birth center, or hospital team
  • guiding family members in providing care
  • meeting 1:1, research, and write-ups
  • physical support
  • respite for caregivers
ABORTION SUPPORT
in-person/video/phone
If you are making a decision to end your pregnancy, a doula's support may help. If you would like support, your doula will meet with you before your abortion and listen to your experiences. You will be treated with kindness and dignity.
 
Abortion Support may include:
  • information about professional resources available
  • in-clinic and out-of-clinic abortion procedures
  • physical and emotional support
  • recovery care
ABORTION DOULA WORKSHOP 
Available Winter 2020
This workshop will be an introductory online & in-person space for learning histories, legal info, methods, procedures, and more around the topic of abortions. Enrollment will be open to all humans wishing to seeking information about abortion, including those who are pre/post abortion and folx who wish to offer support. Educational opportunity co-taught by Summer & Lashanna, hosted by A Sacred Passing-- check back for details.

END-OF-LIFE, DYING, & DEATH

You deserve to have support in processing and planning your or a loved one's death. Sunflower Services aims to introduce clarity surrounding the emotion, spirit, and physiology of death. We offer tools and techniques for processing grief, emotional stress, and end of life rituals or preparation. 
ADVANCED CARE PLANNING
video/phone
Advance Care Planning includes the creation of a written document that tells what a person wants or doesn't want if that person in the future can't make their own wishes known about medical treatment. This Advance Care Planning conversation is facilitated for bodies of all shapes and sizes, welcomes all ages, and supports gender-diverse folx in preparing participants to choose a healthcare advocate; examine their values and beliefs for end-of-life care, as well as document and share their pronouns, accessibility needs, and wellness preferences or priorities. We will build around conversations of personal autonomy in decision making, writing advanced directives, and strategies to engage in this conversation with your pod.
DEATH PLAN OF ACTION WALKTHROUGH
in-person/video/phone
This is an opportunity for a one-on-one or small group walkthrough of filling out and completing Advance Directives for your care. This is a great course for anyone who is hoping to put their wishes in writing or begin the conversation about the logistics of death planning.
HOME FUNERAL GUIDANCE
in-person/video/phone
For many, caring for those who have died can bring healing and comfort. It may be an extension of hospice or care at home. Home funerals may also be planned post-death as a way to create meaningful time or to honor the anniversary of death. Some choose home funerals for comfort, affordability, ease, and more. Your doula will work with you to create and implement a home funeral that fits your & your loved ones needs. 

Home Funeral Guidance may include:​

  • legal information and guidelines

  • traditional or religious practices 

  • facilitating body care

  • meeting 1:1, research, and write-ups

  • physical support

  • respite for caregivers

  • vigil

  • disposition

  • working alongside another doula, hospice, funeral director,  or hospital team​

LEGACY PROJECTS
in-person
An opportunity to meet one-on-one with your doula to develop a unique life story, memorial, vigil, or life remembrance using mixed media. Your doula will support you in creating a visual, audio, or written project for your remembrance. Depending on each person(s) a Creative Planning session may include story sharing, writing letters/journal/book, creating a collage, or a recording. In addition, your doula may offer information about physical/mental/emotional expectations for death and dying, advocating for/against care options, building an effective support team, death/dying lore and traditions, and more!
CARE WORK
in-person
This includes the traditional physical and emotional care work provided by doulas. Care Work may also include grief care such as techniques for grief processing, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and providing or resourcing spiritual support.
Care Work may include:
  • providing companionship (on-call for established clients)
  • supporting emotional processes
  • co-creation of an interconnected web of support
  • working alongside another doula, hospice, funeral director,  or hospital team
  • guiding family members in providing care
  • assessment of family needs
  • vigil guidance
  • meeting 1:1, research, and write-ups
  • physical support
  • respite for caregivers
DEATH COMPANION WORKSHOPS
Hosted with A Sacred Passing-- Register Here
This course is designed to help support those who wish to broaden their existing care practices to include end-of-life and death care. This course is generally held over three days and offers training in the physical and emotional care of the dying and the surviving loved ones.  Some of the topics we cover are how to integrate your care into your work, body handling, archetype recognition, working with options for burial presentations, and lews in Washington state.
 
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