specialised training - 
end of life, trauma, perinatal loss, grief & bereavement
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End of Life Companion Doula

An End of Life Companion Doula offers non medical support to individuals as they navigate through fatal diagnosis, the process of understanding death and facing the dying process. EOLCDs offer practical, emotional & spiritual support as well as advance care planning

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 Transitional Bereavement Facilitator

End of Life Bereavement Facilitators offers non medical, non diagnostic support to families after loss of a loved one in order to deal with the emotional and spiritual elements of grief and the emotions that come up in the bereavement phase.

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Trauma Debriefing Facilitator & Specialist Debriefer

This course is a 10 week course which delves into creating pods of care within the community. We explore generational trauma, historical trauma and the process of aligning with organisations and corporations in order to enable communities

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Short Courses Online - CPD 

The Wellness Specialist offers short courses online via Life Academy. These are for upskilling and can be utilised towards CPD points for the ASCHP, CCSA & ELSA. They include Introduction to Counselling in Palliative Care and Introduction to Counselling - Perinatal Bereavement

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our Founder - Keshnie Mathi

Keshnie Mathi is a Counsellor registered with the Association of Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners (ASCHP). She has specialised in the area of palliative care, end of life and trauma for the past decade and has travelled to over 50 countries earning about their rituals, rites, traditions and practices. The Wellness Specialist was born 7 years ago after the stillbirth of her son Aaron. The lessons from the experience of healing showed a need for a more conscious way of imparting knowledge and enhancing skills in the living, in order to optimise life - and in the dying for a more peace-filled transition. 


BSocSci - Psychology (University of Cape Town)

Post Grad Cert - Palliative Care (University of Cape Town)

OEDTP Qualification - SAQA

HWSETA/MICTSETA registered Assessor, Moderator, Skills Development Facilitator

Death Doula Registration - NEDA


NEDA - National End of Life Doula Alliance

International Association of Therapists (IAOTH)

ASCHP (CPD Contributor)


Founder - End of Life Spiritual Alliance (ELSA) & The Wellness Specialist (TWS)

Co Founder -  Global trauma Response Centre (GTRC)

"Living is a journey, death is just a moment in it. Transitions are inevitable, we help to make it a little more peace-filled" - Keshnie Mathi


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