"Saying Farewell ... Your Way"

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Firstly, as from December 2022, there have been changes to this website to align with the closing of Zen Reflections. I have made the difficult decision to step away from one-to-one sessions for holistic therapies, counselling and personal transformation work. I am so very grateful to the many clients who, over the past twenty years, have trusted me with their most vulnerable experiences in life and wish them well for a happy future.

The website now incorporates a fresh new look that includes my passion for all that is end of life ...
Marg Bruechert  - Funeral Celebrant & End of Life Doula. 

welcome ...

My name is Marg ...

In my personal life ... I am incredibly grateful to wear the many hats as a wife, mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, nanna, sister, and friend. Family is very important to me and all the wonderful things that family life brings, 'makes my soul sing'. 

I have been known to rally on the steps of Parliament House to object to the destruction of our countryside, I love the occasional relaxed retreat at the beach or on the banks of the Murray river, and one of my passions is whiling the hours away as I slot the little pieces together of a jigsaw puzzle. Oh! and pottering in my garden is my relaxation as well.

I live in Newlyn, a little country town in the beautiful Hepburn Shire between Ballarat and Daylesford. Mainly known as 'spud country'. I love walking and soaking up the views of this stunning countryside and the serene energy of this region is my grounding force.

In my work life I am privileged to be a full-time independent Funeral Celebrant, End-of-Life Doula, and Reiki Practitioner/Teacher for the Ballarat area. My work over the past twenty years as a holistic therapist, in the Ballarat and surrounding area, has allowed me to support so many people during their most vulnerable times in life. Gently helping and guiding them to move through uncertainty, stress, trauma, grief etc and their difficulties in life … in their way and in their time. This work has been incredibly humbling and also incredibly rewarding for me and I have heartfelt love for all those wonderful people who trusted me to support them.

On reflection of my personal family experiences of end-of-life and death, I realised how important it is to know the wishes of our loved ones, so we can do end of life well. When a loved one dies, it is a highly emotive time for all family members, and having your wishes in place, makes the final planning of your celebration of life a little easier for those with the honour to doing so.

More and more people are pre-planning and documenting their wishes (which is wonderful) and entails more than the traditional and essential 'personal will'.  I am finding that when people hear what my job role offers, they become very curious and they want to know what options are available to them and what they need to do to start thinking about their end of life, death care and celebration of life. Once I would have thought this conversation would be the end to a good night out! (LOL)

My background as a therapist, counsellor and end of life doula, along with my personal experiences, compliment my role as an Independent Funeral Celebrant. I bring a wealth of experience and professionalism to ensure a calm, compassionate, caring, and safe environment to support people at a time when it is needed the most.


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