A Gentler Parting, LLC was founded by Nathalie Bonafé, PhD to fill the non-medical, community-based role that meets the social-emotional, and psycho-spiritual needs of those suffering from serious diseases (treatable or not) or those close to the end of their life due to illness or aging, their circle of loved ones, and the professionals serving them.
Nathalie offers non-medical holistic support and comfort using compassionate critical thinking and creative problem solving to bridge the gaps in support before, during, and after death, with unique & deep companioning techniques that improve quality of life by ensuring that people are able to invest their valuable energy and presence where it matters most.
The Doula Model of Care is gaining recognition and acceptance by both consumers and medical care providers at birth and now at end of life. It is based on the principles of haptonomy or "science of affectivity". The emerging role of doula toward the end of life is helping transform how we approach care in the United States and throughout the world via education and advocacy (A younger Nathalie with her beloved grand-mother).