Helping Others Transition


UPDATE 7/17/2022: I am starting my certification training as a mental health peer support and recovery specialist on 7/18. I feel this is an excellent first step and something in addition to the INELDA certification I wish to achieve. INELDA has also created an introductory YouTube video since I posted the fundraiser.

Hello! My name is Matt Parsons - I am a Qigong instructor, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, and I own a small business teaching others both arts. I have lived with allergies, asthma, and psoriatic arthritis that have threatened my life since childhood. My mother worked for the American Cancer Society when I was a child and we helped support people in the throes of cancer treatment with our companionship and housework.

I often assist people through transitions in life. These changes usually involve some form of grief as a person deals with the transformation of themselves, someone or something passing in their life, or other transitions such as aging or career change. I am a non-binary person who has struggled with mental health issues and recovered.
 
In the last few years, I have served as a Buddhist/Daoist psychopomp for my uncle and a friend. You may have seen me performing a ritual with much incense burning while walking in circles in a purple Wudang summer coat at the memorial concert for Andy Warpigs. I am asking for your help paying for Death Doula certification and further Reiki training. I believe that being a certified Death Doula and gaining additional experience in Reiki will further empower me to serve our community at this time. The pandemic has perfectly illustrated that life may be shorter than expected, and my goal is to help those passing into another phase of consciousness in life.
 
Your donation to my campaign will be used toward the tuition costs of Death Doula certification and further Reiki training. The combination of the certificate and additional training from my research should be about $2,500 - I am asking for $3,000 to provide a buffer for membership fees and other costs associated with starting in the industry.

My website and such are below if you want to find me online.

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