Death and dying series: Emotional, mental, physical and spiritual stages of dying


The overview of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual

stages of the dying process.


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Like in birth and life, death also has its processes.

The dying process happens on all levels – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.


Having had an active part in the dying process of both of my parents in two different periods that brought in two very different experiences got me reflected a lot over the past few years about what happens in the dying process. In this exploration, I had many discussions about it with Rachelle Fuerer. This is why, for this episode, I asked her to share her insight, knowledge and experiences about it.


I intend for this conversation to offer us an understanding that death is just like birth and life – it has many processes, and each of the process has stages. It can also help to be aware of the process we go through as we are about to start our death journey and when we support other people going through it (and this will be covered in the 3rd episode of the Death and Dying series that will be coming to you shortly).


My role for my clients is to catalyze their journeys in learning to live with a more awake and open heart daily. This conversation offers knowledge that one can turn some of them into skills, life skills. For the death and dying journey, we start with awareness, and this is what this episode is about: the overview of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual stages of the dying process.


As a professional, Rachelle is an international counsellor, therapist and coach.

Many years ago, she personally experienced the slow decline of a loved one to death and was struck by how all support and attention seemed to focus on the dying and not on those closest to them.

She trained as a bereavement counsellor at a private hospice in Roodepoort, Johannesburg and gave her time to the dying and their families during the transition process and continued to support those left behind in finding their way back into their lives.

Having made her home in Switzerland, she has also completed Palliative Care support training there.

For those who did not wish for a traditional service to say farewell, she also created a non-denominational “Celebration of Life”, which she has led for many families and due to Corona now even by zoom link.

She continues to offer spiritual care to those faced with their end-of-life and those closest to them on request.


The content of these episodes is thought-provoking and just touching the surface of this vast topic.


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And for now, enjoy this episode and please share your thoughts with me.


With love,

p.s. Here are some book recommendations:

On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Dying, a transition by Monika Renz

Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan, Patricia Kelley

Final Journeys by Maggie Callanan



00:00   Opening.

03:00   Overview of the emotional and physical stages of the dying process.

25:05   Overview of the spiritual stages of the dying process.

29:35   Overview of the mental stages of the dying process. The graceful and sacred process of the soul separating from the body.

52:38   Closing


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Copyrights etc.: Music used in this episode: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod ( 

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