About me
and the practice

Shoji Bridge Departure Doula exists to bring physical, emotional and spiritual support to those who are dying back into the home and the community again; to lessen fear and stress surrounding all of life’s transitional journeys and losses. Owner and practitioner, T. Michelle Churchman offers compassionate, professional education and companionship for you and your loved ones.


MIS, Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies
(2018, Indiana University Southeast)

BA, Communication Studies
(2011, Indiana University Southeast)


International Doulagivers Association (2020) Certified Doulagivers specialist (planning, elder care, end of life and grief doula)

Laughter Yoga International University (2021) Certified laughter yoga leader


National End of Life Doula Association (2020) Proficiency Certified

Amedisys Hospice, Volunteer (2019 – 2021)

John-Kenyon Eye Center (2004 – 2018) healthcare support experience listening and addressing patient fears and uncertainty.

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