Diane Pellet, Romainmotier
When my mother died, I called on Thanatorium. I was very touched by Myriame’s warm and respectful approach, as well as by the quality of the preparation, right down to the smallest details - we are very sensitive at these moments. A care given with a lot of attention and thoughtfulness. I am very grateful.
Laura Proietti, Directrice des Pompes Funèbres Proietti
Ma Chère Myriame,
Ma confiance et ma considération indéniables en ton égard, proviennent de ton respect de ce monde « funèbre », qui peut paraître parfois lugubre pour le commun des mortels mais, qui par ta précision et tes soins ainsi que ton éthique de travail, devient enrichissant et bienveillant. Ce professionnalisme correspond parfaitement aux valeurs et à la philosophie que, comme tu le sais, j’impose dans mon entreprise.
Tu joues un rôle crucial dans l’étape si importante du dernier au revoir et lors de situations particulièrement délicates que nous avons déjà partagées, telles que, morts violentes ou risques accrus de l’altération physique et rapide du défunt, tu as toujours répondu à nos sollicitations de manière rapide et fiable et grâce à toi, nous atteignons des résultats indiscutables, confirmés et appréciés également des familles endeuillées.
Ton excellent travail contribue à la réussite de notre succès en te joignant à nos objectifs ; la consolation et l’apaisement des proches, en leur proposant une dernière image douce et digne de leur cher disparu (et n’oublions pas ô combien ce souvenir peut impacter le processus de deuil).
Ce sont des collaborateurs comme toi, qui permettent avec le temps et beaucoup d’implication, de changer les aprioris affectants notre métier. Merci donc, de nous offrir et partager tes compétences à chaque fois que nous faisons appel à toi pour tes très bons services.
Vincent Varlet, forensic doctor
As Head of the Swiss Human Institute of Forensic Taphonomy (SHIFT) at the Centre Universitaire Romand de Médecine Légale (CURML), I am developing training activities in funeral care for funeral directors.
Since 2020, I have enlisted the skills of Myriame Marti, a certified thanatopractor, as a practical trainer because of the quality of her work, her pedagogy and the professionalism she demonstrates towards funeral workers.
I am extremely satisfied with this collaboration and warmly recommend her services.
Silvia Munoz, Psychologist FSP, certified in Emergency Psychology
As an emergency psychologist I am constantly faced with death. Rather, it is a sudden, violent death that, by its sudden side, plunges loved ones into a terrible disarray. Part of our job is to support and help them to get through the immediate shock and realize that the person is actually dead.
This stage almost always involves confronting the body of the deceased. A visit to the hospital, morgue or even the actual place of death, to experience the painful and even partial vision of the person’s body is important to start the mourning process. Occasionally we accompany them but most of the time our place is outside this intimacy. Systematically we encourage this passage and it is not uncommon for us to encounter initial resistance that later gives way. People are always relieved after making this first step. It should be remembered that in the past the dead stayed at home for several days and visitors were welcomed to say farewell. Death was part of life and the pain of loss was shared by the community.
Children, too, regardless of age, should be able to say goodbye to the deceased. However, this moment must be carefully prepared by the adults who will accompany them. They provide a factual account of how the person looks, the smell or even the texture of the skin if they want to touch the body. Contrary to popular belief a child is quite capable of going through this stage, his natural curiosity supports him and he will be grateful to you later in life for having taken him to see his loved one.
Even in the particular case of perinatal deaths, I have noticed that all mothers who have had time with their dead baby, hold him in their arms, talk to him before separation from him will be able to move better along the path of mourning. The very fact of keeping memories, photos, fingerprints, a lock of hair … any trace of the body is important for the future. Similarly, honouring the baby, giving it a name, a burial of some kind and including it in family history are all fundamental steps to prevent the loss of the child from haunting parents and family. Fortunately, in recent years, hospitals and attendants in this area have been sensitive and recognize the importance of these steps and will therefore encourage, facilitate and promote contact with the child before separating him from his parents.