The Death Doula Collective is a group of women, all graduates from the Conscious Dying Institute, with unique skills, experiences, and extensive trainings working with people in various aspects of life. We are compassionate advocates, companions, guides, space holders, ceremonialists, and vigil attendants. We believe that no one should die alone, and any family would benefit from conscious and dedicated support for their dying loved one. We would be so honored to walk with you and your family through this sacred rite of passage.
Misa brings her genuine nature, intuitive and calming presence, healing energy, and 15 years experience as an occupational therapist to her work as an end of life doula.
Having served individuals from various backgrounds and needs in assisted living, rehabilitation, hospitals, schools, and private practice, her ability to create a peaceful, safe, and comforting space for healing and wholeness has been a lifelong practice. She supports individuals wanting to explore meaning at end of life through conversation and coaching, or life reviews using creativity and purposeful activity. She guides individuals and their caregivers in stress management, mindfulness and presence, spiritual, physical and emotional self care, and energy conservation, as well as practical needs for comfort, safe mobility, and environmental modifications. She is a Comfort Touch massage practitioner providing gentle acupressure specifically designed for deep relaxation. Through the healing power of dance in private sessions, Misa uses the alchemy of music and movement to help the body and soul process grief, pain and loss. Misa is an active student of Earth Medicine practices based in indigenous teachings, allowing her to create and customize healing rituals, ceremonies, altars and medicine wheels. She is also a Storyteller and practitioner of daily Pockitudes™ to embrace grit, grace and growth at all phases of life.
As a Child Life Specialist, Nicole began her work as an attentive caregiver tending to the psychosocial and emotional needs of children dying of AIDS. Nicole supported families in decreasing their anxiety and fear by helping them navigate upsetting medical procedures, illness, and death. She provided coping strategies and developmentally appropriate education to children suffering from long term illness. Nicole offers a compassionate pathway toward healing the heart by thoughtfully listening to adults and children suffering from physical or emotional pain and anyone entering the dying process.
Additionally, Nicole is a Certified Massage Therapist as well as a Comfort Touch Practitioner providing acupressure and massage. Her personal dedication to spirituality allows her to be able to offer healing meditation, prayer, gentle chanting, and connection to our higher self. Being invited into the sacred space of death has given Nicole the opportunity to look closely at how we navigate our daily sorrows and joys in relation to living fully.
Contact Nicole at 860.965.7548 or email@example.com.
Nicole Setty Koukou is passionate about restoring Death to its sacred place inside of Life. Nicole is a Registered Somatic therapist, Teacher of Yoga of Undoing and Workshop Facilitator on topics such as Anxiety, Self-Love and Grief Rituals. She is a Certified Circle Talk Facilitator http://www.circletalk.org/, and a Certified Sacred Passage Guide and has assisted in many of the trainings.
Nicole can be reached at 720-244-4703 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie's deep connection to, and desire to work with, fellow humans has been the guiding force in her life. She has chosen to hone her compassion and comfort skills to assist clients and their families navigate the dying process as the mysterious and beautiful rite of passage that it is. Annie is committed to restoring death to its sacred place in the celebration of life.
Annie can be reached directly at 510-289-9560 and email@example.com