Educational Events

Educational Events

Catherine Durkin Robinson with Anitya Doula Services is an end-of-life educator. She hosts educational events that help people learn more about the dying process. She also teaches ways to prepare for death that create comfort and lessen anxiety. All over Chicago, her workshops seek to normalize discussions around death and dying so we can stop being afraid.

She hosts workshops and presentations, speaks on panels, and teaches continuing education classes. Catherine’s available for your community forum, religious or secular service, and organizational meeting. This can be in-person, remotely, or a hybrid of both.

Some Previous and Upcoming Dates

October 13, 2022: Watch Catherine speaking at The Admiral at the Lake about tender talks with loved ones. 

October 20, 2022: Catherine talked with The Plant Medicine Path to discuss end-of-life work, anxiety about death, and how plant medicine can reduce anxiety.  

October 26, November 16, and December 21, 2022: Noon Central Time: Catherine presents her 3-part workshop “Death Anxiety: What Are We Afraid Of?” for the staff at Council for Jewish Elderly: Senior Life. Stay tuned for more information and other opportunities to take this workshop when it expands. Watch a clip of our CJE workshop here. 

November 29, 2022: Catherine will appear with Dr. Richard Miller on his podcast “Mind, Body, Health & Politics.” More details coming soon… 

December 5, 2022: 10:30 am Central Time: Join Catherine and others for a webinar with Psychedelics Today. They’ll discuss the benefits of plant medicine and how it can help people let go and embrace impermanence. Register for this webinar here. 

Winter/Spring 2023: Join Catherine at Fourth Presbyterian Church: Center for Life and Learning in person or online. Her previous three-part workshop, “Death Anxiety: Ways to Live and Die Without It,” covered how to work through your fears and plan for this sacred event. Watch a clip of Catherine discussing death doula work here. More details about future classes coming soon. 

February 20, 2023 – March 13, 2023: Join Catherine and Diaspora Psychedelic Society for a 4-week, twice-weekly online class to prepare for work as a death doula. Separately, you can also join us in Jamaica for the psychedelic component if you wish to integrate plant medicine into your practice. Click here for more details about the online program

March 2023: Catherine will be a guest speaker at a forum at Northwestern University. More details coming soon…

Contact Catherine for availability, booking, and more information about her educational events today.