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.

Previous Engagements and Clips

CJE: Catherine presented her popular 3-part workshop “Death Anxiety: What Are We Afraid Of?” to the staff at Council for Jewish Elderly. Watch a clip of our CJE workshop here.

Winnetka Women’s Exchange: Click here to watch Catherine discussing various funeral options with a lively, lovely group of women. 

Fourth Presbyterian: At Fourth Presbyterian’s Center for Life and Learning, Catherine hosts workshops every semester discussing end-of-life issues. Watch her talk about how advance directives can bring you and your loved ones closer together in peace and understanding.  

Psychedelics Today:  Watch Catherine in a panel discussion/webinar about the benefits of plant medicine especially at the end of life

Upcoming Events

June 5, 2023 – June 28, 2023: Join Catherine and Diaspora Psychedelic Society for a 4-week, twice-weekly online class to prepare for work as a death doula with a psychedelic component. Click here for more details about this exciting online program.

June 6, 2023: Catherine is speaking with The Hap Foundation about the role that death doulas play in reducing fears about dying. Learn more about The Hap Foundation here. 

June 14, 2023: Catherine will speak about psychedelics and how they reduce death anxiety at the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care. Click here to learn more about their important work

June 14, 2023 – June 21, 2023: Join Catherine for “Dealing with Grief” at Fourth Presbyterian’s Center for Life and Learning. Click here to register.  

June 28, 2023: Join Catherine at Vi at the Glen in Glenview for a Zoom discussion: “What Are Your Fears About Death?” 

July 11, 2023 – August 3, 2023: Join Catherine and End-of-Life Psychedelic Care (EOLPC) for a 4-week, twice-weekly online class to prepare for work as a death doula with a psychedelic component. Click here to register today

July 17, 2023: Join Catherine and EOLPC for a webinar about the value of psychedelics and end-of-life work. Click here to register for this free webinar.

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