Death Doula, Agency in Dying
About this speaker
Caroline's 37 years in her body have landed her currently in Oakland, California, where she is in her final months of a Somatic Psychology program at CIIS to become a licensed therapist, and where she works as a death doula and lives with her 80 year old housemate, Judith, and Mister Stripes Catt [2 Ts].
Her past can be summarized in a gaggle of familiar labels – midwestern homeschooled former-evangelical, oldest of 6 kids, purity culture bride at 19 that was married until 33, serial entrepreneur who started 4 businesses, photographer turned death doula/therapist, but a significant amount of healing work [therapy, vipassana 10 day silent meditation, hiking 550 miles across spain [camino del norte], psychonaut of many/every varieties, yoga teacher training, etc etc etc] means that the most important thing to her is being and witnessing. doing the work to understand the identities and the labels so that we can leave them all behind. [cuz that's what we'll do when we die... *and* when we're in altered states of consciousness.]