Martha Atkins

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The way we do death and dying in the US is changing. Not since Kubler-Ross has there been such an upswelling in conversation around these topics.

I'm Dr. Martha Jo Atkins. Welcome to my little corner of the internet where I'm all out loud and proud about death, dying, and grief. 

I teach people about the dying process. I help grieving folks find new ways to be in the world after someone they love has died. I help people + businesses renegotiate and step into identities after big change or loss. 

I use more non-traditional tools than traditional ones. I am especially interested in deathbed visions and other mystical experiences at end of life when the veil is thin. Here's a video from a talk I gave in San Diego at the Martha Beck Coaches Conference - More To Dying Than Meets the Eye. 


I've spent the last year as adjunct faculty at UT San Antonio in the counseling department. I'm a Professional Counselor/Supervisor in Texas, a Master Life Coach, and I've been studying and practicing intuitive work and energy healing since my early 20s. I don't see dead people (not yet) but I can connect with their energy and teach you how to do it, too. 

I'm a preacher's kid who grew up in the Methodist Church. I've had a number of spiritual experiences that are tough to explain so I don't try to anymore. I just live my life, engage in the mystery, and have a darn a good time. 

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I teach and use non-traditional healing technologies: activities/experiences that bypass your thinking brain and get to your soul.

These include therapeutic art, writing, life reviews, work with horses, meditations, rituals, journeying and other shamanic practices to help people makes sense of loss. I spend a lot of time helping people track new openings + new opportunities that come as a result of change.  

Mostly I help people tap into their own personal power. When you can do that, when your inside self+energy matches your outside self+energy, amazing changes happen. 


How do folks feel after they’ve worked with me? Here's what they've said:





More confident. 

Not lost anymore.


I love my clients. I love the work I get to do in the world. It is both sacred and SUPER fun by moments. That may seem oxymoronic but it's true.  

I invite you to have a look around my website and see what resonates. Read the blog. Watch a video. Things change around here quickly. If you want to stay up to date, sign up for the newsletter and you'll be in the know.

If you get the nudge that I can help, I'd be honored. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


PS: I’m on Facebook. A lot. 

My personal page: Friend me. I love meeting new people.

My private group on Facebook is where 400ish kind and generous shiny humans have gathered. Individuals in this group have experienced all kinds of loss. We have conversations about death/dying/energy/spiritual things. Let me know if you want to me to add you.

Ciao for now.

Martha Jo