Martha Atkins

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Where's Martha? 

Martha Beck Inc Convention, San Diego, March 13 - 16.

Shift Your Grief Retreat, For Women Who Miss Their Mothers, San Diego, May 1 - 4.

Level I, Shift Your Grief™ Coach Training, June/July - Teleconference

Shift Your Grief Retreat, For Parents Whose Child Has Died, San Antonio, June 19 - 22.

La Leche League, July 18 - 20, League City, TX

Shift Your Grief Retreat, For Widows/Widowers Whose Spouse/Partner has died, San Diego, August 7 - 10.

Level 2, Shift Your Grief™ Coach Training, Oct/Nov - Teleconference

Shift Your Grief Retreat, Open (Any kind of loss), San Antonio, October 2 - 5.

Get the F*** Out of Your Own Way Retreat w/Chris Zydel, Mountain Home Ranch, CA, Oct 16 - 19.

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Not so long ago, talking about death and dying in this country was a shushable offense, as in, "SHHH! We don't talk about those things." 

The way we do death, dying, grieving and mourning in the US is changing. Not since Kubler-Ross has there been such an upswelling in conversation around death and dying in this country.


I'm Martha. Welcome to my little corner of the internet where we're all outloud and proud about death and dying. 

If it's true that how you do one thing is how you do everything, then how you face death/dying will be the same way you live your life now. That puts a whole new twist on things doesn't it.


I teach people about death, dying, and how to mind the gap between where you are and where you want to be. 

I help people see and step into their new identity, the person they've become as a result of great change.

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.

One of my favorite offerings is a guided meditation experience where individuals and groups have very real connections with their beloveds. 


I'm a preacher's kid who grew up in the Methodist Church. My spiritual experiences and biology caused me to shift away from religion and into tracking the frequency of Divine Mystery. Never a dull day in my life now. 

I'm adjunct faculty at UT San Antonio in the counseling department. I'm a Professional Counselor/Supervisor in Texas, Master 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. 

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

I use magical art practices, work with horses (real ones!), meditations, rituals, journeying and other shamanic practices to help people makes sense of, and peace with, loss and the birth of all that is new because of loss.  


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 some 280ish 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