As an End of Life (EOL) Doula, Oceana Sawyer specializes in the liminal spaces of active dying and grief. She is currently researching embodied grief (through a sensual lens) and racialized trauma in the Somatic Abolitionism Training Program with Education for Racial Equity.
A certified home funeral celebrant, living funeral ceremony facilitator, and Conscious Dying Educator, Oceana also holds graduate degrees in integral counseling psychology and organizational development.
Oceana draws upon her meditation practice, experience as a sensuality educator, earth-based spirituality, and intensive study in the expressive arts and integral counseling psychology to bring a grounded, compassionate presence and holistic approach to her work. Through Death Cafes, EOL vision mapping, EOL doula training, and virtual grief events and workshops, Oceana works with individuals and groups centered primarily in communities of color (culture).
She has also contributed to a number of articles and podcasts in the area of death, dying, and grieving.