The Dr. Is INclusive with special guest Wilka Roig

Dr. Finley welcomed special guest Wilka Roig to discuss the rich history of indigenous end-of-life traditions in the Americas, wellness at this special phase of life and Roig’s work as a death doula providing wellness at the end of life in Mexico. They also highlight the training program Roig developed which has created a team of volunteer death doulas throughout North, Central and South America.

Other resources on Dying Well may be found through the Global Wellness Institute’s Dying Well Initiative, co-founded by Amy McDonald and Diane Doster. Amy McDonald just delivered a beautifully powerful Passion Story entitled “Dying Well: A Love Story” in Tel Aviv at the recent GWS. (Learn how you can still access all talks from the Summit here).

About Wilka Roig, MA, MFA, PLC

Wilka Roig brings a broad perspective to her work in end-of-life wellness as a transpersonal psychologist, death doula, grief counselor, dream worker, ordained minister, educator, facilitator, writer, Taoist Arts instructor, musician, photographer, performance artist, silversmith, baker, and mythmaker. She is president of Fundación Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (EKR) México Centro, deputy director of education of EKR Foundation Global, end-of-life doula educator and BIPOC advisor of the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), curriculum coordinator for the International Study of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death, and Advisory Council member of Beautiful Dying Expo. Roig is also an affiliate of Death Cafe, and administrator of Death Café México.

About Dr. Nicola Finley 

Nicola Finley, MD, sits on the Global Wellness Summit board of advisors and is a board-certified internal medicine physician and adjunct faculty member at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She is the Founder and Principal at Dr. Nicola, PLLC, a physician-led boutique consulting practice focusing on integrative medicine, women’s health, employee wellness and global health equity. Dr. Finley hosts this webinar series, interviewing special guests and sharing her own personal stories about inclusion—or lack thereof—in wellness.