Changing the conversation about death, dying and the experience of grief


Changing the conversation about death, dying and the experience of grief.



Work with Us

Your work around death and dying is challenging and digs deep into what many people don’t see every day. Sometimes we forget. Loss and grief are our reality. Through learning about you and your group we will discover new pathways in connecting with life. We will no doubt share in an experience that will unleash your potential to regain beauty and joy, not only every day, but every moment.

Many people come to their work from a place of love and compassion and over time can find themselves drained and depleted. Together we can gently excavate the wisdom within that will serve you in caring for yourself and others. Openness and curiosity will pave the way to explore the experience of becoming who you are. The energy will be refreshing and rejuvenating, offering a glimpse at the love that brought you to your work in the first place.


Changing the Conversation about Death & Dying


Katherine is writing a series of  books about death, dying and grief. Coming Spring of 2021: We All Die: Becoming Who We Are in the Meantime. 


Speaking to groups is a way that I love to connect with people who do wonderful work in our world and share what I have seen about death, dying and the experience of grief.


Consulting with organizations, teams and individuals to offer clarity, a fresh look at what they do, why they do it, and how they serve. Each offering is custom built to your needs.


Katherine Haghighi

Katherine Ryan Haghighi, M.A., is a trained music therapist who worked in hospice care for 15 years. Her experience with patients and their families greatly impacted her work as she transitioned from working directly in the field to teaching professionals about hospice care. Meeting with physicians, health care facility directors and insurance companies about hospice care continually shed light on the lessons she learned from patients young and old.  

Katherine earned her music education and music therapy degree from the College of Wooster and the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium. Further study continued while interning at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where her music therapy skills were refined in the areas of adult rehabilitation, child psychology, pediatric burns and pediatric oncology. This experience led Katherine to become interested in working with children and adults who were suffering loss due to terminal illness. Katherine earned her Master of Arts in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. 

She has presented her work nationally and internationally, authoring and co-authoring journal articles, chapters and a multitude of presentations in the areas of music therapy, loss, difficult conversations and cultural diversity.

She currently lives and writes in Anchorage, Alaska where she and her husband have chosen to raise their 3 daughters.


What Clients are Saying

“Full of laughter and love”

“Katherine is a quiet soul who offers a peek at life from a totally different perspective. She is full of laughter and love throughout the whole process.


“Welcoming and gentle spirit”

Katherine resonates the most welcoming and gentle spirit. I have been able to share my personal walk with grief and thoughts on death and dying freely with her. She meets me right where I am every time. I feel valued and heard, and I appreciate her insight. She is a blessing to me!


“Another successful project”

Katherine listens on a level that I have not experienced before. She helped me listen to myself.



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