Romel Hokanson


Romel Hokanson is an End-of-Life Doula (EOLD) for the past 15 years, a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT), Clinical Thermographic Technician (CTT), and a Certified Biofeedback Specialist (CBS). She helps clients with living, dying and death stages of life, incorporating Reiki, Raja Energy, Healing Touch, Flower Essences, and spiritual counseling. She is also a Death Cafe host (Conversations on Death and Dying).

Romel earned her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from Minnesota State University, Moorhead MN, worked in business administration, and moving to San Diego and joining the staff at UC-San Diego. Her interest and research continue in various holistic healing methods, combined with end-of-life services.

She trained as an End-of-Life Doula with INELDA/International End of Life Doula Association. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, trained in Usui Reiki (Western Reiki), as well as a Shihan-kaku, teaching Jikiden Reiki Shoden Level I (Japanese Reiki). She is a Raja Energy practitioner and a student of Healing Touch.

She became a Certified Thermographic Technican, taught by Dr. George Chapman DC, CCSP, BSCTP, DABCT, DIACT, DICACT, DICBE, FIACA, one of the original pioneers of Clinical Thermography

She received her Certification for Biofeedback Technician from the College of International Holistic Studies (CIHS), and her Certification for Biofeedback Specialist from the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB).

Romel is a member of INELDA/International End of Life Doula Association, NEDA/National End-of-Life Doula Assocation, and SDRC/San Diego Reiki Corps. She has been a Reiki volunteer with The Twilight Brigade (for Veterans), Integrative Healing at Sharp Memorial Hospital, the former San Diego Hospice, and other local hospices and various community events. She is a former Board Member of SDRC, NCADD/National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and (Advisory Board) of Mueller College’s Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program.

Romel brings a presence of compassion and understanding to and for her clients, honoring the Body/Mind/Spirit balance.

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”  ― Mother Teresa