I discovered Empty Arms in December 2015 after a termination for medical reasons at 24 weeks, and a move from California to the Berkshires.
After attending many meetings and my continued struggles to start a family, I was inspired by Carol and her work and I wanted to offer some local support for Berkshire County; Emma and I began an Empty Arms Berkshires Bereavement Support Group in October 2019. I’m also the co-facilitator of the Infertility & Loss Support Group, an experience that is close to my heart as I have gone through IVF and miscarriage. My hope is to continue supporting EA in any way I can, and to continue studying (informally) facilitation, trauma, grief and somatics.
I live in Monterey, MA with my husband, daughter (3), and black lab. I am a chef by training and I worked and studied for many years at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. I now work part time as the Volunteer Coordinator at Gould Farm.