Owner : CARA
Owner: Grief Coach, Reiki II Healer, Certified Pet Loss & Grief Professional, Animal Hospice Nurse
About Me: I am no stranger to the concept of life and death as a circular completion. I was born on a significant day that celebrates death : El Dia de Los Muertos. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is my Godmother, was present for my baptism, and I was named Cara Elisabeth, in her honor. My mother studied death and dying under Elisabeth Kübler-Ross while pregnant with me, and was a forerunner in the human hospice movement, later going on to establish a global non-profit organization serving women and children with HIV/AIDS. My life up to this point has been filled with transitions of all types, and intense personal growth and spiritual development, preparing me to work professionally with grief and death.
Early Years: My earliest years, starting at 2, were in tow to my mother's non-profit summer camp, where my childhood friends were heartbreakingly ill. I attended many bedsides and funerals as a child. (I participated in this program from 2-21)
My developmental years from 5-14 were on a 15 acre farm in Sonoma County. I spent many hours alone as a child and filled my days by connecting with the animals. Animals were my very early teachers of how the cycle of life worked in completion; birth and death. I witnessed all types of animal transitions as a child, from calm and restful to tragic and painful.
Although difficult, I believe these death experiences during my formative years were extremely instrumental for my personal expansion and developing my gifts to offer others.
Founding Healing Hands: After surviving an extremely trying time in life, along with the death of my beloved dog Rosemary [read My Story : Rosemary's Gift] , it became clear that working with animals is my joy in life. I relocated cities, enrolled in veterinary technician school, became employed by a local holistic veterinarian, and after gaining hands-on experience, became a Reiki healer and launched my own animal care business.
My huge-hearted, animal loving husband was eager to join me on this adventure, and in April of 2012 we opened Healing Hands Animal Care. We are focused on holistic care, addressing the animal’s needs on all levels: mental, physical and spiritual. I am versed in the benefits of energy massage, acupuncture, homeopathy, flower essences, aromatherapy and more, and can refer alternative service providers as needed. I support our clients through all phases of their animals' lives, including the final graduation. I am certified in pet loss and grief companioning and create safe space for clients to process and express their grief.
I offer in-home animal care consultations, intuitive healing and reiki sessions for your animals and one-on-one grief companioning.
To book my services, contact me here or call (707) 331-4841