Caroline was working at a stressful job when her anxiety took over. At the end of the each day, she was completely burnt out. There was a lot of crying, a lot of giant cups of coffee and evenings at the bar. This was not the first time that she felt stress, but meditation and yoga were no longer carrying over into the day. It felt like her lower back, neck, and shoulders were always tense. Her body was holding that negative emotion. It was draining.
In the midst of all this, somewhere deep down, Caroline was looking for balance. On a whim and having no idea what it was about, Caroline signed up for a Reiki workshop. It was trying something different. She had met the instructor several years prior and really liked her vibe. The first session she received was like a reset button. It was like breathing fresh air. The emotional weight lifted, and she felt so good for the first time in who knows how long. It was a way to let go emotion.
After that amazing weekend, Caroline returned to work and accidentally quit her job. Since then, Caroline has been in professional practice and then later began teaching the Reiki technique as well. She has specialized in managing anxiety in young people.
Caroline currently works at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in the complementary care program for Oncology. She has worked events at Bard College, Elms College, UMass Amherst, Columbia Greene Community College, and The Girls Club, Inc in NYC, as well as yoga studios across Massachusetts and New York.