"The Selah Carefarm just outside of Sedona, AZ is the first carefarm for the traumatically bereaved in the U.S. It’s a very special place on 10 acres of beautiful farmland where bereaved family members can come to both give and receive connection, compassion, and understanding. All the animals on the carefarm have been rescued from abuse, neglect, and torture. Our grieving families know what it means to suffer, and so do these animals".
When I visited the Care Farm, I was in awe. It is located outside of serene Sedona Arizona, where there was wide open spaces of all kinds of animals, with traumatic pasts. These animals are a direct life line to the bereaved. They are sometimes shy and slow to trust, but with gentle encouragement and sacred boundaries, I watched both the animals and the grieving slowly give life back to each other.
This is an experience I will never forget, and I am grateful that Dr. Cacciatore, and her team, have provided a sanctuary for healing.