Beth Fairservis, MPC (she/her) is a body-centered spiritual counselor, workshop leader, performance artist, giant puppet maker, visual artist, writer, gardener, and climate activist and mother.
Beth began her counseling journey in 2006, supporting expecting couples as a Birthing From Within® doula/mentor and as a Mother Woman® postpartum support group facilitator. In 2016, she graduated with her masters in Buddhist Pastoral counseling from the Graduate Theological Foundation with a three year practicum in Body-Centered Spiritual Psychotherapy from the Hartford Family Institute. She was also ordained as a shuso from the Blue Mountain Lotus Society. In 2022, she gained certification in Somatic Attachment Therapy at the Embody Lab. Beth is also a graduate in Philosophy through Film from Vassar College.
Along with her passion for supporting people's healing journeys, Beth has a long history in the arts and theater. She began as a child actor at the Sharon Playhouse, and went on to study improvisation with Rachel Rosenthal, clown work with Ricardo Pucetti of Lume Clown Company, trained with Double Edge Theater in Ashfeild, MA and at the Center for Theater practices in Poland, and with the Sand Glass Theater of Putney, VT. She has led summer camps and homeschool programs in puppetry and activist theater, and has written produced numerous giant puppet pageants and performance art that address climate change and social injustice. She also loves to make collage/paintings.
Writing is practice that is dear to Beth's heart. You can read her work on her blog: The Rain~Essays on grief, grace and creative activism.
You can also join Beth dancing and guiding creative play with her husband Stephen Katz at his monthly Cello Temple event in Northampton, MA.