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“I am on a mission to help others understand they can choose to heal and find a new normal after traumatic loss.”

Barbara H is the founder, President and Executive Director of A Butterfly’s Journey. She has led families through the journey of grief for more than twelve years, following the sudden death of her 21-year-old son and two infants. Hopkinson founded The Compassionate Friends of Greater Newburyport, MA, a local chapter of an international grief support organization. Her unique perspective from losing multiple children and intimately witnessing so many other bereaved families in grief form the basis of her books, found in the Resource Center with other useful information she collected. Barbara is certified in Grief Recovery Institute’s (GRI) Grief Recovery Methodology (GRM), used internationally for more than 28 years. Her background includes thirty years in international business, including ten years with IBM, as well as service on boards and many volunteer hours for other nonprofit organizations.


After losing a child I looked towards finding someone that I could reach out to, a person who would somehow understand the pain I was feeling. Barbara was that person. She helped me find a way to grieve but also celebrate my son’s life.” – Maria Couto, Bereaved mother of Paul Peabody.


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