Krista Marie Bennett, CTSS
Body-Centered Mental Health Practitioner
• Certified Trauma Support Specialist
• Certificate in Somatic Approach
• Certified Reiki Master/ Teacher
• Certified Meditation Teacher
• Reflexology Certificate
• Coaching Certificate
• Medical QiGong
• Spiritual Jewelry
• Guided Beading Meditations
Bits of My story; the beginning and middle...
I have always been very interested in the human condition.
All through elementary and high-school I studied music and theology. In college I studied positive communication techniques, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and theology. I also studied to be a home health aid and worked in hospice.
When the time came, I embraced and adored motherhood, holistically and naturally.
Being a parent is beautiful and being a parent is hard. We are forced to let our hearts wander the earth and experience life outside our bodies.
I threw myself into it. I didn't entirely disappear into it, but I did lose some focus on the world outside our bubble.
I remember one day, looking up at the horizon of mountains that surround the bay area in California, as if I hadn't seen them in months. In fact, I probably hadn't looked up at them for years.
I decided it was time to continue my education. I studied Reiki, Reflexology, Meditation, Acupressure, QiGong, Aromatherapy, Jewelry Making and Crystals. While I studied I found a deep passion for healing trauma and decided to focus on learning as much about the body's reaction to stress and ways to combat the effects of stress, anxiety and trauma.
Studying these therapies helped restructure my life. Through study and practice I have learned that healing from stress, anxiety and trauma is possible.
Being able to teach these techniques and therapies has brought me a profoundly deep level of joy and gratitude.
I'm looking forward to helping you on your healing journey.
A little about Qi Lin the Chinese Unicorn
Right now I'm enjoying the unicorn as a symbol of my methods, because the unicorn not only represents unbridled joy, passion, and the divine power that nurtures and protects all things; it also represents healing from suffering.
The Qi Lin, also thought of as the "Chinese Unicorn" is known as a gentle and peaceful creature that will "walk on clouds" to avoid hurting the grass. The Qi Lin represents prosperity and luck, and is used in Feng Shui as protection for the pure of heart.
Life is fun. Don't forget that!
Hold gratitude in your heart (as often as you can), and never be afraid to play!