Kirstin Hara, M.A., CHHC has over a decade of experience in the holistic field helping clients transform their relationships to themselves, others and life itself, inside and out.
She has a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica and is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. She is dedicated to assisting her clients tune in to the power of their own awareness, connect body, heart and mind, and open up to a grace-filled experience of life.
In my own words:
“After what appeared to be an above-average youth, at age 20 I found myself wasting away from anorexia and needed to be hospitalized to physically survive. This was the wake-up call that Life graciously gave me. While in the early stages of the recovery process, one of my counselors asked me to discuss the negative self-talk my mind was engaged in. “What?” I asked, “I don’t say anything negative to myself.” I was so tuned out to the crazy workings of my own mind that I didn’t even hear the non-stop barrage of judgmental thinking. Then, shortly afterwards, as I was riding my bike, the noise of my mind blasted into awareness and I heard, loud and clear, the horrifying things it was saying about myself, others, situations—you name it! What a shock! And what a blessing! From that moment on, I become absolutely dedicated to waking up. This is my primary intention in life and what has lead me to assisting others in waking up to their own stories and to the beautiful possibilities that lies beyond all stories.
The events of my life continue to provide me an ever-deepening opportunity to be present and open to my essential self, that which is steady and true regardless of the situation. Through a joyful and injury-laden career as a professional dancer and choreographer, through the deep questioning that arose as I shed my dancer identity and allowed a new career to reveal itself to me, through moves across country and back, through the nurturing of a conscious marriage, through the mind-blowing and life-expanding birth of two daughters and the sacred death of a mother, I continue to hold myself to the central intention of awareness and awakening. I live a life, a regular human-being life, filled with joys and challenges, ups and downs– just like you — and this ever-revealing truth that I hold myself to is what I invite my clients to hold to as well.”