“If you have the chance to work with Kirstin Hara – run, do not walk to embrace this opportunity. I am 63 years old and have worked very hard over the years with many different therapists from Freudian to Behavior Modification to Jungian and more. We all deserve to live our lives fully and realize our potential and celebrate the joy of being alive…yet it is so hard to find the person who holds the key to unlock what is inside. Kirstin was that person for me. From my first session with her to my last (and when I need to check in) I leave with tools and tasks to ground me and move me forward. Kirstin is a remarkably skilled and gifted therapist but she is also a wise, intuitive and natural healer. Her ability to see me as whole despite my jagged broken parts was the most empowering thing I have ever experienced. She saw my soul and invited me to align with what is whole and invincible and true. She offers the possibility of uniting body, mind and soul to at last understand the strength and wisdom we have inside. She is a blessing in my life. When the storms come, I go to the tools she gave me and find my way through to the blue behind the ominous clouds.” –G.A., Actress, New York
Just Do It!
“It is such a blessing to work with Kirstin and for anyone wishing to explore themselves further at any stage of life, I would say have the courage, the openness and trust to commit yourself to the program. You don’t know what is waiting for you…” —J.P., Advertising Executive, Sidney, Austrailia
Anxiety: Therapy Didn’t Work, Awareness Does
“I struggled with anxiety for twenty years before I met Kirstin, and made very little progress despite spending a lot of time in therapy. I couldn’t find a therapist who asked me questions I hadn’t already asked myself. I had the answers before I sat down, and they weren’t helping. Kirstin took a very different approach, and for the first time in my life this issue is significantly improving.
“Working with Kirstin is all about cultivating awareness. For me, awareness means being able to watch yourself while being fully, authentically in yourself. It means being able to separate the stories we tell about what our feelings and experiences mean from the feelings and experiences themselves. Those stories prevent us from changing the things we want to change. Kirstin’s work focuses on wedging just the tiniest bit of awareness between the triggering moment and the story it generates. Without that gap, nothing can change. But with it, possibilities emerge that no one could have seen beforehand.
“Imagine this: you are driving on a road with a deep rut in it. You can only travel the exact path of the rut. You can’t even see where else it might be possible to drive. But imagine that someone places a little ramp right into that rut, bringing you up to level with the road. All of a sudden, you can go anywhere. You can choose. And you find that your most authentic self doesn’t choose the rut. It chooses something else, something freer and truer to you. That’s what awareness does.
“To help you find this awareness, Kirstin listens both to what you are saying, and also to what’s underneath what you’re saying. Where is the energy? What direction is it moving in? What qualities does it have? She helps you identify the energy that is driving the story of suffering. Then she asks you to watch. Watch when that particular energy comes up. Watch when that particular story comes up. Notice it. That’s all it takes to wedge a fraction of daylight between you and the story you’ve been telling yourself; the story that has kept you unhappy, in pain, depressed, anxious.
“I write this as a recovering control freak. I want to pinpoint the problem, outline my three-phased plan to address it, execute the plan with rigor, and succeed. Kirstin has taught me that sometimes the unknown, the unpredictable, is your very greatest asset.”
–J.A., Choreographer, New York, NY
Your Essential Self
“What a joy it is to work with Kirstin. She is a beacon, guiding you on a journey of self-discovery. Her insights are profound and often life changing. And most important, she gives you the tools to live your life founded on–and grounded in–your essential self. I cannot recommend her program highly enough. ” —K.A., artist & editor, Lambertville, NJ
“What a joy it is to work with Kirstin. She is a beacon, guiding you on a journey of self-discovery. Her insights are profound and often life changing. And most important, she gives you the tools to live your life founded on–and grounded in–your essential self. I cannot recommend her program highly enough. ”
—K.A., artist & editor, Lambertville, NJ
Clarity, At Last!
“Kirstin has such an open energy that I felt safe and able to trust her right away. Her intuition and spiritual intelligence are her greatest gifts. She has an unbelievable way of being right there with you and thoroughly understanding what you are trying to communicate. So many times I felt challenged to articulate my thoughts effectively, but Kirstin would repeat them back to me in ‘Kirstin-language’ and not only tap into what I was thinking and feeling but into something deeper that I knew was there but couldn’’t even begin to form into words.
When I first began with Kirstin, my journey was undefined and formless. With Kirstin’s guidance, I finished the program with a much clearer understanding of what I want to gain from myself and from my life. I will forever be changed by this experience.”
—R.D., Marketing Planner, New York
“I completely loved my time with Kirstin. She guided me through a sad, lonely period in my life when telling the truth to myself was well needed. Her wisdom, insight and tenderness are well beyond her years in this lifetime. She gave me a safe place to be me. Next time I need a talk-to person, Kirstin is the one.”
– K.M., Healer, Newtown, PA
Finding My Inner Sage
“Kirstin has a special ability to listen to what I am saying and hone in on the underlying wisdom that I can’t always see for myself. She is then able to articulate it in a way that is accessable. Her use of metaphors and imagery, or illustrations from her own and other people’s lives, add to my abilty to grasp the insight for myself. All of this is approached from a very empowering perspective. She reminds me how I can take accountability to shift something for myself. She doesn’t portend to be the sage, she helps me find my inner sage.
I have done a lot of work on myself and have been to other therapists where I was able to identify and understand my “story.” They would focus on my past. What I was looking for when I found Kirstin was someone who could go to a deeper spiritual level. I am a spiritual person (more ala Eckhardt Tolle than religious) and Kirstin is able to help me cut through the story and really grow my ability to be more conscious. Hers is a dynamic alphabet of present spirit, not a flat textbook history. I can honestly say that after almost 3 years now, Kirstin has helped me help myself shift some big things and move into action rather than remain stuck.”
—S.S. Marketer, New Jersey