About Cristal Mortensen
My goal is to help people to free themselves from acute and chronic pain, fear, stress and unhappiness. Together we support your system in its effort to come out of distress and confusion and move into vitality, resilience, joy, empowerment, ease and newfound purpose. I use dialogue, sensory awareness, skilled touch, and play to help you resolve and recover from the trauma of overwhelming experiences (the after effects of which can include struggles with emotional reactivity, addiction, social anxiety, depression, physical / sexual / emotional abuse, chronic anger or grief, digestive issues, fatigue and other emotional or physical symptoms) as well as change patterns that are holding you back and causing you distress.
A mindfulness based, Integrative Pilates and embodied movement educator for over 15 years, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, birth doula, Visionary Cranial Sacral Practitioner and infant massage educator; Cristal brings over 26 years of meditation and embodied movement practice as foundational into her work with clients. She integrates mindfulness, movement and embodiment, gentle and compassionate birth support, work with babies and children, as well as Visionary Cranial Sacral touch into her Somatic Experiencing trauma healing practice.
Cristal is an assistant for the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program, and has a background as both a Suicide and Crisis Outreach Worker and Emergency First Responder. She has developed SE based programs in the school system, teaching children SE based skills to support resilience, empowerment and self awareness. Some of her volunteer projects have included teaching Vipassana meditation in the prison system and supporting the wives of deployed soldiers during childbirth.
Cristal has been in private practice in Honolulu since 2001. She is available for sessions in person and via Skype. She also offers consultation to practitioners. She is an avid surfer, dancer and rescue dog owner.
- Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant
SEP, Labor Support Professional, Infant Massage Instructor, Integrative Pilates Instructor
SEP, CIMI (Certified Infant Massage Instructor), LSP (Labor Support Professional), ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor,