About Dawn

People often ask why I’m passionate about what I do. I believe all of us want to be happy, to experience love, and to feel that life is easy, even through challenges. As I go through my own healing process with a variety of healers, it becomes clear to me how each one of us is powerful and has the capacity to experience the beauty of life in every moment. We all are meant to shine our power, but often we get restricted by our ego, our fears, the voice of society, and by ideas we adapted when we were young. These things create a mask that prevents our own true being from coming forward in an easy, loving, and Powerful way.

I facilitate and encourage people to have deep realizations about who they are and how to step into their true selves in an effective way using CranioSacral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and other mind/body tools. I have witnessed people discover how they’ve created their own diseases or pains in their bodies through emotional suppression or stress, and heal those things they thought were impossible to change.

By listening closely, carefully, and asking questions about what’s behind the story rather than the story itself, we can uncover the truest deepest self and help your deeper self come forward. I believe and know that many physical symptoms come from trapped emotions, trauma, or stressors that have happened throughout your life. Countless other healers have helped me heal, and I am honored to pay that forward by helping you see yourself more clearly, and working with you on your journey to health.

Summary of Experience and Training

Dawn Bennett, LMT, NCTMB, CCH, RSHom (NA), CST, Classical Homeopath and Bodyworker, has been working actively with clients of all kinds since 1997.

Massage/Bodywork:

Dawn has been a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist since graduating from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in December of 1997, and is licensed in Wisconsin and California (license #69711), as Minnesota uses different laws to regulate practitioners. 

Her advanced training has been focused on CranioSacral Therapy (CST) through the Upledger Institute, where she is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist and Presenter.  She traveled to Europe and worked with other practitioners to help veterans and retired police officers using CST. Those clients reported dramatic improvement in sleep, a sense of calm, and a decrease of bodily pain and dysfunction.  She also took training called “The Brain Speaks,” in which she learned how to facilitate releases in the structures of the soft tissues in and around the brain and spinal cord.  She has visceral manipulation training through the Barral Institute, which means she facilitates soft tissue release in organs in the abdomen and pelvis after emotional and physical stressors. 

Dawn has completed the first two levels of Healing Touch training and the first level of Reiki. Dawn worked for over ten years as an instructor teaching massage and complementary healing courses at Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical in Red Wing, MN, USA. She has taken a variety of myofascial release and other massage courses, and continues to train yearly to enhance her skills.

Dawn is a member of EFT International, and attained her Emotional Freedom Techniques Certification in June of 2019. She also completed a course called Tapping Out of Trauma, and applies those skills to help people work with touch challenges in current and past situations.

Dawn’s life experience and feedback after speaking engagements inspired and equipped her to take a leadership role in addressing the touch crisis in our culture. Having grown up in an era when it was okay to give hugs to teachers and where warnings about touch were only about getting into trouble sexually, she then witnessed workplace cultures shift from acceptable to confusing, awkward, and even dangerous when it comes to touch. Dawn dove into the science of touch and began to see an important new factor in the frightening increases in anxiety, depression, and addiction that we are seeing in America. In her upcoming book, The Touch Crisis: Navigating the Tricky Terrain of Bringing Healthy Touch Back to Our Culture, Dawn openly shares her personal touch crisis and journey to healing to give readers a new pathway to personal and collective healing in their families, workplaces, and their communities.

Mind/Body Trainings:

Dawn graduated from the Northwestern Academy of Classical Homeopathy in 2009 and has done clinical supervision there. She is certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification, is a member of the North American Society of Homeopaths, the Minnesota Homeopathic Association, and the National Center for Homeopathy.

Dawn completed her bachelor’s degree in Business and Complementary Medicine from Metro State University in Minneapolis, MN in 2009. She became a Repetitive Behavior Cellular Regression Practitioner in 2013. In 2015 she also became a PSYCH-K® Facilitator.

Dawn continues to take continuing education every year to explore deeper ways to help her clients on their journey.