Who is Mr. Kim Kristensen - Warrior Mediator?
Kim was born while his parents were performers at Ringling Bros. Circus, and he spent 24 years in the circus performing with his family. He traveled through 49 states (Alaska is still on the bucket list), Canada, and Mexico.
Kim first learned about conflict and collaboration by working with leopards, horses, acrobats, and clowns. ☺
He was "homeschooled", and went on to get his Bachelor's in Management and Human Resources and a Master's in Social Sciences with a focus on Psychology.
He has been a manager for public, private, and nonprofit businesses, and he is also an entrepreneur.
Kim is a Certified Mediator through the Virginia Supreme Court, and as a Somatic Experiencing Practioner, he is Trauma-Informed.
His experiences over the years include:
Kim has also had some rather eclectic experiences!
Trainer, Coach, Mediator
Note: This is how I was raised - as a performer in the Circus.
I do NOT support wild animals in the circus!
Luna, one of our leopards.
My trained Arabian stallion, Pasha Machdar.
Holding baby leopard, Caesar.
Ayahuasca: A journey; not a recommendation...
Once upon a time, I sought the "quick fix" (spiritual bypass) to fix all my problems. 😂
This journey took me to some interesting places and I had many wild experiences.
Here is an article about one part of that journey that I wrote in my graduate year and later published in MAPS: https://maps.org/2014/11/20/the-ayahuasca-phenomenon/
I want to make it clear that I DO NOT recommend the use of psychotropics in a non-therapeutic setting.
I don't use ayahuasca or any psychotropic and I generally advise against their use.
Do you want to know what facilitated my healing and learning process the most?