About me

Kristin S. Prevallet Headshot 04I’m Kristin Prevallet — welcome to my constellation of TrancePoetics, a blog I started in 2010. It’s a blend of consciousness studies, poetics, and holistic healing practices that I try and update once a month. (Try.)

My Background

I’ve been a therapeutic hypnotist and an integral health coach for seven years and have worked with hundreds of clients via Skype and in-person through my office in Westchester, NY. I hold a Masters in Humanities from the University at Buffalo, along with certifications through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Working as an alternative therapy practitioner, as well as a poet and teacher, I teach courses in writing and thinking for Bard College’s Prison Initiative. Over the past two years I have been a featured speaker/workshop leader at a variety of universities including New York University, Poet’s House, and The Open Center. I am the 2017 mentoring writer-in-residence at Spalding University (Louisville, KY).

Aside from five books of poetry and numerous chapbooks, I am the author of three books that span connections between language, mindbody healing, and the unconscious mind. I love keeping up with the latest research and continually write articles about poetics, consciousness, and healing on my blog, trancepoetics.com.

Recent writing appears in The New Republic and The Boston Review. Recent interviews appear on Brooklyn Poets,  The Examiner and the Best American Poetry Blog. Recordings are available on PennSound. A generous reading of my book I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time appears in The Kenyon Review (thank you David King!)

My background in literary studies (A Helen Adam Reader) taught me that both scholarly analysis and self-inquiry are mutually critical for a more holistic view of our emerging selves. I believe in changing the emerging catastrophic futures in the realms of earth, politics, and everything in between by confronting the deepest blocks in our own lives and enacting our trans-formational potential.

I gave up a full-time job in a university in order to work one-on-one with people as a mindbody coach, but I still love teaching. I am currently teaching creative and critical writing for Bard College’s Prison Initiative, and I am a writer-in-residence at Spalding University. I revolve around Naropa University, Poet’s House, The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, and Bard College.

Curriculum Vita

For my academic CV, click here: .

Speaking and Workshops

To book me as a speaker at your college, university or institution, here’s my contact page.

Trance Writing Group
Email me if you’re interested in participating in a growing forum for creative processes into open field awareness.

 

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