We need healthy touch
to thrive individually and communally,
but it’s not simple in a culture where many have suffered
from unhealthy touch and the topic of touch itself has
become confusing and even taboo.
Having grown up in an era when it was okay to give hugs to teachers and where warnings were only about getting into trouble sexually, Dawn Bennett intuitively knew the healing power of touch and pursued a career in massage and the healing arts. After eleven years of serving touch-deprived and -traumatized clients, and building an award-winning practice in a touch-focused industry, Dawn suffered a painful touch incident of her own.
In The Touch Crisis, Dawn shares her personal journey to healing, the startling research she found along the way, and the abundant tools she has collected to give readers a new pathway to personal and collective healing in their families, workplaces, and communities.
By the end of this book, you will have the opportunity to:
- Uncover the roots of your own need for touch and touch boundaries
- Establish a strategy for introducing healthy touch into your daily life
- Develop nourishing touch boundaries that will protect your wants and needs
and help you heal old touch wounds
- Practice compassionate consent and communication with loved ones in a playful and positive way
- Increase levels of trust, collaboration, and even productivity in your personal and professional relationships with the power of touch
If you are craving healthy touch, or looking for “that missing piece” in your attempt to improve relationships and results with your loved ones, peers, or clients, this book will answer questions you don’t know you have and empower you to catalyze deeper connections with everyone whose life you touch.
“No Touch” policies are not the answer.
Together, we can use the power of touch to heal
and change the experience from taboo to transformational.
Dawn Bennett helps women and community leaders
deepen levels of connection and trust in personal
and social relationships using consensual touch.
About Dawn Bennett
Dawn Bennett, Founder of Body Healing Power, has a multitude of alternative and complementary health care practice certifications, in addition to her BA in Business and Complementary Medicine. She loves empowering individuals, small groups, and large audiences to embrace powerful new ways to transform themselves and their communities with her unique blend of empathy, humor, and just enough attitude to challenge social norms.
Dawn’s background as a Massage and CranioSacral Therapist, a homeopath, an Emotional Freedom Practitioner, and all-around learner of all things that can help individuals and communities heal, combined with her experience of speaking, teaching college-level massage for more than ten years, building an award-winning massage business from scratch, and traveling across the world, has 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.
Dawn is committed to leading the tough conversations and walking alongside those who want to join the healing touch revolution. She works with people individually, in groups, and in intimate retreat settings to mend their own histories and challenges, speak their needs, and acquire the tools they need to say “yes” and “no” and enjoy the real benefits of healthy touch in every arena of their lives.
Dawn began, owned, and sold a business that won “Service Business of the Year” two years in a row. She has hundreds of clients who, she is proud to say, have done their own deep work and restored their inner power and potential, have powerfully smashed physical and emotional symptoms and struggles, and who have found their own potential and voice in their work, relationships, and volunteer communities.
Dawn has been called a “zen hummingbird” by one of her close friends for her propensity to be chill, introspective, and in-tune, and then suddenly embrace her inner child, explode with energy and movement and get an obnoxious amount of stuff done in a very short amount of time. She loves to travel and enjoy the healing powers of nature. She loves people dearly and is working on saying so more often.