Dawn has written two books, the Amazon #1 Best Seller, The Touch Crisis: Navigating the Tricky Terrain of Bringing Healthy Touch Back to Our Culture, and Best Seller What Happened to my Friendships? Five Steps to Navigating the Social Distancing Crisis. She is also a contributing author to Amazon Best Seller You Can’t Make This St*ry Up.
Audio Sample of Introductory Story
How Did This Get So Awkward?
When the pandemic swept the globe, Americans appeared to drop the polarizing divisions that had driven us apart and rally together to face a challenge our generation had never seen.
We could feel, more than ever, just how precious life is and how much we need each other.
But then something happened…
The polarization that characterized our culture returned, as we witnessed racial violence and questionable leadership, while navigating conversations and mandates around masks and vaccinations. Yet this time around, we were facing off with friends and loved ones, not having yet recovered from the collective trauma we had all experienced.
In What Happened to My Friendships? Dawn shares her personal pandemic struggles, research that explores the impact of this traumatic collective experience, and the tools she has collected to give readers a map for 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 relationship challenges
- explore conversations around safety
- develop boundaries to honor your wants and needs
- practice healthy communication with loved ones
- increase compassion and trust in your relationships
If you are feeling the awkwardness or pain of polarization in yourself, your relationships, or your community, this book will answer questions you don’t know you have and empower you to catalyze deeper connections with those around you.
We can repair this culture, one relationship at a time.
Behind the Masks: Scouting Your Inner Terrain Chapter One (Soul Story Audio)
Our Beliefs: Chapter One (Science Sample Audio)
Resources for Audible PurchasesQuestions-To-Explore-What-Happened-to-My-Friendships
The Touch Crisis
“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.
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: Navigating the Tricky Terrain of Bringing Healthy Touch Back to Our Culture, 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.
Why Buy The Touch Crisis?
By the end of the book, you will have the opportunity to:
- 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
- Uncover the roots of your own need for touch and touch boundaries
Do You Want More 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, The Touch Crisis will answer questions you don’t know you have and empower you to catalyze deeper connections with everyone whose life you touch.
I am thrilled to announce that You Can’t Make This St*ry Up is a best-seller!
If you have been struggling to start or finish a creative project — feeling frustrated, fraudulent, or even fearful about it — this book will save you time and sanity!
My coach and friend, Amanda Johnson, invited me and eighteen other clients to collaborate on a book titled, You Can’t Make This St*ry Up: What If It’s All Happening For Us? After ten years of supporting aspiring and seasoned authors, speakers, and coaches, she decided that it was time to show the world just how messy and magical (and worth it) this messenger (and coach) journey actually is.
Through each of our personal stories of working on our project with Amanda’s support, you will be entertained and uplifted by all of the down-and-dirty details of the delays, detours, doubts, double espressos, and double-chocolate-chip cookies it took to complete each project. If you are a creative, you will certainly relate! Following each story, Amanda shares her experience as a coach, revealing how each of our stories and messages arrived in her life at the perfect moment to support and propel her own personal growth and professional development.
You Can’t Make This St*ry Up is our collaborative effort to help other messengers, creatives, and coaches:
- Consider alternative reasons for “writer’s block” and find the real force driving that inspiration
- Recognize the opportunity for healing that comes with each phase of creation and/or client engagement
- Discover and savor all of those past, present, and future YCMTSU moments
If you are feeling stuck and unable to move your project or your coaching business forward, prepare to laugh and cry your way to your biggest breakthrough yet.
We’d love any feedback, reviews, or how this book has created shifts in your st*ry! Help us show the whole world that the #YCMTSU magic (and mess) is always at work on our behalf—on everyone’s behalf.
Our request is—mostly for your st*ry-healing benefit—is that you write the truest version of the story of how this book came to you, why it was the perfect moment (what you were facing, struggling with, ready to quit, etc.), and how it helped you (uncover the sticky st*ry keeping you from finishing the project, realize the struggle with clients is really around st*ry collisions you can now lean into and heal, shift your energy and get back into the flow, etc.). Do that HERE!
Interested in Having Dawn Teach or Speak?
I customize classes for groups all over the world. Whether you want me to facilitate part of a retreat, collaborate in a class series, or do a brief presentation, I can customize something special for you with impact, power, and passion.
Here is a not-super-recent but still valid overview of Dawn’s three main presentations on healthy touch. Put links to speaker pages here- front and back.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
Past Podcasts, Classes, & Speaking Engagements
Listen Here to Healthy Touch with Dawn Bennett on Lois Koffi’s Healthy N Wealthy N Wise Podcast
Dawn speaks about Resolving The Touch Crisis on Emily Kirkwold’s podcast, Wholly a Woman. Listen Here. Emily helps women through natural family planning and pharmacy services. Check out her amazing services here.
Watch Touch: An Entrepreneur’s Remedy at Accelerated Global Connections Minneapolis
Take a quick class on EFT with Dawn and Touch Remedies
Watch 10-minute conversations about a variety of interesting topics including: healthy touch conversations, isolation, cancer, physical distancing while networking, sensitive children and touch, textiles, healing, and so much more.