Krista Nerestant is a practicing life coach, educated and certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and The Satir Method of Transformational Systemic Therapy to heal family dynamics and trauma, and an advocate for women and children. She hosts a podcast, Self-Care Tuesdays, that is dedicated to encouraging, empowering and elevating the journey of self-care. She’s teaching women it’s OK to be “Self-ish”!  

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behavior learned through experience to specific outcomes. 

Proponents of NLP assume all human action is positive. Therefore, if a plan fails or the unexpected happens, the experience is neither good nor bad—it simply presents more useful information.

Satir’s Transformational Systemic Therapy Model (STST) is unique in encompassing both the intrapsychic and interactive components of therapy. Much therapy of the past has been focused only on clients’ behaviour, cognition or affect. The Satir Model is focused on the whole human being, tapping into their internal resources and universal yearnings to facilitate transformational change within their personal, family, and social systems. The Satir Model process facilitates development of increased levels of competence and congruence in the therapist.

STST processes are supported by therapeutic and neurobiological research. Evidence-based research supports experiential, systemic, positively directional and change focused therapeutic processes to bring about neurological changes in clients. STST emphasizes that therapists create and provide the conditions for attachment, hope, positive possibilities and safety in order to facilitate change.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Indestructible is a child survivor’s shocking narrative expertly woven through the perspective of the adult self, who is ultimately healed. This is the fascinating personal story of a traumatized overachiever bound by the cultural and societal limitations of her home country, who endures multiple traumas as a child in the Philippines and as a young immigrant in the United States. 

In this unique inspirational and teaching memoir, Krista weaves the past and the present seamlessly to incite many emotions—hurt, love, joy, excitement, empowerment, etc. She transforms each trauma into gifts—courage, resilience, forgiveness, and more—succeeding and healing throughout her journey, leading her to become a trauma coach and inspirational leader to her community. 

In Indestructible, she shares how she learned to extract life-healing lessons while overcoming a violent past, with the hope of inspiring and teaching survivors to approach personal wounds as a gateway to unleashing their own self-actualization. Crossing over spirituality and self-help genres, Indestructible disrupts society’s chosen perspective on trauma. Instead of wincing from the pain, readers will be empowered in recognizing the gifts it will present.

Krista’s story will stimulate readers mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually―but most of all, it will lead them to start their own journey of self-discovery and uncover their very own hidden gifts of trauma.

TALKING POINTS

  • The Hidden Gifts of Trauma is aligned with today’s social narrative of the empowered woman, ie: #womenempowerment #metoo #thefutureisfemale #selfcare 
  • In today’s political climate, immigration stories are more important than ever. With the public’s attention attuned to the issue of immigration, the market is open to and ready hear from immigrants like Krista
  • 2021 is going to be the year of #SELF-ish (self-care, self-development, self-awareness). It’s time to live a “self-ish” lifestyle.
  • 7 tips for overcoming your trauma and loving yourself
  • 6 resilience builders you can practice during the time of covid,when life seems too much 
  • 3 must-do steps to take when you have to forgive someone you do not want to (possible for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day)
  • Finding love after watching your parents’ failed relationship
  • This memoir targets young adults (ages 16–25). This particular age is when resourceful techniques are needed the most. These impressionable years are when some of the most troubling life battles occur: bullying; molestation; depression and stress from high-pressure environments (school and society)
  • This memoir also targets survivors. Just because one has survived doesn’t mean that one is healthfully intact. The continued encouragement Krista offers with this story and the fact that survivor readers will know that they are not alone on the path to healing make this book an imperative resource.

TIMELY TIE-INS

  • March is Women’s History Month
  • I Want You to be Happy Day- March 3
  • National Write Your Story Day- March 14
  • Act Happy Week- March 15-21
  • Stress Awareness Month – April
  • Child Abuse Awareness Month – April
  • Counseling Awareness Month – April
  • Mental Health Awareness Month – May
  • Childhood Depression Awareness Day- May 4
  • Mother’s Day – May 9
  • Suicide Awareness Month- September 
  • Self-Care/Self-Improvement Awareness Months – September
  • Domestic Violence Month – October

ADVANCE PRAISE

“Her gift to readers: effective guidance to creating a healthier, more fulfilling life. A true story that may be useful to anyone seeking emotional healing.”―Kirkus Reviews

Indestructible is a powerful memoir about resilience and forgiveness.”―Foreword Clarion Review, 4 stars

“Readers seeking relief from injury will find this a valuable, actionable guide to recovery.”―BlueInk Review

“In moving, unsparing prose, Krista shares the incredible, heroic journey of her life, and along the way turns her struggles into powerful lessons that can help anyone. Despite the unbelievable obstacles she’s faced, Krista shows that it’s possible not just to survive but to thrive, so long as you never stop nurturing compassion.”―Jeff Campbell, writing teacher, editor, and author of Daisy to the Rescue