About Kristine & The Journey of Her Wild Heart


Kristine Madera, Journey of the Wild Heart, Hypnosis, Hypnotist

“Kristine is amazing! She excels at helping you get out of your own way so you can achieve all your dreams!” ~E.S.

About Kristine:

As a kid, I really didn’t “get” life. I didn’t understand why I was alive or what I was supposed to do besides the culturally obvious—go to school, get a job that will get you a good retirement, get married and have kids, retire and travel and eventually exit the planet—that felt very shallow and unfulfilling to me. Then, when I was about 10, my parents joined Amway and started bringing home the motivational tapes that talked about the power of beliefs, how empowering beliefs propel you forward and hidden limiting beliefs held you back.

The core message was that if I didn’t like some aspect of my life, I could change my beliefs about it and thus change my experience. I used the methods suggested to change my beliefs and dissolve limitation, and truly, it was like being given a magic wand. Over time, it led to the two questions that have defined the direction of my life:

  • If I am not who I think or believe myself to be, who am I?
  • How can I dissolve all the beliefs that are not really me, and live from who I truly am?

Playing with these two questions has consumed my life. Over the years, I learned hundreds of ways to work with belief systems and change my life experience and worldview. I got really good at being able to shift anything I wanted to. Those years of playing with my own subconscious mind (plus years of regular meditation) taught me how the inner world works, how the mind and psyche create a person’s view of and experience in the world based on their beliefs and expectations, and how to identify and shift those beliefs and expectations to change a person’s whole experience. I got really good at doing this and helping others do it, but I still had a critical challenge: I’d focused so much on transforming my inner world that I ignored the outer and so I still didn’t “get” how the outer world worked.

floral-heart-loveOn an inspiration, I started writing fiction. As a long-time avid reader, I loved stories, but I never understood how stories work–until I started writing them myself. What I learned in this process is that when you understand how stories works, you understand how life works. Stories show us how the inner and the outer play on each other to grow you into the person you want to be, as well as how you get in your own way.

I realized that you have three levels of story that interact with each other to determine your experience:

Conscious Story: This is the story you consciously tell yourself about who you are, what you deserve, what you want and how you are going to get it. The stories you tell here reflect a mix of influence from the two deeper layers of story. Your conscious story generally has a sense of your Big Dream, and may even be gifted in helping you plan on how you will create it. But your conscious mind–and thus your conscious story–has limited power over the outcome of your goals on its own. It is heavily influenced by the other two layers of story.

Hidden Story: Your hidden story is stored in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind only knows what it has learned and encodes most information based on the fear factor it created–the more something made you nervous or afraid, the stronger the memory and your reaction to it. Much of the story at this level is about what you can’t do, what you don’t deserve, and all the things that get in the way of you creating what you want in your life. The emotions connected to this story are fear, anxiety, anger, doubt, etc. The conscious mind and your hidden story are much more powerful than your conscious mind and story, and when you let this story guide you, your Big Dream comes in fits and starts and the stress of overwork, if it comes at all.

Wild Heart Story: Your Wild Heart is who you are in your pure, unconditioned state–beneath the learned beliefs, expectations and other conditioned limitations of the other two layers of mind. When you ache to be your authentic self, be your authentic selfit is your Wild Heart experience that you desire. Your Wild Heart’s job is to grow you out of the limitations you learned to live under. It does this by inspiring you to reach for a Big Dream–a Big Dream that requires you to step up into a larger experience of yourself in order to create it. Your Wild Heart is more powerful still than your hidden story, but your Wild Heart is the epitome of unconditional love and it always allows you to choose which story you want to follow.

The key, I’ve found, to creating your Big Dream with joy and ease is to unite your conscious story with your Wild Heart story. Along the way, you dissolve the resistance that comes up from your hidden story. Not only does this decrease doubt, anxiety and fear, but it turns out that the resistance that rises is the seed of the exact ability/awareness/understanding/insight that you need to take the next big leap toward your Big Dream.

As a process, this does three things:

  • You get out of your own way–by seeing your hidden story as the gift that it is if you know how to engage it.
  • You change your story from one that limits you to one that speeds you toward your Big Dream and the amazing version of you that embodies it.
  • You connect to your Wild Heart and live from its inspiration in every area of your life

All this helps you to live what’s most real about you–your Wild Heart and the Big Dream it inspires you to grow yourself into. See, you are already your Wild Heart, you area already limitless, you are already the person who can embody your Big Dream–and the Big Dream after that. You simply need to get out of your own way and choose the story you wish to live from.

girl-kissing-earthIn my own life I’ve done this again and again. I lived my post-college Big Dream of teaching in Japan and then traveling bu myself through China, the Soviet Union (as it was then, even if crumbing fast) and Europe. After that, my Big Dream was joining the Peace Corps, which I did, and served in Papua New Guinea. My next Big Dream was writing novels, and thus far I have two of them and one more rolling around as an idea in my mind. I had the Big Dream of being a bestselling author, which came to me in a way that I never expected when I co-authored How to Meditate With Your Dog: An Introduction to Meditation for Dog Lovers. Being a bestselling author again and again is a continuing Big Dream and I keep following my Wild Heart’s inspiration to make it happen. A Big Dream inspired me to become a Clinical Hypnotist***, and then to transition that into a more focused business of helping others grow themselves into their Big Dreams, too.

I want to help you. I want to help you get out of your own way and turn resistance into exactly what you need to embody and create you Big Dream. I want to help you change your story into one that speeds you toward your Big Dream. I want to help you connect to and live from your Wild Heart, so that you live from limitlessness in each moment.

I want to help you live what’s real.


I’m no longer accepting new clients and recommend you contact the amazing Kevin Peer who also does heart-oriented hypnosis in person and over the phone.

You can find him at Inner Alliance . net


*** CCHT (Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist) – North Carolina has not adopted education or training standards for the practice of hypnotism, and so the statement of credential is for informational purposes only. Hypnotism is a self-regulating profession and licensed under the “Healing Arts” license issued by the State of North Carolina. In addition, the State of North Carolina only allows the term “therapist” to be used in conjunction with hypnotism for those who hold licenses specific to the medical and mental health fields. This is why I often use the term Clinical Hypnotist rather than Clinical Hypnotherapist while practicing in North Carolina. I am not a licensed health care provider and may not provide a medical diagnosis nor recommend that a client discontinue medically prescribed treatments.

Live from Inspiration, not limitation