Clinical Psychologist, writer, yoga and mindfulness facilitator.
Hi! And warmly welcome to my online office.
Here you can request sessions with me, register for my trainings and workshops, and find expert resources to empower your emotional wellbeing. You can also order my book, Inner Spark here.
I firmly believe in the empowerment to emotional wellbeing, for a more integrated health, to lead a wondrous life. I am trained clinical psychologist, certified yoga therapist and mindfulness facilitator. My aim is to facilitate you in reclaiming your resources, provide you with tools of more skilful means, for you to regain full agency over your mental health, emotional wellbeing and life.
As co-founder of Delight Yoga, the biggest yoga school in Europe, and the Arctic Yoga Conference – the worlds most beautiful health and wellbeing event, you’ll also find me representing at the Inner Peace Conference (Amsterdam & New York). For online teachings of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, you can practice with me on The House of Yoga platform.
I live in Bodø, Norway, with my husband and our two sons, and we spend our time between the nature in Bodø, and city life in Amsterdam.
Because of my little-over-the average interest in meditative practices such as mindfulness, yoga and compassion based approaches application for mental health, I´ve been part of many beautiful initiatives and projects throughout the years.
For more than a decade I have been sharing mindfulness and yoga in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, complimentary to conventional psychotherapy. I’ve seen clients re-connect with themselves through these practices, and some become more aware of their own boundaries, and inspired to agent positive lifestyle changes.
I’ve trained hundreds of colleagues, both for their individual support as helpers, but also in how to set up meditative practices as interventions with their own clients. As clinical supervisor for huge global projects applying yoga as support for under served populations, I’m also proud to provide expert input in multiple research projects. Yoga is well-known to benefit mental health and compliment therapy, and I applaud the growing body of studies nuancing this field, giving a more elaborate scientific language on the efficacy and contraindications of these approaches.
My aim is to continue contributing in this conversation globally, of how to empower coming generations emotional wellbeing and mental health, as means to treat them selves better, each other, and this planet we live on.
Kristin is authorised Clinical Health Psychologist (EuroPsy)
Kristin graduated MSc (cand.polit) at NTNU 2006, and MSc (cand.psychol) at UCPH 2009. She has been working as a clinical psychologist since 2009, authorised in Norway and Europe. She is trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches such as: cognitive therapy (CBT-E), mentalizing based therapy, motivational interviews, traume sensitive yoga (TSY), and mindfulness based therapy (MBCT). Kristin is currently training in emotional focus therapy, and accelerated experiental dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP).
In addition, Kristin is registered yoga teacher (E-RYT500), registered yoga therapist (IAYT) and mindfulness facilitator, and holds teacher training certificates in Mindfulenss Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT, Oxford), Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY), and Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Training (MYMT, Spirit Rock).
Magnesia Festival, Helsinki (2019). Presentation: How Yoga is beneficial for your mental health (and how it is not)! Practice session: Mindful Yoga- movement poetry. Practice session: Embodied Compassion in Practice
The Inner Peace Conference, Amsterdam (2018). Presentation: The Psychology of Spirituality.
The Inner Peace Conference, Amsterdam (2017). Presentation: Radical Freedom. Practice sessions: Mindful Yoga – Meditation in Movement
The Inner Peace Conference, Amsterdam (2016).
Presentation Finding Ease in Unease.
Rusforum Nordland, Svolvær (2015). Presentation Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention as group therapy at Rusteamet, SDPS Nordlandssykehuset, Bodø.
Mindfulness fagdag, Narvik University (2014). Presentation Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention – mindfulness and yoga for addictions, Rusteamet, SDPS Nordlandssykehuset, Bodø.
Grupper for mennesker med rusproblematikk(2014). Gruppenytt vol. 26, nr. 1, page 15-16. PDF. Medlemsblad for Norsk gruppeterapeutisk Forening.
Connecting – release of tension or exposure to pain? (2013). Link: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/the-thin-line-between-yoga-teacher-psychologist-kristin-skotnes-vikjord/
Heartfulness (2012). Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, Vol 49, nummer 9, 2012, side 898-913. Link (scroll down to the article): http://www.psykologtidsskriftet.no/index.php?seks_id=273795&a=4
Spiseforstyrrelser og Anvendelsen av Mindfulness og Yoga i Behandling (2009). PDF. Speciale. European Congress of Psychology, 2009. Presentation.
Fasilitering som pedagogisk praksis i Eksperter i Team(2009). Helgesen, Slåtten, Sortland og Vikjord. Kp. i bok ‘Kreativ Tverrfaglighet. Teori og Praksis’. Tapir Forlag.
Yoga International Magazine NL
2019. By Marciel Witteman. Return to Nature
Harpers Bazaar NL
2018. By Maroesja De Ruyter. Tips on overcoming Winter Blues.
Yoga Magazine NL
2017. Article by Saskia Grootegoed. Orthorexia in yoga communities.
2016. Article by Mari Kvitrud, Yoga kan forbygge og bedre depresjon, psykiske problemer og stress
2016. Article by Guro Danielsen, Slik lærer du meditasjon
2016. Article by Guro Danielsen, Meditasjon for Nybegynnere
2016. Article by Meghan Rabbitt, Alternative Medicine Guide
2014. Article by Kim van Kooten, Yoga retreat at Masseria Potentie.
2013. Interview by Evelyne Fox, ‘Women We Admire‘
2010. Feature in article on ´Women and body perception´
2009. Cover and feature asana sequence.