CRISTINA MUñIZ DE LA PEñA completed her doctorate in psychology at the University at Albany, NY, in 2010. She has worked as a psychologist in Spain and in New York City since 2007. Her work focused on providing health services to underprivileged children and adults. In 2013, she co-founded Terra Firma, a program that offers medical, mental health and legal services to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Witnessing the depths of human pain led her to pursue her training in Core Energetics, which she completed in 2019. Currently, she lives in Spain where she offers online and in-person therapy to individuals, couples, and groups while she continues her advocacy as a board member of the Terra Firma non-for-profit.