I'm Hanna Kebbede and thank you for stopping by. I created TAASTTA after a long period of soul searching and having wrestled with anxiety and periodic depression. I pursued therapy for a while, but I what really led to my joy and fulfillment is that I followed my intuition and practiced art to express what I felt. Overtime, I included a yoga & meditation practice alongside

regular physical exercise. I read many self-help books and investigated information about mental wellness and  I learned from Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk, Dr. Peter Levine and others that my approach using creativity and the arts was the best means to reset the brain.

Even while I struggled with my own emotional instability, I obtained an MPA from Harvard University and became a consultant to international NGOs, including ten UN agencies. I organized gender equality and women empowerment entrepreneurial training projects.


I created TAASTTA.to empower those who wrestle with emotional turbulence. I developed content focused on mind-body wellness and bring my multicultural sensibilities into it. 

I have delivered TAASTTA in live workshops to a variety of audiences and it has proved valuable and transforming.

My goal is to help organizations support mental health and harmony in the workplace  by using TAASTTA as a live or virtual transforming event.  

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I heard your interview on EBS Helen show I have to say it help me very well. 

- S.M.K. Norway

We can talk about emotional trauma and mental illness in abstract, third-party terms, but rarely as something that happened to us.  Thank you for doing that. I am sure it will help all of us and the community.

- N.A.R. USA

TAASTTA  has very good tools to use as weapon for emotional well being. I'm one of them that need those weapons. Thank you and God bless you!  

- D.A. USA

TAASTTA workshop increased my awareness and I learned how to treat my life and my family.

- A.M. Israel​

TAASTTA workshop gives you a sense of awareness. Very impressive, educational and explanatory. I would recommend the TAASTTA workshop to anyone.

- C. Israel

በጣም የሚያበረታታና በጣም ጠቃሚ የሆነ ትምህርት ነው። በግሌ ስልጠና ወስጄ ሌሎችን ብረዳ በጣም ፍላጎት አለኝ፤ በጣም ለኛ ህብረተሰብ ጠቃሚ ሆኖ አግኝቸዋለሁ።

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