Some time ago, in my early 30s, I stumbled across some remarkable teachers of embodied consciousness. I immediately knew that such deep enquiry into Life, anchored in bringing attention to the physical body in each present moment, was what called me. I already had 2 young children back then, and difficulties in my intimate relationship, so my journey of awakening has happened in the context of a very ordinary, at times rather scrambled life circumstance.
I have had much good guidance in my life, from teachers, friends and family, and in particular through ongoing retreats with one of the teachers I first met back then.
Originally trained as a primary school teacher, my career has meandered through many expressions, mainly working with people, of all ages in various social contexts, including horticulture, counselling, youth work, massage and reflexology. I have trained in or studied several modalities, including Parenting by Connection www.handinhandparenting.org/who-we-are/our-approach/ ; H.A.N.D.L.E. www.handle.org ; Landmark Forum www.landmarkworldwide.com ; the impactful Birth into Being Method www.birthintobeing.com with Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova, and the gentle guidance of Myrna Martin's "womb surround" work myrnamartin.net and I enjoy weaving aspects of many methods into my work. I am also inspired and influenced by the Internal Family Systems approach ifs-institute.com .
I am devoted to reality, and drawn by the mysterious opening that happens, naturally, when we are free enough to really meet and welcome what's arising, including defensive habits, including pain, and even when that seems like the last thing that we could possibly do.
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