I am having the privilege of attending an online certification course on Somatics and Trauma by the Embody Lab. So far it has been a learning journey, in which I got to put in psychological and neuroscientific terms what I have met in my shamanic and coaching practice when working with people affected by stressful … Continue reading How well does your nervous system cope with stress & trauma?
"Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership." Cloud, Henry; Townsend, John Setting boundaries is an essential act through which one can take responsibility for one's own life. If we don't set … Continue reading Boundaries and Responsibility
Whether you're a woman or a man, you combine masculine and feminine aspects in your being. In our modern world, a more masculine character and behaviour is favoured, as one is expected to strive for success, constantly being in action mode and overusing the rational mind to attain one's goals. In doing so, people tend … Continue reading The Special Gifts of the Feminine Energy
"But if you try sometimes / You just might find / You get what you need"~The Rolling Stones Today I caught myself reminiscing about my trip to Nepal a couple of years ago. I was newly married and this trip was our honeymoon. With my husband, Daniel, we visited Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and we also … Continue reading Why You Can’t Always Get What You Want
I don't know about you, but I have spent many years of my life trying to understand what ingredients make up a great relationship. I'm not talking only about a romantic liaison, but also about friendships, family or collaborative relationships. However, after some years of trying to solve that mystery, I've come to realize that … Continue reading How to Have an Amazing Relationship with…Yourself!
Feeling and expressing gratitude is a practice that raises our energy and creates a blissful state of mind. It is easier to feel thankful when we are already in an uplifted state and our heart is filled with joy. But what about the times when we are suffering? In fact, counting your blessings in moments … Continue reading Can We Be Grateful Even When Suffering?
We are all born with a specific amount of personal power, depending on our mission on this Earth. But we also waste or lose this energy in actions that do not serve us or the rest of the world. The good news is that we can recuperate the personal power energy we have lost and … Continue reading 3 Ways to Reclaim Your Personal Power
Imagine a world where a little boy or girl is expected to be "themselves", instead of having to succumb to the social labelling of "good" or "bad". This would be a world in which children would express their wants and needs freely without having to constantly please adults with their behaviour. It would be a … Continue reading Good Girl, Good Boy
Once a woman called Marianna came to me for a personal session. She was crying and was very emotional about how her boyfriend had treated her. With tears in her eyes, she kept repeating: “How could he do this to me? How could he humiliate me in such a way and pay more attention to … Continue reading How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself
Remember when you were children and spent hours drawing, playing a musical instrument, building with colorful blocks, dancing and, of course, creating or re-creating realities in your games? Back then you were creating out of an unconscious force that was driving you to express an inner feeling or replay ideas, thoughts, emotions, even scenes from … Continue reading What Are You Creating?