My Story

 

When I was 5 years old, I went to the hospital for a simple procedure. Unfortunately, that day “The Butcher”- a doctor whose nickname did not inspire confidence- was on call.

The simple procedure turned into a nightmare and after unnecessary complications, I was declared dead.

Don’t worry, I am not writing this from beyond the grave.

However, something special happened. While the medical staff was running around trying to get me back to life, and my father, screaming in agony, banging his head against the wall hoping the sheer force might wake him from that horrible dream, I was gently floating out of my body. There, while that little 5-year-old body laid lifeless, I noticed a woman standing by the door. She gazed at me with love in her eyes and said: “Don’t worry. Things will get better.”

That woman - was me. An adult version of me.

This experience became central in the construction of my personal narrative. If I came back, it was for a reason, right? I had a purpose.

Nevermind logic, or the intricacies of a time-travelling self. What differs humans from animals is our capacity to create narratives. To tell stories. To search for meaning.

This Story helped me later in life when I was going through depression and the emotional pain of it had me contemplating taking my own life.

“Things will get better” the memory of that experience whispered.

You have a purpose. You are meant to live life to the fullest. Experience the riches it has to offer. Travel. Love. Explore. Enjoy. Express yourself. Form healthy relationships. Dream. Create. Be all that you want to be.

So I did.

And I am here to help you do too.

 
 
5-year-old ill self with shaved head, prepped and ready for surgery.  vs  happy adult self on the 30-something anniversary of said surgery.

5-year-old ill self with shaved head, prepped and ready for surgery.

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happy adult self on the 30-something anniversary of said surgery.

Healing journey

Why am I so confident my offerings work? Short answer: I have personally done the work.

I have been through it. I have experienced pain, loss and trauma. Healing my Story has Changed my Life.

It all starts with a decision. You have to commit to your healing. When your healing becomes a priority - change is inevitable.

Holding space and co-facilitating retreats for female coaches and therapists at Lake Rupanco.  This is one of my favorite locations. Stunning nature, great facilities.

Holding space and co-facilitating retreats for female coaches and therapists at Lake Rupanco.

This is one of my favorite locations. Stunning nature, great facilities.

Qualifications


I am a trained mental health practitioner with a Master´s degree in Expressive Arts Psychotherapy. Even though I am not offering you psychotherapy, my training and the years of experience in the field will only be beneficial for you.

Expert knowledge on relationships and creativity will serve as a safe place for your New Story to emerge.

As seen on TV. Occasionally I get asked to share my thoughts on TV.

As seen on TV. Occasionally I get asked to share my thoughts on TV.

Experience

My first job taking care of people was in high school. I facilitated workshops for other teenagers and wrote stories for the local newspaper.

After high school, I moved to London where I got my Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies and TV Broadcast.

For years I worked in Media and the Creative Industries curating, researching, reporting, translating, editing - guess what? Stories.

After starting my own healing journey I trained as a psychotherapist, working in private practice and in the public health sector for over10 years.

Stories and their healing potential have been part of my life´s work and focus. Here, during a performance in London.  Photographer: Eva Megias

Stories and their healing potential have been part of my life´s work and focus. Here, during a performance in London.

Photographer: Eva Megias

Purpose


I am here to serve. To help you see the beauty in you. To aid you in your search for the treasures that are stored in you.

I am here to motivate you, to uplift you, to guide you in the direction of your dreams.