Passionate somatic movement therapist and researcher, dip. IBMT, RSMT
Around 2012, my life took an unexpected turn. I experienced insomnia, which persisted for a decade. It was during this challenging period that I embarked on a profound journey of self-discovery, leading me to somatic movement therapy—a path that ultimately transformed my life.
My life serves as a beautiful example of how we can transform our burdens into the most fascinating journey of self-discovery. This personal journey has enriched my life and enabled me to establish a deep connection with both myself and others.
My Healing Journey
My first steps towards healing took place in the compassionate care of a somatic movement therapist. Through this initial experience, I began to witness the immense potential for healing that resides within our bodies. It was a yearning for relief and understanding that propelled me further into the world of somatic movement therapy.
In 2017, I embarked on a life-changing journey in the Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy (IBMT) programme in Vilnius, Lithuania, under the guidance of teachers at the Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy in London.
Simultaneously, my exploration deepened as I embraced the teachings of my dear teacher, Cornelia Schmitz, in Germany, delving into the mystical practice of the Discipline of Authentic Movement. This discipline became more than a practice; it became my anchor, guiding me through the turbulent waters of life towards a profound sense of self-recognition and inner truth. My commitment to this practice, nurtured by Cornelia's guidance, has allowed me to navigate the mystical terrain of the embodied experience. It has opened the door to a miraculous journey towards self-awareness and healing.
For a detailed account of my personal journey I invite you to delve deeper into my blog.
Creativity and art
Beyond my therapeutic journey, my life is a canvas of creativity and artistry. From a young age, I was enamored with the enchanting melodies of music, particularly the soul-stirring sounds of the piano and cello. Over the years, my love for music led me to play accompaniments for children's ensembles and orchestras within the Suzuki association. Beyond music, I also found expression through painting, photography and writing. One of my most treasured creations is the "Dancing with the Guidant Presence" 61-card deck, a testament to my early explorations into somatic wisdom. My essence is colored by playfulness and a profound love for the authentic and curious nature of a child that resides both in the world and within our hearts.
Amidst these multifaceted pursuits, my life has been touched by the resilient spirit that dwells within me. I intimately understand the trials of insomnia, having navigated its depths in my own life. This experience has deepened my compassion and enriched my understanding of the human journey, allowing me to connect more profoundly with those I encounter.
Somatic Movement Professional
As a Professional Member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, I meet the high Standards of Practice and uphold the Code of Ethics. In 2020, I successfully completed my Somatic Movement studies, wrote a comprehensive case study, and obtained my diploma. For more information, please visit www.ISMETA.org.
What's your story?
This is my story—a voyage of self-discovery, resilience, and the relentless quest for authenticity, all ignited by the challenges of insomnia. But what about you? What's your story?
I warmly invite you to journey alongside me as a fellow explorer. Together, we'll tread the path of exploration, healing, and transformation—a path that can lead to healing and a deeper connection with our inner truths.