Über mich

Als ich 1998 mit Taichi, Qigong & Shiatsu in Kontakt kam, spürte ich zum ersten Mal am eigenen Körper, dass es jenseits unserer westlichen Weltanschauung, jahrtausende-alte Heilsysteme gibt, für die energetische Selbsterfahrung und -behandlung ganz selbstverständlich sind.

Seitdem habe ich mich der ganzheitlichen Körpertherapie verschrieben, und forsche nach Wegen, wie ich meinen Körper lebendiger und selbstbestimmter “bewohnen” und heilen kann.

In unserer geschwindigkeits-geprägten Welt, die uns mit Anspannung und Unsicherheit erfüllen kann, bin ich Körperbewohnerin, Begleiterin, Tänzerin, Sängerin und Forscherin, auf der Suche nach ehrlicher Verbindung mit meinen Gefühlen und Bedürfnissen in Kombination mit einem wachen, ruhigen Geist.

Ich möchte Menschen auf dem Weg zu ihrer Kraft, ihrer Ruhe, ihrer Aufmerksamkeit, Lebenslust und Klarheit in Körper und Geist begleiten. Denn das so oft schwierige Annehmen von uns Selbst – genau so, wie wir und wo wir gerade sind – ist für mich die Basis jedes Erkenntnis- und Heilungsprozesses.

 

Vita

Nach meiner Krankenschwestern-Ausbildung in Berlin (1998-2001) zog es mich für viele Jahre nach Edinburgh und dort entdeckte ich mit meiner 4-jährigen Shiatsu-Ausbildung meine grösste Leidenschaft, die Körpertherapie. 

Seither ergänzten viele Fortbildungen meine Verständnis von “body-mind-connection & embodiement” in der ganzheitlichen Körpertherapie, wie z.B. Movement-Shiatsu, Seiki, Triggerpunkt Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Thai Massage, Hawaianische Lomi Lomi Massage, Fußreflexzonenmassage, Contact Improvisation Dance, Kundalini Yoga, Feldenkrais & Somatic Embodiement Training. 

Ein schwerer gesundheitlicher Lebenseinschnitt führte mich 2011 zu meinem nächsten wichtigen Meilenstein nach London, wo ich eine 2-jährige Ausbildung zum Masters in NLP (Neurolinguistischem Programmieren), EFT (Emotionale Freiheits Technik) & Hypnotherapie, an der Phil Parker Akademie, mit den Schwerpunkten Stress & Traumatherapie absolvierte.

2015 verschrieb ich mich ganz der Ausbildung zur Kundalini-Yoga Lehrerin und wieder in Deutschland angekommen, absolvierte ich 2018 in Berlin mein Abschluss zur staatlich anerkannten Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie.

Seit 2018 lebe ich in Potsdam und unterstütze als Betreuerin junge Erwachsene in einem ambulanten Wohn-Projekt, während ich gleichzeitig beim Aufbau meiner neuen Praxis bin. Ich begleite internationale Shiatsu-Seminare als Übersetzerin an der „Schule für Zen Shiatsu Berlin“ and all my therapies are also available in English.

Therapeutische Ausbildung

Seikibeyond Shiatsu, Paul Lundberg, Schule für Zen Shiatsu, Berlin, Mai 2019

Shiatsu and the art of presence – Carola Beresford-Cook, Schule für Zen Shiatsu, Berlin, Juni 2018

Integrative Psychotherapie, Basiskurs, Christoph Mahr Institut , Berlin, Sept 2017

Abschluss zur staatlich geprüften Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie, Juni 2018

Sei Ki Workshop, Kyoko Kishi, Aberdeenshire , April 2016

Kundalini Yoga Lehrerausbildung, Sahey Academy UK, Hari Har Ji, Edinburgh, Feb. 2015 – Dez. 2015

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique, Nick Ortner, The Tapping Solution, New York , 2014

Behandlung von Trauma mit Shiatsu und TCM, Clifford Andrews, Norwich, 2014

Schwedische Massage, Amethyst Holistic Training, Edinburgh, 2013

Somatic Embodiement FoundationTraining, „Embodied Presence“ , Bristol, 2013

Masters in NLP, Klinischer Hypnotherapie & Life coaching, Phil Parker Training Academy, London 2012-2013

Diplom in NLP, Klinischer Hypnotherapie, Phil Parker Training Academy, London 2011-2012

Fortgeschrittene klinische Massage – Tiefengewebe, Triggerpunkt und Myofascial Release ‘Jing Massage’, Brighton 2010

Diplom in Movement-Shiatsu, SEED, Schule für experimentelle Ausbildung, Bill Palmer, Bathgate 2009-10

Thai Yoga Massage, Sunshine Massage School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2009

Hot Stone Fusion-Therapy mit “Jing-Massage”, Brighton 2006

MRSS postgraduale Shiatsu-Qualifikation, Shiatsu Society UK, Edinburgh, 2005

Shiatsu-Diplom* an der Shiatsu School Edinburgh (TSSE), 2001-04

(*von der Shiatsu Society UK und der Gesellschaft für Shiatsu, Deutschland (GSD) anerkannte Qualifikation) 

Reflexzonenmassage an der Open University, Edinburgh, 2001

Krankenschwester/Registered Nurse (2001-2004) und Spezial-Krankenschwester im Fachbereich für Urologie, Edinburgh (2005-2010)

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Breathing with the support of stones

Stone musings.

During a recent workshop I danced barefoot and blindfolded in a dried out river bed. I’d been walking there on the days before, and I noticed a curious change under my feet. As I was blindly feeling my way along the ground, I was surprised by the unexpected softness I felt – like someone had smoothed the stones over night and for a moment that really puzzled me. Where I had carefully picked my way before I could now quite easily flow through them.

The blindfold stopped the visual distraction and dropped my whole body into listening & softening. And it struck me, how different my experience was, once my visual focus and analysis of the surface were gone… and how my body now met the ground in a receptive, instead of “estimating & controlling” sort of way. As I softened, I allowed the ground to inform me and my body responded with much more ease.

I’d come across the same principle before when mountain biking, but it was the surprising change of sensation of smoothness under my bare feet that brought my attention back to this realisation – How different life can feel when when we ease off and soften our response. When we take our focus away from where we are locked into struggle with details and tune back into our body to breathe and feel what we feel and then respond to it…

I know how the observation of too many details can hinder me finding flow and trust. Dancing blindly, I immensely enjoyed the strong presence of the stones and their amazing qualities. Small pebbles felt really playful as they bounced off my skin, the bigger ones had a comfortable weight, inviting a deeper breath into my body and creating a grounding foundation around myself as I stacked them all around me to feel into their solidity – being with the stones dropped me into a physical sense of what eternity must feel like for them. Solid trust.

(Later someone shared that) while we were dancing a fox came by to watch and peacefully groom himself, but then was chased away by a dog who’s owner came running and screaming after the dog… all the while I was with the stones, completely grounded and unfazed about what was going on at the edges of my experience.

I wish to remember and take more of this feeling of being deeply grounded with me into my life. So I took some stones with me to remind me when I need them to.

 

As practitioner I have a solid presence when I give Shiatsu treatments and at times I am the rock for my client and the futon is the riverbed of stones on which we breathe ourselves alive and find presence in our body. It allows us to get up with a new sense of solidity.

In TCM (Chinese Medicine) stones and autumn belong to the Metal element which also governs the lungs and skin, clear communication, judgement, boundaries and structure.

In Shiatsu, when ‘Metal’ becomes a focus, I often think of breath and boundaries and where they can help us to take in or let go, and when clear communication is needed in uncompromising moments – where we have to negotiate our position carefully and draw clear boundaries. Because the Metal element can be quite confronting and unforgiving, but it can just as easily provide stability and a solid boundary.

Navigating around stones needs careful negotiation with clarity and softness – when you move with stones you know quickly if you are in a space that welcomes your shape or not. The Metal element in Chinese Medicine forms connections through “clear communication” – no hints and guesses. But when it is quite out of balance, for instance in times of intense grief, we are often meet with a stony ‘silence’.

As a practitioner I use guided  breath work and body weight that can help my clients to connect with themselves again and find a clear sense of boundary along which we gently allow sensations to resurface again, sometimes with a sudden release of long penned up tears and anger – just like the river brings fresh life force back to the Glen when returning to the riverbed after a long period of dryness.

We can learn much from nature and the elements around us. My therapeutic focus lies on helping clients re-connect with Self and to find new ways of healing and expanding our capacity for sensations. In my Shiatsu sessions it starts with the solid support of my futon… 

Sat Nam and Blessings

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