What people say about me:
Pleasant, calming voice
Open minded and light-hearted
Creative with words and symbols
Meticulous, with an eye for detail
What I love:
I love stories. All sorts of stories, expecially love stories of course, but also stories that take us on a journey along life's winding roads, with all the unforeseen twists, the joyful adventures and the inevitable challenges that are part of it.
My childhood dream was to become a journalist and a writer and I'm really happy I could make that dream
come true. I have worked for national broadcasting services, for newspapers and magazines.
Around the age of 30 I got intrigued by the power of symbols, rituals and the path of inner growth,
discovering psychotherapy, meditation and yoga. I published several books about these themes and currently have several ebooks on offer. I also offer webinars and online courses.
In 2007 I graduated as an integrative psychotherapist and in 2011 as a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher.
In New Zealand I graduated as a celebrant at the Auckland Celebrant School and I got registered as a Marriage Celebrant
I'm also very fond of dancing. I dance salsa, Argentine tango, African dance and freestyle, conscious dance.
I have been a party deejay for 20 years, nowadays I mainly deejay at Ecstatic Dance Events and I regularly brighten up our local market with joyful world beats & grooves. And, once in a while, I still throw a good home party in the mix…
What are my professional assets?
Trained at the NZ Celebrant School, Auckland
Member of the Celebrants Associaton of New Zealand CANZ
Highly skilled writer and presenter
Author of several books on ceremonies and the healing power of ritual
Trained and graduated as an integrative psychotherapist
Familiar with joy and grief
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