My approach and who I am
I grew up in an international environment set in the European institutions and initially followed my “given” path to study politics and law. It seemed to be a normal and natural choice in line with the family tradition. While I have no regrets to have worked in the field of international politics, something always felt “off” during that time. I was more interested in my colleagues’ well-being than the day-to-day business. I wasn’t thriving.
Because of the workload I was under, as well as multiple demands life made upon me, I suffered a burnout. This called me to reconsider the choices I had made in my life and invited me to find new ways to set my priorities, more in alignment with who I am.
I had come across shiatsu, the ancient Japanese healing practice. I went on to study it professionally and then soon came to understand that my life and passion lie in the healing arts. Since then I have incessantly studied all aspects of human health.
I know what it means to make a profound career change and how to make it work.
This change has given me insight into how to feel safe in times of change. Through my path I found a way to align with my purpose and now I have found the place where I can truly help and make a difference, because I see the changes in my client’s lives.
As a practitioner, I combine coaching, EFT and life style recommendations based on Traditional Chinese Medicine to address the challenges of your current life situation, as well as your emotional and physical needs.
At a glance:
-2002 BA International Relations and Spanish, University of Sussex, UK
-2005 MA International and Comparative Legal Studies, SOAS, UK
-2006 Completion of three-year Shiatsu course, Devon, UK
-2000-2007 Advocacy in the international human rights sector (India, Peru, D, B, UK)
-2007- 2011 Macrobiotic life counseling course, East West Center, Belgium
-2007-2011 Shiatsu & EFT practice and teacher Brussels
-2011 Burnout- prevention training European Commission, Brussels
-2012 Work-study in eco-villages Canada, US and Europe
-2012 Deep Ecology training (work that reconnects) with Joanna Macy, US
-2012-13 Systemic Life Coaching training course, Berlin, certified by European Coaching Association, Germany
-2015-2017 Health conferences and burn out prevention, European Commission
-2015-2021 Elected as European representative of the Belgian Shiatsu Federation
-2016-2021 Vice President of the European Shiatsu Federation
Ongoing- Health and Life Coach, Speaker- Coaching, EFT and Shiatsu practice, working locally and internationally (online)
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch
You can contact me here: (0032)(0) 474 61 29 57 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org