When I introduce myself, do I have to talk about my education? How I ended up in a therapeutic world after my bachelor in social work and my master in criminology. And that I took several classes in that area? How I am a European certified Psychotherapist?
How I started my own business for psychotherapy, coaching and supervision after having worked for years in a Mental Health Centre?
Do I have to explain that I work as an improvisational theatre-actress and -trainer with Inspinazie/TIM, for more than 20 years and that you often find me on stage?
Should I say that I am a teacher in an Integrative Psychotherapy course at Educational Academy and a trainer, among others for Itinera, around all kinds of communication- and stress-themes?
Or should I tell the story of how I ended up here in Naxos and shaped my dream as I Ousía. And in the meantime have had five seasons.
Or is that all too practical and concrete?
Maybe you want to know what kind of person I am.
I could tell you about this friend of mine who wanted to describe my personality in three words. She took ‘passion, adventure and depth’.
I could tell you about how I once chose ‘Depth with bubbles and sparkle’ as a slogan for myself.
That in a recent study I learned that my element is Air and my color family is Turquoise – Connecting in an innovative way. And that it was nice to recognize myself in that analysis.
Perhaps I should mention that I enjoy my work and variety so much that I would otherwise wither away.
Or that I love travelling and photography. And of course the Cycladic islands. And that I also discovered Stand-Up-Paddle boarding here and so love to go out to sea with my board.
Maybe I should write about how happy I am. And that I experience Abundance, so I love to share.
Or maybe I just have to explain I’m a woman who feels, thinks and acts. One who believes in experiencing and connection. In living an authentic life with room for laughter.
You can’t really get to know me by reading about me. These are only words. Beautiful words maybe. But actually I would prefer you to get to know me in real life.
And what could be a better place than on a paradise-island, where we can play and experiment, talk and analyze. And where we have time for real contact.
And know that, if you would like to get acquainted before travelling all this way, I am certainly open to that!
I was trained in and teach on Conceptual Interaction. This is an integrative form of psychotherapy, using techniques from various therapy-schools (f. i. Systemic work, Psychodynamic, Cognitive therapy, Analytic psychotherapy…).
Specific techniques that can be used:
– Voice Dialogue
Voice Dialogue is the basic method for contacting, learning about, and working with the many selves that make up each of us. I studied with Hal and Sidra Stone who founded this method. The psychology of the selves offers a mild way of looking at a person.
– Walking coaching
When we are walking, the physical exercise eases creativity and frees the mind to focus on here and now. In that way we can explore on a deeper level.
– Seacoaching (with Stand Up Paddle Board)
Working on or in the water engages the body, challenges to stay in het here and now and often can be used metaphorically upon different topics
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. It often helps to unblock areas we can not reach with our thoughts.
Brainspotting is a method to work with traumatic memories as well. It locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.
– Intuitive painting
The creative process of painting in a safe, critic free environment offers the opportunity to explore the inner self. It is a mindful activity an through spontaneous, creative expressions inner processes get revealed.
– Creative Studio
I use this work for various art-based activities, such as music, dance, voice, visual work,… to help treat emotional and mental health conditions. It is based on Art therapy.
But we can also use Focussing, Meditation, Breathing exercises,…
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