I’m body-centered transformational coach, intuitive healer, and personal trainer with an extensive background in the study of human potential, the body’s self-healing capacity, and the interconnectedness of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
In 1998 I experienced a spontaneous remission during a movement/dance workshop after an accident had left me living in excruciating and debilitating pain for eight years. These eight years changed me, not only as a person but my whole outlook on life was altered. I was no longer the innocent young woman that I had been before the accident, happy in my role as a devoted housewife and mother; I was no longer the person who looked after everybody else before taking care of myself. I had seen the dark side of life, and had spent many nights lying awake in pain, wondering what I would do with my life if I ever got rid of the pain. Deep inside I knew that I couldn’t go back to the life I had known before.
I began to make some changes, but no drastic ones – yet. My spontaneous remission sent me on a quest to find out why eight years of all kinds of therapies couldn’t help me get rid of the pain, but a movement workshop could. My first step was to train to become a Nia teacher (the movement form that allowed me to heal), and when I began teaching after a few months of intense studies of the body, to my utter surprise, I attracted people into my classes that were dealing with all kinds of physical pain, from shoulder pain to back pain to knee pain to headaches. And it seemed that whatever I did, helped them to heal. Maybe because of my own years-long suffering I was able to connect to their bodies in a way that allowed me to read their energy flow, or rather the lack of energy flow. With what I had learned in my movement training I was able to offer them new ways to move their bodies and guide them into new movement patterns that allowed the energy to flow again. Many of my students experienced less pain or even complete healing, and I was probably more surprised by the results they got than they were.
Five years after my spontaneous remission, I attended a seminar on mind technology, and on the second day, the facilitator said one sentence that, once again, would change my life forever. His words were: “Whatever you focus on, grows.” It was in that moment that I understood the reason behind my healing. For eight years I had focused on the pain, on getting away from it, practically waiting for the pain to set in, and thus giving all my energy to what I didn’t want. During the dance workshop, however, I had focused on moving my body to the flow of the music, on the joy of movement, and it was this shift of my attention that got me out of the pain.
I became fascinated by the mind aspect in health and healing, the placebo effect and nocebo effect, always with the idea in my mind to find out why some people heal, and others don’t. I studied martial arts to learn about energy flow, took energy medicine courses, became a Reiki master, and studied the impact emotions and our environment have on the body.
In 2006, I took the drastic step of divorcing my husband and leaving everything I knew, including financial security, behind. I first moved to England and then to Ireland, before finally settling down in the Bahamas. I continued to teach movement classes, worked in gyms, and began to see private clients that were dealing with all sorts of ailments. Just as before, I combined what I knew and learned and more often than not, the pain or ailment would disappear, often after many years of suffering. I was convinced that my approach to see the person in front of me in a holistic way and work with them on the physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual level was the key to getting the results.
In 2011 I felt the urge to write a book about our innate power to heal. It was time to share the knowledge I had accumulated over the last 20 years. As I didn’t feel versed enough to talk about emotional health and healing, I looked for a co-author who could cover this topic and was miraculously guided to Janet G. Nestor. It took us seven years to write Revolutionize Your Health: How to Take Back Your Body’s Power to Heal, as we wanted to make sure that everything that we cover in the book is backed by science. And again, everything I learned in those seven years, became part of what I now teach and use when working with clients.
I believe it is not enough to simply ‘treat’ people. I see my task as a holistic health coach to encourage and empower people to take responsibility for their own health and healing. It is my mission to help everyone in need of healing to do so by teaching them how to reconnect to their inner guidance through the power of self-awareness and by showing them healing techniques and tools they can use at home to nourish their body, mind, emotions, and spirit. It is my passion to guide people back to a state of complete physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual balance so they can enjoy life to the fullest, just as we were all meant to do.