I earned my Naturopath degree in Hamburg, Germany, and chose to focus my practice on Classical Homeopathy, psychotherapy (HPG) and nutritional counseling. Homeopathy yields wonderful results, particularly with acute illness, but it takes patience and time on the part of the patient who suffers from a chronic disease. I had always hoped there could be something out there that was simpler, and could produce fast, perhaps even immediate relief, for a wide range of patients with a wide range of symptoms. During my quest for faster and more effective relief of pain symptoms, I was constantly searching for new and dynamic therapies and skills.
I studied many therapies, such as Dorn and Breuss Spine Alignment, Neural Therapy and Cupping, Phytotherapy (Herbology), Clinical Hypnotherapy, EMT (Eye Movement Therapy) and Psych-K. The first time I consciously worked with the body's subtle energies was when a colleague of mine, also a naturopath, taught me Kinesiology. Deeply impressed, I went on to discover the remarkable and ancient Chinese system of meridians, and was led to Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM). I was blessed to study with Dr. Ru Cun Zhang, a renowned Chinese Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the Heidelberg University. TCM is best known for acupuncture and, though deeply effective and often immediate in its capacity for creating relief, it was never intended to be used as a cure by itself.
It was only a small step from Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture to meridian based therapies such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). I immediately added EFT to my repertoire of healing therapies and came to the conclusion that this safe and potent therapy quickly achieved positive and lasting relief to a great many physical and psychological problems.
EFT also has the benefit of being a technique that leaves clients self-empowered rather than dependent on me, the facilitator. Once clients have learned the skills of the energy techniques, they are equipped with powerful ways of balancing out their own energy systems to achieve a lifetime of healing.
I am blessed and grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from the founder of EFT, Gary Craig, and to have worked with renowned EFT masters, Dr. Carol Look and Rue Hass. Both have been a deep source of knowledge and inspiration.
After having worked with meridian-based techniques for over a decade, I was introduced to an even faster addition of modalities that promote relief and change. It is called PSTEC (Percussive Suggestion Technique™) and is based on clinical hypnosis and NLP. PSTEC has meanwhile become one of the most important pillars of my practice.
I also take pride in having received my clinical hypnosis training from world renowned hypnotist and 'living legend', Gerald Kein, founder of the Omni Hypnosis Institute.