Rumi, my favourite poet, writes, “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart”. I am passionate about strengthening and deepening the way we relate to each other and in bringing greater consciousness to our relationships. My life’s work has been a collection of knowledge in this area and I’ve constantly applied it to my own relationship. Of course, it is a never-ending, on-going process and I’m still working on it.
On a personal level, I have been married for 12 years and have two children. My husband and I both share the same view that a relationship is an instrument for personal growth. We both believe that true and open relating demands attention and practice. We have to work on staying connected and keeping the space between us free of conflict. This work pays off as we watch our love deepen.
I believe that relationships are a deep gift if we know how to use them wisely and this is where the focus of my work is – how to use relationships wisely.
In my work I draw on a wide range of experience and various fields:
- 12 years of marriage
- My 6 year degree as Educational Psychologist at UCT & UWC
- Working at FAMSA (Families South Africa)
- Qualifications at SACAP in Counselling
- Systems psychology
- Family therapy
- Imago therapy (Hedy & Yumi Schleifer)
- Time to Think (Nancy Kline)
- Mediation Skills Training from the Centre for Conflict Resolution
- The Art of Being & The Art of Being Together - 2 year course with Karen Rootenberg
- Working with the microscopic truth (Gay Hendricks)
- Importance of Individuation (David Schnarch)
- Non-violent Communication (Marshall Rosenberg)
- As well as many other books I have read (see Recommended Reading)