ABOUT ME

I am a practicing psychologist, a systemic counsellor and coach and an experienced teacher for mindfulness-based techniques such as meditation and breathwork. But more than that I appreciate the joy and the challenges of simply being alive – dedicated and open-minded.

My work is a blend of western psychology, mindful attention to our inner life, eastern spiritual practices and a compassionate engagement with our world.

I support clients with challenges related to relationships, trauma, self-esteem, adjustment, work-life balance, bereavement and coping with change. And it is my dedication to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for exploring and managing the complexities of being human.

Through the span of my career, I have worked in a variety of settings including Private Practice, Trauma Counselling Facilities, Clinics and Counselling Charities. I have had the privilege of working internationally with individual clients and groups from diverse socio-cultural and ethnic backgrounds in different projects and Ngo´s. These varied experiences inform my practice as a psychologist, counselor, coach, teacher and most of all as a human being.

My comfort zone has always been to work in community and therfore it was naturally for me to become the founder of PROJEKT YOGA – a non-profit organization based in Hamburg, that is fostering community collaboration, initiating local service projects. In 2014, I brought to life a well respected growing initiative: COMMUNITY YOGA HAMBURG – a network of 15 yogastudios and many volunteers that offers yoga and meditation on donation base for everyone and connects the local yoga community to local social facilities. So far, our network realized numerous missions such as regular cooking classes with refugee minors, yoga and meditation for migrant women in refugee camps, with at-risk youths, in public schools and in prisons. Everyone involved in this initiative by heart is taking part in building a network of solidarity, support and love.

I was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany and in 2016 my soul found home by the sea in a pristine fishermans village called Arrifana, on the Southwestern Coast of Portugal. Living by the sea has always been my lifelong dream – my souls vision.

“When you do things from the soul you feel a river moving through you, a joy.”

This quote by Rumi embodies the passion that I live by. I believe in living life fully by welcoming love, embracing joy and promoting peace. My hope is to inspire the same to others.

EDUCATION
  • Clinical psychologist, Dipl. | University of Bremen, Germany
  • Systemic Counsellor and Coach | GST Berlin, SPFZ Hamburg
  • Teacher for Meditation and Mindfulness | with Ph.D. Jack Kornfield and Ph.D. Tara Brach, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) | Awareness Training Institute (ATI), Greater Good Science Center University of California, Berkeley and Axel Wasmann, Hamburg, Germany
  • Leadershiptraining with Ph.D. BK Bidyut Bose, James Fox, Hala Kouri, Seane Corn | Prison Yoga Project, Niroga Institute, Off the Mat into the World | San Francisco, USA
  • Mentorship Program Elevate: Practise You | Elena Brower
  • Founder of Projekt Yoga e.V., a non-profit-organization that offers Yoga and Meditation on a donation basis for everyone and acts as an advocate for the community | Hamburg, Germany
  • Teacher for Yoga | Niki Doane and Eddi Modestini – Maya Yoga Maui, USA and Jason Crandell – Yoga Method, San Francisco, USA
  • Teacher for Tibetan Sound Healing | ND Naturopathic Dr. Bonnie Marsh | Maui, USA
  • Trainer for Stress-Management and Stress-Coping | Ph.D. G. Kaluza, GKM Marburg, Germany
  • Teacher for Autogenous Training | IEK Berlin, Germany
  • Trained in Nonviolent Communication by Marshal Rosenberg | Hanah Hartenberg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Initiator of different operations to support NGO´s and underserved populations on-site in Cambodia and South Africa in cooperation with Allgemeines Krankenhaus St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Internship at Eerste River Hospital | Cape Town, South Africa
  • Internship at UKSH University Medical Centre Schleswig-Hostein | Luebeck, Germany