My path as a therapist:
I started working as a vocational therapist in 1992. I began working with Basic Counseling, guided relaxation and visualisations, mindfulness meditation and gentle experimental therapeutic touch.
Trained with Upledeger Institute Craneo-Sacral Osteopathy level 1 and 2 and was amazed at a depth of peace and relaxation that brought about in the body and the mind. I noticed the many benefits of gentle touch is to offer relief with no words.
I attended the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a pioneer in hands-on-healing work, where I graduated in 2003. Later Body Psychotherapy came to my life through Core Energetics in which I trained for five years.
I became interested in adult attachment wounds and trauma. It was a privilege to have Dr. Alexis Johnson Ph.D. and Dr. Judith Sarah Schmidt at The Center for Intentional Living as my teachers. They held a three year enrichment program focused on Early Childhood Trauma as seen in adults, Attachment and Community.
After this I met Albert Pesso in 2007 founder of PBSP with whom I studied for three years in Portugal. I became certified to use PBSP in my practice. His work helped me enormously and his compassion for people was a very good role model for me.
Internal Family Systems (IFS Psychotherapy) intra-psychic work founded by Dr. Richard Schwartz has provided me the next step in my clinical practice and personal growth. It showed me the potential of this model that includes the Inner Self, and the skilled ways to work with different parts of the mind/Self and their powerful impact on wellbeing of a person's internal system.
Recently I met Diana Fosha Ph.D. and did her Immersion Course and Essential Skills Training 1.
With AEDP I have found a therapy model that integrates all of my experience with the support of Research, Supervision and a Community. By the way, I am attending The Open University to validate and complement my studies. I plan to obtain a B.Sc. in Psychology in 2021.