There comes a time when we start questioning our part in the universe, feeling as if life is passing us by.
We may feel uncertain about where we are going and what we need to do to feel joy again.
It is as if we do not know ourselves and cannot find peace in this hectic world.
I am a therapist by training and it is my passion to guide people on their path to find purpose and joy again.
The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all moments.
I started my private practice during 1995 just after I received my Ph.D. in Social Work. My field of expertise is in Emotional Intelligence.
I co-authored several self-help books in this field and since 1998 I facilitated courses, workshops and individual training sessions.
Prevention is still the best way to go when working with people. Since about 2002 I also provide counseling with gambling addicts. Gambling is a serious addiction and I, as part of the SARGF, receive referrals from their helpline.
I have gained a lot of wisdom as I walked my own challenging life path. As part of my spiritual journey I co-authored a book on spiritual awareness and growth with Dr. Heinrich Kleinschmidt. I revised this book and it is now available as an e-book on Amazon.
Compassion is who I am. My compassion for others who are struggling in their lives, urges me to help, guide and support them.
I love Ballroom and Latin dancing, horses, wild animals and to write fiction!
* Giving clarity about where you want to go
* Helping you to find your life purpose/passion
* Guiding you in making important life decisions
* Teaching you additional life skills for the stage of
life you are in
* Teach you essential Emotional Intelligent skills
* Guiding you in making paradigm shifts :
Emotional control: https://www.udemy.com/course/awareness-and-emotional-control/?referralCode=5D610D757CC95050C09C
Books published and available to buy from me.
Description of books
Sonde van die Vaders
Op die oog af lyk dit asof die ontmoeting tussen Marco en Nicola maar bloot toevallig is. Maar is dit? Beide voel feitlik onmiddellik die aantrekking na mekaar, maar daar is 'n groot stuk seer in Nicola. Kan dit wees dat 'n onreg wat eeue gelede aan 'n jong meisie gedoen is, in die pad kan staan van hulle geluk? Sal dit vir Nicola moontlik wees om tot vergifnis te kom? Hierdie verhaal laat mens diep dink - is dit moontlik om verbintenisse te hê wat eeue later weer kan opvlam? Is dit moontlik om iemand te ontmoet waarmee mens duidelik alreeds 'n ver pad gestap het, iemand vir wie mens moontlik baie lief was? Net vir oopkop lesers wat daarvan hou om buite die tradisionele te gaan!
Emotional Intelligence and Sport
Emotional Intelligence in sport is as important for the athlete as his equipment and physical training. To equip your inner being with the abilities and skills of emotional intelligence is to ensure that you have a competitive edge.
Included in this book, are guidelines for parents and coaches, but it mostly focuses on the sportsmen and women who want to give attention to their emotions, thoughts, motivation and special skills such as visualisation and breathing, etc. I also discussed aspects like anger, anxiety, resilience, the role of food and some relaxation techniques.
There are 24 activities in the book which you may want to print out or use a separate piece of paper to do it on. The activities will help you to gain more insight into your own skills and you will realise where you may want to grow.
It is strongly advised that you do the activities to the best of your abilities. I hope that this book will help sportsmen and women from all over the world to not just focus on your physical preparations for a game or performance, but to also focus on your inner abilities and strengths.
Self-transformation and fulfilment: Overcome your Ego and get closer to God
One of the most obvious results of listening to your "human voice" (Ego) is the feeling of incompleteness and as a result of this, the constant striving for more recognition, material belongings and money. We also strive for acknowledgement, admiration, attention and power.
Living according to the Ego leave us restless, unhappy, discontent and having an inner void. In this constant striving for more it is impossible to be calm and quiet as the total focus is on receiving, gathering and accumulating. If we are listening to the Ego we are more dependent on other people to give us what we crave and therefore also more prone to disappointment.
At this stage our self-esteem depends on what others think of us and how they judge us. We give our power away as we are constantly looking for validation from outside. The result of this is that we frequently blame others and we feel like victims in our circumstances.
In this book I make readers aware of their emotions, resistance to events in their life, attachments to various things, their tendency to judge rather than having compassion, living in the past or future instead of the now and living in fear.
Give yourself the opportunity to learn how to listen to your soul and start having the life your are suppose to have. Listening to your soul will lead to happiness, joy and contentment. The road towards this will take some time and effort but is totally worth it!
Emotional Intelligence Workbook
Comprehensive workbook for adults for improving your own Emotional Intelligence skills. Some copies in Afrikaans available.
Emotional Intelligence for children and teens. For parents and teachers
Teachers and parents can use this book to teach their children very important emotional intelligence skills.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions and / or to make an appointment with me.