Who am I?
Hi, I am Monika. I am woman and mother of two amazing children. I work as a trauma informed psychologist and psychotherapist. I am certified practitioner of Compassionate Inquiry by Dr. Gabor Maté and Kundalini Yoga teacher.
I am fascinated by life and by our healing possibilities. In my practice I love incorporating art, imaginations and body work.
I enjoy translating symbolic language of our soul and listening to the hidden parts of us. I am trained in psychotherapy based on Jungian analytical psychology (Guided Affective Imagery) and currently I am in final stages to be certified as a trauma-informed art therapist.
My approach is based on holistic principles of equilibrium on all the levels- physical, emotional, mental, psychic and spiritual.
My home approach became Compassionate Inquiry, somatic psychotherapy method developed by Gabor Maté. Thanks to the process, gentle but very deep dialogue, you attend to the layers in you and remember your True Self, connect with your essence.
I honestly love the process, which is helping us to liberate, connect with our authentic being through healing forgotten hidden parts of us. Parts which were not allowed to express, haven ‘t been heard or seen as they needed when we were young children.
In my practice I am connecting ancient wisdom with modern neuroscience through art, yoga, energy medicine and imagination. I am fascinated by our nature.
And I have passion in keeping myself updated and gaining more knowledge in neuroscience, attachment theory, trauma, art healing researches, consciousness development through great teachers as are for me besides Gabor Maté, Dan Siegel, Peter Levine, Richard Schwartz, Cathy Malchiodi, Tara Brach, Stephen Porges, Bessel van der Kolk.
Sometimes we lose track from the flowing river of our life and feel stuck. We even sometimes forget our origin, love and kindness.
All that is because we had to disconnect in some point to survive in our system (family, environmental, cultural and etc.). We had to disconnect from feelings.
Connection is our natural state. Disconnection is an adaptive mechanism that helps children to deal with trauma or overwhelming feelings which could not be processed in their origin.
But giving our bodies compassionate attention, we can find way back to our essence, to our heart, align with our sensitivity to open us for experiencing freedom.
Most of us were taught to hide, deny ourselves, to suppress the pain instead of comforting it. So we learnt to ignore our feelings but now we can let our bodies speak and give to all our parts loving attention.
We do not need to fight against ourselves, we need only to allow and set free.
Give ourselves permission to see the frozen emotions in us and let our vulnerability be in the leading position in life.
Can you remember what caused you to leave the seed of your heart?
LET’S OPEN OUR HEARTS AND HEAL ALL OUR PARTS
I am looking forward to meeting you if you feel you want me to be your guide.