A Question of Identity!
My parents are from Guyana, South America and I was born in London, England. My husband is Swiss-Cuban and I feel most at home in the Caribbean islands.
There are roots in many places, but where do I really belong? This question led me to find out more about my ancestral heritage and to family constellations work.
I have always struggled with issues of identity and belonging, starting from my early childhood. And it has taken me many years to find a peaceful place to sit with all the contradictions. I began to ask myself many questions including………..
- ‘What the source was for my tension and difficulty?
- ‘Why was I so often in conflict with my parents?
- Why did I feel so disconnected from much of my family heritage?
When I thought back on it, it didn’t make much sense, it felt like “this couldn’t all have come from me?’ Where did the past play a part? As I didn’t know much about my family ancestral line, I decided to start searching. I didn’t know where to begin, so I looked through old photograph albums and then asked my father. As I learned more I re-visited Guyana and met other family members. I found a story of fragmentation, separation and migration and also a place of ‘belonging’ and a renewed sense of identity.
Exploring the Traditional Wisdom in the Constellation
On the day that I stepped into my first family constellations workshop, I felt that I had found something, a model or a process that spoke to my heritage, past and present. I felt an inner peace and alignment and knew that I wanted more. This blend of Western and Indigenous knowledge has helped me on my personal journey and led me to my professional path as a systemic constellations practitioner.
In 2011 I started learning about the systemic constellations approach and have trained to advanced level. I have also attended various courses and workshops with other well known practitioners in the field , including Judith Hemmings in London and Daan Van Kampenhout and Stephan Hausner in Germany. I am a member of the International Systemic Constellations Association (ISCA) and an accredited coach with International Coach Federation (ICF). I offer workshops and coaching in London and the Caribbean.
Professional Training Includes:
Advanced Training in Systemic Constellations
Accredited Professional Coach (ICF)
NLP European Coach Certification
Certificate in Mediation (OCN)
Certification Reiki 1&2
MSc Human Resource Development
PG Dip Mental Health Nursing
PG Diploma Systemic Management