My professional background is in nursing and I worked as a Registered Nurse in Germany, Switzerland (German and French part), and The Netherlands.
I always liked to work with people and to learn new things. As my career progressed I shifted from Internal Medicine, Surgery and Intensive Care to positions in the Dialysis Industry as a Clinical Coordinator.
In 1991 I married my wonderful Dutch man in Lausanne, Switzerland.
We are very lucky, we have five children together. The two oldest live in the Netherlands and our three girls live with us. Five years ago we became proud grandparents. They are all very special to me and I am happy and proud to be there for them.
After having lived for 7 years in The Netherlands we moved 2002 to New Zealand. First to Milford, on the North Shore and then to Coatesville, Albany.
In December 2012 we moved as a family to Perth, Australia where we live in a beautiful place called Shelley and since 2016 we are located in Floreat
In 1996 a very good friend of mine explained Reiki to me and told me of her experiences. She awoke my interest and I decided to learn more about it. This was also about the time that I realized that there was much more to life - both inwardly and outwardly that warranted further exploration.
I searched for tools that could help me gain a deeper understanding of my inner-self and promote my personal growth: I learned palm-reading, photo-reading, and different forms of energy healing - these were interesting, but not really my thing.
I received many wonderful Reiki treatments, which helped me to gain insight. I understood that Reiki gave me the opportunity to grow, to heal myself and to learn more about myself and others.
In 1998 I reached my First Reiki Degree and in the first 1½ years I used Reiki mainly to work on myself. With the Second Degree I started to use Reiki on friends. In 2001, I learned the Reiki Master skills and since 2004 I have been a Reiki Teacher. I am very passionate about teaching Reiki to my students, and love the idea that they can help themselves and others.
Further Reiki development:
Sensei Hyakuten Inamoto, founder of Komyo Reiki Kai attuned me in October 2007 into the Komyo Reiki Kai (first and second level) in Kyoto.
Since early 2010 I provide comprehensive Live-online Reiki Training in all levels face-to-face throughout the training.
Since early 2011 I am fully qualified as a Lightarian Reiki™ Teacher. I learned with Martin Turbak.
Since November 2012 I am a fully qualified Komyo Reiki Kai Teacher. I learned with the founder of Komyo Reiki Kai, Sensei Hyakuten Inamoto.
Looking back over the past 20 years I can say that I've worked really hard and that I am proud of what I have achieved.
Is to teach in a respectful, personalised and flexible way Reiki to any person who wishes to master this form of energy healing.
I love Reiki, my passion is teaching Reiki to my students and I feel honoured to be allowed to be a part of their journey.
Over many years I have established a comprehensive teaching style at my place in person and also via the computer face to face online. In both ways I am able to build up a good contact with my students. I make always sure that they are getting the information they are looking for in a safe environment.
I am very happy to have put together a teaching program to be able to teach students Reiki online face to face. Many of my students who desire to learn Reiki online live remote, have disabilities, or are not able for other reasons to travel to my place or to another Reiki teacher. Others just know me and want to learn with me, but do live further away.
(Please note: that the majority of Australian Reiki membership organisations do not currently accept Reiki students in their Practitioner and Master categories who have not received Reiki initiation and training in the physical presence of their initiating master. Your decision to learn via online training may affect your future ability to secure membership of a Reiki organisation in Australia.)
Reiki is fascinating, you will see and feel what I mean with this when you have learned more about Reiki yourself.
I have experienced that I can be a part of many people’s healing process and aid their personal growth through the tools I provide.