My passion for social justice and the wish to contribute to other people’s wellbeing informed my choice to become a Social Pedagogue and have been strong drivers of my practice since. I deeply enjoy seeing people flourish, actively taking responsibility for their life’s and embracing change.
I hold a master degree in Social Pedagogy and specialist during my studies in humanistic counselling, health promotion, education and community work. I am a founding member of the SPPA (Social Pedagogy Professional Alliance) UK. Since 1995 I have worked with children, young people and adults in various social care settings. In UK I have worked in two programmes introducing social pedagogy into residential child care and into foster care.
Social Pedagogy appealed to me in its diversity and in its connection of various academic theories and concepts to the practical, hands-on work with people. Over 20 years later I still love it and it has become my second nature as the tool a Social Pedagogue is working with is his or her own Self, the stance we have to life, the humanistic values we treasure and aim to fill with life.
As Social Pedagogue one often works in demanding positions and commitment can easily take over your private life as there are so many needs, so little resources, so much more to do.
In such a period of my life I fell in love with Yoga. I still remember the sensation after the first session in this little gym. Although working through ridiculous looking exercises and aching with pain as my body was so inflexible, a huge sense of being energised and calmed at the same time spread through me and I had found my ideal workout to find balance and strength for the life I lived. Continuing practicing, attending retreats and starting to dive deeper into the philosophy and life style around it did had huge impact on me and helped me to navigate through many changes since.
It inspired me to qualify as a Yoga teacher and to integrate aspects of it into my social pedagogy work to help my clients to manage stress better, build resilience and a positive sense of self.
I am a qualified Yoga teacher for adults and for children and young people and completed training courses in Austria and UK. I am a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals UK for Yoga and Children’s Yoga. As a passionate practitioner over 20 years I believe Yoga has something for everyone. The power of Yoga was deeply revealed to me in particular when being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. I have used Yoga in a holistic way to enhance my healing, to create a sense of equanimity and empowerment in a demanding uncertain period of my life and ever since to ease its impact. In my teaching I like to nurture a sense of wellbeing and calm and to connect Yoga to day-to-day life experiences.
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I am a social pedagogue specialist in humanistic counselling, health promotion, education and community work. For over 20 years I have worked with children, young people and adults in various social care settings. After moving to the UK in 2008 I have worked in two projects introducing social pedagogy into residential care and into foster care.
My passion for social justice and the wish to contribute to other peoples' wellbeing informed my choice to become a Social Pedagogue many years ago and have been strong drivers of my practice since. I deeply enjoy seeing people flourish, actively taking responsibility for their lives and embracing change.
I am working alongside people in this processes and share the joy as well as the pain on those journeys. With various creative methods I provide a safe space to discover ones inner resources, resilience and unique strengths.
Being comfortable in the uncomfortable position of an active change agent with a good eye for systemic dynamics and a likeness of detailed exploration, I have inspired and nurtured Social pedagogy journeys in organisation of the social care sector.
I offer a wide range of Social Pedagogy work starting from individual case work with families, individual life coaching, over providing learning spaces for professionals to consultancy for organisation. Please feel free to get in touch so we can explore and co-construct what Social pedagogy can contribute to what is needed in your or your organisation's specific context.