INTRODUCTION

ABOUT ME

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CHRISTINE WEHRMEIER

 I’m originally from Sydney, Australia and have German and Japanese heritage. I have lived abroad for much of my adult life, mostly in London, as well as in Germany, Czechia, Indonesia and Iceland. Home is now Aotearoa New Zealand.

I have a B.A in Psychology from the University of Sydney and I trained in various stress and trauma healing techniques after I experienced a burnout that forced me to go beyond what the clinical world had to offer, in order to find effective and lasting help and healing in my life.

For many years I worked as a media executive at the BBC and as a self-employed multi-media creative producer. I burnt the candle at both ends. I didn’t realise the state of my body and my lifestyle had such a direct impact on my mental health. I also didn’t realise that I had trauma to heal.

It took ongoing back-pain, a burnout, a business failure, debt and a consequent early mid-life crisis to get me to take stock of my life.

I sought help from various experts over the years, from doctors, physical therapists, talk therapists and while I appreciated their work and expertise, none of them had the answers for me.

The first crucial step on my journey to healing was committing to re-build my life around my wellbeing.

I then went back to study and discovered valuable tools and wisdom, including somatic healing, coaching, movement and creative arts therapy.

I now empower others on their own journey to heal and be wholeheartedly human.

EDUCATION

B.A. Psychology – University of Sydney

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism – London School of Journalism

Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapy (2024) – Whitecliffe College

Diploma in Life Coaching (2024) – LCA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy – DTTA
  • Certified MindBody Coach – The Embody Lab
  • Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate – The Embody Lab
  • Integrative Somatic Parts Work Level 1, 2 & 3 – The Embody Lab
  • Certified TRE® Provider – TREforALL®
  • Certified Reiki Level 1 & 2 Practitioner (Usui Reiki Ryoho & Usui Shiki Ryoho Lineages) – Reiki Academy London
  • Certified Sports Massage Therapist – Body Balance Germany
  • Add Heart® Facilitator – Heartmath Institute

FURTHER CERTIFICATIONS

  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • PADI Openwater Scuba Instructor
  • St John First Aid Level 2 Certificate
  • St John Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Courses & Continuing Education

TRAUMA & HEALING

  • Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma – NICABM
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma – NICABM
  • Healing Trauma with Dr Peter Levine – The Embody Lab
  • Dr. Gabor Maté: A Masterclass Training For Healers
  • Dr. Gabor Maté: Healing Trauma & Addiction
  • The Art of Transparent Healing with Thomas Hübl
  • A Mystics Guide To Transforming Stress with Thomas Hübl

NERVOUS SYSTEM HEALTH

  • Overview of Polyvagal Theory for the Newly Acquainted with Stephen Porges and Deb Dana – Polyvagal Institute
  • Polyvagal Theory: Principles & Practice for Individuals – Polyvagal Institute
  • The Play Zone: A Neurophysiological Approach to Our Highest Performance – Polyvagal Institute

MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Brown University
  • Mindfulness for Life – Oxford Mindfulness Centre
  • Mindfulness Meditation – Jack Kornfield
  • Zen Meditation – Mountains & Rivers Order / Zen Institute of NZ
  • Transcendental Meditation (TM)

WELLBEING & CREATIVITY

  • Certificate in Mental Health & Nutrition – edX / University of Canterbury, NZ
  • MetaMusic Training with Laura Inserra
  • Intention Tapping Level 1 – Steve Wells, Psychologist
  • Japanese Taiko Drumming – Tamashii Taiko UK
  • Certificate in Fashion Photography – Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London
  • Certificate in Portrait Photography – Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London
  • Certificate in Studio Sound Engineering – SAE Institute Germany
  • B.A. Architecture (1st Year) – University of Technology, Sydney

For my full CV and history:

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“People say that what we are seeking is a meaning of life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking so much as an experience of being alive.”

– Joseph Campbell


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