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Until a decade ago, chronic pain was an integral part of my life.

It had been a constant companion since I was about 15 years old, persisting until I turned 30.

Some days were more bearable, but on others, my arm would numb completely.

During my time as an acrobat, I even experienced a terrifying collapse while relying on that arm for support.

I pursued countless avenues in search of relief.

I sought out various professionals, hoping for a solution, but nothing seemed to provide lasting relief.

Each time, the pain resurfaced, relentless in its grip.

I reached a juncture where I resigned myself to the belief that I would have to endure it indefinitely.

I felt utterly adrift.

Everything changed when I encountered my first somatic therapist, altering my life in ways I had never envisioned.

As a client once shared with me, the transformation was profound: "I gained a new body, but more significantly, I discovered a new sense of self."

Addressing childhood trauma became a pivotal aspect of my healing journey.

Through this process,

I developed greater proficiency in both experiencing and expressing my emotions.

Embracing my pain as a guide rather than an adversary was a turning point.

It compelled me to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, one that ultimately led me back to a place of wholeness.

Learning to listen to my body's signals was a skill I honed over time.

Rather than resisting or ignoring discomfort, I began to approach it with curiosity and compassion.

Through somatic techniques, I cultivated a deeper awareness of the intricate connection between my physical sensations and emotional well-being.

Working in tandem with my pain, I uncovered layers of suppressed emotions and unresolved traumas.

Each revelation brought me closer to a profound understanding of myself and the intricate interplay between mind, body, and spirit.

As I embraced this holistic approach to healing, I discovered a newfound sense of empowerment.

No longer defined by my pain, I reclaimed agency over my own well-being.

I learned to nurture myself in ways that honored both my strengths and vulnerabilities.

Today, as I reflect on my journey, I am filled with gratitude for the lessons learned and the resilience gained.

My experience with chronic pain has transformed from a source of despair to a catalyst for profound personal growth.

I share my story not as a prescription for others to follow, but as a testament to the transformative power of embracing one's pain with courage and compassion. May it serve as a beacon of hope for those who find themselves navigating their own paths toward healing and self-discovery.

My pain was a calling, back to me.

I learned to listen to it,

I learned to work with it,

I learned to move with it. 

And I believe yours,

is calling you back to you.

Follow this experience my curiosity was


and my professional journey began. 

  • • 2016 - 2020 Somatic Developmental Psychology practitioner (psychomotor studies) - Bodynamic International

    • 2018 Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory - training with Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D.

    • 2015 - 2017 Core Evolution, Body psychotherapy with Siegmar Gerken Phd​


    Manual Therapist -

    • 2014 Rebalancing,

    • 2014 Structural Integration,

    •2015 - 2017 MER - MyoFascial energetic release.

    Professional Seminars and trainings 

    • Myofascial professional seminars with Tom Mayers.

    • Fascia and the nervous system, Dr, Robert Schleip.

    • Developmental trauma training with Ditte Marcher, Bodynamic International. 

    • Attachment, bonding and connectedness with Ditte Marcher, Bodynamic International. 

    • Emotions in motion with Ditte Marcher, Bodynamic International. 

    • 2018 Professional Seminars with Dr. Gabor Mate

    • Developmental trauma - Trauma, Development, and Attachment with Raja Selvam, PhD. Integral somatic psychology. 

    • Work with patterns that sustain depression, NICABM

    • Treating trauma, NICABM

    • Working with shame, NICABM

    • Acute and shock trauma, Ditte Marcher

    • Shock Trauma, with Raja Selvam, PhD. Integral somatic psychology. 


    • 2011 Certified Ashtanga-Veniyasa Yoga teacher

    • 2016 Certified Hatha Yoga teacher

    • 2014 Certified  AcroYoga teacher


    ​EABP member.​

    (the European association for body psychotherapy). 

    ABP (Association for Bodynamic psychology),

    member and board member.  ​


    With some teachers I didn't study YET,

    but they have been big influences on my body of work.

    Dr, Peter Levine

    Deb Dana, Phd.

    Kathy Kane

    Dr. Aline Lapierre

    Also -

    Background  in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, but that’s not so present in my current body of work.

  • 2022-2024 Board member of the ABP,

    Association Bodynamic Psychology

    2022 to 2023  part of the creation and implementation of a support system for the Ukrainians refugees, that was made by the ABP.

    2017- 2024 Creation of Dana's Clinic

    in Stavanger, Norway.

    Working experience with very multicultural, international community.

    With chronic, psychosomatic symptoms such as Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, TMJ, Tinnitus, Muscle tension, Anxiety, Panic attacks, ALS, sciatica, herniated disc, and structural issues. And stress symptoms.  

    2015-2016 teaching in Europe and India 'Playground' workshop - Embodiment through movement and exploration of our sense of self and in connections with others.

    Own practice and clinic since 2014.

    In 2014 formed groups for children and their parents for playful movement together, intending to strengthen their bond and connection. What later became 'Family Playground'.  

    2012-2015 work as a pedagogic leader,

    part of my role was to bring movement arts and art into the work with the children. 

    2012 NVC - Non violent communication work with Palestinians and Israelis. 

  • I believe our bodies speak to us, they are storytellers.

    I believe our symptoms whether it's chronic pain of any kind, chronic stress or any other. Are a calling.

    To slow down, to tune in, to care, to listen.

    They are our body way to communicate that something is too much.

    I am a big believer in education alongside and sometime even before any intervention.

    I believe in out body capacity,

    and our human capacity,

    to heal, to grow, to evolve through any situation.

I believe our bodies speak to us,

They are storytellers. 

I believe pain, 

physical & emotional,

is a sign, a calling,

a way for the body and self to ask for our attention.

But it was only a belief until it happened in my body.

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