I came to Canada’s West Coast from Germany 30 years ago and very much enjoy living on beautiful Vancouver Island with my two children now young adults. My interests include the outdoors, coffee with friends, new ideas, yoga, travelling, playing balafon and spending time cold water ocean swimming!
My own journey into the healing professions began with working as a Registered Nurse in acute and extended care hospitals in Germany and Canada. It continued by working as a Child and Youth Care worker with children, youth and their families. About a decade ago, I began looking into alternative approaches to health. At that time, our family was challenged with terminal illness, depression, anxiety and grief and I was looking for more holistic approaches to health and healing.
A massage therapist, who also treated me with Reiki (a form of energy work), introduced me to energy work. At that time, I didn’t understand at all what she was doing. However, my body vividly remembered feeling treated as a whole human being. Something in that treatment felt like it was filling a gap in and for me. Being a curious person, I was intrigued and wanted to understand more.
I began taking energy healing workshops, including Pranic Healing and Medical Intuition. At the time, the idea that we have a human energy field around us and that we are connected to a quantum, universal energy field was astounding. That this connection could assist us in healing, struck me as even more amazing!
For a more comprehensive, in-depth training, enrolment in the accredited Advanced Integrative Energy Healing program at Langara College in Vancouver followed in 2014. This program allowed for all of my personal and professional experiences to integrate. It gave me an excellent education in energy healing and a solid foundation from which to support others. Today, I am very happy and grateful to hold space for individuals to get in touch with their body and their sense of inner knowing of what is needed to move forward and promote healing.
When I first began treatment with Mechthild, two years ago, I was in the midst of a chronic pain episode and I was looking for anything to help relieve my suffering. I had been on heavy doses of narcotics and many types of treatments including weekly injections in my head and neck. I hoped there was something else to try because the medications were taking a toll on my body. I started seeing Mechthild and told her of my struggles. As I began the energy treatments, I started to experience a shift in the way I felt about my pain and realized that my pain is a part of me and I needed to figure out, deep inside, where from the pain was emanating and how I could manage the negative effects of the pain. It was empowering once I began that journey! With Mechthild’s help, I can honestly say that I have learned to live my life with a clearer mind and heart… and gut! I’m off of most of my medications and I haven’t had an injection for at least a year! Thanks Mechthild, you are a true healing spirit. (red heart shaped emoji)
– Toni K.