Lovely to meet you!
Hi! I am Miriam Anna, the proud owner of Ripple Effects Wellbeing.
My practice is where I share my passion for health, empowerment and self-discovery with my clients.
I am a down to earth kind of person, specialising in holding a strong, neutral and safe space in my sessions. Knowing that we all have our own special stories and challenges that we are facing, I am here to listen and to support without judgement or superiority.
This grounded presence in addition to applying the techniques of the BodyTalk System™ facilitates for the magick of your self-healing to unfold.
Some of my core values are:
A little bit about me
I was born in Switzerland in 1987. I grew up in a multigenerational family home with my 3 younger siblings in a village not far from the capital city of Bern. Although I now live on the other side of the planet my roots and my Swiss family and friends are still very important to me. Hence, we maintain a close relationship keeping in touch in between occasional visits.
My mother tongues are Swiss German and German and I learnt basic French and English at school, with English now being my second language since migrating to Australia.
In 2016 after experiencing a period of fatigue and some other life challenges, I decided it was time for a change of scenery. I always loved travel and so I ventured out to explore more of this world. During my travels I met my partner which eventually lead to my decision to say goodbye to Switzerland and move to Australia. Here I settled in Alice Springs, the beautiful red desert heart of this country where I lived for 6 years. A special place which I feel deeply connected to. Currently, my home base is on the East Coast in Southeast Queensland, but I do travel to other areas frequently for educational purposes.
Since I took that leap, it has been a transformational journey of healing, self-discovery and growth. I have been fortunate enough to make many inspirational experiences from co-managing a successful busy accommodation business over relief managing a very remote outback store to becoming and being a kangaroo mum as a volunteer at "The Kangaroo Sanctuary" in Alice Springs for nearly 5 years.
Most importantly, I got introduced to BodyTalk a few years ago, which was love at first sight. I realised that this health modality can be the game changer many people, including myself, are looking for.
The simplicity and power of the techniques really struck me and so I chose to explore it further by signing up for the first modules. Within those courses I came to understand the tremendous potential of the BodyTalk System™ even more fully. This lead to the decision to further my studies and become a BodyTalk practitioner. In October 2022 I got certified, became an accredited member of the International BodyTalk Association and am working with clients since.
As a curious nature I am devoted to life long learning. I have been and am currently furthering my studies in the fields of BodyTalk as well as other related areas such as Anatomy and Physiology. I am also studying within another body of knowledge which delivers teachings and knowledge supporting health and self-growth. These teachings have been passed down in ancient traditions for many generations and have been transformational and a big asset for me in my personal life.
Other than that I enjoy time in nature, be it the outback, the ocean shores, the rainforest or the homelands in Switzerland. I have a deep love for animals, I like cooking, dinners with friends, photography, reading books, trying out some crafty stuff and exploring the world or my backyard with my partner. To stay in good shape I do Aikido and general fitness sessions at the local Boxing gym or I go walking, do yoga or silly dances in my living room. To look after my health further I am getting regular BodyTalk Sessions myself and am working with some incredibly resourceful other health practitioners like my brilliant Naturopath for example.
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Last but not least some facts about what I've done in my life so far:
Certified BodyTalk practitioner with the IBA since October 2022.
BodyTalk Fundamentals, study course and Fundamentals integration
BodyTalk principles of Consciousness
Current studies: Anatomy and Physiology for healthcare practitioners
Other professional background:
Bachelor of Arts in Special Education
Minor and Major in clinical therapeutic education and social pedagogy
Master of Arts in Special Education
Special educational needs teacher
Both degrees include studies and expertise in the field of psychology, developmental psychology, sociology, teaching, case management and coaching.
I was working actively in those arenas throughout my studies and was employed as a special needs teacher and team leader of the special educational staff at a public school near my hometown for 4 years after finishing my Masters.
Further work experiences include:
Co-management of an award winning, busy, budget accommodation business for more than 3 years
Various Admin and hospitality roles
Kangaroo and wildlife carer at "The Kangaroo Sanctuary" in Alice Springs