Life itself has been my greatest learning through experiences and my processes. I have traveled around the world, seen and learned a lot from and about other countries and cultures. I am Danish, living in Norway since 1991. I`m a trained intensive care nurse, examined art therapist, educational supervisor, nurse supervisor, facilitator in family constellation work and yoga instructor. Since June 2004 I had my own practice of art therapy, counseling, family constellations and yoga. Working with groups, couples and individuals.
A Little About Me
Follow where life takes you
Sometimes you think the way you go is the right way. It may be a little cramped, you fight without really moving on, but it is known. When you stop fighting, you surrender and open up your senses, look beyond the narrow road and trust that everything will fall into place. Then you suddenly stand in front of a new road you didn’t even know existed. An open and wide road, full of light with new opportunities.
Through my nursing professions, as an intensive care nurse, I gained experience with people in deep grief and crisis. Patients and their families, adults and children. I found that the “saving” is not only the survival of the physical body by using medicine and respirator. Attending to the patient with touch, voice and eyes had a great influence on the patient and the courage and strength to fight for survival. Many powerful experiences and encounters with people have had an influence on both my humanity and my areas of interest. Main topics as lecturer / teaching has been: “Children in grief and crisis,” “Children of kin”, “Trauma Patient”, “Relatives in crisis”, “Life and Death”, “The meeting between people: eyes, voice and the hands significance”.
I have known family constellation by Bert Hellinger since 2003. This approach fascinated me. The healing effect I experienced in my own life and in my relationship with the family, but also the insights I got in the lives of others. I used the technique in combination with art therapy and found that this was really effect fully. I have since developed it from individually for groups / workshops and an education: “Family constellation and art therapy”.
Yoga I started practicing yoga in 1999 with “the 5 Tibetans” for a year and have since practiced different types of yoga and yoga for pregnant women during my 2 pregnancies. Was accepted through SATS in Tromsø as a yoga instructor in dynamic yoga, where I attended courses, workshops and guidance. Since then, Ashtanga Yoga has fascinated and inspired me, where I have met talented international Ashtanga yoga teachers. Has taken a 100 hour teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Basia Lipska and since 2011 has been a student of Lino Miele and follows his intensive training and retreats in Italy and India. I have learned meditation from Johan Jensen and through the art therapy study, mainly inspired by Jes Bertelsen. Through yoga and meditation, I have experienced an increased presence and awareness in the body and in the breath. This gives me tranquility, strength and agility.
July 2007 – d.d. Own practice in Kongsberg, Norway with yoga, art therapy and family constellations both individually and in groups for children, adults and businesses. Organizes own courses and education. Has assignments at home and abroad.
2016 – d.d. Owner and Manager of “Pias Place” in Naufgården, Kirketorget 7, Kongsberg, Norway.
July 2007 – July 2014: Owner and CEO of “HUSET” in Bussedalen 2, Kongsberg. Own practice at “The House”.
March 2007 – Nov. 2008: Art therapist at psychiatric clinic at Kongsberg Hospital, KDPS. Associated group therapy. 60% position.
2004 – 2007: Own practice in Tromsø with art therapy, guidance, teaching assignments, family constellations and yoga.
2000 – 2003: Intensive care nurse at Recovery department, UNN University Hospital in Northern Norway
2000: Nursing professional supervisor 10% position, UNN, University Hospital in Northern Norway.
2000: College teacher at the nursing education, Tromsø University College
1999: Intensive care nurse at the intensive care unit, UNN, the University Hospital in Northern Norway.
1998 – 1999: Professional teacher in special education in intensive care nursing, Tromsø University College
1996 – 1998: Intensive care nurse at the intensive care unit, UNN, the University Hospital in Northern Norway.
1991 – 1994: Intensive care nurse at the intensive care unit, UNN, the University Hospital in Northern Norway.
1990 – 1991: Nurse at the medical department at Rjukan hospital.
Other work experience
2003 – 2009 Arranged several courses and 2 educations within family constellations with Tore Kval in Tromsø.
2004 – d.d. Supervisor for students during the art therapy education at the Sattva Art Therapeutic Institute in Tromsø. Course supervisor for a student at the art and expression therapy education in Oslo.
2005 – 2007 Yoga instructor at SATS, Langnes in Tromsø.
2003 – 2006 Various counseling and teaching assignments, examiner, sensor assignments and start-up of new groups with art therapeutic methods in basic and further education in nursing, Tromsø University College
1994 – 2001 Lectures on the topic: “The traumatized patient”, “Relatives and children as relatives” on 8 trauma courses for health professionals at trauma centers in Aalborg, Denmark. 120-150 participants/courses.
1999 Project work: “Collective counseling for contact nurses in the intensive care unit”, UNN, the University Hospital in Northern Norway.
2012 – 2016 Ethical Council in the Art Therapy Association Norway
2002 – 2006 Board member and shared chair of the art therapy association, District Tromsø
2003 – 2004 Member of the board of the main organizing arts therapy association, Oslo.
2011 Bert and Sophie Hellinger, Hellinger Sciancia Diploma after completed training camps in the new family constellation approach: Moving with the Spirit-Mind
2010 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga instructor education with basia J. Lipska.
2006 Systemic Family Constellation / Family Arrangement by Bert Hellinger at Tore Kval, Institute for Family Arrangement.
2001 Examined art therapist educated at Johan Jensen and Norunn Falck, Sattva Art Therapeutic Institute, Tromsø.
1999 Specialized education for nurses with pedagogical supervisor education. (26.01-14.12.1999)
1999 Pedagogical supervisor/coach, Tromsø University College.
1995 Specialized education in intensive care nursing, Tromsø University College.
1989 Nursing education at Vendsyssel Nursing School, Denmark.
1984 Mathematical / physical education at Hobro Gymnasium, Denmark.
Courses / conferences
2018 Oct. Sophie Hellinger and teachers from the Hellinger school: Training for Family Constellator according to Hellinger Sciencia. Germany.
2016 Oct. Bert and Sophie Hellinger: Training for Family Constellator according to Hellinger Sciencia. Germany.
2015 dec. Bert and Sophie Hellinger: Family Constellator Training “Family Constellation in the Service of Peace”. Kazan, Russia.
2015 dec. Sophie Hellinger: Cosmic Power, Kazan, Russia.
2015 April Bert and Sophie Hellinger: Training for Family Constellator according to Hellinger Sciencia. Germany.
2014 nov. Bert and Sophie Hellinger: Training for Family Constellator according to Hellinger Sciencia. Germany.
2013 nov. Bert and Sophie Hellinger: International intensive training camp, Germany
2013 May Bert Hellinger: Seminar “Father”, “Mother and child”, Germany
2013 May Bert and Sophie Hellinger: International intensive training camp, Germany
2012 nov. Bert and Sophie Hellinger: International intensive training camp, Germany
2012 May Bert and sophie Hellinger: International intensive training camp, Germany
2011 Bert and Sophie Hellinger: International intensive training camp “Movement with the spirit mind”
2011 Sophie Helinger Energy Seminar, Germany
2010 Bert and Sophie Hellinger: International intensive training camp “laws of success in life and in professions”
2010 International Hellinger congress, Germany
2010 Franz Ruppert: Trauma, affiliation and family constellations.
2009 Bert and Sophie Hellinger: International intensive training camp; Pichl in Austria.
2009 Jakob Robert Schneider, Advanced international training and supervision, Munich, Germany.
2009 Jan Jacob Stam, Organization and Corporate Exhibitions, Oslo
2008 4th International congress, fields of conflict – fields of wisdom, Würzburg, Germany.
2007 Bert Hellinger Learning seminar, Oslo Norway
2017 + 2019 Yoga retreat with Lino Miele 2 weeks, Kovalam, India
2016 Yoga retreat with Lino Miele 4 weeks, Kovalam, India
2016-2018 Yoga retreat with Lino Miele 2 weeks in August in Italy
2015 Yoga retreat with Lino Miele 3 weeks in Italy
2014 Yoga retreat with Lino Miele 5 weeks, Kovalam, India
2012 + 2013 Yoga retreat with Lino Miele 2 weeks in Italy
2011 Yoga retreat with Lino Miele 4 weeks, Kovalam, India
2011 Yoga retreat with Lino Miele 1 week in Italy
2008 Basia Lipska, 2 day workshop Ashtanga yoga, Oslo.
2008 Tim Feldman 3 day workshop Ashtanga yoga, Oslo.
2007 – 2008 Schirin Zorriassateiny 3 2-day workshop Ashtangayoga, Oslo and Kongsberg.
2005 – 2006 Course / approval program and workshops for yoga instructors at SATS, Tromsø and Oslo.
2019 “International Fairytales and storytelling as therapy” at Moonluza in Sintra, Portugal.
2018 “Shame and creativity” with PhD: Vibeke Skov Oslo
2007 “The Art of Life Telling” Understanding Patients’ Personal Narratives Using Myths, Memories, and Metaphors with PhD: H. Lea Barbato Gaydos from the University of Colorado
2006 Workshop “Cocoon for butterfly” with Åse Minde, Tromsø.
1998 “The Inner Leader” Process-oriented course, 4 sessions of 3 days over 1 year, 96 hours at Johan Erik Jensen Sattva Art Therapeutic Institute, Tromsø.
2008 Clinical conference in Farsund for Daycare Network.
-Neurobiology and personality -Personal disorders.
2007 “Group psychotherapy in institutions” at IGA, Institute for Group Analysis, Oslo.