Hi! I’m Tessa. Here to radiate like the sunshine and shake things up.
And this is my story:
As a kid I was a true enjoy-er of life. Always playing outside, climbing trees, being loud and acting out adventures. So much energy! But being a sensitive little creature, I also really needed my quiet time and to retreat in my own books and world. From a young age on I started to ask questions and question the why and how of life. I remember always wanting to do things perfectly and the combination of these 2 gave me a serious attitude, even for a little girl.
As I grew older, going to secondary school, I slowly started to get more and more in my head. Questioning the meaning of it all, losing track of my playful happy side and feeling tired all.the.time. I’d rather avoid the usual fun stuff like going into town or parties with friends because I would just be overwhelmed by all the input so easily and just end up feeling more tired. My high school crushes were Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci (just to give you a better picture of teenager Tessa) and I started to read books about numerology, crystals, Reiki etc to try to get an understanding of how this world truly works.
I also started to read about what it means to be an empath or HSP and luckeliy with the sweet support of my mom things became clearer for me and I could accept slightly better that how I am is absolutely fine and that it might actually be a gift (even though I wasn't convinced yet).
Going to university to study psychology changed a lot for me, for the better. I felt more free to do my own thing and ready to become adventurous and explore the world. And I got more energy! During a gap year I went on a solo trip through Europe, went horseback riding in Mongolia and practiced Kung Fu in the mountains of Wudang China. These were tremendous learning experiences for me and gave me a lot of confidence. Meanwhile I finished a course in Quantum Touch, but I didn't feel completely connected with this method. (Fun fact: I actually participated in a raffle and won this course.. looking back I'm starting to see all the puzzle pieces)
To finalize my masters in Clinical & Health Psychology I wrote a thesis on the influence of spirituality on physical health during periods of stress (I felt there was a great lack of research and attention for spirituality in psychology) and worked as a psychologist for students. My busy lifestyle and many adventures allowed me to get out of my mind and experience life more intensively, but the questions never disappeared (of course).
After my masters I moved to Berlin to start a new adventure (I felt too young to settle down) and the first few years were quite tough. Working as a waitress, living in weird houses, trying to find out what I was doing there.. Luckily I made wonderful friends and met my great love who has been my greatest support and fellow adventurer.
We then embarked on a 1-year trip to south america and Mexico, where we had the honor to learn from shamans in the Colombian jungle, tantric yogic teachers and Pacha Mama herself. And it was the moment where I realized it was time for me to set up my own business as a coach and that "I wanted to do more with energy".
I’ve always known that I would never end up working as a psychologist because it felt too limiting for me. Working as a coach would give me the freedom to use my knowledge from all corners of the world and my intuition as well. And because I wanted to dive deeper into the topic of energy, I decided to do a Theta Healing course. But again, it didn't really felt right to me.
Meanwhile I got involved with the Isha Foundation and did a few extremely intense yoga programs and eventually I spent 1 month in their Ashram in India. I feel like these experiences gave me the greatest boost in my spiritual development and allowed me to feel beyond me as an individual but actually part of something greater.
Back to business.. Spiritually things were on a roll, but business wise things weren’t happening the way I wanted them to happen. And it wasn’t until I got help from another energy healer/coach that I realized that in order to make things work on this planet I need to be 100% on this planet. And this is something that doesn’t come naturally to me (I know it might sound odd).
But with my head in the clouds, emphatic skills, intuition and natural flow of upward energy I like to float around. So every day I have to make a conscious effort to actually ground. But as a result I experience more energy, more joy and more meaning in my life. And it brought dancing back into my life. It made me understand the healing power of dance and slowly led me to organize my dance meditation sessions which are now a great success.
Moreover, receiving healing sessions from her made something click inside of me and made me realize that I already know how to work with energy. There were no courses for me to explain it, or techniques to learn. I realized that I can just follow my intuition, work with the energy in my own way and the healing already takes place.
From then on life has just been a highly intensive ride and I'm loving every moment of it. I am beyond grateful that I get to work with all sorts of people who want to let go of old pieces of themselves in order to feel better and to move on to the next level.
I can't really describe the joy it brings me to do dance meditation sessions and healing sessions, but I guess feeling alive, on fire, and completely aligned is what comes closes to it.
I am so grateful for all the people that have been on my path so far, for all the visible and invisible support that I have received, and for all the struggles that have led me here. And now it's my time to shine my light on you and help you to rise up to become the true YOU. Let's make it happen.
ps. Thank you for reading my story. If there's anything you want to chat about feel free to reach out.