ABOUT

Tessa

 

Hi! I’m Tessa. Here to radiate like the sunshine and shake things up.

 

As a kid I was a true enjoy-er of life always playing outside, climbing trees, screaming and acting out fantasies. Fire! From a young age on I started to ask questions and question the why and how of life. This in combination with being a sensitive little creature got me to experience life and my surroundings in a quite overwhelming kind of way.

 

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.f*ing.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. 

 

I started to read about what it means to be an empath or HSP and with the sweet support of my mom things became more clear for me and I could accept slightly better that how I am is absolutely fine and actually a gift!

 

As I kept questioning and wanting to know more about life I started to read books about ancient civilizations, arts, healing, astrology etc just to get a sense of what this life is all about.

 

Going to university to study psychology changed a lot for me - for the better - I felt more free 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. 

 

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 supports me in all my ups, downs, weirdness and intensiveness. 

 

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 moment where I realized it was time for me to set up my own business as a coach.

 

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.

 

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 gave me the greatest boost in my spiritual development and allowed me to feel absolute bliss.

 

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 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 haha.

 

With my head in the clouds, emphatic skills, intuition and natural flow of upward energy I like to float around haha. 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 this is why I work with other empaths. I know what it’s like to feel all the feelings, see everything, be tired, feel alone, feel like you don’t belong on this planet. But as I luckily got to learn at a young age: it’s a gift! And I now know how to navigate it in such a way that I can experience joy and energy.
So I see it as my job to make you feel the same. I will radiate all my sunshine on you so you will feel that fire burning inside of you as well.

 

And the beauty of it all is that it’s a ripple effect. I’ve seen the impact that my work has on my clients, and I’ve seen how they then impacted their friends and family.

 

And this is how we will elevate this entire planet - by bringing joy and freedom in each others lives.

Contact

Tessa Dongelmans | Freedom Coaching | Berlin | contact@tessadongelmans.com | Impressum | 

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