About me

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I am...

Here and Now

Life

...  an individual with a life long passion for focusing on the bright side of life, exploring human potential to expand and enhance the experience of well-being (researching and testing various spiritual and scientific theories, philosophies,... ).

Those who are familiar with the notion of being a Highly Sensitive Person* may figure out where this passion is coming from. For a while the exploration was about finding "tools" for surviving intense moments of sensitivity and unbalanced empathy ("fixing / saving the world complex"). 

 Today, I understand life in a different way as I manage my sensitivities and my perceptions and focus differently.  

After almost 20 years** of various engagements in supporting individuals and organisations in areas of arts, cultural and social entrepreneurship in Croatia and then working as a coach in the UK, I decided to make some significant changes as a few "awakening" challenges in my personal life in the latest years indicated I wasn't really "walking my talk" - while supporting others in their self-care, I neglected my own. 

 

Since that realisation, I've changed some of my old beliefs and I've been doing my best to simplify my life which currently means living in a remote place in the Mediterranean mountains and dedicating more time to the two of my creative expressions, favourite since childhood: photography (which since recently includes making short Relax - Reset video creations ) and writing.

I am writing more than ever before - creating poems, essays and short stories inspired by actual life experiences. Even some novels I started years ago are getting my attention again... 

Some of my writings about various relaxation and focus techniques I've learned or created, I will be publishing on this site, which will include sharing some personal experiences in managing various circumstances.

 

So, even though I have given up my previous practice of coaching as a practitioner of various relevant methods / techniques or being an active participant in various worthy causes, I am still involved in many similar areas as before (especially on the subject of the power of the mind), just in a different way. More personal, more "authentic me".

And now it is no longer from "a need to help / save / improve" but for the joy and fun of it.

* Even though I am not a fan of "labels", at that time it was a relief to find out there are more people out there who experience everything in and around them with extreme intensity ( so I felt less of a "weirdo" - maybe ;).

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Work experience in project management, PR, event organising, English to Croatian translations (literature, films, documentaries), radio (editor and presenter), photography and coaching

( UK certified practitioner of NLP, TfH energy kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, Psych-K, Life coaching, training in various other therapeutic-coaching techniques / methods ).

... and a bit more ...

Interests

My other life passions include inspiring books and music, fun conversations… Long walks... Trees... stones…

Dancing. Dancing. Dancing. Moving with music and lyrics. Three favourites in one...

I love creativity and innovation in many fields; be it in any artistic expression (music, film, literature...) or technology and science, if it brings more expansion of good; comfort, beauty, hope, joy, ease, fun, inspiration… and if it enhances the experience of wellbeing on this beautiful planet of ours

And you? What brings you here?

      Instagram as my online journal to record significant, inspiring moments...

 Clicking on a photograph gives opportunity to read the description of the particular moment...

Disclaimer / Small print / Instructions for use / Guidelines for smooth interactions...

Any work of mine (private sessions, creative workshops, written exercises / articles, inspirational stories, etc.) are intended to be a support in self-discovery and self-care for independent, creative, open-minded individuals who are capable of a healthy, self-beneficial discernment and who take full responsibility for their own wellbeing (spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, financial, health and safety in all aspects of life). Some work can feel therapeutic (reducing/resolving stress related aches and pains, for example) but they are not to be considered a therapy nor they are meant to replace any kind of therapy or a medical advice. 

 

This Inner Gym of mine today would be best placed under a category "Arts and Entertainment". Art is about inspiration, sensitivity to / focus on certain subjects, persistence in developing a talent / interest, determination, well practiced skills, joy in sharing insights and experiences... Entertainment is about relaxation, positive expectations, fun, playfulness...I would like you to think of my Inner Gym as a playful, relaxing workshop, a "supplement" more than a "necessity", an inspiration rather than a motivation. 

 

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with Antonia Kavas

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