Ulrike Maja Grünberg
B.A. (Hons.), Dipl.-Psych., (M.A.)
CPS, CPRC, CPC
As an Artist, Psychologist, certified Peer Specialist and Professional Coach with 10 years of personal recovery work I am excited to offer services to both professionals and peers.
I facilitate education, understanding and awareness, and the ensuing compassion we develop for ourselves and each other.
My programs focus on 5 areas of my experience and expertise and emphasize the nourishing qualities of each.
I. Trauma Awareness
II. Art and Nature
III. Professional Recovery Support for Mental Health and any addiction issues
IV. Nourishing Healing Resources for the Helping Professions and parents.
I develop programs for individuals and groups.
They may be customized for you, your team and organization.
There are two incidents I remember that opened my eyes and heart and set me on my quest.
My quest for understanding Life.
My quest for Life. Soaking it up, Investigating, and feeling Life.
In my experience Life always wins. It always wins me “back”.
No matter how deeply I grieved, one morning I would wake up and be in Love again.
In love with Life, with all of us.
Here are the 2 moments I would like to share.
Aged 12 my mother received an Art Calendar for Christmas. I flipped through it and got stuck.
There was a painting by the Surrealist painter René Magritte. I could not believe it.
Someone had put into “words” what I could not. There it was: a beautiful depiction of the impossibility of Life.
Of the things that do not add up.
The questions you are not supposed to ask. Feeling deeply and finding that it just does not add up.
I felt heard, understood and loved. I knew I was not alone anymore.
People do feel like me!
A couple of years later I was sitting in my bedroom and found myself staring at a book. We had a lot of these in the house. It was blue and orange with a Girl in the front. The title read: Life or Theater ?
I had that feeling again. I was not alone. Others are asking the same questions.
What is reality ? What exactly is it ? How do we extract it from phantasy ? How can we experience pure Life ?
What is its essence ?
I have found a lot of answers and I am still living these questions.
I love to “investigate”, to feel deeply and be still. Over the years I have learned to enjoy my own company.
I have found to be closer to myself is bringing me closer to Life.
My journey took me through Art School and Psychology. It took me through Europe and across the Atlantic. Through Parenthood and the “Spiritual”. Through Developmental Trauma Recovery to the deeper knowing.
I love Life and cannot help feeling this deep joy of being in recovery.
I would be more that happy, in fact very happy, to coach you through any or all of these significant moments. The seemingly big as well as seemingly insignificant moments of Life to help you getting closer to yourself. To help you develop Self Respect, Self-Compassion and Self Care. To literally help you being yourself.
Your Artist (B.A.),
Psychologist (Dipl. Psych. / M.A.),
Certified Recovery and Life Coach and Peer Specialist (Fellow Traveler).
Ulrike Maja Grünberg