Case Study: Jill

Jill had a partner who told her every day that she wasn’t good enough. One day, she was too fat, and the next day, her ideas were insane. He looked at her with disapproval. Jill was unhappy in her relationship but felt unable to leave her partner because she thought that she didn’t deserve anything better.

Deep in her heart was hidden the story of a child. One day, this child told her father full of excitement, I am 2nd best in my math exam! She was proud, and she longed for his appreciation. He looked at her with depreciation and said coldly, why aren’t you the best? 2nd best isn’t worth anything. You just aren’t good enough. He walked away, leaving his daughter alone, feeling rejected and disappointed. She tried harder to get his appreciation. And his reaction never changed. This child learned that she just wasn’t good enough and as an adult, she repeated the same pattern in her romantic relationships.

During her mentoring process, she connected deeply with her needs and wants, took responsibility for her emotions and owned the rejected parts of her story she formerly rejected. She created a new, powerful story about herself and learned to love and accept herself as she was. Her inner growth empowered her to be ready for the relationship she always dreamt of.

Natalie Jovanic

Natalie Jovanic is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Shiatsu Therapist. As a counsellor, they pass on what they believe in, but it isn’t just knowledge, theory, and professional experience. It is also their wisdom gained through their own transformative journey of healing abuse. Natalie is trained in trauma-informed practice and EMDR. They are the author of A Brave, True Story.

"Natalie’s way of being made me feel protected and understood. In addition, I was sure that she has always been honest with me.
 Our collaboration helped me to gain understanding and self-knowledge. This process of self-love and self-acceptance helped me to feel confident about myself, my intuition and perceptions that I did not have before."

- Laura