Case Study: Emily

Emily was unable to trust her partner, and she always found men whom she has to save from their unhappiness – a task impossible to achieve.

Emily was the daughter of a mother who had problems with alcohol. How often her mother had promised her to make the dinner? How often had she broken this promise? Emily couldn’t remember how often she came home and found her mother in the living room on the sofa, nearly unconscious while sleeping off the intoxication. She never complained. She just started to cook and to take care of her mother, but with each broken promise, her heart was breaking, and her trust faded away. She unconsciously repeated this pattern in her relationship. She took on responsibilities that wasn’t hers and neglected her needs and wants.

During her mentoring process, Emily learned to take care of her inner child and to accept herself unconditionally. She started to take care of her happiness and let go of the need to save her partner. She began to claim her relationship rights, to set healthy boundaries and to develop healthy relationship behaviours like developing trust in her partner. This way, she opened her heart for love and was ready to have the relationship she always wanted.

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