Sólveig Katrín Jónsdóttir

Sólveig Katrín Jóns­dót­tir
Nature Coach, IS

As a young woman, Sólveig Jóns­dót­tir was an inter­na­tio­nally success­ful photo model. She grew up in Iceland toge­ther with her older sister in a middle-class family. While working as a model abroad, she lear­ned of the unex­pec­ted death of her schi­zo­phre­nic sister, which caused her to aban­don her mode­ling career. She deci­ded to start trai­ning as a thera­pist in order to reduce the suffe­ring of schi­zo­phre­nic child­ren. During her educa­tion in England she was chal­len­ged to face her own shadows. She disco­ve­red her deep Icelan­dic roots and her rela­ti­ons­hip to nature, which gave her more strength.

Already during her work at the Psych­ia­tric Clinic for Child­ren in Reykja­vik she began a further educa­tion as a “nature based coach”. Mean­while she was married and mother of two small child­ren. After a pain­ful sepa­ra­tion from her husband, ever­ything collap­sed for her, inclu­ding physi­cal immo­bi­lity, which led to a chao­tic life situa­tion for the young family. With the help of her friends she was able to “get up” again after a long time. She then deci­ded to give up her secure job in the clinic in order to lead people to trans­for­ma­tive proces­ses in nature as a “nature based coach”.

“The inten­tion with the work­shop is to dive within and to take a hero’s jour­ney and trans­form the woun­ded part of yours­elf.”