My name is Pepine van den Berg. I am married, have two young adult children and I live in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
For as long as I can remember I was interested in alternative medicine like homeopathy, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda etc.. And because I was so interested in it, my mom took me to several practioners, to give a wider perspective on my stomach ache, my anxiety and sleeping problems.
Later on, in my late twenties I became interested in energy healing as well and went to see a chrakra therapist to help me overcome my burn-out at the time.
This put me on the path of becoming a therapist myself and in search of what could really help me understand and overcome my chronic fatigue, anxieties, sleeping problems and chronic pain issues.
I became a chrakra-therapist myself in 2001 and started my own practice.
But over the years, and especially when I came into contact with David Berceli and TRE (Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises), I came to understand that I suffered from developmental trauma. This was a totally new concept for me. And it checked all my symptoms!
In 1970 I was born at 28 weeks and put in neonatal intensive care for two and a half months. At the time when you survived and you thrived and did well in school that was it. No harm done.
But nobody talks about the long-term effects and little is known.
I didn’t know that my infant nervous system at the time had been traumatised by my (lifesaving) treatments and seperation from my mum and dad and that I had been suffering from a disregulated nervous system all these years.
Understanding how trauma works in the brain and in the nervous system and learning tools to regulate my nervous system has led me to have a very balanced life right now with more energy and happiness. I do have bad days though, but more good days than bad days.
And I am so happy to facilitate others to recognize their chronic stress patterns and help them on their path to regulation.
It’s a job I love and am very grateful for!