Edwina Van Der Westhuizen
A woman of colour, born in Cape Town, South Africa, In the time of Apartheid. In 1972, at the age of 3 Edwina and her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, for their own safety.
Edwina's career covers a wide range of industries and skills including Fashion, Coaching Management, Training, facilitation, Systems/operational and consulting. Edwina has trained & coached extensively in Australia, and overseas.
Edwina comes to you with over;
- 11 years Systemic Constellations facilitator.
- 18 years coaching background,
- 21 years training background,
- 26 years using healing modalities
- 51 years (life time) of life/spiritual experience
Since 2003 she has run her own business, and that year was also introduced to Family Constellations. In 2009 completed initial Family Constellations facilitator training. Since then has completed many additional facilitator training's in Family & Organisational Constellations
Edwina and her husband also run a coaching, training and cultural change Company
Edwina has studied as:
- Family Constellations facilitator & trainer
- Organisational Constellations facilitator
- Rapid core healing practitioner
- Emotional mind integration practitioner
- Life and Business Coach
- Master Practitioner of NLP and a Meta-States practitioner
- Trainer and facilitator
- Train the trainer
- Training and Assessment.
- A qualified masseur
- Reiki practitioner
Graduate Certificate of Education
Master of Counselling
"Edwina facilitates the Family Constellations weekend from a place of compassion and extensive experience working with people. She is present to every person in the room at all times and her amazing insight just seems to flow. For anyone feeling the burden of entrenched unconscious patterns, this workshop can help unravel the blocks to feeling free to move forward. Whether booking a constellation for yourself, or to be a representative for others, I guarantee you will be blown away by the process. Thank you Edwina, for your insight and guidance. I left the workshop feeling grounded, positive and light and I look forward to participating in the future".
During this time she became interested in meditation & spirituality. She became very aware the key to helping others and the world was to work on yourself first. This led to a great interest or quest in how to be in the world interacting with others and still hold that state of being present in that moment. Her interest in human behaviour led to working with people to help them unlock their true potential.
Edwina discovered the work of a German therapist and philosopher, Bert Hellinger, called Family Constellations in 2003. This work is an amazing tool to tapping into consciousness (or the Knowing Field) and help people shift the destructive patterns that may be holding them back from being all that they can be.
- ISCA - International Systemic Constellations Association
- Executive member of IICT - International Institute Complementary Therapists
Thank you to many people who I learnt from
A huge thank you to all the teachers who have helped me learn more about myself and constellations.
Ursula Franke-Bryson & Thomas Bryson
John L Payne (Shavasti)
Dr Jane Peterson
I have learnt so much from Bert Hellinger, unfortunately not directly but through all his books and DVD's which are a constant source of knowledge.
A special thank you to my husband and family for their support.
Thank you also to all of you who have trusted me to work with you and I wish you all the best as you continue on this journey inwards towards the self.