Patricia is a spiritual intuitive life+career+business coach and nonfiction and flash prose writer living in the Far North of New Zealand with her partner, four-year old daughter, seven dogs and thirty-odd chicken.
Her qualifications and work experience include: architectural, interior, graphic, logo, web and fine jewellery design. She has been a restaurateur, bellydance event organiser, aromatherapist, shiatsu practitioner, counsellor, holistic therapist, architectural press assistant, library assistant, property investor and hotel manager.
Patricia has studied at UCL (University College London, University of London), Tisserand Institute, Open University U.K., UCLA Extension, Oxford University Continuing Education, Wisconsin Continuing Studies, MentorCoach, Whitecliffe College of Art & Design and many other institutions. She’s currently studying The Journey Method enroute to the Journey Practitioner Program, is becoming certified as an Emotion Code practitioner and International Coach Federation (ICF) coach at PCC level. She speaks Burmese and Cantonese; reads and writes French, Italian and Spanish.
Her body and movement experiential work over 20+ years have included: Holistic Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Champissage (Indian Head Massage), On-Site Chair Massage, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian Kahuna Massage), Iyengar yoga, Kundalini yoga, Tibetan Healing Exercises, Meditation, Pranayama, Pilates, Aikido, Raqs Sharqi (Egyptian Dance) and Argentine Tango.
Patricia’s Personal Development and therapeutic work has included university studies in Counselling, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Arts Therapy, Life and Business Coaching.
Decades-long interests have included Ceramics, Stained and Studio Glass, Illustration, Logo, Graphics and Fashion Design, Sculpture, Sanskrit, Percussion and Music Production (Logic Pro).
Self-studies in Astrology (Western, Vedic, Karmic, Evolutionary, Mahabote), Numerology, Tarot/Oracle Cards, Palmistry, Psychometry, Ho’oponopono have all added to her personal experiences of spontaneous Out-of-Body Experiences, Other Life memories, Clairvoyance, Claircognizance, psychic and precognitive abilities. Patricia has attended workshops in Shamanic Journeying with Simon Buxton, Past Life Regression with Roger Woolger, Chakra and Kundalini Yoga with Daryl O’Keefe, Psychology of Vision with Chuck Spezzano plus many others.
From her mother’s side of the ancestral line, she has been gifted with a lineage of self-made, self-starting entrepreneurs several generations back and from her father’s side, the lineage can be traced back seven generations to a royal court physician in Burma. Patricia’s father is an allopathic physician and his father was a traditional Burmese herbal medicine healer who had lived and worked until age 100.
She has served as a trustee of Culpepper Garden and the Andrew Clark Trust.
Patricia has travelled extensively and lived in Burma, Hong Kong, London and the Canary Islands. She qualified in scuba diving with SSI (Scuba Schools International).
She is a member of NAMW (National Association of Memoir Writers) and NZSA (New Zealand Society of Authors) which is affiliated with PEN International.
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