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“Only after finding your roots, will your wings be strong enough to fly. - Susanna Wessels

 
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“I want to sing like the birds' sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think .” ~Jelaludin Rumi


Remembering your Original Dream and find your way back to yourself. 
 
There you will find the gift you are to deliver to the world, your essential contribution to the unfolding of this life. 

Susanna is a psychometrist with a career in psychometric assessment, counselling, mediation, personal and organisational development.  She has a keen interest in salutogenic's, evolutionary psychology, "stervensbegeleiding" and the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Jung and analytical psychology and the merging of spirituality and quantum physics.
 
Susanna was born in Johannesburg, the now Josie in Gauteng, SouthAfrica.  She started her schooling in Mpumalanga, Middelburg and later moved to Potchefstroom in the North West Province.  She completed her tertiary qualifications at the North West University, where she was introduced to the work of Aaron Antonovsky. During her studies, she met Dr Alfred A Tomatis who's work led to the discovery of Audio-Psycho-Phonology and Dr Reuben Sher, one of the first clinicians to acknowledge the existence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.  As a young student in her early twenties, she was filled with wonder about worlds existing beyond her understanding. 

During her studies, she worked as research assistant for Professor MP Wissing Head of the Psychology Department. Her studies and their research focussed on Hemispheric Laterality and the link to Emotion. In 1992 she co-authored an article with Prof Wissing, Unilateral Lower Facial Contractions and Emotional Experience: A confirmative study.
 
In 1996 she moved to Cape Town, SouthAfrica. She joined the South African Police Service in 1998 and was part of the Psychological Services Team. During her time in the SAPS, she gained experience in Suicide Prevention, Trauma counselling, Burnout, HIV/Aids awareness, and counselling. She was part of the team conducting Personal and Organisational Development using Experiential Learning and Psycho-Education.

In 2002 ironically, she succumbed to Burnout herself and left the SAPS.  She joined the team of Dr Jan Hoffmeyer in 2002, working on the Conversation Model, a psychological model of consumer behaviour and commitment to brands. 

Since 2011, she has been working on her own program, inspired by her experience and exposure. She has been reading and working on an extensive variety of subjects. Her program is designed to align the individual with his/her true potential through what she called Remembering the Original Dream. Her teachings include Analogy and Storytelling, Experiential Learning and Psycho-Education. Her core belief is that everyone can reach their true potential when they remember what it feels like to be themselves. 

Susanna works comfortably with groups and individuals, and her love of people are reflected in her teachings.