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Warm welcome to my website

As life coach, TRE® provider, recovered trauma survivor and a passionate Djembe player I offer retreats, workshops and private sessions designed to help clients release stress and tensions, heal traumas and renew their lives through the use of self-healing techniques and ancient practices that can re-connect them with the inherent rhythms of calm, balance, personal knowing and inner wellbeing. 


I blend coaching, Tension & Trauma Release Exercises®, drumming therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology and personal experience, offering natural, safe, and enjoyable self-healing practices that can not only effectively release stresses and traumas trapped in the body, but can also rewire the brain, form new neural pathways, accelerate physical and emotional healing, evoke inexplicable feelings of joy, boost the immune system, and improve flexibility and mobility for all sport related activities; yoga, pilates, running, cycling, swimming and more. 


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"TRE®   has liberated me from a lifetime of chronic stress and anxiety!!! No medication or any other therapies have proven so effective or been so simple to implement and integrate into my life! My life has opened up to unimaginable possibilities and I am forever grateful to Metka for her guidance and support in the process of learning the techniques of TRE®."


 Stress or trauma can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, stroke, insomnia, lower back pain, tension headaches, gastro intestinal issues, chronic pain,  and more. 

The good news is that the body has an inherent, self-repair mechanism that can release deep layers of stress, tension and trauma and restore the body and mind back to a calm, balanced and relaxed state.



"Trauma is actually NOT the story of what happened a long time ago; trauma is the residue that’s living inside of you now; trauma lives inside of you in horrible sensations, panic reactions, uptightness, explosions, pain and impulses. Because trauma lives inside of you, getting to know yourself can be the scariest thing to do. It takes an enormous amount of courage to visit and befriend yourself and to feel what that uptightness is about. Having the courage to let yourself relax and to notice the flow of your body is central for recovery."


Dr. Bessel van der Kolk



 Drumming rhythms tap into the layers of the mind and body that other modalities cannot. Medical research has shown that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm and focused awareness. It awakens dormant emotions and unexplainable feelings of joy, excitement, peace, and ecstasy. It can elevate mood, decrease anxiety, release stress and tension, reverses the ravages of stress at the cellular level, boosts the immune system, controls chronic pain and benefits mental & physical health...  more





Life Coach | TRE® Mentor | Retreats Facilitator |

Trauma Survivor | Djembe Player


""Now is the time to nurture your body and empower your mind, so you can take charge of your health and wellbeing. Whether it is to self-release stress and tension, recover from trauma and anxiety, or to start on a new journey, my aim is to support you and to arm you with self-care tools and skills you can use to create desired change."



Warm welcome to my web site

My aim is to support clients, as well as myself, on the journey to a healthy, balanced, productive and fulfilled life. Prior to qualifying as a life coach and a Trauma Release Exercise® provider, I was the owner of a successful model agency in Cape Town for ten years, but after my children were born my priorities changed and I no longer found fulfilment working in the industry. 

As a trauma survivor, I have always held an interest in psychology. I was curious to gain deeper understanding of the human nature, and most importantly, to gain knowledge, understanding and self-awareness that would highlight areas in my own life that required healing. I have initially embarked on this journey for myself, however, I have discovered my true passion through the process and now feel honoured assisting others on their journey to change, inner calm, presence, flow and wellbeing.

I am a trained Life Coach ( Dip. South African College of Applied Psychology ), Life Line trained counsellor, Internationally accredited Advanced Trauma Release Provider, and TRE® mentor. I've also participated in a two year Advanced Facilitation Training Program, from Process Oriented Psychology's perspective, facilitated by Dr Stephen Schuitevoerder, the president and a faculty member of the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon. I am in private practice, but also facilitate TRE® workshops at Ixande - addiction treatment and recovery centre. 


I am committed to life long learning, on-going personal growth and continuous professional development. For any further query or to make an appointment send me an e-mail here and I will be honoured to assist you.



"When going through a difficult divorce I started having regular headaches and didn't sleep well. Metka helped me learn how to use my own body to release stress, to identify mental triggers which made my situation worse and to implement new coping strategies to minimize the effect of divorce on my health and well-being. Not only did my headaches stopped and I started sleeping well, but I have also managed to stay calm, collected and focused throughout the divorce process which had positive results for me in the end."




"The skyrocketing use of alternative or complementary medicine represents a growing dissatisfaction with conventional healthcare. Conventional medical doctors, focus upon defining disease based on measurable symptoms and eliminating those signs; alternative therapists treat the whole person-body, mind, and spirit--with the focus on staying balanced and well."





South Africa | Cape Town | Constantia 

While self-care methods on this web-site can have a positive effect on reducing stress, tension, anxiety and trauma

related symptoms, they are for guidance only, not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. You should take the advice of a suitably qualified health professional if you have any concerns over stress-related illnesses, or if you are experiencing significant or persistent unhappiness. 


Text, graphics, images, and other material on this site is for informational purposes only. 

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