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Letting go heartaches

Soon after I prayed for an angel to help through some ongoing heartache feelings, Astuti showed up in my life through a random Instagram scroll.

As soon as I saw her face on video, I could have cried because she gave me an instant feeling of hope and maternal care.

Even though I have done my own healing work and have had the help of many healers, Astuti was able to pinpoint a moment years back that immediately brought me to tears with a huge release.

I am so grateful. Her style is so divine and welcoming. She makes you feel so strong in your vulnerability. I’d recommend her to all! Thank you, Astuti! You are a gift from God!

Tara S.
USA

Dismantling Claustrophobia

Hello!

 

My name is Zori, and I am a portrait photographer, specializing in Magazine-style photoshoots for everyday women, where I take them on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. And this is how I met Astuti for the first time.

She came to my studio in Vevey to be part of my photography campaign “21 Days of Real Women”. We spent the morning chatting, laughing mostly and of course photographing her beautiful soul. I felt blessed that she crossed my path and graced me with her beautiful inner light. We don’t meet people like this every day, but when we do, it’s memorable.

 

I have been suffering from a light form of Claustrophobia for as long as I can remember. I try to control my panic attacks as much as I can, but as you can imagine, it is a big handicap, when you are taking public transportation, a flight, or worse – a car that has no back doors or the elevator. I am continually looking for the escaping exit, and if there is no one nearby, I freak out and a feeling of “I can’t breathe” overpowers me.

 

In March this year, during the covid19 confinement at home, my Claustrophobia just got worse. I shared this with Astuti, and she offered that we try the “Body Code” technique. It was much needed and very convenient as we did the sessions over Zoom, so no matter where you are in the world, you can do this.

 

Having those therapeutic calls was so helpful. I need to mention that Astuti’s voice is so soothing and I loved her guided talks with closed eyes :).

When I agreed to go on this healing journey with her, I thought that I don’t have significant burdens in my past and I couldn’t explain to myself where this Claustrophobia is coming from.

Once we started, I knew that I was wrong. I guess we all have old wounds that need to be healed. I cried several times when we were talking and revisiting old memories from my childhood. They were very liberating cries, and I felt great after each one.

 

The most important lesson I learned from my journey with Astuti is that we all carry “baggage” from our parents or previous generations, that isn’t ours. It helps you free yourself from that weight that doesn’t belong to you. That all that fear has been passed to me by my mother during birth because she went through the massive trauma of losing her first child. And also, that the origin of my Claustrophobia lied deep down in the lack of parental presence and emotional support in my young years.

 

Astuti helped me to forgive my parents for never meeting my expectations and understand that sometimes we come to this world to teach them something. I grew up and healed in the process. I felt that now the power is in my own hands.

 

As you can imagine, this therapy has dramatically improved my life. The Claustrophobia hasn’t magically disappeared. There is still work to be done there. Yet Astuti gave me the right tools and techniques to control my panic attacks if they happen again, and I learned things about myself and about life that is priceless, no matter the problem you have.

 

The therapy will unlock your healing process, and Astuti is the right person for you.

 

Sincerely,

Zori Ivanova

www.zoariart.com

Vevey, Switzerland

Redefining “balance” after series of burnouts: The journey to restart my authentic life

On the surface, things looked perfectly fine. I was a thirty-something single woman, chasing my dream in the premier business hub of Southeast Asia.

As an Indonesian, I have made small and big decisions to chase my dreams and live my life to the fullest. Since I was a kid, I believed that the only way to achieve them is to be unstoppable. It worked quite well until I experienced a series of burnouts that put me in the position of finally restarting my life and redefining “balance”. With the help of Astuti, I have started my healing journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In the past 10 years, I experienced three burnouts – emotionally, mentally and physically.

 

I moved to two different countries for study and work and was in autopilot mode all along. I felt extremely exhausted. It was a totally devastating situation when I could not function at my highest quality. This usually followed with fatigue, demotivation, tiredness and a series of mental breakdown. 

A friend referred me to Astuti a year before I had the courage to speak with her.

As an Indonesian, I understood talking to a therapist would be equal to being abnormal because of the stigmas on mental health. I relied on my best friends, boyfriend and family. However, the situation was far from ideal.

My friends are amazing but they were mostly struggling with their thriving careers, newborns, moving into new houses or building businesses. Though they were always supportive, I could not always call them to tell them how I feel.

My relationship was on the edge because I started projecting my stress onto my boyfriend on a daily basis, accusing him of not understanding my situation and demanding more than he was capable of giving.

My parents are loving and supportive, yet they were not familiar with my situation. They offered their shoulders to cry on and gave some religious and motivational notes. I loved it all but I was not progressing and day by day it became more difficult.

 

I moved on from my first two burnouts by taking a break but I had never truly gotten over it.

I barely understood that there were underlying issues. After experiencing a major burnout that caused me physical pain, I decided to consult with Astuti.

I reached out to her in April 2020, just when the COVID-19 outbreak has made us permanently work from home.

She was compassionate in listening to my issues and taking into consideration that I was not easy to open up and not knowing the root cause of the problem. Fortunately, she understood my social, religious, cultural values and context as an Indonesian, and also was capable of assessing my situation and my unique past experiences.

 

To address the issues, we went ahead with Body Code.

During the sessions, Astuti enabled me to locate and release blocked emotions that caused pain and disease in my body. I really enjoyed the sessions because it made me understand my family system, their traumas – and mine.

The result was amazing; I am at peace, mindful and relaxed. I made exponential progress mentally, and importantly, I feel so much better physically! I did not know that diseases always start in the mind and emotions first before they manifest into physical sickness.

 

The months I was proceeding with my sessions, the COVID-19 situation got worse, and both of my personal and professional plans were put on delay. There were a lot of adjustments on the way we do business due to the new normal. At the same time, I had less interaction with my friends and family due to social distancing. Surprisingly, I become much calmer. I see more positive sides of the challenging situation and feel compassion with myself. 

 

Astuti set up coaching calls in between the first and second treatment to refine my intention and purpose.

This was a very critical moment for me and I really took my time. There was so much wisdom in those moments when I looked into my inner self and questioned all things. I researched, opened my old journals, blogs and checked my family system as well as their traumatic experiences. I eventually observed the interaction between my family and my inner monologue. One of the hardest challenges that I faced was to finally accept myself the way I am without tying that love to any external achievements. 

 

With a refined foundation, Astuti and I went ahead with the Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) session as the second phase of the treatment. This session allowed us to deeply analyse my childhood memories and replace my limiting beliefs with positive and uplifting ones.

The result of the hypnosis and recording was above and beyond what I expected from healing. I am not only more connected to my mind, body and soul but I’m also more in tune with my intuition and essence. This also enabled me to become more conscious of my thoughts and body in order to live my life to the fullest. 

 

The inner journey is not over, and the healing itself is a full-time job. I am grateful that I have experienced the burnouts so that I could finally find my own truths. When we unlearn a lot of things about ourselves, we will be granted with the best gift that we are beyond what we think we are. With this new point of view, I am able to redefine balance and restart my journey with a laser focus on authenticity.

Anyone who is pursuing dreams, goals and careers or building their families, yet facing fear and roadblocks should talk to Astuti. Especially during a difficult time such as COVID-19 pandemic. She is compassionate, kind, and intuitive, yet professional and attentive. Mental health is as important as physical health and do not hesitate to seek help!

 

Soraya 

Singapore/Jakarta

 

To hear more details about Soraya’s healing journey, listen to this podcast episode (in Indonesian/English languages)

Thank you for your trust

Thank you for your TRUST…

 

 

Together with you: my clients, collaborators, teachers, colleagues and friends; 2019 has seen me grown exponentially.

 

Your trust to invite me into your life and the lives of your loved ones, going deep into your soul along side you, have been life changing for me too.

 

Thank you for welcoming me to express who I am and channel the gifts that God has allowed me to use in many ways when we’re interacting, be it in a private session, workshop, over a coffee, through my post in FB and Instagram or via my podcast “Uplift My Life Today”.

I’ve felt richer spiritually, emotionally and physically.

 

THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart.

 

For 2020, I pray and wish for all of us health, peace and contentment throughout our journey in showing up in our lives and in pursuing our vision.

 

I look forward to continuing our journey together.

 

With love,
Astuti

 

 

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