Meet our international Journey Presenters team, all of whom have been immersed in Journey work for many years and have been personally selected by Brandon to present Journey seminars. The Journey and its tools are an integral part of all our team members.
Anna-Eva is one of the first Accredited Journey Practitioners in Scandinavia and for many years she has been passionately involved in spreading Journeywork throughout Scandinavia. She has been one of Brandon’s selected Senior Presenters for The Journey Intensives and advanced seminars for many years. She is a much loved trainer at all European events, Anna-Eva is known for her energy, clarity, playfulness and warmth. Unleashing the human spirit is the essence of her work. In addition to presenting Journey seminars, she supports Journey Practitioners in Northern Europe.
Bettina was one of the first people from Germany to complete the Journey Practitioner Programme. Deeply touched and impressed with how powerfully Journeywork impacted not only her life, but so many of her clients’, she felt compelled to spread awareness for this new paradigm for healing and awakening in all German speaking countries. She’s been working very closely with Brandon for many years and her experience in Journeywork deepens constantly. Bettina has lead seminars in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2005 and Brandon and all who know her love her openness, authenticity, love of truth, sensitivity and warmth.
In absolute exposure and full surrender, Bettina creates a cradle of support that makes it so easy for participants to open into their boundless potential and begin their own personal journeys.
Debra has a wealth of Journey experience being the first Journey Intensive Presenter to be chosen by Brandon to facilitate Journey events. She has been involved with Journeywork almost since its beginning, being a much loved and respected trainer since 1995 and one of the first Accredited Journey Practitioners to qualify in 1999.
Today, Debra is the only facilitator to present all modules from the full Journey Curriculum, including the No Ego Retreat and Journey Practitioner Program. With a background in business, a PGDip. in psychotherapy and mother to four young sons, Debra communicates with clarity, authenticity, passion & humour.
Marja Koivisto (Finland)
Marja Koivisto is the first Finnish speaking Journey Practitioner. From the beginning her dream was to have the Journey Intensive training in Finnish to be able to give an access to all Finnish people to this beautiful and healing tool. Now that the dream finally comes true Brandon has chosen Marja as a presenter in Finland.
As a presenter Marja communicates with clarity, joy and warmth. She is an entrepreneur, author and communication skills presenter and trainer. Her background in business life, from where she moved in the beginning of 2000’s to work on the field of wellness, personal growth and self healing. Her passion is to help people to find their own endless capacity and resources as well their own freedom. Her family consists of a life partner and a daughter. Marja has a private practice in Helsinki and Espoo, where she also lives.
Ariane found her way to the Journey in 2005, following a deep call for freedom that had let her to numerous different paths in self growth, health, wellbeing and therapy, always searching for something better; a way to improve herself to finally be in peace. During her first Journey Intensive she felt immediately that the Journey was home for her and she came home inside herself. Out of gratitude for this immense gift a prayer arose – to bring the Journey to Italy. In the following years she opened a small publishing house to be able to translate and make Brandon’s work available in Italian and started to work as a Journey Practitioner. Since 2010 she works as a Journey Presenter, and her fire, love, passion and clarity are helping the delegates to come to wholeness.
Ariane lives in the sacred garden of Saint Francis in Tuscany, is author of several books, Health Counselor and Founder of AsvaNara, a method and philosophy that brings Horse People home to the horse and themselves in a natural way.
Through teaching the Journey Intensives and the Journey Woman Retreat in Italy her prayer is to set Italy free, especially piercing through all the lies, patterns and limitations which separate us from the truth of who we are.
Yvonne has been one of the first Accredited Journey Practitioners in The Netherlands. She has joined the Journey Company early 2004. Starting as Brandon’s personal assistant she felt her love and deepest desire was to create Journey programs for children and teenagers. Since 2004 Yvonne has been teaching these programs in several European countries, touching thousands of children with her inspiration and compassion.
With university degrees in Drama & Play Therapy and Primary school Teaching Yvonne continuously deepens her experience and knowledge both in Journeywork and complementary fields like trauma therapy and family constellations. She is known as a compassionate and effective family therapist inviting people of all ages to let go of old blocks, creating love and harmony in both personal lives and families.
Yvonne is known for her deep passion to help others to heal. She is a radiant, clear, warm and sensitive soul and works with joy and huge love.
Bet is a lover of Truth. She is passionate about creating a safe and trusting space inspiring, in others, a willingness to explore the truth of who they really are. She has learned that ‘everything’ we have experienced in life can be seen as a gift. Bet invites the delegates to heal themselves by unwrapping the seemingly impossible traumas, diseases and hardships, with compassion, clarity and forgiveness. She will walk the talk with them bringing current real life examples into her teachings for all to share and to learn from. In open exposure and from a place of vulnerability Bet helps shave off the ‘noise’ of life by holding a higher vision of each of us than we can presently see for ourselves.
Bet has been a teacher, a businesswoman and is currently a Journey and Visionary Leadership presenter, coach, practitioner and the lead trainer in North America.
Bet lives with her husband, Cam, in the rainforests of British Columbia, Canada and has a private coaching business called, “Would You Be Willing…To Live Life In Truth-Consulting.” Their two sons are presently studying at university exploring their lives from whole new perspectives.
Bet is a contributing author to Brandon Bay’s booked titled, “Living the Journey”
Though Canadian by birth and citizenship, Pat is a longtime resident of Fort Collins, Colorado, and facilitates workshops throughout the USA and Canada. Pat’s deepest delight has always been to help people transform their lives by healing the past and reconnecting with the peace, freedom and wholeness of their True Self. Yet through her many years as a psychotherapist she was aware that there was something missing in her own experience. How to usher people through a door to healing that one has not yet been through oneself?
In June 2003 a client handed her Brandon Bays’ book, The Journey. Ten days after that, she attended her first Journey Intensive Weekend and stepped through that door into her Infinite Self. To her astonishment, that weekend her cells also let go of the ulcerative colitis that had been her painful companion for over 30 years. Most important of all, she felt her life picked up and carried along in the currents of a healing grace that continues to astound her even as it sustains her in the Love that she is, carrying her inexorably into deeper, higher, boundless freedom. It is now her joy to invite others into that same soaring experience, and to teach those extraordinary tools to all who wish to walk the path to healing and freedom with her.
An Accredited Journey Practitioner, Certified Visionary Leadership Coach, and Licensed Spiritual Health Coach, Pat uses a wide variety of healing tools in her Journey-based psychotherapy practice. She is the Practitioner Coordinator for The Journey North America, co-founder and current president of The North American Journey Practitioners Association (NAJPA), and co-editor and a contributing author for Brandon Bays’ newest book Living The Journey, appearing in August 2012.
Annette, in the truest, deepest part of her being, is an explorer, always looking to uncover the deeper Truth. She began taking personal growth and development courses which opened her to see herself and others in a whole new light. Annette experienced first hand, the depth of healing that occurs when able to gently and lovingly find a way back to Source. After an extraordinary experience in 2002, Annette’s path became clearer when she was introduced to Brandon Bay’s book, “The Journey”. Passionate to learn more about this remarkable tool to deepen her relationship with herself, and to share it with others, Annette became one of the first certified Journey Practitioners in Canada, having taken her training with Brandon in the US and the UK. She is now also a Certified Visionary Leadership Coach.
In her search for the source of Freedom and Peace, Annette has studied, and continues to study many different modalities. This enables her to look at issues from different points and access the most appropriate course for resolution, for herself as well as in her practice.
Currently, as well as being a Journey Practitioner, Annette owns a wellness center in King City, Ontario. Her business, named ‘It’s All About You’ was created to reflect Annette’s passion for helping people. It offers a peaceful environment and safe refuge while at the same time exposing you to the most basic truths. Here, you can experience healing at the cellular level while enveloped in love and truth. Annette has a background in the corporate world, having worked for Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard and Enbridge Gas among others. She is a doting Grandmother, an exceptional wife and a loving friend.
Marie-Sylvie is a clinical psychologist working in private practice for the past 20 years. She was trained in different modalities of healing from traditional medical healing to eastern approaches. She was introduced to the Journey several years ago and it literally transformed her practice and her life. She became an accredited practitioner as well as a certified Visionary Leadership coach. Totally committed to healing and freedom, she shares with enthusiasm and passion the profoundly transformational and healing power of the journey tools. She found in the Journey a way to access profound transformation and witnessed healing happening from the physical, emotional and spiritual realm. Finally, she found a tool that grasps and uses the unlimited potential that exists in all of us, a tool that is vast enough wide enough to include all possible human experience and restore meaning and dignity even in the most “damaged one”. Her commitment is simply to spread the word about the fact that there is a way, there is a tool, there is a path for healing that request simply that you want to take it.
Sharon first heard about The Journey while searching for an emotional healing tool for her pregnant clients. For more than 25 years as a doula, childbirth educator, and woman’s workshop leader, Sharon noticed many women who had everything it takes, physically, to have a healthy joyful birth, yet emotional blocks, deep seated fears, abuse and childhood trauma often caused unnecessary complications. After her first Journey Intensive in the fall of 2003, Sharon began using The Journey processes with her clients, and immediately began seeing a huge difference in their births; and their lives. She is among the first Certified Journey Practitioners in the US having completed The Journey Practitioners training in 2004/05 in the UK with Brandon Bays and is also a Certified Visionary Leadership Coach.
Through her experience as a businesswoman, childbirth professional, marketing and graphic design, Sharon has found that ordinary can create extraordinary results and bring their greatest dreams to fruition, if they can just get past the fear and limiting beliefs that hold them back. Finding and using tools to help people transform, excel, and reach their full potential, has always been one of her greatest joys.
One of Sharon’s greatest joy’s is creating a safe and open environment for all to open into who they really are in love, joy, freedom and self-empowerment. She especially enjoys leading women’s retreats/workshops and red tent sessions and is currently writing her book, “Graceful Pregnancy.”
Lydia was first introduced to The Journey by her mother who attended the live Journey Intensive with Brandon Bays in 2000. Her first experience of The Journey process work was so profound that it sent her on a journey of self-discovery, liberation and freedom. After having completed her Journey Accreditation in 2004 she accepted the position of Co-ordinator and Administrator for Journey Outreach South Africa becoming a Director of the Section(21) company in 2005. She has a deep passion for uplifting and liberating those less fortunate and those who would otherwise not have access to this kind of work. Her prayer was answered by the beautiful projects through Journey Outreach and she has had the immense blessing of working with children and adults in the rural communities of South Africa as well as in Namibia, Botswana and Kenya.
Lydia has a creative and innovative approach to life. She is compassionate and caring, with an extremely sensitive social conscience and consciousness. She is enthusiastic and immerses herself with her whole being in all the projects that she is involved in. She is idealistic by nature and has the capacity to inspire people who cross her path, be they employees, colleagues or Journey-clients. Since 2008 Lydia presents Journey seminars in South Africa and Africa.