Somerville VIC, Australia
Helping people find genuine happines is my life mission. It took me years to find how. Now I want to show you a powerful shortcut.
"Do more of what makes you happy"
This is a catchphrase and legacy of a dear snow mad friend, and Hotham legend, who passed away a few years ago. It also embodies what Esther's mission in life has unfolded as, to bring more happiness to others.
After about twenty years working in the Jewellery trade, following a fashion and clothing education, a turnaround point in her life around 1998, at the bottom of another bout of depression and flaring health concerns, caused her to look at life from a different perspective. If possessions and retail therapy do not make people happy, as she witnessed over and over again, then what does?...
This led Esther on a long search of exploring and learning. She dove into many books about esoteric subjects, natural health, religion, psychiatry, neuro-plasticity and more. She went to meet with Buddhist Monks, learned Reiki, took up martial arts, meditation and yoga, rekindled her love of nature and gardening, slowly working on improving her own health and happiness.
Esther changed to less secure casual, but more fun seasonal jobs of Nursery Assistant in Summer 2006 and Ski Instructing in Winter at Mt. Hotham in 2007, which both were closer to the direction of helping people find happiness and health and giving her more life satisfaction, knowing she was on the right track. She loved teaching terminally ill kids to ski for the Merlin Magic Wand, taking their minds off their worries for a bit, knowing about the healing power of happiness and fun. Esther also qualified as an Adaptive Ski Instructor.
Esther managed to conquer her allergies and most health concerns with lifestyle, mindset and dietary changes as well as acupuncture treatments, slowly weaning off her dependency on the medical industry. Through this process she gained an understanding and trust that if the internal question is passionate, the right answer comes in due time, if you are open enough to recognize it!
The last couple of years Esther had a lot of stress to deal with as an only child, when her mother, who still lives overseas, came down with dementia. This was the point where the Wim Hof Method (WHM) entered her life, answering the heartfelt internal question of how to best cope with the situation.
She attended her first WHM workshop in the Netherlands, with Anne Eijssink. Esther experienced how powerful the Method is in many aspects. Not only did she feel better in coping with her worries, she discovered it helped her meditate better, calm her mind, feel even more in touch with her body and in control of her health, as well as more resilient in the cold. She immediately discovered how amazing it worked on feeling more energy and happiness and later it helped her with injury recovery, smooth sailing through menopause, arthritis issues and much more. The effects were fast and build over time as she stuck to the practice. This is what she had been searching for all those years!
It did not take her long to decide to take the bad situation of looking after her mum, flying to the Netherlands twice a year and turning it into a positive result for many. She combined her visits with the Instructor training, graduating the WHM Academy in October 2019.
She is now ready, qualified and keen for you to discover the power of the WHM for yourself in professional workshops around Melbourne, focusing on the Mornington Peninsula and Mt. Hotham, depending on the time of the year ;) Feel free to get in touch to potentially arrange a visit in other areas too. Why not sign up and experience for yourself what the Wim Hof Method can do to improve the quality of your life?