Pathways to the Self

This 9 months online or in person course offers an opportunity to all who seek healing, empowerment, connection and a much improved relationship with the Self, with others and life, resolving shadow issues and expanding

into the light that you are

A Path with Purpose

If you are someone who is seeking a meaningful, deep and passionate way to live  seek no further.

Pathways to the Self is an inner journey that takes you through your shadow issues and into your Essence, and into the highest expression of who you are.

It explores your old beliefs, habits and life choices and resets you from the limitations of who you think you are to the freedom of who you truly are.

Your 9 months committment to yourself on this journey will help release painful memories and unhelpful habits imprinted in childhood, and will help you to build your strength and free your creativity. You will be supported in making new choices for yourself that will lead you in the direction of a more desirable, empowered and fulfilling life.

If this resonates please email for more information


........... what some of the participants said.

"This course has been deeply nourishing and life changing for me. I arrived at the course with low batteries, not knowing exactly how to change my life to feel more joyful. The programme turned out to be a great composition of valuable teachings, process time and doing exercises together. That it was held over a period of nine months gave me time to integrate and align my life towards happiness and authenticity. I do understand myself better - and be more kind towards me and others as a result. To have such a dedicated teacher was a learning and blessing in itself. I felt in a very loving and safe space with a good structure. It has been a great time of personal growth. Great to have the feeling of being able to create the quality of life I want to live!"  Jutta S, Germany

"I am very, very glad, and grateful that I took the step of coming on this programme. The benefits have been great, and the power of the programme as an intense learning experience is more than I expected. I think you could certainly call it life changing. I think it must be rare to have such a very strong, safe, supportive arena for healing and change as this container is. I think this is primarily due to the experience, strength, focus and wisdom of Maria, which I am awed by.  Mary K  Ireland

At first it seemed like the tasks (like all tasks) would be a slog, but I now see it as a welcome invitation to again 'check in' with myself, to identify with the 'benign inner witness' which the programme encourages us to develop. Maria is so professional and compassionate. The course is a wonderful mix of spiritual philosophy, energy consciousness and psychological development. Basically, I recommend this course wholeheartedly and 100%!" Gael L. Aberdeen

What you can expect

The journey encourages you to engage with, heal and resolve the places in you that are defended and locked away to keep yourself protected. These are places in which we were hurt.

We will work with aligning our Intention to steer our life and choices into the direction we want it to go, aligning to our Core Self.

The programme is grounded in the energy healing teachings of Barbara Brennan. (Hands of Light) We'll work with aspects of Core Energetics, Body Mind Psychotherapy and Pathwork, draw from the world of energy medicine (chakras, energy therapy), and the tools and spiritual wisdom of the Findhorn Community.

This rich journey will strengthen your container for life and your grounded, empathic authentic compassionate Healing Presence, to better meet your personal needs and stay present with todays global challenges.


The Opening Heart
Guides-Maria Olsthoorn


Some topics we will spend time with:

Grounding into the Self. Relationships. Inner listening, inner stillness and the divine. The Self, unresolved trauma and how this engages us with our Life Task. Celebrating the Self and the unique gifts that each one of us brings to this world.  We will explore how the 5 archetypes live within us;the dreamer, the healer, the peace keeper, the warrior, the organiser.

We will include non verbal exploration such as Creativity, Meditation, Inner listening, Subtle energy consciousness.                               Journalling, writing and other. In between the personal session times you will have reading and writing tasks. 

Note: Sessions are bi- weekly online.  The online platform is Zoom. 10 months allowance to complete the course to allow for illness and holiday time. All teaching material and documents will be emailed.  Contact between sessions is via email or messaging. Payment in full before the start of the first session. Payment plans available. Non refundable deposit. Missed sessions to be paid in full.  Start date at your convenience. 

Contact me for more information or  Apply here.