1- Hello Jeanina, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
I founded Blue Lights Wellness with intent to offer the community a safe nonjudgmental environment to improve one’s “inside out” wellness. Blue Lights located in Jumeirah Lake Towers and represents a cosy environment, bringing the community 4 experienced and passionate practitioners, who work with the client, for the client. I’m a Dutch Psychologist and Holistic Healer. I hold a Master’s degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy and achieved advanced Theta Healing Practitioner Certificates. Furthermore, I’m as well trained in Mindfulness, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, ABA Therapy, Educational Counseling and completed a supervised clinical externship in Family & Couples Counseling. I have worked, trained and studied over the last ten years in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.
2- What are your focus areas and why?
Inside out Wellness – Tapping into 4 segments:
• Wellness Coaching – learning how to balance life/emotions/stress/fitness and goal setting to progress – on location booster workouts specific for women!
• Holistic Nutrition & Health Coaching – Become the best version of yourself by working on changing your nutrition to lose weight, gain more muscle, improve overall fitness, test for food intolerances, learn how to implement real foods in your diet to improve overall health
• Holistic Counselling – Counselling individuals, couples on students who are dealing with emotions such as sadness, loneliness, struggle in relationships, self-esteem, anger, negative thinking – utilising traditional counselling models but with implementations of mindfulness, guided meditation. Client Centred approach based on trust, empathy and confidentiality
• Workshops/Short Courses – All focused on Self Development and Learning on topics such as Positive Psychology, Stress Management, Parenting Skills, Emotional Eating & Relationships.
3- What influences your work? What makes you want to wake up every morning?
Passion & Determination. Determined to bring the community a group of experienced and passionate professionals to be there, to help, to listen. Real People helping Real People
4- Where do you think you are making an impact?
I always check up on every client to see how they feel working with us and if we can improve. I think feedback is one the most important things of running a business, as I believe we all as individuals are ‘A work in Progress’
5- Can you share with us more about “Blue Lights”?
Check out our website and blogs 🙂 www.bluelights.ae
6- Where do you see the company in the next 5 years?
In a bigger office space with more room for community areas and as well offering a variety of free support groups. Maybe even going from 4 to 8 practitioners….who knows? Most important is that we are here for the people and we want to help them to improve wellbeing, health and happiness
7- What are some things that most people don’t know about your job?
I work all day long. My day never ends when I leave the office or I travel. My phone is never on silent. When I don’t work with clients or manage the business, I am looking how to develop new content for courses, workshops, meet with other professionals to learn how I can be better. Some people underestimate running a small wellness/wellbeing business and are often surprised when they find out how much work I do.
8- What can you tell young people who are pursuing their dreams?
A Quitter Never Wins and Follow your heart BUT take your brain with you! These two quotes are engraved in my mind.
9- What are you most excited about at the moment?
We have a lot of nice events lined up for the coming months, putting together the organisation is bringing me a lot of happiness!
10- The last word or final thoughts?
We are global! Although we are based in Dubai, all our practitioners work online and via Skype, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us! And ow yeah we are quite an International team ourselves, A Dutch, An Irish, A Canadian and A British :).