My name is Stefania Trudu and I am the founder of Transformation Paths.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by the inner workings of the human mind. What influences us, what pushes us forward, what holds us back, what makes us tick.
My natural curiosity and a desire to understand more about family dynamics and my long term interest in all aspect of health and wellbeing, drove me to investigate an ever increasing range of psychological and complementary therapies both as a client and, in due course, as a practitioner.
At the same time, in my day job I was learning about the scientific and administrative side of healthcare, working in various areas of the public and private health sectors. My experience ranged from a small charity supporting transplant recipients, to a thriving medical practice in Italy, and eventually over a decade with the European Medicines Agency.
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with and get to know many inspiring people, and to explore a wide range of philosophies, disciplines and approaches, both holistic and allopathic, which continue to enrich my inner landscape and daily life.
It was perhaps inevitable that my journey would eventually lead me to switch from observer to practitioner. The catalyst for this proved to be hypnotherapy and the Bach Flower remedies. Both had such a profound effect on my own health and wellbeing that I knew the time had come to pay it forward and train to become a therapist.
And then I discovered Transpersonal Psychology and everything fell into place.
From a transpersonal perspective, all aspects of our being (spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and creative) are regarded as equally essential to the process of healing and growth. This is the common thread running through everything I do.
In fact, ‘thread’ is a recurring theme in my life.
I’ve been a passionate quilter for over 20 years and have recently started teaching.
The act of sewing is therapeutic in its own right, and quilting in particular serves as a profound metaphor for the process of therapy and healing. The patience and perseverance required to see a project through to the end; the acceptance of imperfection; the beauty created by scraps of fabric that, useless on their own, can be skilfully pieced together to craft a masterpiece; the clear, empty space (aka ‘negative space’) where silence and inspiration give birth to beauty and art – is exactly as it happens in the therapeutic relationship.
I’ve always known that my roots need both rain and sunshine – fifteen years in London only confirmed that, and I now split my time between the UK and my native Sardinia.