Maria was honoured to become Canada's Womb Twin representative in 2019. She is a womb twin survivor with an expertise in death and grief studies. Maria is an author, keynote speaker, webinar coach, and workshop facilitator. She is committed to working with those who are suffering with buried and carried grief and those who have struggled with a life pattern of grief avoidant behaviour. Maria has been particularly dedicated to working with womb twin survivors and their very unique form of grief. By teaching healthy mourning and catch-up mourning as a pathway to happy living and joyful loving, Maria assists her womb twin survivor clients in doing the work they need to do to reclaim their connection to their sibling(s) and to claim ease and joy in their lives.
Maria is currently writing a book for womb twin survivors called "Companioning Womb Twin Survivors". She invites you to join her in her free facebook group, http://bit.ly/CompanioningWombTwinSurvivor
Olga Waters has been a member of Womb Twin since 2009, and has facilitated the Healing Path Ritual at the annual Womb Twin conference in London in 2011. She founded the Womb Twin Dublin Survivors Facebook page in 2013. In 2014 Olga became our Ireland representative. In that same year and in 2015 she organised the Womb Twin conference in Dublin, the proceeds of which went to the Womb Twin organisation.
In 2018 she became the administrator for the Womb Twin Facebook page.
Olga facilitates Womb Twin workshops and is a life coach. She also facilitates family constellations using dolls which is a very powerful way of working with womb twin survivors. Olga’s interests are theatre, music, and travel. Olga is also a womb twin one of three (triplets) a co – joined sister (Amy) & brother (Rory) a pair and a spare. Olga’s Son is a womb twin.
Annika became Denmark's Womb Twin representative in 2019. She is a triplet survivor and has a MSc in Rehabilitation. Annika uses functional neurology, psychomotor therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathic and craniosacral techniques in her manual sessions. She has a holistic body approach, since prenatal traumas such as the vanishing twin syndrome are preverbal and therefore, memories may be reactivated through the means of the body.
Prior to becoming a representative, Annika worked and is still working in close collaboration with Monica Hudson who founded Twindividual.
Having an international background, Annika can work with clients in Danish, French and English, also via Skype.
Aranka became a Womb Twin representative in 2019. She has been working since 2013 with womb twin survivors for the entire Benelux. She is an expert and knows how to recognise the different dynamics that are so characteristic for WTS. She was once stuck in the so-called 'dream of the womb', recognised all the characteristics and also knows what a challenge it is to get out of it. Aranka had a twin brother.
In her daily work she works through individual sessions with womb twin survivors. She uses, for example, constellations, visualisations and aromatherapy. She also gives workshops (one or more days) especially for womb twin survivors.
In 2020, she and her colleague will start an education for Dutch therapists where they learn to understand and guide womb twin survivors better in their process.
As president of the Dutch foundation for Alone-born Twins (Stichting ATN), Aranka has the mission to raise awareness of this phenomenon among therapists and doctors so that it will be seen as a serious syndrome.
In the coming years, the foundation will start research at European level together with other Womb Twin representatives.
Monica became the US representative for Womb Twin and began organising healing workshops with Althea Hayton in NYC in 2009. She wrote for the Womb Twin Blog (US and World) then launched the TWINDIVIDUAL healing path in 2011 to help survivors navigate the journey toward their most authentic selves: TWINDIVIDUAL. Her measurable case studies prove that traumatic pre-natal imprints, containing the lost of a twin/multiple before birth, has an impact on lone survivors and there are effective tools for symptom management and resolution.
Her background in transformational psychology, art therapy and energy healing, combined with her ability to intuit and guide each unique process, local or long distance, have earned her the nickname “Womb Twin Whisperer." Monica also works with twinless twins, living twins who are womb twin survivor triplets, as well as those affected by haunted womb (prior womb loss), and is currently based in the Detroit area where she moderates the international private chat group on Facebook: TWINDIVIDUAL CHAT.
Monica is a twinless twin and womb twin survivor quadruplet so she has first-hand knowledge of what it means to be identical/fraternal, twin/multiple as well as the lone survivor. She was a 3 lb preemie baby impacted by a long NICU stay which further complicated the trauma in her birth story, documented in the book "A Silent Cry" by Althea Hayton. Her personal transformation accelerated when she found this work, that's why she made a promise to Althea to keep her light lit, staying on the front lines, advocating for womb twin survivors and helping with custom-tailored solutions both online and in workshops. She is working hard to fulfil Althea's last wish: 2020 Year of the Twin.