Mateja Petje Background
Mateja Petje Background and the creation of Holistic Coaching International & Natural Stress Management
Welcome to my website! Please allow me to tell you a bit more about myself, Mateja Petje background and my ideas and education and so much more. Again my name is Mateja Petje of Boca Raton Fl. Founder of Holistic Coaching International & Natural Stress Management. I’ve always been interested in human relationships and how people heal from trauma and abuse. It’s exciting for me to tell you I’ve been helping people for over 20 years! Whether as a teacher, director of educational programs, translator, counselor, professional life coach, published author, spiritual counselor, or as a healer.
Mateja Petje Background (The early years)
The start of my healing journey began in my home country of Slovenia. Back home I had to face many life challenges so I became interested in how people heal from emotional trauma.
My parents came from a working class family. Mom was a teacher and my father worked as a factory worker all his life. Tragically, my father died in an unfortunate hiking accident at age 52. This was when I was in the US for just 3 months. His death really devastated me even though we’ve never really been that close to one another.
MATEJA PETJE BACKGROUND in PTSD Trauma Substance Abuse Violence Anxiety Depression Emotional Scars
In Europe we were like many other families who had to deal with the legacy of PTSD after WWI and WWII. My family has had a history of substance abuse and violence which has extended over several generations. This was particularly true on my mother’s side of the family. You see I’m a survivor of abuse and trauma myself. This abuse and trauma has really caused me deep emotional scars. However I’ve been blessed to have had people around me who have helped me to heal emotionally. But this for me is an ongoing journey.
Looking back I think that I believed that I was “too good” and I became a people pleaser early in my life. With this intuition I believe that’s why I became so tuned in to people’s emotions. As a child I didn’t feel loved or appreciated, and I didn’t have a sense of security. Over the years I’ve also been in and out of relationships all my life. Over and over again, I chose the wrong people. As a result, I have been suffering from anxiety and depression all my life.
My “escape” and where I found solace was in my journaling, music, and in relationships. In my late twenties, after yet another painful break-up, my healing journey began in earnest. That’s when I started reading many self-help and psychology books. For example books such as the famous “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”. See I’ve always had a love for psychology.