Sonja Bollnow Welcomes You

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman

Leading life from the heart is where the key to aliveness lies. Empowered, authentic , (com)passionate, joyful those are just some of the traits of heart based living and what Coming Home to Your Self is all about. When you are home with your Self you are guided by inspired actions, love, knowing of your values and living them. You live on task and purpose, truly empowered to be and do anything you desire. Unashamed, free and inspiring others to do the same. I call this living heartfully. Not mindfully but heartfully!

Living heartfully is not an airy fairy way of being. It’s an expression of your authentic self; for yourself, in relationships, professionally and the planet. It’s an inspired and inspiring aliveness!

 “Your vision will become clear only when
you look inside your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung

The empowered way forward is inward first. When you are activated in your wisdom, imagine how you can show up in life then! Activated in your wisdom means you don’t let your Inner Critic or Doubter stop you. You learn to listen and trust your authentic, true Self instead. You trust your gut feelings and learn to distinguish those from your fears.

Living heartfully means living fearlessly because you know you are always enough. Showing up courageously, even when you are not certain of the outcome, or when your mind wants to give you reasons to fear, to not engage or wanting you to believe it’s all too hard or not worth it. Leading your life instead authentically, with greater joy, inner peace and purpose.

I wish I could say I’ve got this down. I don’t. It’s a journey, and I’m on that journey just as much. I’ve learnt though over the decades of helping others and myself that the trick is to acknowledge when one has come off track and then to embrace the realignment… and that’s where your authentic, true Self comes in! That part of you who knows without a doubt of what actions to take, what thoughts to have, what things to let go off, what perspectives to embrace to realign to your purpose, your joy and empowered living, health and wellbeing. It only takes your willingness to listen, to be present and to trust it.

And to clarify, your authentic, true Self is not an outer entity or deity, it’s the very, very core of you. That part of you who has been untouched by life’s challenges and your conditioning, unaffected by the programs of your environment and society. In your True Self there is no bondage but only utter freedom based in wisdom and love, living empowered from the inside out. And living empowered is your best version in action. It means you are doing what you’ve come here to do and loving it.

Don’t you think that is worth embracing?!

Remember: Your life matters! Your purpose matters! Your leadership matters! You matter!

Allow me to join you on your path for a while, to listen together of what wants to emerge from you in the most powerful ways. You’ve got this. I only hold the space for you to remember!

“What lies behind us and
what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In addition to private sessions, I hold regular workshops, courses and retreats, some also online and in co-facilitation, all aimed to support you in living your greatest aliveness and heartfullness. Sign up to the newsletter to get the dates and locations, or to happily stay in touch.


“Come Home to Your Self”

“Ditch Anxiety & Reclaim Your Confidence”

Equine and Reiki Retreats

Workshops & Courses:

“Who’s talking!”


“Wish Alignment”

“Reconnect to Love – The Power of Family Constellation”

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood!”

Plus there are all the Equine Reiki courses and trainings to Master Level and animal healing events which can be found at or at

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Who am I of service to?

I love working with people from all walks of life and have had the privilege to be of service to many amazing and inspiring beings. Celebrities, leaders, peers, people who knew their purpose and those who had no clue and just felt numb. So many who despite challenges would dust themselves off and start again, despite feeling hurt opened their hearts wide and fearlessly again. Many who were already leaders in their field and wanted to be of even greater service. People who are real change makers and honor that self-care is other-care. Lovers of life and haters of life, people on top of the world or crushed down with anxiety, depression or addictions. Business entrepreneurs and –leaders, parents, the leaders of our future generations, seekers of meaning and spiritual guidance, down to earth skeptics and many more. Amazing people, all of them!

I also adore animals and love working with them and their humans. That touches my heart deeply too.

Professional Qualifications:

Alchemical & Clinical Hypnotherapy, Systemic Family & Organisational Constellations, Equine Facilitated Therapy and Coaching, Neuroplasticity, HeartMath, Regression- as well as Past Life Therapy, Wellness Coaching, Somatic Healing, Psych-K and more. Reiki and Equine Reiki Teacher to Master Level.

A little bit more background on myself:

Sometimes life has to get tough before we are willing to look inside, to take inventory and to allow our True Self to shine through and make the necessary course corrections. I certainly know! Being German, with a certain stubbornness and stoicism  ;-), it had to get REALLY bad for me to get into action for myself. I used to suffer from severe depression, anxiety, weight issues, knew how to numb myself expertly with “stuff”, being the people pleaser for everyone but myself and had too many physical ailments and illnesses to list.

Before becoming a Therapist and Healer I was a business woman with all that this entailed – worldwide travel for sometimes more than 300+ days/year with stressful 16-20 hour workdays.

My career took me from Germany, my home country, to Miami, Florida . There I entered a relationship, learned how to be a “stepmother”, started another company, and became even more numb to my real Self along the way. Then one day (when I was close to hitting rock bottom) it became clear that something had to change and that “something” was me. So I took charge of my life and started the quest of finding myself in amongst all the things and parts I had thought I “should” be. It has been a wonderful coming home to my real Self, to my heart and calling – a journey I am still taking and realigning to.

Since 2002 I feel privileged to call Australia my home. What an amazing country to live in! (Yes, love brought me here.)

For the last 20 years I have followed my calling to be of service to people (and animals) and their healing. That’s my way of living heartfully.

I love living on our little “farm” and in my spare time love spending time with people, the herd of horses and anything in and around nature. My secret love affair is called “Stella”, our most adorable Wolfhound X. Secret because our cat “Angel” doesn’t want to have a bar of her.