My name is Sylvana Simon. I'm a registered midwife and nurse, hypnotherapist and Nia teacher, a Master Facilitator for the Virtues Project and a qualified mediator. I am also a wife, mother and grandmother. All these roles and interests have contributed to my perspective on life. From as early as I can remember I have been interested in how the body and mind work, helping myself and others reach their potential in every way...and facilitating relationships between people that produce mutual respect and love. I am not naive regarding the challenges faced by the world - I have lived and worked in communities with many challenges - I have also raised a blended family of six children. I am however, optimistic about human potential and the power of co-operation.