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Natalia Vassilieva

United States

Yoga Teacher, Psychologist
Internet Presence

Website: http://www.belokot.us/

About Natalia Vassilieva

Natasha Vassilieva first earned her degree in history.
She then completed a postgraduate study in the fields of psychology and philosophical anthropology at Leningrad University.

She has taught history and psychology for almost 20 years and has had a private practice in counseling in Russia and conducted multiple Transactional Analysis workshops.

Natasha is the author of the book "For loving and thoughtful parents".
This book focuses on understanding a child’s soul by interpreting and studying their drawings.
She was the founding director of the Psychological Rehabilitation Center for Teenagers and was also the creator and the director of Social and Psychological camp for teenagers in the town of Sosnovy Bor in 1999-2001.

Natasha was in charge of the psychological column in the regional newspaper for 3 years.
She was a Contest Winner in the United States-Russia Partners in Education Program and participated in a six-week professional development seminar at California State University, Chico, California in 1999. She received the grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States.

Natasha has two grown up children and lives in Santa Clara, California.
Her principal interests are dreams and their help in the self-actualization process. She has been working with dreams since 1993. She is also a certified Yoga teacher and applies her skills to both kids and adults.

My notes on the IASD

So… everything said above was about my Persona.
As a matter of fact, that was why "She" fits better than "Me".
And where is Me?
Right here:
I fell in love with ASD at the very first sight (we first met in 2003:-)).
I love seeing my friends and colleagues and a lot of people I admire, even though I haven't spoken to them yet, every year in June.
I love learning something new each time, both of extremely important value and enlightening to me.
I believe that The Being (or The Nature… The God… The Universe ….The Absolute …there are even more ways to say it, but even using the same word we mean something diverse) has a project for everyone to carry out. And when we are at the Self-Realization path we are happy, when not – we start falling into depression and taking pills or blaming our friends, bosses, family etc…
We cannot deceive The Being. We are either living or dying…
A third way doesn’t exist, except for when we’re dying along with lying to ourselves. Being exists. Non-Being doesn’t.
Each Conference gives me a new impulse for the individuation process.
At least I hope so:-). It reminds me to live at every moment of my life.
To be Myself, to be alive.
A huge thank you to everyone who made it possible for all of us.

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

It's all in Russian, I need to make an English version:-)

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