My name is Adina Hanganu-Newton. I am a Romanian and British national and have been living here since 2007, when I decided to come to the UK to finish my studying. I finished Access to Higher Education diploma awarded by Tower Hamlets College, London in 2008 and then went on to finish Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) in 2011 from Roehampton University, London. I learned so much about myself and others around me in this period. It helped me understand my own behaviour and the behaviour of those around me. It was a great first step, but I felt i needed to know more, to learn more.
In 2012, I went back home to Romania in holiday, my sister introduced me to a friend of hers that practised Reiki and instantly I felt this is it, this can help me. So the next year I visited Romania again and completed Reiki 1 and 2 there. This was a first great step, but I wanted to delve deeper within me and knew this wasn’t going to happen if I trained only in Romania. So in 2014 I started my training in Emotional Intelligence with Acorn to Oak, the International School of Energy Medicine. In 2017 I finished my Reiki Master and in 2018 I became a Breath4Life™ Breath Work Practitioner, both qualification obtained with Acorn to Oak. Reiki and Breath Work are the two main techniques I use to help others get back to living authentic happy lives. Currently I’m training to become a Breath4Life™ Breath Work Group Facilitator.
Having finished Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) I became interested in fraud and this attracted me to work in a bank. I worked for HSBC for almost 6 years and had great fun doing my part to stop money laundering, tax evasion and other law breaking activities. I worked in Hazelmere, Godalming and Guildford branches and loved meeting people from all walks of life and getting to know them.
I then decided to try something new and started working for Highways England in Project Management. Being part of a team that delivers a project is like running an obstacle marathon. You are in it for the long haul like a marathon and need to be ready to deal with the obstacles thrown your way to continue delivering the project. I love working with people, gaining new skills and passing them on by training others, but it doesn’t come close to my true passion which is Breath Work.
Being from Romanian and living in the UK gave me the expertise and understanding when working with someone who is looking to find their home, not only in another country, but the home within themselves. It takes time and dedication to make a life abroad and to thrive, not only to survive and it’s the same when building a home within you.