My name is Adina Hanganu-Newton. I am a Romanian and British national and have been living in the UK since 2007, when I decided to come here to finish my studying. I obtained 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 during these studies. 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 to my home country, 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. Soon after that I completed Reiki 1 and 2 in Romania. 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 as I was living in the UK. 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 my clients, my tribe to get back to living authentic happy lives.
Having finished Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) from Roehampton University, 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 Haselmere, 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 working in my private practice Breath Work and Reiki practitioner.
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 uncovering that place within ourselves.