Womb Twin Representatives

The following professionals are longstanding advocates and experts in this field of experience and research. They work both in association with the Womb Twin cause as well as engaging in their own independent activity and research. They all follow the core principles of Womb Twin.


Whatever stage you are at with your womb twin journey our representatives will be happy to guide you*



Canada Maria Kliavkoff - Grief Leader

Ireland Olga Waters - Womb Twin Expert

Netherlands Aranka Reeuwijk - Womb Twin Expert

Ireland

Olga Waters

Olga Waters is our Facebook administrator and hosts Womb Twin Chat. She has been a member of Womb Twin since 2009, and has facilitated the Healing Path Ritual at the annual Womb Twin conference in London in 2011. She founded the Womb Twin Dublin Survivors Facebook page in 2013. In 2014 Olga became our Ireland representative, additionally offering free professional development for therapists new to this field. In that same year and in 2015 she organised the Womb Twin conference in Dublin, the proceeds of which went to the Womb Twin organisation.


Olga facilitates Womb Twin workshops and is a life coach. She also facilitates family constellations using dolls which is a very powerful way of working with womb twin survivors. Olga’s interests are theatre, music, and travel. Olga is also a womb twin one of three (triplets) a co – joined sister (Amy) & brother (Rory) a pair and a spare. Olga’s son is a womb twin.


'To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground' (quote by Stephen Covey)

Netherlands

Aranka Reeuwijk

Aranka became a Womb Twin representative in 2019. She has been working since 2013 with womb twin survivors for the entire Benelux. She is an expert and knows how to recognise the different dynamics that are so characteristic for WTS. She was once stuck in the 'dream of the womb', recognised all the characteristics and also knows what a challenge it is to get out of it. Aranka had a twin brother.


In her daily work she works through individual sessions with womb twin survivors. She uses, for example, constellations, visualisations and aromatherapy. She also gives workshops (one or more days) especially for womb twin survivors.

In 2020, she and her colleague will start an education for Dutch therapists where they learn to understand and guide womb twin survivors better in their process.


As president of the Dutch foundation for Alone-born Twins (Stichting ATN), Aranka has the mission to raise awareness of this phenomenon among therapists and doctors so that it will be seen as a serious syndrome.


In the coming years, the foundation will start research at European level together with other Womb Twin representatives.


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Canada

Maria Kliavkoff

Maria was honoured to become a Womb Twin representative in 2019. She is a womb twin survivor with an expertise in death and grief studies. Maria is an author, keynote speaker, webinar coach, and workshop facilitator. She is committed to working with those who are suffering with buried and carried grief and those who have struggled with a life pattern of grief avoidant behaviour. Maria has been particularly dedicated to working with womb twin survivors and their very unique form of grief.

Maria was honoured to become a Womb Twin representative in 2019. She is a womb twin survivor with an expertise in death and grief studies. Maria is an author, keynote speaker, webinar coach, and workshop facilitator. She is committed to working with those who are suffering with buried and carried grief and those who have struggled with a life pattern of grief avoidant behaviour. Maria has been particularly dedicated to working with womb twin survivors and their very unique form of grief.

By teaching healthy mourning and catch-up mourning as a pathway to happy living and joyful loving, Maria assists her womb twin survivor clients in doing the work they need to do to reclaim their connection to their sibling(s) and to claim ease and joy in their lives.


Maria is currently writing a book for womb twin survivors called "Healthy Mourning for Womb Twin Survivors". She invites you to join her in her free private facebook group.


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29th July 2020


Celeste Hardingham, our wonderful Womb Twin worldwide coordinator of many years standing, has stepped down from this demanding role. We thank her for her unwavering support and care given to Althea's work and legacy, and to the Wombtwin.com community. We are so grateful for her contribution and wish her well for the future!



*Disclaimer


Please note that guidance from our representatives is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is not a substitute for a medical exam, nor does it replace the need for services provided by medical professionals. Always seek the advice of your medical professional before making any changes to your treatment. Any medical questions should be directed to your personal doctor.