“The secret is to start with a blank canvas, then let your heart create form.”
At InnerWorks Atelier, I aim to hold a safe space for you to acknowledge your vulnerabilities and activate your inner resources.
My mission is connecting you to your unlimited potential to heal, to change and to grow.
Freedom inside out is nothing else but touching your vulnerabilities to remember how to rise up and live by your personal values.
intercultural & multiLingual
My name is Halima Neffakh and my life’s journey started in Casablanca Morocco, my birth city. Having African Arabian roots, Freedom has always been my intrinsic compass.
From the age of twenty, I have chosen a life of knowledge seeking and adventure. My journey was cemented with focus and commitment.
I have since called many beautiful places Home. Living in different countries and cultures has deepened my familiarity and understanding of the norms and values of various ethnicities. Transforming me from a young dream chaser to the mature and intercultural citizen of the world, I now am.
Choosing a life of expatriation was for me, and still is, a precious journey of holding on and letting go. Not only as a person, also professionally.
The different places I have called Home gifted me food for empathy, courage and gratitude.
With a Masters in International Business & Management, my career path has long followed commercial ambition. For almost two decades I have been part of several organisations in a multitude of roles up to ELT level.
When the wind of change blew in my direction back in 2018, I came to the realisation that my commitment is driven more strongly towards Change than to Management and that Purposeful Leadership wasn’t so much my style; but rather my essence.
In the months and years that followed, I harnessed all the lessons & wins that characterised my journey so far to allow room for the creation of InnerWorks Atelier; an integrative practice that inspires people to discover their unique pathways towards an unlimited potential.
In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein
INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLOR & COACH
I believe mental health and wellness is most effective when it integrates the wisdom of the body, mind and spirit as a whole. My journey of transformation to become a mental health practitioner started by joining the Dutch Academy for Psychotherapy in Amsterdam where I graduated as an Integrative Counsellor.
My way of working is defined by five core values. Connection, Curiosity, Compassion, Commitment and Creativity. To which with InnerWorks Atelier, I bring one significant value: Trust. A unique and solid base enabling me to offer tailor-made services helping clients navigate through the deep healing potential of their brain, body and mind.
I am also fully certified to offer a range of selected experiential interventions such as Mindfulness, Trance, Hypnoses and Brainspotting during individual therapy sessions. Creativity and Movement are also integrated in the coaching sessions. My purpose for using these methods is to hold an unrestrained space for you to move freely from dysregulation to self-regulation, at your own pace. Key to enable activation of your emotional healing capabilities.
Besides an Integrative Counsellor, I am also accredited by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Nobco for my work with individual clients as well as corporate group/team programs for Coaching and Mentorship.
InnerWorks Atelier prides itself in pay-it-forward initiatives, collaborating as Mentor with a number of community mentoring initiatives in Europe to incite gender & ethnicity (R&I) balanced leadership.
How about you? What will you start today that your future self will thank you for?
Feel free to share your intention with me. And also about what brought InnerWorks Atelier on your path and how I can be of service!
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley