About Carolina Kerridge
LLB (Hons), Holistic Therapist, EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner, Holistic Coach and Mindfulness Instructor
I have been passionate about holistic health for over 25 years. Overcoming my own severe stress, anxiety and depression I now devote my life to helping others heal from these debilitating conditions and enable them to return to a state of peace and wholeness.
Hi, I'm Carolina the heart and soul of Heartream Wellness Centre and the powerful and transformative process called the Heartstream Process. To discover more about the Heartstream Process click here.
I feel very honoured to be practising and helping many others every day be free of their past, their emotional challenges and helping them step more and more into a place of peace and wholeness.
It was not always like this, in fact, rewind 22 years ago and I was in a very different place. I was a successful lawyer in the UK, married with a young daughter and on the surface, it appeared that I had it all together but underneath I was struggling, trying to be perfect in every aspect of my life, but my health was suffering. I was overweight, had developed health issues and I was exhausted. I was admitted to hospital in a critical state. I was told by the cardiologist that my heart had doubled in size as a result of having my foot down hard on the accelerator and had I not been admitted that week I would not be alive today.
That night my husband brought in my little daughter and I shall never forget how she crawled onto the bed took my face in her hands, looked into my eyes and said: “Mummy don’t leave me”. This really was my wake up call. I had to face myself for the first time and ask myself “what am I doing that longer serves me and my family; how can I change my life starting now”.
I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Graves disease and sent home with medication and an uncertain prognosis. I knew I had to give up my stressful legal career and it felt such a relief to just be mum for a while and my little daughter could not have been happier. As the months and years past, although my heart recovered I still felt unwell, stressed, anxious and depressed. Nothing in mainstream medicine could help and having to take antidepressants felt that I would just be putting a plaster over the problem.
I knew in my heart of hearts that something deeper was going on so I began to research and discovered the field of holistic health. To discover that disease was a “dis” “ease” in the mind, body and spirit from an eastern perspective was a revelation to me.
I began yoga classes, counselling, walking in nature, made significant changes in my diet, all of which helped but nothing seemed to shift permanently or consistently this deep discomfort within me. It was whilst I was at an Indian Massage course that I met Melanie, I noticed her straight away she seemed to radiate from the inside out.
I couldn’t help but say, “you look so great you must have had a wonderful life”. When she replied, “No I had a terrible childhood I was sexually abused from a young age” I was astounded. She then went on to tell me about “EFT tapping” and how it had helped her be completely free of her past, "It's as though it was a movie I was in a long time ago". She handed me Alan Morrison's card and despite some hesitation and scepticism, I booked to see him. I kept thinking what have I got to lose.
My first session with Alan was remarkable and strange all at the same time. He began by asking me how I felt and began tapping on me. I was immediately taken back to when I was five years old and the trauma of the tragic loss of my sister which I had been carrying all this time. I cried many tears that session but by the end, I felt at peace: it was the first time I had felt that way since the tragedy had happened. After I left Alan's office I noticed the “brick in my stomach” I had been carrying had completely gone and a sense of release and relief filled me.
I had no idea that this traumatic event lay at the root of my anxiety and that it became the doorway to my recovery.
At first, I was sceptical this could last but it did and I continued my journey with EFT, Matrix Reimprinting and other modalities to heal my own past and discover who I truly was under all the layers of trauma.
I later began to train in the UK with Alan Morisson, who was then a certified trainer with AAMET (the International Association for Meridian and Energy Therapies) now EFT International and continued to train in New Zealand.
The results for me with working with EFT were many and included:-
A vast improvement in my physical health, my thyroid antibodies lowered significantly and are now in the normal range. The falling away of excess body weight without trying, I no longer needed to comfort eat
A dramatic reduction in my anxiety, being able to breath more deeply and the lifting of my depression.
I began to live my passion and do what I loved based on my natural qualities.
I became a much more tolerant, confident and happy mum and a much better role model for my girls.
But most of all I was finally able to love and accept who I am.
I still have challenges that arise but having the tools that I have learnt and the wonderful support of kind and skilled healers that surround me I know that I can move through these challenges with greater ease and resilience.
In recent years I met quite by chance a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation teacher and since that time I have been receiving teachings, practising meditation and ancient Eastern wisdom teachings. These teachings and daily practice have helped me to stay balanced, focused and calm and to grow in greater compassion for myself and others.
I qualified as a solicitor in the UK (LLB Hons) in 1992 and practised family law in England for over 9 years. With marriage and the arrival of my two daughters, I chose to become a full-time mum, carer and householder. Travelling and living in different parts of the world and eventually settling in New Zealand in 2008 I gained many life experiences and an understanding of other cultures.
I began training in EFT in the UK in 2006 and have continued my training in EFT, Matrix Re-Imprinting and NLP. I have been in practice since 2013 working with clients here in NZ and around the world. I am a professional member of EFT International and an Accredited and Certified Practitioner.
I first met Carolina when doing one of her weekend EFT courses. Her story was genuinely sad and touching, and yet to see the dynamic, happy, strong, empathetic woman in front of me was astounding - truly. She worked on herself using the skills she practices, and changed herself and her life, releasing past suffering, guilt, shame.
During my subsequent sessions with her, she helped me release many dark, old, twisted (and totally obsolete) experiences and memories that felt embedded and stuck. She did this with intuition, insight, empathy, sensitivity, humour and lack of judgment. It seems that those who have overcome their greatest obstacles in life and who understand what it is to suffer, often want to help others and Carolina embodies this.
If you’re even slightly curious that she could help you, get in touch. You will not be disappointed, and have your peace and freedom to gain.
R.J Nelson, NZ
"Words cannot express how much I respect, value and trust Carolina in her skills as a therapist, healer. mentor and human being. Her professionalism and confidentiality allow for a trustworthy relationship and her skills and life experience really truly helped me overcome and deal with stuck limiting beliefs from the past.
Personally, the Heartstream Process work was so powerful on clearing old patterns and pain, I didn't even realise I was still carrying. I understand now why it is called emotional freedom therapy, as the freedom, I now feel after only after a few sessions around past trauma and pain is a miracle.
I recommend Carolina to others and they too have had incredible results. Thank you, Carolina, for sharing your skills. knowledge and healing energy with me and others. Namaste"
Jeanette Ida Yoga Teacher, Kokoro Yoga Studio Nelson NZ