By Fadi Hage
I offer online sessions to help you overcome mental and psychological obstacles that keep you from living your best life. I do this by providing you with powerful tools that will help you cope with life challenges and enhance your emotional and spiritual well-being. The intention of these sessions is to help you get rid of self-sabotaging patterns developed to cope with past emotional trauma, move beyond the identification with the limiting beliefs, and teach you how to use your mind, rather than being used by it. All done with tenderness, courage, reverence, and a genuine commitment to walking with you on your journey.
My passion and expertise are in anxiety, depression, life transitions, addictions, and the inner critic. Nevertheless, the root of all issues is usually the same: disconnection from our true nature and overidentification with the personality. Whether you find yourself in severe pain or your life is working well and you wish to make it even better, I would be honored to guide your journey to well-being, inner peace, and alignment.
Worked as a doctor in Norway since 2007
Experience in psychiatry and addiction medicine from 2019 - 2022
Certified Cognitive-Behavioral therapist
Trained in mindfulness- and compassion-based approaches
Continuous training on nonviolent communication
Certified yoga teacher
Advanced meditation practitioner
Ever said to yourself, “why does this always happen to me?”
Humans are creatures of habit; we all develop patterns that at some point need to be re-evaluated. And we all develop what modern psychology calls defense mechanisms or maladaptive strategies, which are outdated behaviors that back in the time had a role to protect us in certain ways.
When we experience psychological distress, we often feel overwhelmed, powerless and isolated. In our attempt to get out of the situation faster, we resist or fight what is happening, only to find ourselves mentally and energetically exhausted. Instead of fighting, we will learn to accept the situation, embrace the difficult feelings, and shift our perceptions from seeing our old patterns as our enemies to seeing them as opportunities.
There is a great deal of energy and aliveness stored in these blocks or old defenses. A lot of our work together will be learning how to harness these energies in a more constructive way. To do that, we need to meet these forces inside with a lot of care and support so that they can unwind and release their potential energy.
To achieve this transformation, part of our time will be devoted to cognitive therapy, which will help us understand your mental patterns and develop the wisdom to make conscious choices. We will also devote time to learning how to cultivate mindfulness, self-compassion, and inner wisdom, which are the three pillars that my psycho-spiritual approach is based on.
As a teenager, I struggled a lot from blushing at school, which quickly made me a target for bullying from other kids. This traumatic experience made me think and believe that there was something wrong with me, and that I was not good enough. Not having awareness tools or helpful coping mechanisms at the time, I carried this belief with me to the next stages of my life, first as a student in medical school, and later in my career as a doctor.
To compensate for my not-good-enoughness and prove to everyone how successful I was, Ι worked myself to exhaustion. By 2015, I was working in three different hospitals while at the same time taking an online master’s degree and running a startup company. Until I totally burned out and ended up immobilised in bed with severe back pain.
That was a wake-up call that forced me to start…listening. Looking back, I recognise many of the alarm symptoms that my mind simply suppressed for years. Even though that was a challenging period of my life, today I feel so grateful for all the twists and turns that led me to my calling in life and taught me to approach life with curiosity and kindness, skills that I hope to transfer to you.
May my offerings make your path easier. May they help you awaken your Buddha nature. May you live a joyful life. And may you become a ray of sunshine for your loved ones and anyone who crosses your path.
"When the sunshine of loving-kindness meets the tears of suffering, the rainbow of compassion arises."
— A meditation teacher from Myanmar —
Book your first free session!
If you are ready to remove the blockages and turn your life into one that fully serves your unique blend of humanity, click on the book button below and schedule your first session online.
I offer my services on a sliding scale (from 70 - 120 euros) to help make therapy more available. I take on one pro bono client at a time so get in touch if you in need of therapy and struggling financially?
“Over a few months, Fadi offered me a safe space to open up and share complex and uncomfortable situations from my daily life. Through empathic listening and gentle curiosity, he intervened in non-intrusive, constructive ways that allowed me to clarify my way forward." "