My name is Mariafrancisca Valderrama, I am 31 years old. I am a Health and Wellness Counselor.
“Technician in Health and Natural Therapies, Lecturer in Alternative and Complementary Medicine (MAC). Ayurvedic Therapist (Ayursala, School recognized by the Indus Valley Ayurvedico Centre, India). Floral Therapist (Bach System). Graduated in Remedial Massage (Holmesglen, Australia). Teacher in Occupational Health and Wellness programs (private companies and public institutions in Chile and Australia) “.
I was born in Santiago de Chile 31 years ago with “Atresia of the Biliary Pathways”, a disease that, at that time was little known and a death sentence. After a couple of years living in both the hospital and my home, a couple of surgeries and many studies of the treatment gave surprisingly good results. The doctors and hospital staff (who said there was little hope of surviving) started calling me “Miracle.” To be born “hopeless” was a diagnosis that killed the hope of many people but awakened the faith of others too, giving to me a destiny that inspired me the rest of my life.
That’s why I decided to create my own “Healthy Lifestyle” rejecting the concept of “survival” and respecting what I was really given in the experience to be alive. And this is what I want to share now, the summary of this path of inspiration that allows me to dedicate my life to what I love, because I am the living proof that nothing is definite, because Health is a state of consciousness into the experience, not the ideals, archetypes, diagnoses and beliefs that limit it.
I also participated in the study of popular singing (using my personal therapy and passion for music as a tool for personal development), with different professors, famous artists among them: Cristina Gálvez, Chilean singer and songwriter winner of the Altazor 2015 prize, and Pedro Foncea , singer, percussionist and Chilean producer, who inspires me to include art in the integral work of Health.
Today she resides in Melbourne Australia, the most livable city in the world for 6 consecutive years, after obtaining a scholarship from the Becas Chile Program where she realizes her Diploma in Remedial Massage, experience that has allowed her to merge her knowledge in complementary medicine with science based on the anatomy and physiology of the body creating a method of Life Coaching and Wellness based on multidisciplinary treatments. Multidisciplinary Body-mind as a whole, what it considers fundamental for the success of the therapeutic approach, which in its judgment must be holistic and integral.
“I invite you to accompany me in this space where I will share my experiences and knowledge on Health and Well-being, so that you also inspire yourself to discover and create your own HealthyLifeStye.”