From a young age, Charmaine Treherne asked the big questions, like who am I, and why am I here? This inner drive for answers fueled by the belief that ‘another world is possible’; lead Charmaine on a forty year journey through many diverse terrains of spirituality, religion, activism, and personal-development work.
Charmaine’s authentic drive and passion to ‘Be the change’ she wants to see in the world is grounded with depth, tenacity and practicality. It finds expression not only in the arena of personal development, but in areas such as running the successful campaign in 2008 to have genetically modified foods labelled in South Africa, to being the Director of Non Profit organisations. If there’s anyone who walks her talk when it comes to self-growth and understanding, it is Charmaine Treherne.
She has a wealth of experience and tools available for her work, but most important of all, perhaps, is the quality of Charmaine’s own Being. She could be regarded as a transformation specialist having done an inordinate amount of it herself ranging from spirituality to inner healing, belief clearing, Journey Work, Constellations, Bodywork, etc.
Charmaine is currently a coach, writer, artist, and workshop developer and facilitator. Her workshops include a wide range of genres, from personal growth to community building, to spirituality and women’s issues.
- Belief Clearing and Re-Creating, . Our beliefs create our reality. It makes sense then to overhaul our internal hard-drives and clear those beliefs that are keeping us stuck and update them with more empowering ones;
- Emotional Healing/Healing of Memories as well as deliverance, breaking of curses, soul retrieval and other Christian-based healing which you can find details about here.
- Astrology. I do astrology charts including the Birth Chart, Life Purpose Chart, Transits and Synastry (compatability);
- Zen Coaching which is both a personal growth path and a coaching tool. Zen Coaching embraces Non Violent Communication, Zen Buddhism, Co-Active Coaching and Body Work.
- I am also a prayer activist knowing that ultimately the real battle is often in the Spirit.
- I also do card-readings for shorter sessions.
- Women who Run with the Wolves,
- The Heroine’s Journey which is a workshop for women as they go through the various stages in their lives from teenager to crone.
- Relaxing into Grace, which is about learning to find peace and ease in your life exactly as it is;
- Learning how to move forward after loss or endings in a highly acclaimed workshop called The Ultimate Experience, and many others.
In the Community Building work you will find workshops such as
- Active Hope: Doing The Work that Reconnects which is about harvesting our emotional pain for the world and turning it into power, and
- Plugging the Leaks which is an economic literacy workshop.
On a professional Level, Charmaine consults with Non Profits on matters such as fund raising, policies and procedures and how to start an NGO.
Websites built by Charmaine
She also develops on-line workshops like the fabulous ‘Self Love for Dummies‘, and Money and Me, and runs a number of other resource-based projects for which she created her own websites, which include:
Families of Addicts a resource portal for addiction recovery;
Codependent to Co-Creator, a website on co-dependency and its relationship to addiction;
Sixty-in-the-City, a site for conscious aging;
Self Love for Dummies, a web course on self love and learning how to appreciate yourself;
Deep Ecology SA a website on the powerful community building tool, the Work that Reconnects;
Make a Difference media a site of Charmaine’s extensive DVD library;
GMO Action Site a place where you can do something about stopping the GMO onslaught
A Bountiful Orchard: This is the site of my writing and art.
Chars Shuttle: A little site for day trips and airport shuttle service that I offered.
My Personal Blog It is here that I share my on-going journey with overcoming and transforming life in this world as I experience it. None of the entries here are opinion pieces, but rather personal experiences.
Praying Activist: This is a site where I share a fascinating revelation last year regarding a whole new approach to Christianity that’s sweeping the world in terms of the Court Rooms of Heaven, Seeing in the Spirit, Emotional Healing, etc.
Charmaine’s activism is largely consciousness-based now, but does include her supporting issues such as animal rights, clean energy, conscious media, food sovereignty and communication skills.
She says of herself:
‘As a former activist focusing on external solutions, I am now moving into inner activism, viz., doing the inner work needed to reveal the True Identity of human beings, as powerful creators. As the poet Rumi says, we must do the work needed to clear the blocks we have created to (being) Love. We have the inherent power to achieve truly great things and ‘move mountains’. I believe this is the highest form of activism I can do.’
Apart from Charmaine’s own rich background in personal development, spirituality and psychology spanning some forty years, she is also an intuitive. This coupled with skills acquired during her on-going spiritual development, equipped Charmaine with the insight, intuition and skills needed to do the much-needed spiritual work of Soul-clearing, spiritual possession etc.
All of these tools work in tandem with one another and provide a profound and efficient healing experience.
Here’s a sample of what people have said about my coaching/healing:
“Charmaine, this is how I experience you as a coach:
- Your coaching provides a safe space for me to be heard, to reflect, to have a mirror, to get to the core issue or the real longings, and to shift out of the place I find myself
- You provide an unconditionally loving Presence.
- You somehow hold the highest and best for me, never letting your view slip to the low places that I sometimes reach, but rather knowing that I have all it takes to transcend it.
- You are flexible in your approach which enables meaningful interaction in a range of different ways, at different times and in different places. You meet your friend or coachee where their need is at the time.
- You are incredibly resourceful and knowledgeable.
- You are non judgmental.
- You are spiritual. One of my favourite quotes is: ‘the quality of the intervention is only as good as the internal quality of the intervenor’. Your very real spiritual practice ensures that your inner quality is good. This is possibly one of the greatest gifts that you bring.
- You listen well.
- You are fully present.
- You are able to feed back and be a mirror.
- At times you are confrontational which shifts me out of a place where I find myself stuck.
-L.H.W. Cape Town:
Here’s what a local Cape Town newspaper had to say about Charmaine in 2015:
- ‘With some 40 years of inner journeying behind her, Charmaine has a wide range of self-development technologies in her ‘toolbox’, ranging from psychology, astrology, shadow work, inner child work, self-esteem enhancement, More to Life training, EFT, deep ecology,and spirituality.’
- ‘Bringing threads of her background in self-growth and spirituality, Charmaine offers a rich, insightful wisdom into her work as a Coach, an Astrologer and as an activist.’
- Charmaine’s authentic drive and passion to ‘Be the change’ she wants to see in the world is grounded with depth, tenacity and practicality. It finds expression in areas such like running the successful campaign in 2008 to have genetically modified foods labelled in South Africa. She is also an ardent campaigner for animal rights, sustainable economics and reclaiming people form an identity of consumer rather than creator. Mostly however, Charmaine is passionate about supporting people into knowing who they are as God or Essence.
For all inquiries, email me.
For my Professional Background, see my Linked In Profile here.