Veronika Mendiola

Veronika Mendiola

Switzerland / Russia

Vedunia (ведунья) – in Russian and other Slavic languages, means a woman who “knows” (from the root * know) and one who heals according to traditional and ancestral knowledge. In this word – for me and outside the scientific etymology – resonate the meanings “to unite” and “to lead”. A very nice appointment for the work I do to lead my clients towards more knowledge, clarity, connection and harmony in their lives!
Of Russian origin, I have lived in Switzerland since 2003 and this beautiful country has become my second house.
After my studies in philology at the University of Moscow, as well as several years of experience in journalism (press and television), I moved to Geneva, where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Geneva. Subsequently, I had the chance to be able to follow my dream and express my passion for writing at ECAL (High school of Art in Lausanne) where I obtained my Masters in cinema, with scenario as specialization.
For many years, I have been interested in psychogenealogy and systems. It is therefore quite natural that one day, I preferred to deepen, enrich and structure my knowledge, by integrating the French-speaking training provided by the School of Constellations founded and managed by Idris Lahore where after 2.5 years of studies, practice and self-work, I obtained 2 years ago the permission to practice.
Since, I am practicing very regularly, and since one year – almost on a daily basis. Now I propose the online conferences several times per month in order to sensibilize the larger public to the systemic approach, but also give individual consultations and guide small groups for personal work and theoretical systemic studies of their history and current systems.
In parallel, I studied the approaches of Bert Hellinger, and regularly follow the workshops, client groups and seminars of other constellators and systemic specialists, for example Franz Ruppert, Jan Jacob Stam, Elena Veselago.
Currently, I am also studying at Escuela, the “Systemic art school” in Lausanne (systemic family therapy), 3 years program for professionals under the direct guiding of Dr. Nahum Frenck and Amilcar Ciola.
In addition to working in systems, I develop a therapeutic and creative approach which is systemic writing – a method to give a good place to our love for the language and to creativity, while relying on clear narrative structures, figures of speech, etc. – while at the same time doing therapeutic and liberating work based on systemic principles.
Since one year and together with a Russian painter and specialist in symbolism, we are developing the SYSTEMA: metaphorical psychogenealogy & constellations card deck – for one-to-one sessions and online practice.
Founder of the educational and cultural center “Russkiy Dom”/*Russian House in Geneva and teacher at United Nations Geneva (Centre for Learning and Multilingualism)

Systema: Metaphorical Psychogeneology & Constellations Card Deck – For one-to-one sessions an online practice.