Hello! I’m Angelika, your trauma-informed transformational coach.
I support amazing people like you, who are going through a difficult time in life and need encouragement to leave your past behind so that you can move forward positively and be in control of your life.
Together, we release the elements from your past that are causing difficulties now. As you follow the ABC Change For Life programs, you will start feeling the difference inside of you from the very first step that looks at your mindset.
ABC Change For Life takes you on the journey from the dark into the light where you are free to be you.
Growing up in the 1950s when difficult subjects were swept under the carpet, I grew up in an environment of domestic violence and suffered years of trauma and sexual abuse as a child. My abuser told me that I would never come to anything, I was made to feel inadequate and worthless.
Being strong and intelligent, I realised that I could change my life.
My past was not my destiny!
Through a process of learning and self-development, I accepted my past and looked to the future, ultimately working in various fulfilling roles in the corporate world for many years. I realised that my purpose and passion in life was to help others reach a place of acceptance and well-being.
Out of my experiences, I developed the ABC Change For Life programs to help you to move on from adversity and develop a positive mental attitude which will carry you forward. This is not a complicated process, but steps that give us a springboard for change.
At the core of Angelika’s work is her formula to living a life free from pain and full of joy:
Change your story, change for life
Since 2003, I have helped many people transform their lives through mentoring, workshops and speaking opportunities, inspiring people to live a joyful, fulfilling life.
I recommend her book if you’re feeling stuck, at any level, to inspire you and to mobilise you to make the next steps towards living a life you love.
Ellen W – Book Testimonial
What a wonderful little book! So easy to read – truly an ABC! – Yet so full of just the right messages for anyone who has been abused. You accurately describe the emotional reactions that a child experiences when she has been abused, how the emotions stay with you and how they affect your view of yourself and of the world. You also describe what an abuser does to groom their victims, and how you believed you were the bad one – the feeling shared by other children, even as adults! Sexual abuse has a profound, immeasurable effect on the psyche of a child, and it is wonderful that you have been guided to the most important principles of healing, starting with self Acceptance.
May this small work find its way into many hands that need it. There are so many that don’t know about the importance of self-acceptance and the magic of forgiveness. May all who read it feel inspired to find their Uniqueness and value it above all temptations to conform, to hide, forget or ignore
Carla van Raay – Book Testimonial
Angelika is the epitome of determination, demonstrating a clarity of purpose and an inner knowledge that she does not have to be defined by her experiences. Honest, thoughtful and full of hope, this book seeks to take the reader to a comforting place of knowing that you can change your life
Lisa Cherry – Book Testimonial
Kind and wise is how I would summarise this book. Even the most cynical or weary reader will be moved by Angelika’s brutally honest account of her life and the lessons she has learned. I felt uplifted and privileged after reading Angelika’s reflections. At no point did I feel that I was being preached to or made to feel guilty. Angelika’s recommendations really are what valuable advice should be: practical, non-judgmental, and easy-to-understand. I am blessed with a happy and fulfilled life, and yet I still paused whilst reading Angelika’s book and thought: “That is so simple, I must apply this thought process myself”. Although spare moments are precious, do take the time to read this book and enjoy the rewards of doing so
Richie – Book Testimonial
An inspirational book which shows, whatever our personal story, we have the ability to turn things around and experience the life we want and all deserve.
Irene Dymond – Book Testimonial
Special ‘thank you’ to Angelika for her inspirational presentation which was heart meant, heartfelt and heart-warming.
Rachel – Keynote Speaker Client
Angelika, I must say I am still thoughtful of your brave speech last week, I continue to reflect on much you had to say. I have a lot of respect for your courage.
Sophie – Keynote Speaker Client
The talk I went to last night certainly had a positive impact on me. The group were welcoming, friendly and supportive of each other (there were great group discussions/questions) and the speaker Angelika Breukers was wonderfully inspiring. Angelika is a holistic practitioner (The Bowen Technique) who has recently decided the best use she can make of her time and life is to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives, as she did after years of being abused and then abusing herself. As Angelika briefly recounted her ordeal, there were audible gasps from some listeners in the group, who were affected by hearing of her experiences. Although Angelika previously lived as she described it ‘filled up with fear’ and with an ‘extremely negative belief system’ about herself for many years, she stood in front of us evidently a transformed woman. She stood strong, serene and said slowly, emphatically – ‘I am smiling – I am OK’. She spoke with a peaceful and forgiving resonance and the words she began and ended the talk with were – ‘It doesn’t matter what you have or haven’t done – you are worthy of love’.
Laura – Keynote Speaker Client
Angelika inspired me through the telling of her own story and with her seemingly boundless enthusiasm for life. It can take a lot to overcome the upheavals of life but, with Angelika’s help, I found the strength and confidence within me to create a better life for myself. Angelika is an inspiration, guide and catalyst to a better you. Thank you, Angelika, for inspiring me to stand up again.
Nigel – Keynote Speaker Client
In 2015 I published my story and coaching philosophy in “Free to be Me - The ABC of being Truly Yourself”. Inside you will find a powerful and simple ABC of hope and change for those of us who feel trapped in the past, watching as everyone, except us, reaps the rewards of life.
I believe choice is integral in this process, so you have a choice on how to work with me; from self-led online courses, to group workshops or private mentoring sessions.
The intention within each of these is to hold space for your transformation to happen and open your eyes to a new perspective on your situation.
Every day, I meet people who are overcoming challenges and I know with the right support, following my ABC Change For Life programs, you can do this too.