Joéline | Doctor of Psychology | Love reading, writing, practicing sports, cinema, true hero stories…I admire women who have changed the world like Simone Veil, who have changed literature like Doris Lessing, or Toni Morrison. Those women who were free to say what they wanted, what was important for them, without being afraid of others | South West of France
PLEASE TELL US A BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU DO /YOUR ART / YOUR PROJECT /BUSINESS OR SUBJECT CLOSE TO YOUR HEART RELATED TO THAT. I’ve had my own psychology practice for more than 14 years. There, I’ve received women, men, business leaders, parents, children, teenagers and entire families. I'm passionate about family stories, those stories that make you become yourself. I will continue to do consultations by videoconference from January 2023. Appointments can be made through my website joelineandriana.com. From now on, I'm going to focus of adults who want to feel better in their minds and their lives. I will also share my personal and professional experience through conferences and masterclasses. In the next few days, a book and a masterclass on burnout will be published. They're close to my heart in the sense that society takes professional issues too lightly. My strengths lie in active listening, kindness, goodwill and empathy. My art involves being able to transcribe emotions and feelings in writing and images. I write novels, essays, short stories and scripts for my lectures. I’m also taking improv theater lessons, and I have to admit that I’m loving it. My experience and the positive opinions that have been expressed about my work show, that it is essential for people to feel better. It's a real gift for me to know that a person is doing much better after having entrusted me with their sufferings, their blockages, their shame...with all the understanding they expect. 1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?
Deciding to get out of the practice, to sell it, and live my life freely. To work from where I want, with whom I want, under the conditions that suit me. It will allow me to get involved with video, to approach directing, the theater, the cinema. It will allow me to experience emotions in a different way. I'm a jack of all trades. I already paint, I played the piano, I took singing lessons, I love to dance. Personally, music, sport, acting, creation make me really vibrate. My nephew's wedding was a happy event that alowed all my family except one of them, living in Reunion, to reunite in joy and happiness.
2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?
Losing my aunt and a very good friend. My aunt was my godmother, Jeanne was only 65 years old, and the latest events related to COVID, to confinement have finished her off. My good friend Hanane was only 46 years old, and liver cancer engulfed her in the worst depths of death.
I miss them terribly... Knowing that I can no longer call or see them is very painful.
But I know they are at peace where they are.
I also met people devoid of humanity who were only interested in profit. I confess that I hate them. They hurt me a lot. Today, I try to rebuild myself by relying on these dramatic situations. These are very strong impulses, sources of creation and sharing.
3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?
My greatest wish for the near future is peace, within my family, and for all families, and in the world.
I crave joy and serenity.
4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? My biggest worry for the near future is war, hunger, lack of freedom.
5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE? I admire Viola Davis, Juliette Binoche and all the women who contribute to freedom and the enhancement of women in the world. I admire my mother, Christiane Dabreton, a white woman born in Madagascar, who died at age 52 of a ruptured aneurysm after raising 6 children, bringing them to France in 1981, not knowing how to read or write.
6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?
Be free to be who you are and who you want to be.
THE WORLD KEEPS CHANGING DRAMATICALLY:
HOW ARE YOU COPING?
I remember where I come from and what I want most in the world. I make sure to fulfill it. I can't help but take into account my emotions, and my feelings in the face of all these dramas. So I write them, I build them, I structure them, sometimes I create them to make beautiful things out of them.
I make sure to feel free, whatever the events, and not to hurt myself too much, even if I am very demanding with myself.
WHICH CHANGE/ EVENT HAS AFFECTED YOU THE MOST / HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOU PERSONALLY?
What affected me the most was the lack of freedom, the confinement, all the fears projected through the media. To hear and listen to my loved ones, the patients suffering from all these horrific situations.
WHAT ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE MOST?
What concerns me the most is the well-being of human beings, children, women in particular, especially because I come from a family of women.