Nerine Gregersen completed her medical training in South Africa, first specializing in paediatrics, and then sub-specializing in clinical genetics. She also has training in Mind-Body Medicine (Harvard Medical School, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine), Supervision for Healthcare Professionals (Unitec, New Zealand), and completed the Advanced Leadership Program through Women and Leadership Australia. In 2019 she became a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator following training with Dr Brené Brown (San Antonio, USA). She is also an RYT-trained yoga teacher, specializing in yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
Through her work with individuals and families with genetic conditions, Nerine developed her counselling skills and became aware of Logotherapy. She completed her Diplomate qualification in Logotherapy through the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, USA, in 2017, and considers it an honour that Dr Ann V. Graber was her Supervisor. She explored the link between Meaning and Gratitude in her Diplomate project, concluding that gratitude is in itself meaningful, and is a pathway to broader meaning-discovery.
Nerine has worked mainly in public healthcare, but also in private practice and academia. She has extensive experience lecturing, tutoring and supervising at under- and postgraduate level. Nerine moved to New Zealand in 2011. In 2019, she stopped practising as a doctor to focus on workshop facilitation (Dare to Lead™ program), clinical Supervision and individual counselling using Logotherapy.
Nerine is passionate about fostering potential and wellbeing, exploring the interface between science, consciousness and spirituality – and about dancing Argentine tango!