My name is Pernille Bernitt Sommer. Story telling, and sharing known and unknown worlds with others, is my focal point. My everyday life is about noticing life around me, wherever I am. I am interested in people, their views of the world, of each other and not least of themselves, which is the driving force of my writing as well as of other working areas. In addition, I am curious about the environment that surrounds us (friends, family, society and culture), and what it does to us in terms of exploiting the potential each of us represent. Do our surroundings encourage and motivate us to bring this potential to life, or is it the opposite that is actually the case? What resources do we choose to bring into use, and what are we leaving behind? Would we choose to do things differently, if we felt we had an option?
I am attracted to people who dare to do, and who are not limited by fear.
People who dare to explore who they are and dare to make use of their own potential, both in terms of physique and mentality, but also when it comes to the emotional part of life.
I am originally an educated teacher, graphic designer and musician, so telling a story has always been the center of my attention. In order to expand my world as much as possible, I like to challenge myself with different things in different areas of life. That's why I have, among other things, worked with mentally and physically challenged people, been an integration and relationship worker, been teaching at primary schools, worked abroad as a cultural attaché, held travel talks, performed on stage as a musician, worked with music production, written blog posts, worked as a manager, been teaching at music and art schools, traveled with a backpack, traveled with a suitcase, been a mentor for challenged university students, been a mediator in conflicts, and recently written a novel based on Israel / Palestine. I'm always seeking adventure and always looking for unexplored land.
Between travels and research (for writing), I am a student at Bodynamic International ApS learning about somatic psychoanalysis (in other words: the stories of our body) in order to get closer to an understanding of the human being and its relation to oneself and the world. In continuation of that, combined with own experience and a serious amount of psychological work throughout the years, I'm offering mentoring, which you can read more about here.
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