Valentina is an Italian mother of two living a multicultural life both in being an expat in the Netherlands and as a wife of a lovely Colombian man. Experiencing the daily struggles and joy of not living in her own country, not fully knowing the new culture and not having the family or a rich network close by, dedicates her life to helping others in the same situation of loneliness and lack of a village of support. As 'it takes a village to raise a child'.
She moved to Amsterdam from Italy in 2013, for her position as a researcher in Neuroscience. Soon after, her first pregnancy rearranged completely her priorities in life. She noticed that the most fulfilling experiences she has ever had were not while just working inside a laboratory. Instead that happened while connecting with people and helping them directly. She decided to pursue a new working journey much more in contact with the human heart, much more aligned with her new self. She discovered what a Doula is and she immediately felt at home in being one.
A few years later she felt the call for integrating her previous career in Neuroscience with the one about empowering families and she became a BabybrainsⓇ trainer: Neuroscience for happy families.
The possibility of uplifting parents’ power and competencies with nurturing scientific insights really fascinated her: she wants to think of her job as a bridge between Science and Parents' hearts, a guide to connect with their own intuition and to use it for making aware decisions. Knowing that their intuition has been rooted on the latest scientific data from Psychology and Neuroscience.
Valentina discovered Mamamoon and connected with Kasia through Ombretta. She shares with Mamamoon the same mission and vision: contributing to support parents with being a small part of their village. The approach and the tools used are very important as well, as parents are not put in a position of passive absorber of information, but are empowered to build their own journey.
Here you can read about her work.
And here you can see how BabybrainsⓇ works (video cartoon).
Valentina's classes at Mamamoon School
HOW PREGNANCY IMPACTS A MOTHER'S BRAIN
"You are losing your gray matter! That's why you keep forgetting things!"
A lecture on the mother brain’s modifications during pregnancy with a positive plot twist.
Valentina's courses at Mamamoon School
BABYBRAINS® IS A NEW PARENTING PROGRAM BASED ON NEUROSCIENCE. IT AIMS AT EMPOWERING PARENTS BY KNOWING HOW TO INTERPRET WHAT IS GOING ON IN THEIR CHILDREN'S BRAIN.
This program will enable you to interact with your child in a more conscious, effective and pleasurable way. As a result, the adventure of becoming a family will become one rich in joy and fulfilment.
More information about the course will be shared soon. If you like to learn more today, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .