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Welcome! I’m Maria–a transpersonal and sensorimotor trainee psychotherapist based in London, UK. I’m also a writer and avid reader with an endless fascination for all things consciousness, Jungian analysis, mysticism, tarot, and trauma.

At the end of 2019 I quit my job as a creative in advertising to retrain, this time as a psychedelic guide. I thought the journey would be straightforward, but I quickly fell victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect, only in the opposite way. Since quitting my old career I’ve trained extensively and continue to do so.

And I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the wonderful and mysterious things I was learning with other curious minds. In fact, part of my reason for leaving advertising was that I also wanted more time to write - anything, really, as long as it held value beyond the commercial nonsense I was previously paid to create. And so Begin Again was born.

What should I expect?

An occasional essay or podcast discussing the intersection of psychology, Jungian analysis, trauma, meditation, consciousness, spirituality, and psychedelics. My aim is to share these theories with you in a way that makes sense and inspires you to examine your life a bit differently–with a bit more depth, curiosity, and humour.

And if what you’re reading excites you and you’d like to explore working together, I offer trauma-informed inner work, psychedelic integration sessions, and tarot readings. Here’s my website.


Maria Nazdravan
Transpersonal and trauma-informed psychotherapist in training. Inner work, meditation, tarot, and psychedelic integration specialist.