About me

I was 22 when I returned to Ticino after a year of study in Australia, I found a job in a office and I went to live by myself.
On my side I had the ability to learn quickly, excellent organizational skills and a particular way of communicating and relating to managers that each time surprised my colleagues. All this soon qualified me as a management assistant.
Being a leader but not realizing it yet!

Except that, more or less every two years I was quitting, leaving to travel, coming back, finding a new job.
I resisted two years, resigned and leaving again.
When travelling I was looking for home, when returning I was resisting.

At the age of 30 I was working as a bank management assistant in Lugano. For three directors, I managed agenda, trips, meetings and correspondence in three languages. I had a salary that was more than enviable and ready to be increased just to make me stay where I was.

I was also attending a Clown Doctor and Clown Theater training. During the rehearsals of a show, looking at myself in the mirror of the dressing room, a sentence thundered in my head: “take off the mask, raise the curtain!”.

I was wearing a red nose to bring joy and yet I was feeling a huge sadness inside!

It took the time of a deep breath

to decide that the time had come

to stop resisting and begin existing.

I quit the job but I didn’t leave. The journey I wanted to dedicate myself to, already began since a while and was inside of me.
Challenging years, several experiences and trainings, not easy at all, but I knew that the deep nostalgia that was living in me, was the key that would have allowed me to finally open the door of Home … inside me … and slowly the qualities of my Soul came to light.

During Spring 2010, my cat Pacha was giving birth and I was sitting next to her in a meditative state.
It was then when I had a vision: I was about 5 years old and I was saying to myself “When I am grown up I will help people to be born!”.
After a few months I started working as a doula, another piece that then developped and became something else but at that time served to bring me closer to my Origin.

I invited Debra Pascali Bonaro, doula and internationally renowned rapporteur actively committed to educate and inform about birth issues, to present her film in Ticino, a first vision for Switzerland, Orgasmic Birth – the Best-Kept Secret.
It was a real success and on that occasion important seeds were planted for the disclosure, on the territory of Ticino and Italy,  of real, current and scientific information in favor of a respected birth.
In 2012 indeed, precisely with this aim, the Associazione Nascere Bene Ticino was born  and two years later also the Associazione il Cerchio delle Doule della Svizzera italiana, for both of them I was a founding member.

In May 2015, I became a certified Sacred Pregnancy Instructor, followed by Sacred Fertility, Sacred Belly Binding & Sealing Ceremony and Sacred Baby Blessing.

My journey was going on and for my 40th birthday, I started the Spiritual Birth and Parents Accompaniment School at the SitaMa Zentrum near the enchanting Lake Constance. Thanks to the intensity and unicity of the program I finally could turn my attention to a part that I perceived as neglected, around birth but not only: the spiritual side, the Soul, which is naturally part of being human and cannot be left out.

I found back the access key to my inner wisdom, power and the connection to the Whole.

Clarissa Semini

I wish to offer you a Sacred Space where you can feel Home within yourself
and there meet Who you really are.

I grew personally and professionally and it is clear now that what I meant when I was 5 wasn’t just referring to babies:

I accompany you to come to light.

In 2018 I founded the Center Origin, currently based in the enchanting Mesolcina Valley, where I am happy to welcome you,

from heart to heart
Clarissa

My Way

SPIRITUAL PARENTHOOD ACCOMPANIMENT
with Sita Kleinert, 2018

FACIAL REFLEXOLOGY
 with Catherine Delessert-Bélaz, December 2017

COMMUNICATION WITH BABIES IN THE WOMB AND NEWBORN, in-depth study
with Sita Kleinert, November 2017

SPIRITUAL BIRTH ACCOMPANIMENT – BIRTH PRIESTESS
with Sita Kleinert, 2015-2017

THE PATH INTO LIGHT
with Sita Kleinert, July 2016

SINGING BIRTH, THE VOICE AND THE FEMININE
with Elena Skoko, singer and writer, May 2015

SACRED PREGNANCY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
with Anni Daulter, writer and founder of the Sacred Living Movement, May 2015

GLOBAL HARMONIZATION OF SCARS
with David Kanner, ostheopath, March 2015

LOVING THE MOTHER
Advanced Doula Skills Workshop, with Giuditta Tornetta, Robin Lim, Marzia Bisognin, Roberta Plevani, September 2014

INFANT MASSAGE TEACHER
IAIM, March 2014

THE WOMAN’S BODY, PERINEUM AND MATERNITY
with Mireille Szynalki, independant midwife and therapist, June 2013

TRAUMA DURING PREGNANCY, BIRTH and IN THE FIRST MONTHS OF LIFE
with Andrea Wandel, May 2012

BONDING and ATTACHMENT
with Dr. Barbara Jancikova, pediatrician spec. in neonatology, April 2012

BIRTH DOULA
Childbirth International, 2011-2012

POSTPARTUM DOULA
Childbirth International, 2011-2012

BIRTH, LOVE and CIVILIZATION
with the surgeon, obstetrician and researcher Michel Odent, April 2011

CHAKRA REFLEXOLOGY
with Massimiliano Garavaglia, SFE.ra Seminari Formativi Energetici, December 2008

Sacred Seeds

© Clarissa Semini