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Mmatshilo Motsei

My name is Mmatshilo, which means mother of the grinding stone. My life path has been one of grinding my own fears. Through many years of facilitating spiritual retreats and healing circles,
I overcame my fear and learned to honour my ancestral gift.

My other name is Tumelo, which means faith. One of the challenges that come with aligning with your faith is the courage to rebel against that which is not you. Many of us are forced to remain in situations that violate our truth, dignity, and integrity. The irony is even when we ask for divine intervention, we are afraid to receive it simply because we are afraid of our greatness.

I am here to hold your hand in your journey of healing. My role is not to heal you. My job is to accompany you in your search for the healer in You.


About Mmatshilo


She holds an Integrated Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery, B.Cur (Nursing Education and Community Health), BA Honours in Psychology, and MA in Creative Writing. She is enrolled for her PhD in Sociology focusing on the role of indigenous midwives in countering obstetric violence.

Her advocacy for social change is rooted in transformative activism where she pioneers ground-breaking community projects. In 1992, she founded ADAPT (Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training), an organisation based in Alexandra Township in Johannesburg using holistic methods in addressing domestic and sexual violence. Her work is instrumental in involving men as part of the solution for violence against women. 

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