Alison is a former political advisor and writer about grief, depression, fear and pain. She was born in London in the early 1970s, to a Nigerian/Welsh mother and Jewish/Cuban/Jamaican father. Alison became a mother quite young, and was widowed with 2 girls by the age of 29. Early years trauma followed by the tragic and sudden death of her partner, inspired her to train as a psychotherapist, life coach, yoga teacher and HLTA/SEND (teaching assistant for young people with special educational needs) specialist. Alison has spent over 20 years working therapeutically in education with children, motivating, supporting and facilitating their potential.
Currently writing a book about her travels and realizations, Alison hopes that her expressive writing will both help her process her own trauma, whilst creating tools for enhancing wellbeing for others going through similar experiences.
She lives in London with her youngest daughter.
We asked Alison Stoecker some quirky questions—here’s what she said:
🍽 If I were to invite any person, living or dead, to a dinner party, it would have to be one of the most talked about people in history: Jesus Christ. I’d like to hear his “truth” about his all-time best seller life story. There are so many anecdotes, that I’m sure to hear a few from his own lips would make it a truly memorable dinner party!
☄️ The most interesting destination I have had the good fortune to visit, is South Africa, where I spent 2 weeks driving from Cape Town to Johannesburg. I shared incredible experiences with people there, and the landscapes and vistas from Cape Point and Kruger National Park, to Hogsback and Soweto were outstanding. On top of this, when returning home to London, we flew through a meteor shower, which I viewed for 4 hours from the cockpit with the captain and co-pilot. ❤️ If I were offered one wish to change the world, it’d be for a universal law to be implemented globally: “Do no harm,” which would apply to self, other or planet. I figure if we can all do this one thing, almost all of the necessary evils that go unchecked would stop. Perhaps then we can focus on living and raising our collective vibrations, health and happiness. Definitely would cease the waging of wars and killing people, and diminish the existence of poverty and need for harmful drugs.
📚 My top recommendations for good books would be:
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.
The Pilgrimage by Paolo Coelho.
I read both in my teenage years—short and simple.
And of course, A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez—because I never wanted it to end…