Here you can find the DB-System® team. We hold courses and lectures aimed at various professional fields.
Some of us are trainees and are being trained as course holders and instructors.
I was born in Canada and was given an English name. Therefore, there are many who may think I speak English in my courses. I do not.
I was only three months old when I came to Norway, and I grew up in Oslo.
I’m often asked about my education since I work with people and develop courses. I have a degree in economics from BI Norwegian School of Management, and in addition I have been so lucky to attend the school of life, with all the lessons that come with it.
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The first time I met Deborah and her philosophy in 2005 was an a-ha(!) experience. Almost unreal! It seemed as though she talked directly to me, and everything she said felt so right for me. She taught me that life was more than just superficial appearances and material things. Today I feel inner peace and joy, and I cope with challenges I would have run away from earlier. It’s completely unique!
I previously believed that happiness came from success at work, money and material things. I had success at work, a good salary, but nonetheless I felt inner stress. I suffered from compulsive thoughts and physical symptoms, and my life was a great challenge, with inner chaos. I used the techniques I had learned at the course, and got better day by day. Compulsive thoughts and stress disappeared, and slowly but surely, I could see new opportunities that appeared.
In July 2010 I read on the Unique Mind ESP website that they were seeking new instructors worldwide. I contacted Deborah, even though this still felt a little scary. She gave me a warm welcome, and she showed me how I could reach my goals and live my vision.
I can with my hand on my heart say that it hasn’t been easy, but this is the best thing I ever could have chosen. As a certified instructor, I moved to England in 2012, and that which I thought was impossible, became possible.
Today I live my vision of contributing to a better world. We all have possibilities to do what seems impossible.
I look forward to meeting you at a course.
The moment I met Deborah I knew what I was going to do with the rest of my life. That was a life-changing day in 1995. Her insight and life philosophy went right to my heart. She felt that all humans are unique and have the same great possibilities and resources within themselves. Magical!
My life had no goals or meaning before I met Deborah, because I had so little faith in myself. “This is the way I am, and nothing can be done about it.” But I was wrong about that. For the first time in my life I believed in myself, and that I could make lasting changes and gain a feeling of mastering.
My new belief in my own resources and strength gave me enthusiasm and a strong desire to contribute. The journey has been created along the way. I started in the office and gained much growth there. Then I had the opportunity to train to become a certified child and youth instructor at Unique Mind ESP. After several years of holding children’s and youth courses, I can now contribute to the training of new instructors.
Now I am back to be a part of the administration again. I am happy to be part of the team, which lifts and spreads DB-System® all over the world.
I had been searching for the meaning of life for a long time.
Grade school and middle school had been a very tough time in my life. The feeling of mastering and my self-confidence was poor. These years left me with much inner stress and wounds that I brought with me into my adult life.
My meeting with Deborah Borgen was a turning point in my life. It wasn’t until I was an adult, I understood the connection between the conscious and subconscious mind. I got techniques I could use to make changes myself, and my feeling of mastering and self-confidence was strengthened.
My dream is that everyone learns how we function mentally as early as possible in life, and that means that adults need to be trained.
Adults are role models for children and youth, and they are the ones who can give them this insight.
This is my vision, and I’m passionate about it!
I’m looking forward to meeting you at a course!
After graduating as a Master of Science in Marketing from BI, Norwegian Business School, I worked for several years as a leader in sales and distribution, helping to build businesses and create jobs. Although this was interesting, I started searching for something more. Other ways to lift and inspire others, while I could manage to take better care of myself.
I attended Debora Borgen’s course, and afterwards I have had more success in my life than I could ever dream of. Bigger and smaller challenges in life needed to be processed and finally I was able to do something about it, and get lasting results.
I got rid of a stress, poor sleep and poor relationships. A more or less chaotic daily life, was transformed into a life with calmness, overview, and energy. And not least, the energy to help others, not just myself.
Even though life consist of adversity and success, it is almost unbelievable what results that can be created whether it is at home or at work.
When I got the opportunity to be and instructor at Unique Mind ESP, I said yes please, with both hands. It has been, and still is an amazing journey.
The published research results about DB-System® confirms what I have experienced within myself, and feedback I’ve heard from many course participants.
I look forward to meeting you at a course.
Throughout my adult life I’ve worked to help people. Mainly with focus on the physical part through my work as a Personal Trainer and Training Instructor. In addition, as a Rosen Method therapist I have helped people on a deeper level.
Deborah’s courses and techniques have been with me on my journey for many years. It has given me invaluable help through life’s many challenges which at times have been very tough.
I have a great desire to lift people and help as many as possible to make the changes in their lives that they want. The understanding of how the brain works and how we function as human beings is important for creating the life we want. The knowledge and techniques I have gained from courses with Deborah have helped me to do things and achieve goals that I previously would not have thought possible.
Knowing that each and every one of us has a choice, as well as an enormous ability to influence related to how we live our lives, is essential for us so that we as humans can have the best possible life. Being allowed to share this knowledge, that we all have the resources within to turn our lives around no matter what situation we are in, is something that I am passionate about.
I look forward to sharing this work.
My first meeting with Deborah was a special experience for me. At last I just knew that I had met a person who could give me insight I could use to change my own life. Just fantastic!
I understood, with help from the deep training and goal-oriented techniques, that I was now able to fulfil my dreams. The poor self-confidence that had worn me down as a child and that had been with me in my adult life, could now be removed in a goal-oriented way.
In 2010, when Deborah made it known that she was looking for an instructor for children, I felt enormous joy in my heart at the thought of sharing these simple techniques that had helped me to a new life. I had myself gained access to possibilities that I had not known that I had. Today I am thankful to be a certified children’s instructor for Unique Mind ESP. The techniques I learned helped me on the path to achieving my greatest dream.
I look forward to passing on joy and knowledge about possibilities to children, so that they may quickly remove their limitations, see their own possibilities and become secure adults.
My vision is that all children have an opportunity to see who they are and the possibilities that are theirs, and with DB-System® I do just that!
I look forward to meeting the young ones at a course!
As a child, I dreamed of becoming an archaeologist, because I wanted to dig deeply and understand connections. At the same time, I had a strong desire to understand the world and our development.
Little did I know that what I am going to do today is about the same thing. Go into the depths of humans, to understand the context of why we do what we do. What is it that decides our behaviour, and what is the connection behind our behaviour? With such an understanding, I can help others to understand themselves and move on in life.
As an occupational therapist in Germany and a social worker in Norway, I have worked with children and young people on behavioural issues, and also as a social worker at a crisis center (a shelter for battered women) in Trondheim. This is where I met Deborah and became familiar with DB-System® through a project we were planning.
During this time, many pieces fell into place, both in my own life and for understanding contexts I have been looking for since I was young. The fact that we ourselves can change behaviour, and reach a greater potential within ourselves, contributed to strengthening my dream of giving others greater understanding. Not only an understanding, but also concrete techniques for changing behaviour, which makes it easier to move on after traumatic experiences in life.
I discovered that by using DB-System®, I can as a therapist provide even better help, while also having more concrete techniques to offer.
Through the project in Trondheim, we also developed a course: From violence to a life in safety. The course was developed for women exposed to violence in close relationships and is a valuable contribution to self-help.
This is work that I look forward to convey.
Working at Unique Mind ESP, where the main task is to lift and help people to be able to stand firmly and securely in their lives, is a magical journey in mutual growth and development.
Life consists of ups and downs for most of us, and it’s been like that for me too. I started my professional life in the field of IT, a completely wrong direction for me so after 11 years I switched to the field of social work.
Studies in the field of social work and youth brought me back to what really interests me, namely working with people. After graduating as a sociologist, I went into the field of mental health and substance abuse, where I worked as a housing supervisor, substance abuse consultant and following-up regarding mental health.
This was interesting and rewarding work, but was also very challenging at times. I met many sad fates, challenging situations and demanding issues, and often longed for tools to be able to work with the underlying and actual problems. On the other hand, I had not learned from my studies anything about how to balance demanding workdays with good self-care. In the end, the sum of the loads at work and everything else was too much.
It was on a course with Deborah that I had an aha experience. Finally the pieces fell into place and I understood more of how I, and we as humans in general, function. I understood why I had run out of energy and became burned out. Best of all: I learned about tools to do something about it!
In Unique Mind ESP, I want to work to ensure that people who work in the support professions are able to stand firmly and securely in their daily lives. That they get the necessary tools for good self-care, and have a good and effective toolbox available when meeting those who are in need of help.
In 2007 I attended a course led by Deborah and became familiar with her philosophy and methods for personal development. At this time I was studying pedagogy at NTNU, and I thought that this is “the missing link” when it comes to making the changes we need in kindergartens and schools. As I had learned at the course with Deborah, I wrote down my goals and dreams in a notebook. One of them was to create training and teaching programs for kindergartens and schools.
The first step was to write a master’s thesis about the method. The thesis was entitled “I want you to change, so that I can get a better life”. Since then, Deborah and I have written two books. One for employees in kindergartens and schools, and a children’s book. And more are on the way. These books are and will be part of the Qualified for the Future program.
In Unique Mind ESP, I will continue to create teaching programs for kindergartens, schools and for those who work there based on the DB-System®. I also want to work with certification for those who are employed in kindergartens and schools, and hold courses and lectures on upbringing and education. A huge dream is to create systems, hold courses and lectures in the field of pedagogical education.
I am proud to be part of the team working with the DB-System®. By being part of Unique Mind ESP, I can work with my vision which is to create an educational system that gives everyone a good start in life. My hope is that a good and improved educational system can create a society that provides space for everyone.
From following everyone else, stress about everything from planning work schedules and assignments to holidays, and to do everything I thought that everyone else and the society expected I should and had to do – to now, where I can create calmness in daily life, comfort and secure myself, do what I am passionate about and have techniques to handle what life throws at me is amazing. It doesn’t only give me security, but also safety. I have achieved all of this just by training my whole brain in a new way, and by utilizing our resources and potential.
Already after the first course in DB-System® I could feel that my chaotic mind became more quiet, my unnecessary thoughts disappeared, I became calmer and I started to believe a bit more in myself. It was first after the second course (repeating) and when I started to use the techniques, I had learned, that the real transformation started in my life. Amongst all the things I have experienced, one thing is clear, and that is that we have to do something differently, to get the change.
When we have peace of mind, and don’t stress, we will be better listeners. We can listen to the solutions and ideas that comes, have energy and mental strength to convert solutions and ideas into action (to do) and better communicate with our self and others. This benefits everyone, everywhere – at work, in our leisure time and at home. That’s why I’m an instructor and I look forward to seeing you at a course!