Viola Edward is Venezuelan born in Kirkuk Iraq, her father was Iraqi-Assyrian and her mother was Lebanese. After her father death family moved to Lebanon Viola was 5, and then emigrated to Venezuela at the age of 13. Love moved her to Cyprus in 2003.
She is Transpersonal Psychotherapist-Coach specializing in Relationships and Breathwork-Coaching Training, Business Clarity and Colour-Image consultancy.
International speaker and author, who has published two books: “Breathing the Rhythm of Success” 1999 and “Who Makes the Bed? 7 steps into nurturing intimacy beyond the myth” 2017
Viola is the Creator of Feminine Capital Rhythm which has two pillars.
The first, a programme, designed for women to re-discover themselves, their rhythm and power in order to balance the light and the shadow of their feminine and masculine energies and bring this equilibrium to their families, colleagues and communities.
The second, an international forum presenting speakers & panels on different areas of life to empower women to embrace their femininity and men their masculinity and break free to create a more sustainable society. The forum gives inspirational awards to outstanding people, and the first successful event was in Kyrenia Cyprus last May and next one is in December in Limassol and then Brussels and Amsterdam.
The Feminine Capital Forum also migrates successfully to different cities around the world.
“I have been a migrant many times in my life recreating myself every time. Creating, working, exploring and expanding in a sustainable way has been my passion since I had to interrupt formal schooling at the age of 13 and started working. Non-formal education has been my best companion and I am delighted to create spaces to learn and grow individually and in group.”
Viola’s alternative educational pathway has enabled her to learn from a wide range of acclaimed teachers in the many subjects that interest her. Customising her own process of self-development, she has been able to adapt and improve her acquired skills, creating a truly personalised support framework, specific to her clients’ needs, within the environment of holistic well-being. Viola has worked with thousands of people, using her practical methods to help them unlock the infinite possibilities hidden in each of them and find the courage to start their own journey to achieve their full potential.
Now, at 58, she works in her studio located in Kyrenia on the north shore of the island, looking down over the rustling olive trees to the sparkling, sapphire blue Mediterranean and enjoys taking the time to travel abroad and teach her creation of the Feminine Capital Rhythm, the Alchemy of Emotion and Relational Capital among others.
2017 Awards: WEF- Women Economic Forum in The Hague, International Author Award, Radio Works World in London and The Inspirational Award for Woman in London.
Viola is frequently invited as a speaker to International events.
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The Feminine Capital Rhythm
Deep inside every person there is an essential force that has matured, altered and compromised by life events. Following a lengthy struggle, a major life event for many women of today has been their emergence as peers alongside men in the established order. Women are now actively present in influential positions in many fields. However, travelling on this pathway to equality, a huge price is being paid by these powerful women in their health and/or relationships. For, to be considered as peers, many women have copied the established masculine model to unlock and enter his protected domain. This compromise has led women to discard and damage much of their fundamental natural feminine energy, a vital asset that is woman's most precious capital.
The Feminine Capital.
A quick look at human history over the past years shows us clearly that following centuries of male domination, we have entered an era of intense changes to existing social patterns.
One of the miracles of the twentieth century has been the intense feminine movement towards a harmonious balance of power with the masculine. Women have emerged as peers to men in the established order. They are now actively present in influential positions in Government, in Business, in Law, Science and Medicine and many other fields that were previously the reserves of the male.
However, along this pathway to equality, the powerful and successful woman has paid a huge price in her holistic being because she copied the established male energy model to unlock and enter his protected domain and be considered a peer. This has led her to damage much of her fundamental natural Feminine energy.
The Masculine Capital.
It is also for powerful committed men to breaking free of cultural judgements that prevent them from fully enjoying the company of women as peers in all areas of life.
So, there is a huge need for men and women to build equilibrium between them in the loving relationship, in the work place and the many other shared areas of life. Feminine energy is a key for this conflict resolution.
The Purpose is to go to the connection point when women have embraced their femininity and men their masculinity, that we move into a sphere beyond the concepts of femininity and masculinity and see every individual as unique with infinite possibilities, then togetherness is Sustainable.
The Feminine Capital Rhythm
I have created the “Feminine Capital Rhythm” which has two pillars, the first, is a programme, designed for women to re-discover themselves, their rhythm and power to balance the light and the shadow of their feminine and masculine energies and bring this equilibrium to their families, colleagues and communities. is a program created to encouraging the process of breaking free from compromises that women have made to fit in the masculine work’s world. This program is designed to help powerful achieving women in breaking free from restraints that prevent them from fully enjoying success and wealth. To identify and facilitate the development of personal feminine strengths and rebuild a no-compromise attitude of confidence and reliance on the energy of Feminine Capital.
So how does the notion of Rhythm enter into this work? I believe that Rhythm has no limitations of language; it is a primal form of communication that envelops our entire body. It touches us profoundly, for it is sensed rather than seen, absorbed rather than heard. Like the heartbeat, some rhythms are totally instinctive, while other rhythms are acquired during childhood. We can develop the strength and power of our chosen personal rhythms and we can learn to master them, understanding and feeling the ways in which their different pulsations affect our health and psyche, through the Feminine Capital Rhythm. Tools and Techniques used in this programme, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Breathwork and Image Awareness.
The second, is an international event "Feminine Capital Forum" presenting speakers & panels on different areas of life to empower women to embrace their femininity and men their masculinity and break free to create a more sustainable society. The forum gives inspirational awards to outstanding people, the first successful event was in Kyrenia-Cyprus last May and next one is in December in Limasol, and then Brussels and Amsterdam.
The Waves of Feminism
When I invited my dear friend Guillermo Ricken to attend to the Feminine Capital Forum, he sent me his acceptance with this this research...
“…Perhaps the most cited feminist writer of the time was Mary Wollstonecraft, often characterized as the first feminist philosopher. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is one of the first works that can unambiguously be called feminist. This book remains a foundation stone of feminist thought. Wollstonecraft believed that both genders contributed to inequality. She took women's considerable power over men for granted, and determined that both would require education to ensure the necessary changes in social attitudes. 19th-century feminists reacted to cultural inequities including the pernicious, widespread acceptance of the Victorian image of women's "proper" role and "sphere." The Victorian ideal created a dichotomy of "separate spheres" for men and women that was very clearly defined in theory, though not always in reality. In this ideology, men were to occupy the public sphere (the space of wage labor and politics) and women the private sphere (the space of home and children).
The 19th- and early 20th-century feminist activity in the English-speaking world that sought to win women's suffrage, female education rights, better working conditions, and abolition of gender double standards is known as first-wave feminism.
"Second-wave feminism" identifies a period of feminist activity from the early 1960s through the late 1980s that saw cultural and political inequalities as inextricably linked. The movement encouraged women to understand aspects of their personal lives as deeply politicized and reflective of a sexist power structure. As first-wave feminists focused on absolute rights such as suffrage, second-wave feminists focused on other cultural equality issues, such as ending discrimination.
Third-wave feminism began in the early 1990s in response to what young women perceived as failures of the second-wave. It also responds to the backlash against the second-wave's initiatives and movements. Third-wave feminism seeks to challenge or avoid second-wave "essentialist" definitions of femininity, which over-emphasized the experiences of white, upper middle class women.
The fourth wave of feminism is a recent development within the feminist movement. Jennifer Baumgardner identifies fourth-wave feminism as starting in 2008 and continuing into the present day.  Kira Cochrane, author of All the Rebel Women: The Rise of the Fourth Wave of Feminism,  defines fourth-wave feminism as a movement that is connected through technology.  Researcher Diana Diamond defines fourth-wave feminism as a movement that "combines politics, psychology, and spirituality in an overarching vision of change." In 2005, Pythia Peay first argued for the existence of a fourth wave of feminism, combining justice with religious spirituality.  According to Jennifer Baumgardner in 2011, a fourth wave, incorporating online resources such as social media, may have begun in 2008.”
Riding the Waves
Beyond the four waves and what some people agree or not about their status or definition, my proposal is to go beyond the concepts of feminism and “maculinisim” to a sphere where every individual is unique with infinite possibilities and interacting together with our complementary differences to shape a more sustainable society.
As a Relationship Psychotherapist, many people ask me how is it that we get it so wrong about our feminine and masculine energy? How have we managed to get into such energy wasting behaviour, considering the potential power of the diversity in feminine and masculine energy? One of the answers is in the way we relate to others. Our outward appearance and our body language give out many clues to our identity and contribute towards the way we are perceived and how we are treated. There is a particular energy that appears in any interaction between two or more people, a Rhythm of connection. It is this energy that triggers our inner feelings of safety and trust, or discomfort and distrust, prompting the instinctive protective barriers to soften or to get harder.
Nowadays, we have so much knowledge about feminine and masculine energy. We also know about the extreme bright and dark sides of each of them. Some women damage themselves by following the most difficult of pathways, the shadow side of the masculine energy (rigidity, control, not expressing feelings, strictness, limitation and disconnection), while at the same time over compensating with their image to look more seductive… Meanwhile the man, having lost a patriarchal kingdom that he has known for centuries, has needed to learn how to relocate himself in order to live the harmony of this new equation.
This process also has been very difficult and frequently he will go into the shadow side of the feminine energy (being dependent, victimised, volatile, dispersed and manipulative). These are unfortunate scenarios for both genders and also the new generations growing up in their care.
By practicing the Feminine Capital Rhythm, women will feel how it is to be holding firm to a position or not. They can connect with the unquestionable strength of a NO or a YES and even the persuasive gentleness of a mutually benefitting arrangement. This energy rhythm is a woman’s precious Capital. It is already there within her. Opening her awareness and diving into the knowledge, she can begin to see and appreciate it.
Like a healthy and solid capital transaction, Feminine Capital is built up by breaking free from the compromises that have kept women hooked into low self-esteem and low worth in certain areas.
To create this Capital, she learns to live within the bright sides of both Feminine and Masculine energy. She embraces the holistic right to work, rest and be entertained, to love and be loved and to live the beauty of her motherhood. She continues to be creative, to change and age gracefully and to be a woman with pride in her heart. She learns to be fully comfortable while being successful and wealthy, keeping the loving connection with all of her body and its beauty beyond her age. She can fly as high and as wide as she wants.
The program also includes powerful committed men to breaking free of cultural judgments that prevent them from fully enjoying the company of women as peers in all areas of life.
To do so, we work individually, but together with responsibility to break free from our personal and cultural barriers.
The Feminine Capital Rhythm programme uses the following tools and techniques to achieve breaking the barriers and integrating the lessons of our experiences of life through Breathwork, holistic psychotherapy and Image, then Riding the Wave and dancing life Rhythm is more meaningful and joyful.