Dr Tina Mutombo

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My Story

My name is Tina, and I like to describe myself in three words: vibrant, committed, and active. I enjoy writing and reading , and I am definitely a science freak. I love horseback riding, art therapy, music therapy, and swimming. I was born in Kinshasa, but I grew up in Ireland. I am Irish by nationality but by origin I am African. My passion for health care arose from my desire to improve the dignity of people by holistically helping achieve optimal performance in terms of their physical and mental health in spite of any overbearing social, environmental, financial, and physical challenges they may face. I don’t intend to make magic, but I do want to use my experience in research, maturity, and level of exposure to inspire many through the art of writing.

I have been actively involved in health and social care. I realised that, through careful observation, the ability of a healthcare professional to positively affect wider aspects of a person’s life is unparalleled.

Dr Tina Mutombo

ABOUT THE Author

My Story

My name is Tina, and I like to describe myself in three words: vibrant, committed, and active. I enjoy writing and reading , and I am definitely a science freak. I love horseback riding, art therapy, music therapy, and swimming. I was born in Kinshasa, but I grew up in Ireland. I am Irish by nationality but by origin I am African. My passion for health care arose from my desire to improve the dignity of people by holistically helping achieve optimal performance in terms of their physical and mental health in spite of any overbearing social, environmental, financial, and physical challenges they may face. I don’t intend to make magic, but I do want to use my experience in research, maturity, and level of exposure to inspire many through the art of writing.

I have been actively involved in health and social care. I realised that, through careful observation, the ability of a healthcare professional to positively affect wider aspects of a person’s life is unparalleled.

Education

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding, both obtained in a United Kingdom university.  I also hold certifications in both Pre-Nursing and Health Support Staff, which were obtained at an Irish college.

Moreover, I hold an Honorary Doctorate in Community Development awarded for my contributions in creating employment opportunities and sponsoring children to go back to school in Mali. I hold a doctorate in Psychology and I still have plans to obtain a PhD!

 

Entrepreneur

I am President and Managing Director of my own company called Wisdom for Life Ltd., which offers educational and psychological therapy services.

What inspired me to explore Polygamy?

I wanted to increase knowledge and awareness about polygamy norms in the African, Asian, and Mormon communities because I never fully understood why it happens. Moreover, some members of my family are part of such households. I was also interested in how people coped with sibling relationship problems and complex family structures.

My own personal experience of Polygamy

There are a lot of broken relationships in polygamous families, including my own. The reason for this is divided attention and not being able to keep up with everyone. I have to select who I want to focus on, and in most cases it will not be half-uncles and half-aunties, but rather my more immediate uncle and aunties. I found there is a lot of favouritism and “us versus them” thinking. I will say I am generally avoidant of people partially due to the effects of polygamy, but I am also an introvert by nature, so it is a combination of both. Men were always in charge, and it is still very much a patriarchal society I come from. It explained why I was not expecting men to express their emotions and how they were brought to think that way. It kind of echoes the saying big boys don’t cry.

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Professional Experience

My vast exposure to different acute hospitals and close patient contact sparked my passion for this noble profession. One of the earliest motivational factors towards becoming a member of the health care profession was being close to my grandfather, who was a doctor. My experiences with him helped me gain insight into the all-consuming nature of diseases and the far-reaching effects their treatment can have on people’s lives.

In addition, my work experience outside the health sector also revolved around the full well-being of an individual: I worked as a skin specialist in a beauty salon I cofounded with a business partner where I saw how the treatment of minor conditions such as skin lesions and acne brought clients emotional relief and improved self-esteem. While treating such seemingly minor issues doesn’t compare with the hospital ward life, it still fanned the flames of my burning passion for holistic health care.

My placement at a local hospital during college gave me the privilege of talking to patients of varying backgrounds, and it was interesting to see how their experiences of illness had shaped their attitudes towards the treatments and the care they were receiving. Sometimes it was difficult for them to persevere in the face of their challenges, and it was in these occasions where I felt I could make a difference by acquiring more knowledge in the health care profession. I know I will help in meeting a need in this world. I would like to make my contribution in the health sector of our society. 

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Community experience

I have been an active member of a homeless charity in the United Kingdom.  I believe love travels the distance. Helping out it is part of my everyday lifestyle. I also sponsor a healing school ministry through Christ Embassy church that helps the sick recover.

I have won three different beauty pageants: Miss Malaika UK 2007, The Most Beautiful African Girl in Ireland (first runner up) 2004, and Miss Kinshasa 2007. As an Ambassador for the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2004 and 2007 in Ireland, which I won based on public performances in fashion and creativity, I became involved in public relations. I developed my communication skills by being the beauty and health columnist in the Africa World newspaper in Ireland and Irish Metro newspaper. This provided me with the opportunity to intensify my communication skills with people of diverse backgrounds.

A career in healthcare and creative writing will offer me the rewarding prospect of combining my passion for medical and social science and interest in people in a practical way. I have a determination to align my experiences in health care with future goals. Excellence is my signature!

Yours Faithfully,

Tina Mutombo

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Education

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding, both obtained in a United Kingdom university.  I also hold certifications in both Pre-Nursing and Health Support Staff, which were obtained at an Irish college.

Moreover, I hold an Honorary Doctorate in Community Development awarded for my contributions in creating employment opportunities and sponsoring children to go back to school in Mali. I hold a doctorate in Psychology and I still have plans to obtain a PhD!

Entrepreneur

I am President and Managing Director of my own company called Wisdom for Life Ltd., which offers educational and psychological therapy services.

What inspired me to explore Polygamy?

I wanted to increase knowledge and awareness about polygamy norms in the African, Asian, and Mormon communities because I never fully understood why it happens. Moreover, some members of my family are part of such households. I was also interested in how people coped with sibling relationship problems and complex family structures.
 

My own personal experience of Polygamy

There are a lot of broken relationships in polygamous families, including my own. The reason for this is divided attention and not being able to keep up with everyone. I have to select who I want to focus on, and in most cases it will not be half-uncles and half-aunties, but rather my more immediate uncle and aunties. I found there is a lot of favouritism and “us versus them” thinking. I will say I am generally avoidant of people partially due to the effects of polygamy, but I am also an introvert by nature, so it is a combination of both. Men were always in charge, and it is still very much a patriarchal society I come from. It explained why I was not expecting men to express their emotions and how they were brought to think that way. It kind of echoes the saying big boys don’t cry.

Professional Experience

My vast exposure to different acute hospitals and close patient contact sparked my passion for this noble profession. One of the earliest motivational factors towards becoming a member of the health care profession was being close to my grandfather, who was a doctor. My experiences with him helped me gain insight into the all-consuming nature of diseases and the far-reaching effects their treatment can have on people’s lives

In addition, my work experience outside the health sector also revolved around the full well-being of an individual: I worked as a skin specialist in a beauty salon I cofounded with a business partner where I saw how the treatment of minor conditions such as skin lesions and acne brought clients emotional relief and improved self-esteem. While treating such seemingly minor issues doesn’t compare with the hospital ward life, it still fanned the flames of my burning passion for holistic health care.

My placement at a local hospital during college gave me the privilege of talking to patients of varying backgrounds, and it was interesting to see how their experiences of illness had shaped their attitudes towards the treatments and the care they were receiving. Sometimes it was difficult for them to persevere in the face of their challenges, and it was in these occasions where I felt I could make a difference by acquiring more knowledge in the health care profession. I know I will help in meeting a need in this world. I would like to make my contribution in the health sector of our society.

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Community experience

I have been an active member of a homeless charity in the United Kingdom.  I believe love travels the distance. Helping out it is part of my everyday lifestyle. I also sponsor a healing school ministry through Christ Embassy church that helps the sick recover.

I have won three different beauty pageants: Miss Malaika UK 2007, The Most Beautiful African Girl in Ireland (first runner up) 2004, and Miss Kinshasa 2007. As an Ambassador for the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2004 and 2007 in Ireland, which I won based on public performances in fashion and creativity, I became involved in public relations. I developed my communication skills by being the beauty and health columnist in the Africa World newspaper in Ireland and Irish Metro newspaper. This provided me with the opportunity to intensify my communication skills with people of diverse backgrounds.

A career in healthcare and creative writing will offer me the rewarding prospect of combining my passion for medical and social science and interest in people in a practical way. I have a determination to align my experiences in health care with future goals. Excellence is my signature!

Yours Faithfully,

Tina Mutombo

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Another Wife

This book helps to understand the reason behind polygamy, and see how being raised in polygynous house hold affects adult relationship experiences. 

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Triumphing The War Within

This book unveils on how to be problem solving and results – focused.

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Another Wife

This book helps to understand the reason behind polygamy, and see how being raised in polygynous house hold affects adult relationship experiences. 

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Triumphing The War Within

This book unveils on how to be problem solving and results – focused.

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Why Read?

There are many reasons why reading is important. It is part of communication. It helps people gain knowledge and become enlighten mentally, emotionally and psychologically. For example, there are times life can so be challenging. Therefore reading a great inspirational book during such period can alter people’s way of reasoning and provide hope and motivation.

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How to Start?

Start with a book, which is based on something you are very much interested in or something that appeals to you a lot

Create a distraction-free reading environment.

Set times. You should have a few set times during every day when you will read. Read during sunrise or sunset,

Be result focused. There is a message behind every book, it is important to receive the message.

Make it pleasurable.  Have a nice cup of tea or coffee while you read, or another kind of treat. Get into a relaxed seat. Induce the mood of upliftment by being creative.

Why Read?

There are many reasons why reading is important. It is part of communication. It helps people gain knowledge and become enlighten mentally, emotionally and psychologically. For example, there are times life can so be challenging. Therefore reading a great inspirational book during such period can alter people’s way of reasoning and provide hope and motivation.

 

How to Start?

Start with a book, which is based on something you are very much interested in or something that appeals to you a lot

Create a distraction-free reading environment.

Set times. You should have a few set times during every day when you will read. Read during sunrise or sunset,

Be result focused. There is a message behind every book, it is important to receive the message.

Make it pleasurable.  Have a nice cup of tea or coffee while you read, or another kind of treat. Get into a relaxed seat. Induce the mood of upliftment by being creative.

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