ISA MARA BREDOW
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BIOGRAPHY
 
BIOGRAPHY

Isa Bredow was born in Candelária, a small town which has a strong German background, in the countryside in Rio Grande do Sul, whose exuberant landscape, surrounded by hills and rivers, inspired her to write her first book at the age of 11, that remains unpublished until today.
She lived and studied in her hometown until she was 13. She went to Santa Cruz do Sul to enter high school and completed it in Porto Alegre, her second adopted hometown. Later, she enrolled in the Literature Course, in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), but quit before ending it.
As she wished to grab a better understanding of life, she eventually got a degree in Psychology, in Unisinos, 1992.
After graduation, she went back to Santa Cruz do Sul. There she opened a practice and worked in a nun's school. She did a year course in the Center of Family Studies, in Porto Alegre, RS and had clinical supervision for three years.
Unsatisfied with the results she was obtaining with traditional Psychology, she left work and picked up her childhood dream, becoming a writer.
In her first book, to be released soon, and in her second book, still in progress, she wanted to find a better way to help people, trying to clarify the origin of many of their problems, grounded on their distorted ideas, causing so many conflicts in human beings.
At present, she takes part of a Christian spiritual order in São Paulo. She gives lectures and is always in contact with the Universidade da Paz, Unipaz-sul.


Translated by Thereza Christina Rocque da Motta