work with me
work with me
“Wanting an answer keeps us trapped, the answers are in the fluidity and mobility of life.” - Joey Brown
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had 2 passions in life, one for dance and one for the study of the human mind & his inner world. It is therefore no surprise that after high school I decided to study psychology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Next to studying I had always maintained my passion for dance. With one foot in the Psychology world and the other in the artistic world of creativity and movement, I explored my journey of inner discovery & growth on both an academic level and a creative level and I gained new insights and found answers to the questions I had about healing, self-confidence and authenticity. Personally, creative expression has helped me to release stuck energies and create a balance between my mind, body and soul.
My own fears and insecurities had kept me small and hidden for most of my life. Not being seen and understood was the recurring theme of my life and therefore I was afraid to take my own space in this world. I admired how others proudly and naturally were able to present themselves, show the world who they were and be proud of who they were. I’d wish that I could do that and I knew that one day I would.
It has been a journey and process of studying and exploring, searching for the truth, a truth that worked for me. The desire to find my peace so I could help others find theirs. We grow up in families where certain norms, values and behaviours are seen as standard and as children we adopt these from our parents in our upbringing. As humans, we are not only individuals; we are part of a system, in this case the family system. Some of the problems we encounter can be related to the dynamic or pattern that has arisen in the family system we come from. As a child we also have developed an identity within this family system and experienced certain emotions based on what was seen as ‘good‘ or ‘bad‘. These (unprocessed) emotions and judgments can create blockages in our current life that lead to undesirable situations and experiences. Sometimes we are aware of this, but most of the times we’re not. In the coaching and therapy sessions together we seek to reveal the hidden patterns and dynamics.
Psychology, NLP, Systemic Coaching, Hypnotherapy and creative expression are methodologies with which I work and have been proven as powerful methods to remove blockages and to stimulate the body’s self-healing capacity. However, I do want to emphasise that you yourself have all the answers within you and you yourself also have to go through the process of allowing change to happen.
Do you have trouble entering or maintaining relationships? Do you always end up in relationships and friendships that actually don’t feel right or healthy to you? Do you experience fear without an apparent reason? Do you find it difficult to find out what you feel and want deep down?
A coaching and therapy process can help you to remove a lot of chaos and uncertainty so you can gain new clear insights. It can help you
– start a new, healthy relationship with yourself in which you can set limits and boundaries
– know what you need and what makes you happy and create the time to do what makes you happy
– choose relationships that stimulate your growth and self love and you distance yourself from relationships that take energy away from you
– experience peace within yourself
– feel more connected to others from an authentic connection with yourself
– feel more powerful and confident to take on new opportunities
– make things come easier and more effortlessly to you
– pick yourself up again when you feel down
Are you wondering whether a coaching / therapy session can be something for you? Do not hesitate to contact me, I’d be happy to think along with you and help you where I can!