Here is one of my heroes and sources of inspiration and learning, Stephen Porges, on Polyvagal Theory, healing trauma, and and his own spiritual journey. It is complex material, but fascinating! Source: Stephen Porges on Polyvagal Theory and Healing Trauma
Ever since ancient times philosophers and scientists have been contemplating the question whether or not our minds can influence matter. Modern science has finally provided us with an answer. Excitingly enough, it is yes! Over the course of 28 years Princeton University has tested whether human consciousness, or focused attention can cause physical change. In
Having settled into my new life in Europe I am ready to get serious about my Inside Out Therapy and Coaching practice. I need to work on connecting with the wider Brussels community, but I trust that’s a matter of time. Meanwhile, I have been thinking a lot about how I can be of service
Deze spreuk, die sinds mijn kindertijd in mijn geheugen gegrift staat, roept associaties op met moeite, met worsteling. Alles zit tegen, maar als ik ‘het’ maar genoeg wil, breek ik ijzer met handen. Ondanks alle obstakels en hindernissen bereik ik mijn doel. Luctor et emergo! (Ja, Zeeuwse moeder.) Ik worstel en kom boven! Dat moge
Now that we’re finally all set up in Brussels, I am ready to open my practice. I’ll be working from home and have a lovely room for that purpose. So what can future clients expect? First of all a warm welcome by my two little dogs, who can’t help barking when the bell rings. I
I know quite a few people who are single, yet long to be in a relationship. Somehow, whenever they find someone to love, sooner rather than later, they break up. It makes them deeply unhappy, but they choose solitude over being with ‘the wrong one’, time and again. Dating sites must be thriving on them.
Through my work I witness daily how negative emotional energy can shackle us down. Most often it is our own emotional energy that gets stuck in our system and form blockages. But the negativity of other people can also influence us. Once, for example, a musician came to see me who had trouble playing her
‘It’s good to shake up the system and make a new start,’ I wrote to a friend, explaining our BIG decision to leave Istanbul, my beloved home for 26 years, and move to Brussels. Today’s mantra says that change is good, and I believed it, but I can tell you that moving -this time- was
I love my life as a writer, but there is another work I have given priority since I moved from Istanbul to Brussels: I am a mind-body troubleshooter. Inner (and sometimes outer) conflict is my business. What I do is often called energy psychology, but I strongly believe what a famous neuroscientist found after a
If I had stayed with my first job in Turkey as the cultural attaché of the Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Istanbul, things might have turned out very differently, but I made the ‘faux pas’ of simultaneously publishing the odd article in a newspaper. Soon I was told I had to choose: diplomacy or journalism.