Were you one of those children who always did their homework on time? Whose writing is neat; who kept their bedroom tidy? Were, or, are you perhaps still a little shy? Did you always want to help your parents? If so, you’re in danger! Source: The Dangers of the Good Child | The Book of … More Have you always been a Good Child? High time to get BAD!
Dr. Iacoboni studies the brain cells that make us love sports, say yes to persuasive salespeople and empathize with others. They are what shape our cultures, what keep traditions alive. These same mirror neurons are also what makes therapy work -if applied in the right way. Source: Neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni on how mirror neurons teach … More UCLA’s Neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni explains how mirror neurons teach us to be human
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
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 … More My New Year’s resolution: helping you defeat self-sabotage
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 … More Waar een wil is, is een weg
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 … More So what is Inside Out Therapy actually?
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. … More Single by default
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 … More Troubleshooting
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. … More Finding release from conflict