English and Dutch
Taking new clients
Thank you for visiting my profile! I am excited to share the Gottman Method with you. What I love about working with this approach is that it offers valuable tools that will help you navigate the inevitable twists and turns throughout your relationship, well beyond our time together. I have a passion for helping couples deepen their understanding of how their minds and bodies operate as they interact with each other, and to support them as they work toward greater ease and a more profound sense of meaning and connectedness in their lives together.
My work is deeply permeated by mindfulness practice, allowing what is actually happening to surface in a way that is safe, and even welcomed. It is unrealistic to think that we're supposed to become unaffected by challenges, that just doesn't happen. Our 'body-mind organism' is programmed to respond to the external world in order to keep us safe and nourished. Due to painful life experiences, some people have become programmed to respond more intensely to relatively minor challenges, and to have this response extended to the point that it starts damaging the person's system (stress-related diseases), and permeating all areas of life, especially intimate relationships. My goal is to help you re-program your body-mind-heart system so it is able to return to balance more quickly after a disturbance.
I also work with trauma from a body-based perspective (Somatic Experiencing), allowing your body-mind system to reorganize and integrate what happened so you can move forward with your life in a way that feels more authentic and steady.
I am excited about working with couples at the very beginning of their journey together with or without young children, and also with those who've been together for many decades.
Young couples, seniors, living with dementia, ALS, Parkinson's