I like to see myself as a world citizen. I was born on a little island close to South-America, lived a big part of my life in Europe (the Netherlands, France and Belgium) and a big part of my life in Australia (Queensland). So, I’ve almost done a tour around the world. I am married twice. My first husband gave me a son and 3 daughters. My second husband gave me a stepdaughter.
I have always regarded my 5 children as my biggest teachers. They have taught me everything I didn’t want to know about myself. Of course I didn’t see it like that at first. But by observing their behaviour and – sometimes desperately wondering why they behaved the way they did – I learned that it reflected where I was at in life. Needless to say, they still teach me today.
The more I saw and accepted all parts of myself, the more whole I felt.
The more whole I felt, the more I loved myself.
The more I loved myself, the more I was able to love my children.
Press ‘repeat story’ for every other relationship in my life (partner, parents, siblings, family and friends). When I finally ‘got it’ that every other is a mirror of myself, I broke down and cried. And Love walked in.
My life’s experiences have taught me much about myself. My studies have given me a theoretical understanding of life’s teachings, which allows me to use evidence based practice in my work with you.
Why Soul Massage?
I can help you to look at yourself in a non-threatening way, using Art Psychotherapy, Counselling skills, Mindfulness practice, Psychosomatic Therapy and integrative massage. In short: Soul Massage. Massage means to knead, to push and to pull, to touch and to feel. Together we’re looking at touching and feeling your Soul, kneading it, bringing movement in it, sometimes giving it a bit of a push or pulling it back. Whatever you need at this moment in time.
I believe in you. I believe in your capacity to be the person you want to be, I believe in your inner strength and that I can be of service to look together at how you can use your inner resources. But most of all, I can reflect back to you the wonderful and magnificent soul that you are.