Online Workshop Series
This Summer/Fall we offer a series of open online workshops called Embracing Life. Under this umbrella we will take a look at some of the challenges and struggles that life throws at you and how you can overcome (and even embrace) them!
From Comparing to Caring - owning and appreciating your own body 2nd June - 16th June, Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30 pm
How to go from Fighting to Forgiving - making your relationships more loving 22th Sep. - 6th Oct. 2021, Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30 pm
Lost and Confused - where do I go from here? 13th Oct. - 3rd Nov. 2021, Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30 pm
Dive into your inner world and become amazed by your own power and possibilities! During these workshops, Desiree and Marjan will help you become aware of thought patterns, beliefs and old conditionings that hold you back: fixed ideas you have about your body and health, loss, relationships, parenting etc. which drive your behaviour and actions. You will learn to dissolve these inhibiting thoughts and convictions, encounter new ways to approach life and discover concrete steps that really take you where you want to go!
You are not what you think
You are not what you think, yet your thoughts can have enormous power over you when you start to believe them. Whether you believe empowering or disempowering thoughts, your mind will show you lots of examples to support your belief. When the disempowering thoughts become your identity – the downward spiral is starting!
You become what you do
Once identified with the negative thoughts, your behaviour and actions follow the negative track. You adopt negative behaviour, take negative actions and others will respond to it negatively, which reinforces your belief. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. As body and mind are tightly connected, they influence each other all the time.
You can claim control
Understanding the dynamic between thoughts, feelings and actions is the starting point of change. Start learning how you can investigate and change your thoughts and behaviour and you will quickly understand that life is loving and kind. Join us on a journey to your upward spiral where you become the person you want to be and have a life you love.
owning and appreciating your own body
What do you see when you look into the mirror? ls a loving and kind person looking back at you or do you only see what is not there: your legs are not thin enough or long enough, your skin is starting to age, your hair is not long enough, curly enough or straight enough, etc. etc. The list is endless. With those observations come feelings of unworthiness, shyness, blame and shame. Everybody around you seems to have what you lack.
As a result you cover yourself up or wear 'favourable' clothes instead of the clothes that you adore. Maybe you become obsessed with food and exercise, counting calories, steps and ways of transport. Unawares you might even withdraw from life, not doing the things that you love to do.
In this online workshop you will go on a gentle journey within, looking at the thoughts, discussions and beliefs that are filling your head. With the help of The Work of Byron Katie you learn how to stop comparing your body and reclaim the beauty and love for yourself. With that, your body will become your loyal companion again.
From Comparing to Caring takes place on 3 Wednesdays starting June 2nd, 2021 and finishing June 16th. Each of the 3 sessions starts at 19:00 hrs and finishes at 20.30 hrs. The maximum number of participants is 12 to ensure an intimate setting. The sessions are held via Microsoft Teams. A phone or computer is all you need to participate.
The complete workshop costs € 150.
making your relationships more loving
How often are you distracted or lying awake in bed because you had a fight with someone? It interferes with your life and takes your attention hostage. “He does not listen …, she should not have done that …, I can’t believe they …” Your thoughts run wild and the story keeps growing on you. Even when these people are not around you, they are in your mind and mess with your peace ….
The way we normally deal with these differences of opinion is by pushing back harder, explaining ourselves ever clearer and finding all kinds of reasons why we are right and the other is wrong. Sounds familiar? Wouldn't it be wonderful to find another way? To meet the other from a place of love and kindness?
In this online workshop you will go on a gentle journey within, looking at the thoughts, discussions and beliefs that are filling your head. With the help of The Work of Byron Katie you learn how to find peace of mind and feel connected to the people around you again. With that, the joy of partnership finds a new place in your heart.
From Fighting to Forgiving takes place on 3 Wednesdays starting Sept. 22nd, 2021 and finishing Oct. 6th. Each of the 3 sessions starts at 19:00 hrs and finishes at 20.30 hrs. The maximum number of participants is 12 to ensure an intimate setting. The sessions are held via Microsoft Teams. A phone or computer is all you need to participate.
The complete workshop costs € 150.
Lost and Confused
where do I go from here
There are many situations that can throw us off course: the changing world around us due to the pandemic, a divorce, loss of your job, the need to work again after many years out of a job, getting sick or having money issues that change everything. It might also be that you are living your life and now you enter a new life stage where you want to change something and you wonder what your true passions would be, but you can’t find it.
At these crossroads in our life, we often feel lost and confused and just need some direction on how to take the next step or reconnect with our inner motivation and drive. We have developed a tunnel view of our life and don’t see all the options that are available to us.
In this online workshop we look at what is holding your back and what wisdom of yours can guide you back into a life you love. We will share worksheets, processes and work with you directly so you can understand and connect with yourself on a whole new level! With that, you will move forward with confidence and clarity.
Lost and Confused takes place on 4 Wednesdays starting Oct. 13th and finishing Nov. 3rd 2021. Each of the 4 sessions starts at 19:00 hrs and finishes at 20.30 hrs. The maximum number of participants is 12 to ensure an intimate setting. The sessions are held via Microsoft Teams. A phone or computer is all you need to participate.
The complete workshop costs € 200.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Desiree is a brilliant coach! Not only is she easy to communicate with but she always goes the extra mile to bring all her energy and passion to a conversation. She thinks out of the box, is always clear and to the point and also just a wonderful person. She asks all the right questions at the right time to get you thinking and always comes up with a brilliant result!”
— Assem Klammsteiner, CEO