Reconnect to Yourself

Transforming (inner)conflict
through empathy


Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, rushing through the day, trying to share with others what is going on within you and only receiving back their opinions, suggestions and not feeling able to find a space of peace and true connection?
Are you often critical to yourself and focusing on everything that you could have done better, often feeling it's never enough, or that you are never enough?
Just take a breath now and aknowledge that it is perfectly OK to feel this way....
We have not been trained to live our lives from a place of true connection, (self)empathy and acceptance... and yet, this is the place where we truly belong and come alive.

BENEFITS OF AN EMPATHY SESSION:

An empathy session is a place where you can experience presence and deep listening and find support to connect to what is alive in you. You will receive guidance to find inner clarity to help you deal with a stressful situation you might be experiencing, or a (inner)conflict you would like to resolve.

You will be able to make choices from a place of connection and understanding rather than confusion and fear.

Ultimately the purpose of empathy sessions is to bring more awareness, wellbeing and mindfulness to your life.


PRIVATE EMPATHY SESSIONS
CAN SERVE YOU IF YOU...

feel confused, depressed, frustrated, overwhelmed, discouraged and want to find support to accompany you through a challenging situationare in emotional pain and have wounds you would like to heal are in a conflict situation that you would like to resolve and find a solution that meets everyone’s needswant to understand the dynamics behind an inner conflict and you want to find clarity on how to move forwardwant to practice (self)empathy and compassionwant to express yourself to the people around you in a way that is understood and welcomed.want to deepen the connection in the relationships that matter the most to you



My approach

I accompany you on your journey of self-connection, I actively listen with presence and empathy. I am not here to analyze, advise, judge, question or demand explanations. My intent is to offer a place of deep listening to connect with what is alive in you.

An empathy session would consist of any combination of the following, depending on what is alive for you in that moment:

Self-Empathy: understanding your own feelings and needs when something happened that you did not enjoy.Conflict resolution: Seeing the situation/conflict through the eyes of the other person/people involved and brainstorming of possible strategies that could meet everyone’s needs.Inner-conflict resolution: Understanding the dynamics behind an inner conflict or a difficult decision you want to make and get clarity on what needs and feeling are behind it

"The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed, be seen, be heard and companioned exactly as it is."

Parker J. Palmer

About me...

What makes me come alive is to accompany mindful individuals to find a place of true acceptance, connection and wellbeing.
While working in different fields ranging from coaching and personal development, to learning and adult education, what I’ve experienced over and over is that the biggest obstacle to our own wellbeing is the inability to offer ourselves (self)empathy. Through my work I bring together different methodologies such as NVC (Non Violent Communication), Deep Democracy and Art of Hosting to offer a unique space of self-empathy and wellbeing.
I have an educational background in Management Engineering and continued my education with some of the most renowned coaches and trainers such as Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Robin Sharma and many more.

Find out more through my LinkedIn profile…

About NVC

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a methodology that was developed 40 years ago by the American Ph.D psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. It is based on the principles of nonviolence: the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.

Marshall Rosenberg developed a model of communication that is now used to great success all over the world between individuals, in families, schools, businesses, and other institutions. Nonviolent Communication is also used in politics as a tool for conflict resolution and mediation between groups, militants, tribes and governments. And above all, Nonviolent Communication is a revolutionary approach to transforming our relationship both with ourselves and with those around us - our family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and so on.
NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by our culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

Through NVC and empathy, people can experience greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and transform their (inner)conflicts.

"When our communication supports compassionate giving and receiving, happiness replaces violence and grieving"

Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD