Building a Better World

The better we understand ourselves, others and the world we live in, the more effectively we can work together to build a better world. Therefore, it is my belief that one of the most important goals of education should be to help us to become better versions of ourselves. 

My Teaching Background

At the age of 14, I had my first ever paying job as a homework tutor, teaching English to dyslexic pupils at my grammar school. 

Years later, while working as a physical therapist, it became clear to me how physical complaints are often the result of a lack of bodily awareness.

I also witnessed the relationship between various physical complaints and psychological well-being.

It became clear to me how much physical suffering human beings can avoid by learning to cultivate a healthy relationship with our body, our emotions, our thoughts and our beliefs.

As a result, I ventured more and more into education…

In-Person Teaching

  • Between 2001 and 2002, I taught a course in Bodily Awareness at the Dutch Waldorf College in Driebergen-Zeist.
  • Between 2015 and 2017, I taught 6 courses in health, well-being and self-development at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Between 2012 and 2017, I facilitated dozens of workshops within the Dutch healthcare and education sectors. 
  • Between 2015 and 2016, I taught two editions of a course titled The School of Transformation, focused on supporting personal development within a framework of Integral Theory.
  • In 2017, I also taught a stress management course for Ph.D students employed by the AMC (Academic Medical Centre) in Amsterdam.

Online Teaching

The Essence of Integral Flourishing 

In 2021, I released my online course, The Essence of Integral Flourishing, on Integral Life

The Essence of Integral Flourishing is a self-paced course, which you can start and finish whenever you want. The course consists of 83 videos, 17 audio-exercises and 64 other practical exercises to help you enhance your well-being, increase your resilience and deepen your self-insight. 

The course represents 24 years of my professional life, combining many of my most important insights, experiences and knowledge. 

Why Take The Essence of Integral Flourishing Course?

If you’re serious about living a life that is as healthy, happy and meaningful as possible, then expanding your knowledge about the science of flourishing is the foundation of doing so.

After all, the better you know what motivates you to make healthy life choices, what brings you joy and gives you a feeling of purpose, the more effectively you can take action to optimize your well-being.

Indeed, by learning more about yourself, it’s as if you’re gradually uncovering a dashboard full of buttons, dials and other controls that you can tweak to make your life significantly more satisfying.

That’s why The Essence of Integral Flourishing course takes you deeply into integral meta-theory and the PERMA model of flourishing to give you a deep, scientifically grounded view into human well-being. 

During the course, you will be invited to:

  • Learn how to improve the quality of your relationships
  • Enhance your ability to achieve important life goals
  • Explore techniques to manage stress effectively
  • Get to know your individual character strengths
  • Experiment with ways to experience deeper meaning in life

Learn More About The Essence of Integral Flourishing

To learn more about The Essence of Integral Flourishing course, or to take the course, visit Integral Life.

The Essence of Integral Flourishing online course is available around the world.