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

Between 2017 and 2020, I developed 2 online courses (Integral Flourishing Part 1 and Integral Flourishing Part 2), which are both available on Ubiquity University, an online educational platform. 

During the Integral Flourishing courses, 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