I studied Civil Law at Leiden University (in the Netherlands). After graduating, I started working as a lawyer in 1996. A few years later, in 2001, I changed my career and started working for the local Government (municipality of The Hague) as a Policy advisor. In 2011, after reading the PRI*-book ‘Rediscovering The True Self’ by the Dutch psychologist Ingeborg Bosch, my life changed completely. For the first time in my life I understood what was happening to me when I was so overwhelmed by emotions (emotions like anger, fear, unworthyness, shame, and the feeling that life was just too hard for me) and where the root of these emotions lay: not in the present, but in my past! I learned that these thoughts and feelings were ‘only’ outdated survivaltechniques that acted up in certain situations. I was not crazy, there was a solution, and there was help. This gave me a new perspective on life and also so much hope: I could fix this, and it was not even that hard.
I wrote a book about my personal PRI story. For more information, see ‘Book‘ in the menu above.
If you want to know more about my ‘healing journey’, watch these YouTube videos:
For more information also see the PRI* (Past Reality Integration) website: www.prionline.nl