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Vision

Coaching and Therapy for self-empowerment

Just as plant automatically orientates itself towards the sun, each human being has the organic impulse to move towards connection, health, aliveness and balance. It is this fundamental bodily and psychological principle that lies at the core of my work.

“A powerful and grounded therapist who guides me with ease trust and clarity to the core of my worries in life. After each session I can accept and love a new part of myself.” (J.Schoofs)

From time to time, we might struggle with thoughts, feelings and behaviors that we don't like are unwanted, unproductive, or even harming to ourselves.

Coaching or therapy can then be very helpful.Together we will examine what you need in order to find more wholeness and relief of your symptoms.

I am a somatic experience practitioner® (body orientated trauma therapist) and Stress release expert. Somatic experiencing®, Narm® Tamalpa's Life/Art process® mindfulness based stress reduction and voice dialogue,, from the pillars of the work we will do together.

My own past experience with stress and trauma symptoms, my artistic background and the words Safety, Trust, Empathy and Compassion inform the way I work.

With the tools you learn and the benefits you gain from our sessions you will build long lasting change and growth in both your personal and professional life.

you can expect professional and skillful guidance together with a true listening ear.


METHOD

What is it?

somatic experiencing® (SE), founded by Dr. Peter A. Levine, is a science-based approach to physical and psychological symptoms of stress, shock and trauma. It works with the body’s natural self-regulating systems.

The Narm® method(neuroaffective relational model)is a method of psychotherapy specifically aimed at treating attachment, relational and developmental trauma, otherwise referred to as “Complex Trauma”. NARM holds that while what happened in the past is significant, it is not what happened in the past that creates the symptoms that you experience today a an adult. It is the persistence of survival styles appropriate to the past that distorts present experience and creates symptoms. These survival patterns, having outlived their usefulness, create ongoing disconnection from our authentic self and from others.

Tamalpa's Life/Art process®is an expressive art therapy that uses mindful observation, drawing writing and movement. Its based on gestalt therapy, Feldenkrais and jungian psychotherapy.

The natural capacity of our organism to find balance is incredible when its process is not stopped by an anxious, worried and overanalyzing mind. Acceptance, softness towards yourself and mindful tracking of body sensations and thoughts are therefore keywords in our sessions.

This work is suitable for reducing stress, anxiety, low self-esteem , self critic, fear of failure, tension complaints, addiction, burn-out, eating disorders, various vague bodily complaints, migraines, fybromaliga, chronic fatigue,boundlessness, grief, dis balance between thinking and feeling, sensitivity to light, smells, sounds,or unresolved issues.

How does it work?

To re negotiate our habitual patterns and to create long lasting change the basic stance of science and body orientated therapists is that new experiences have to be owned on an experiential bodily level. They have to be integrated into the body/mind and nervous system in order to be effective.

The body never 'lies'
Each thought connected to a feeling causes a muscle change. Therefore you can see the body as a storage place and a conduit where its possible to see and experience all of your life’s experiences. This means that through the body we can identify, change and release any challenge we have. We can reduce and get rid of complaints. Living a completer, fuller and healthier life.

Somatic experiencing® integrates Cognitive, emotional, social and physical processes, by linking a direct bodily experience (tingling,warmth,numbness, spaciousness) to verbal reflection. Integrating the body and mind.

We translate the made discovery’s into daily life actions. You will gain insight in your behavior and feelings. And get to expand or (re)discover your possibilities and strengths. So you can actively design your own life to your wishes and needs.

We will work from a chair.

For who?

For everybody who would like support with small or big challenges in life. And for those who feel fine but would like to experience more depth and meaning in their lives.

Due to the gentle nature of the somatic experiencing approach this work is also very suitable for:

  • Highly sensitive people (hsp)
  • Everybody who has difficulties giving words to their experience or prefers to express experiences non verbally.
  • Teenagers, children, creative people

Due to Narm approach and voice dialogue this work can fit with those who are:

  • Verbally and analytically orientated

Company’s/schools: Hire me for individual session to support employers and students. Increase the work capacity, health and learning capacity’s of your employees and students.

Group sessions: for mindful, creative or therapeutic workshops click here for offers and more info.

BENEFITS AND OUTCOMES

  • More self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Your mental, emotional and physical resilience will improve
  • You can attune your thinking, feelings and behavior better
  • Your ability to live free-er happy-er and easier will increase
  • Increased contact to your true emotions, feelings and thoughts
  • Better contact with yourself and the world around you
  • More choice in (difficult) situations
  • Your work and private relations improve
  • Gain a healthier body image
  • You live according to who you are and your full potential
  • You can follow and reach your goals and ambitions
  • More rest, peace, relaxation and balance in your life

THERAPIST

About me

My name is Hilde Elbers (NL,1979) an ISMETA certified and registered somatic movement therapist and educator. Focussing on stress relief, trauma, recovery and artistic career counseling. For as long as I can remember I was fascinated with the workings of the human psyche in relation to the body. Yet I started out as a dancer and choreographer. During a part of my artistic career I simultaneously dealt with disordered eating, coped with high stress, huge self critic and symptoms of trauma. This propelled me into an even deeper search of the body/mind relationship, and so I recovered from my difficulties.

I engaged in diverse meditation and mindfulness courses and I graduated in 2016 as an expressive arts therapist at the Tamalpa institute. Internationally recognized for its ground breaking programs and unique approach to movement based expressive arts education and therapy. I graduated in 2019 as an Somatic experiencing practitioner (body orientated trauma therapy).

I found that for me and many others the combination of expressing and sensing through and with the body, together with the analytical capacity’s of the mind one could achieve extraordinary things.

Inspired by that journey my life’s mission became to help others who are struggling with their critical voices, addictions, stress or other challenges in life.

I hope many people will find their way to live wholesome and fulfilling lives. I would be honored to be of service to you and help you on your journey.

Prices and location

A live 1 on 1 session or an Skype session is 1 hour
€ 60,- per session ex Vat
€ 50,- per session ex Vat for students
€ 275,- for 5 sessions (to be used within 3 months of purchase) ex. Vat
€ 225,- for 5 sessions (to be used within 3 months of purchase) ex. Vat for students

Group sessions: time and price to be discussed together

Location
Amsterdam Marcantilaan 255
Rotterdam via coachingshuis

Extra service
Session at home: I come over to your house (in Amsterdam) for appointments. Also you can hire me for your company or school. But I can come to your location to benefit your employers and students. If you like some extra support or something comes up between sessions you can always phone/email me.

Sessions are not covered by insurance but are tax deductible.

May I remember who I am
As the earth moves beneath my feet.
and new mountains emerge from the depths of the sea.
All that was hidden must now be revealed
with nothing left to cling to
and no one to blame,
I am at last alone with myself.
immersed in the ocean within
While it all rises up to meet me
and so i learn to breath
into the turbulent waters of my emotions
To find the inner anchor that holds still
as the winds for change and uncertainty
Blow through my mind my bones and my world.
nowhere left to run
Right here, right now.
open ready
it is time to return to wholeness
To remember who I am.