Workshop on Narcissism (23/06/2018):
Thank you for joining our workshop last Saturday! That was a fruitful meeting about Narcissism. Looking forward to the next one.
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"You are not alone": Open Discussion evening
On June 14th, a group of expats from the Hague and the surrounding area gathered to discuss how we feel about Loneliness.
In this monthly meeting we explored how we can feel less lonely and more connected with others, how we can break the vicious circle of loneliness, and if there is a part of loneliness that "is ok".
Lifelong learning continues: EFT Externship. (21/04/2018):
Talking about relationships and emotions is not the easiest thing in the world. But Sue Johnson has made it more accessible to everyone. Dr. Sue Johnson is the developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy, and I was glad to participate in one of her trainings in Madrid last April. More ready now to support couples in their communication and expression!
AntiLoneliness in Leiden's newspaper!
So excited to be for the first time in a newspaper!
And this time in Leiden's (my lovely city) daily newspaper.
Me and the journalist Wilfred Simons talked about loneliness (of course), about depression, about therapy, about the Dutch and the Greek cultures, about social media, and also about Odysseus and his journey to Ithaca!
If you bump into Leidsch Dagblad, give it a read (if your Dutch is good) .
Or visit me in my office for a cup of tea and some newspaper-reading!
Relationship Detox Workshop (11/10/17)
In collaboration with BLOOM - House of Health in the Hague, we were invited to organise and facilitate a workshop in Relationships and help individuals to recognise and to replace toxic patterns with healthy communication within their relationships.
Looking forward to the next one!
We were honoured to be invited by Puur 'n' Kuur in Bussum, and give a presentation on how to "Detox your Relationships".
We enjoyed it so much and so were the participants who "bombarded" us with many interesting questions after the end of the presentation. Until next time!
It seems like a new, overwhelmingly obsessive trend; all we hear or read about is "How to be happy", "10 ways to be happy", "How to avoid people that are not happy", etc. But what is actually implied is "Try to be happy, because everyone else is happy, except you, and, actually: What's wrong with you?".
As an expat, you might struggle with things like loneliness and happiness. After all, you’re far away from your home country and family. Here are a few tips to help regain your inner peace!
Read more HERE
Being interviewed by Joana Moreira
While it may seem counter-intuitive due to the nice weather and being able to be outdoors, some people can suffer from an increased sense of loneliness during the summer, especially if you’re an expat far away from your home country and family.
Sometimes in the summer there is an unexpected wave of loneliness that can punch us in the face. It makes us feel awkward, a little bit embarrassed and maybe even a little bit scared of what will come next.
Read more here
The Anti-Conflict workshop was successfully held last two Wednesdays (February 24 & March 2) in the Hague, in the beautiful and cozy building of Het Coachhuis. Our participants loved it and they gained a lot of relationship skills out of it.
Here you will find the latest news of The Anti-Loneliness Project (media, workshops, presentations). Enjoy!