“Try to respect the reasons your lifetrap developed in the first place. In your childhood, it was essential for your emotional survival. But what was once a help to you is now hurting you, and it is time to give it up. It is time for you to begin the slow journey out of self-denial… Continue reading Yoga and Schema Therapy: Similar Ideas from Different Angles
Yoga and psychology are two fields that I am super passionate about. I love to integrate modern science with ancient philosophy, and insights from clinical practice with an experiential therapeutic approach. Do you share the passion and curiosity about yoga and psychology with me? And would you like to share your knowledge and experience in integrating both worlds? I will organize a brainstorm session each 3rd Sunday of the month through the Network Yoga Therapy Community: Yoga Therapy for Psychologists. You are most welcome to join and share your ideas.
I've been teaching yoga therapy workshops for a few years now. A recurrent question that people ask me is: what's the difference between yoga and yoga therapy? In this blog, you'll find three core ideas on yoga therapy. In its essence, yoga therapy is a long-term process of self-development. It is about becoming aware of your own patterns and changing them over time, taking care of your own health and wellbeing.
Nature always inspires me. When I'm walking in the mountains or the forest, I have all the time to reflect. Nature then suddenly seems to have all these beautiful messages and symbols about life. One of the things that lately came to my mind is the story about the Tree of Life. Traditional symbolism Trees… Continue reading The Tree of Life: a Symbol of Existence, Change and Infinity
It takes courage to experience your emotions fully. Many people learn to be more open, accepting and compassionate towards themselves when they practice yoga. In this blog, I'm sharing with you how yoga can help to cope with difficult emotions - including a short exercise you can do at home!
Last weekend I attended The Yoga Therapy Conference, which was about 'the science of human connection'. I am still buzzing with inspiration - the programme was full of interesting talks by passionate speakers sharing their research findings, experiences and sparkling ideas. They helped me to understand yoga therapy from different angles, from neurobiology to yoga… Continue reading How yoga therapy can help to form safe relationships