Here is my philosophy on bodies: we are in this world to experience life. We do that through our senses; sight, smell, touch, taste, sound. And all of those are housed in our body, no denying that. So the body is our vessel through which we live life. The ‘tool’ that allows us to dive into this amazing whirlwind of experiences we encounter. By definition I can only see that as perfection and beauty. Awesome.
Having a distorted or limited or non-positive or disconnected experience of your body, will therefore have an immediate impact on your experience of life. I know, I have been there myself.
There is a path to healing and finding peace with the body, which will then allow you to be more open again to everything around you. That is the goal of creating a positive body image in my opinion. Will you join me in the beautiful experience of life by giving yourself the gift of feeling positive about your body?
Get started right now by diving into my online program: The Path to a Positive Body Image which will help you get acquainted with your body, and help you understand the messages it has been sending you. By doing the exercises you will take positive steps towards embracing the wondrous vessel you call your body. Go on, you know you want to!
Download your free gift now
Why not download this free collection of tips on how to start improving the way you feel in your skin. No strings attached, my gift to you. This will let you get acquainted with my approach and discover what works for you. Simply click on the image below, and off you go. Also available in Dutch!
New! Body Connection, here are a few exercises to help you get more connected to your physical body. Have a try. Here is your free download:
One-on-One Body Image Coaching
For those of you based in The Netherlands (Europe) I am also available for real-life Body Image coaching sessions. These are designed to be part of your process as a means of extra support or a deep-dive. Contact me with any questions about these or for alternatives if you are not NL based or simply want to design a program that is more tailored to your needs.
Body Mapping Session
It can be hard to connect to your body, all of it, and really feel what your believes and emotions are. In a body mapping session we will first talk about what your head believes and then move into a slow and safe exploration of your body. We may use a mirror or my hand to help guide you to all the different parts of your anatomy. What you will discover is an array of thoughts and judgements.
And why would you want to know? First to discover that you do not hold just 1 single believe about your body. Secondly to pinpoint the areas you would like to connect to more lovingly. This is pivotal in the journey towards greater self acceptance.
Body Embracing Cuddle Session
We humans thrive when we are touched and feel the safety of another accepting embrace. A cuddle session is a quiet ritual of touch and loving. Fully clothed and you set your boundaries for touch. We will first share some tea and speak a bit about your connection with your body before we get comfortable for 45 mins of being held. Breathing together and just feeling this embrace will bring healing and relaxation. Afterwards you are free to share what came up for you, but also to just share more time together in silence.
On your way to loving your body, this method can help you accept a very safe form of touch on that same body. Relaxing into it. Integrating the work you do on making that change.
Have you come to that place where you want to also get comfortable with being naked, with sharing your body publicly in a completely non-sexual way? Then the sauna might be the perfect step to take. But it can be daunting, so let me join you and support this part of your journey. Together we can face the world and you will discover that every body there is as perfect and imperfect as yours is. Each in their own special way.
I love this feeling of freedom, where nudity is simply functional.
Prior to our excursion we will Skype and get to know each other a little and discuss your challenges and hopes. Please contact me with any questions if you feel hesitant but triggered.