Mindfulness is an integral part of my life and has been since seriously embarking on the path in the 2000s. In 2010 I became an MBSR teacher and have been offering mindfulness courses to groups in business, primary and secondary schools, university, and the general public ever since. American born, resident of the Netherlands since 1989, I love to travel, meet, and learn from fellow beings. My understanding of mindfulness deepened through practice and courses in (self-) compassion, interpersonal mindfulness, mindful schools and the first MMTCP. Now finishing the Insight Dialogue teacher development program, I lead ID day-longs and weekend retreats. The interface between Buddhism and neuroscience—especially relating to trauma—are my current focus.
I’d describe my mentoring style as encouraging, cultivating conditions for growth and joyful learning with structure, a ‘light touch,’ evidence-based learning, boundless curiosity, and humor. My intention in life: to live wholeheartedly and with kindness.