My company name – For People on the Move – is related to my personal story.
I’ve studied and lived in many places in the world, and I still travel a lot. Even when it comes to personal growth, I keep moving.
A long journey … that brought me back to myself
My life journey began in 1961.
I grew up in Zonhoven, a village in Limburg (Belgium) as the third child in a family of four children.
My grandfather was active as a pioneer in the Trade Union. My father strived in his how way for a better world and – in that way – I take after him.
As a young university student, I discovered Transactional Analysis. And I’ve never lost it.
I’ve learned that you can build a better world by working with people. You can only change structures by changing the people who make decisions about those structures. I’ve learned to take responsibility in my own circle and I’ve learned how to invite people to do the same in their own circles.
In a growth group for women I found out that I’m OK and that I can make my own choices very well. Then, with the help of TA, I made choices that I’m happy about today. The realisation that I am able to formulate beautiful goals and give them shape has defined me forever.
With TA as my compass, I’ve been on the move in all meanings of the phrase. I traveled around the world, from Nigeria (1992-1995) to Australia (1995-2000).
In Sydney, I followed my TA education. With a ‘Certified Transactional Analyst’, certificate I returned to Belgium in 2000. I set a clear goal for myself: share the insights of TA with other people who are moving, literally or figuratively.
By 2015, I obtained the TSTA Certificate: Trainer and Supervisor Transactional Analyst, awarded by the European Association for Transactional Analysis. This provides my clients with a guarantee of a quality approach.
By this point, I feel that body language is an important source of self-awareness and change. And that it perfectly complements TA. Transactional Analysis provides understanding of how old patterns contribute to stress and other emotions.
But body language goes even deeper. The body also shows patterns and emotions. And that’s what you feel: when you get angry, you want to walk away or you feel paralysed. By listening to your body, you understand your patterns even better. You return to your core and feel what your body really needs. That makes the combination of TA and bodywork so beneficial. Certainly in stress and trauma-related complaints.
What drives me?
My love for people, life and the world.
After looking for some time, I now find harmony in my life. Transactional Analysis and working with body language showed me the way.
And I’d like to share that gift with anyone who wants to receive it.
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