Highly sensitive yet experiencing emotions as a powerful ally through life?
Anxious of rejection and criticism yet stepping out of the shade and able to show the world what you've got?
A born caretaker, with a strong tendency to please others, yet living fully & accordingly to your own wishes?
I'm not going to say it's easy, but nevertheless you are very much capable of learning to feel A and yet commit to doing B?
To be able to do that, your relationship with painful thoughts and feelings must change and -for most people, especially those who have highly developed feelers- extra support is very welcome.
As being quite sensitive myself, aswel as a trained clinical psychologist & behavioural therapist, I've combined both life- and clinical experience and created a different approach to therapy, one that leaves Freuds sofa for what it is and puts you in the drivers seat. I'll be happy to take the passengers-seat and be your guide into expanding your psychological flexibility.
Since you found your way here, I assume something or someone inspired you to do so. The first step towards making a change is, in this way, already set.
When we humans are willing to go through the discomfort of making changes that means something is up. It means something hurts. It means a painful feeling is trying to push its way up into your consciousness, if only you allow it.
We're terrified of what might happen if we allow these pains. Though we shouldn't, on the contrary, we should be terrified of what will happen if we don't.
But before I expect you to trust me with any of your intimate struggles, I'll share a little bit about me.
My name is Sarah. I'm passionate about guiding others towards living an authentic & purposeful life. This is, in itself, what inspires me most: exploring our human nature and our ability to grow through (not despite!) pain.
This last 2 years a growing sense of frustration and resistance -aka my pain- pushed me to make a change. I felt I wasn't helping my clients as much as I could, talk therapy alone wasn't going to help them make the changes they desired.
After doing this work for ten years, I felt I needed to make a shift, a bit as if turning the wheel of my ship. Mindfulness, ACT and behavioural therapy are still the pillars of my work, though the approach & thus the shape of the therapy format has become entirely different.
Don't hate, meditate
Meditation opens our consciousness to the realization that we are not who we thought we were. We are not our beliefs, just as the ocean is not the waves. A higher awareness creates more conscious choices towards living the life we actually want to lead.
Sitting in silence is therefore furthest from 'useless', it is the prelude of inspired action.
Guided meditations are part of any program that I develop, infused with the experience of my own daily meditation practice and the knowledge from my background in clinical psychology & behavioural therapy.
The Fully Present program is developed to help you learn and integrate meditation into your daily life.
For free guided meditations in Dutch & English, find me on insight timer as Sarah Elisabeth Braeckevelt.
Expand, Explore & Enjoy.
"Every human has a natural inclination to ascend to higher planes of existence, but it rests upon each of us to match that inclination with real initiative."
-Brendon Burchard, The motivation manifesto