Upcoming workshops

Please click on the links below to learn more about individual workshops:

An introduction to EFT

An introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT is a simple and effective technique that can decidedly help you to centre and ground, thereby delivering relaxation and improved health with remarkable speed. The theory behind EFT is that negative emotions are caused by disturbances in the body’s energy system. By tapping certain acupuncture points on the meridian system with your fingertips, it removes these disruptions caused by stress, trauma or other negative influences.

  Brussels, 45€

EFT Weekend - Tap into the life you want

EFT Weekend for you to create the life you want, Orval

It is my greatest joy to invite you to the upcoming EFT weekend in Orval. Many requests have come my way about a follow up course after the introductory class to EFT. If you have been looking for a way to deepen your healing practice and better understand yourself and your emotions then this course is for you.

Our belief system is shaped by our life experiences. Sometimes few, but very decisive negative events can build a false perception of who we are. This can be such a reduced and narrow image, fueled by self-criticism, which limits and holds us back in life. As a result, based on this negative self-image, we end up not applying for that position, we don’t give that talk, or we don’t pursue the relationship or career we were always dreaming of.

However, there is a way out- it’s possible to have autonomy from your past. In this weekend we’ll go over the foundations of EFT and then plunge into deeper waters, regarding your health, emotions, as well as goal setting.

You might be in a situation in which you want to start over some aspect of your life- via a new career, maybe by developing your practice as a complementary health practitioner, perhaps you are looking for more peace and serenity after a separation, time of burnout or illness.  Whichever it is, you are welcomed with your search and questions and we’ll try to address them together.

Part of the course will be an introduction to the Five Element theory that constitutes the basis of Traditional Chinese medicine. Based on this we’ll look at emotional patterns that stand in your way and how you can be supported in addressing them.

The aim of this weekend is that you feel strengthened, inspired and filled with an array of tools and insights that can support you on the way to the life you want. On a personal note- if it wasn’t for EFT, I don’t think I’d be here writing this letter today. My professional switch, from working as a human rights advocate to setting up my practice and working in the healing arts was not an easy decision to make. But I love this work so much that I was determined to follow this path. EFT really helped to round the edges and supported me in countering my fears associated with this professional switch. Change takes time, energy and focus. But it can be done.

This weekend will take place in an organic farm placed in the gorgeous hills of the province of Luxembourg. There will be full vegan catering and lost of time to rest, recuperate and reflect.

Family constellations

Systemic Constellation day 8/12 2018 in Brussels

Systemic constellations provide an opportunity to explore and illuminate the dynamics behind personal difficulties in a fresh way. A constellation creates a kind of living map of a personal, family or other relational issue and provides a new perspective on complex, enduring or apparently intractable challenges. The map (made up of ‘representatives’ – people in the workshop, or name tags in individual coachings) which a constellation creates, allows the coach and client to access the wider system, see the hidden forces at play and identify new paths to lasting resolution.

Our happiness, we are told, depends above all on our hard work, our intentions and thoughts. In short, everyone is “the maker of his own fate” and the responsibility for it rests on our own shoulders.

But what if it weren’t entirely this way? What if, despite trying with clear intent and working really hard, some old unsatisfactory patterns keep on occurring over and over again-with no solution in sight? Both in the professional or private life.

Again you come across a choleric boss, or again you were left by your partner. Again the family reunion ends in a quarrel.

A systemic constellation can be helpful here. Through a constellation it is possible to gain insights into the underlying motives for your thoughts and actions. A constellation can help you re-position yourself and change perspective towards a situation or pattern in your life, an interaction you would like to address. Furthermore, and decisively, a constellation offers indications as to how to address relationships, whether in your professional or private life and can thereby help you stand in a different place, regain sense of agency in situation that previously seemed entrenched. This new perspective can be a decisive step in finding a lasting and meaningful solution.

Systemic constellation work is based on the assumption that all members of a family are interconnected over generations, regardless of whether these ties are reflected on the outside or not.
In this way, positive but also negative patterns of life and behaviours in families are often passed on unconsciously over generations and can be perpetuated. In particular, severe fates and tragic events (e. g. accidents, suicide, war) often have an effect over generations. It is, however, rarely apparent at first glance that a current, burdensome condition is linked to this.

Present day issues that you’d like to work on can be:
-family issues
-relationships (or the lack thereof)
-difficulties in the workplace
-illnesses
and many more themes

Procedure of a constellation
First of all, the request of the client is clarified. For this the client is invited to specifically name dramatic events in his/her family system. Then the client constellates the difficult situation with the help of representatives. The individual representatives are positioned in the room, all looking in a particular direction, at a certain distance from each other. Here often the representatives have distinct sensations and symptoms. Now, with the help of the representatives, many things can be unveiled and put into a healing place, following a systemic order that conveys utmost respect for everyone involved.

This weekend we work in a group of about 5-10 people.
No previous knowledge is required for these seminars.

Healing burnout
Coming back to life

Life can be unpredictable. At times it can push you to your limits, or well over them. Perhaps your job has taken everything out of you. Perhaps you experienced a shock. Perhaps you were overburdened by a family situation, or a sudden health crisis.
Often several things come together and leave us empty, exhausted and full of anxiety how to carry on. This can be a very lonely place.
In this workshop we will look at how to make sense of such an experience.
We will try to harvest the fall.
What has your body been trying to tell you? Is there a message from your soul?
Could this crisis be a turning point for the better?
This workshop will offer you a holistic toolkit to support your physical, spiritual and emotional health through simple steps.
You will learn:
– The Five Element theory – the foundation of Traditional Chinese medicine and see what an incredible map it is to both understanding your physical and emotional symptoms, as well as how to heal them. The Five Elements offer very specific dietary and life style recommendations.
– The Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT is a simple and effective technique that can decidedly help you to center and ground, thereby delivering relaxation and improved health with remarkable speed. The theory behind EFT is that negative emotions are caused by disturbances in the body’s energy system. By tapping certain acupuncture points on the meridian system with your fingertips, it removes these disruptions caused by stress, trauma or other negative influences. You can then easily let go of negative thinking.
– Share your joy and anguish for this world in rituals and group exercises based on Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects.
Everyone gets hurt and sometimes we need help to move past these wounds. The aim of the workshop is to provide you with both the practical tools and theoretical understanding that can help you place your fear, anger and sadness into a concrete healing context, so that you are able to move on.

Previous workshops

Previous workshops:

Understanding our psychological masks

In this workshop you will be introduced to key insights into the “Emotional Defences” that each one of us uses in order to feel secure and gain the approval of others.
The Defences are psychological masks each one of uses in different contexts, in order to feel secure and protected. Being aware of these strategies and the underlying needs of the Defences can be an invaluable tool for understanding yourself and others better, in order to foser a more collaborative environment in your workplace, as well as at home.

23/11/17,  18:00-20:00, OVIVE Centre, Rue de Spa 13, 1000 Brussels, 45€

29th April 17 Family Constellations FULLY BOOKED
10:30-17:00, OVIVE Centre, Rue de Spa 13, 1000 Brussels

12th May 17 Personal and Interpersonal Health, Lunchtime Health Conference, European Commission

19th May 17 Healing burn-out, hyper sensitivity and (chronic) fatigue- coming back to life 
 Antwerp, East West Centre, 70€ 
This workshop offers you a holistic toolkit to support your physical, spiritual and emotional health through simple steps. It combines a combination of the Emotional Freedom Technique with an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Both tools offer you incredible an incredible map both to understanding your physical and emotional symptoms and to healing them. TCM will lay out very specific dietary and life style recommendations to improving your health.

1st June 17 Healing burnout: Coaching, EFT and dietary healing

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the organs that are most impacted by burnout and see how these affect your emotions.
  • Receive very concrete dietary and lifestyle advice on how to address them.
  • Place fear, anxiety and anger into a broader context.
  • Learn an EFT sequence that directly addresses these emotions.
  • Do an exercise that connects you deeper with an aspect of yourself that wants to grow and heal.

18:00-20:00, OVIVE Centre, Rue de Spa 13, 1000 Brussels

8th June 17 Healing our Defences

In this workshop you will be introduced to key insights into the “Emotional Defences” that each one of us uses in order to feel secure and gain the approval of others.
The Defences are psychological masks each one of uses in different contexts, in order to feel secure and protected. Being aware of these strategies and the underlying needs of the Defences can be an invaluable tool for understanding yourself and others better, in order to foster a more collaborative environment in your workplace, as well as at home.
18:00-20:00, OVIVE Centre, Rue de Spa 13, 1000 Brussels

29th July 17 An introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
1/7/17 Antwerp,  for more info click here
EFT is a simple and effective technique that can decidedly help you to centre and ground, thereby delivering relaxation and improved health with remarkable speed. The theory behind EFT is that negative emotions are caused by disturbances in the body’s energy system. By tapping certain acupuncture points on the meridian system with your fingertips, it removes these disruptions caused by stress, trauma or other negative influences.
Deep Ecology- The Work that Reconnects

3/6/17 in Antwerp and 8/9/17- 10/9/17 in Orval

How can we be fully present to our beautiful Earth, while we as a species are progressively destroying it? In these times of great uncertainty, the Work that Reconnects (WTR) is a process that invites you to develop full presence and appreciation for the courage with which you are facing life. The WTR provides perspectives and practices drawn from systems science, Deep Ecology and spiritual traditions that reveal our inter-being with the web of life. At the end of this workshop you will have clarity on the next very concrete steps you can sustainably take in your life on behalf of greater life. Expect to leave this workshop feeling alive, nourished, filled up, and energised to play your unique role in the essential adventure of these unprecedented times.

Healing burn-out, hyper sensitivity and (chronic) fatigue- coming back to life 
30/1/17 and 1/4/17, Antwerp, East West Centre,

An introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

4/2/2017 and 20/3/17 Antwerp
30/11/16  Serenity Training, DG Translation, European Commission, Luxembourg “A unique blend of Eastern complementary health advice linked to instant life coaching relaxation techniques”, lunch time conference

7/12/16  Serenity Training, DG Translation, European Commission, Brussels “A unique blend of Eastern complementary health advice linked to instant life coaching relaxation techniques”, lunch time conference

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Saturday 1st October and 3rd December 2016 13:00-17:00 East West Centre Antwerp
Deep Ecology- The Work That Reconnects

Come and join me for this  workshop, which is the jewel in the crown in addressing the collective madness we face on a daily basis.

“The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other.” Joanna Macy

Fri/Sat/Sunday 9th-11th September, East West Retreat Centre, Orval, Weekend with gorgeous vegan food and breathtaking natural surroundings, 245€

4/6/16 Healing burn-out, hyper sensitivity and (chronic) fatigue- coming back to life

This workshop offers you a holistic toolkit to support your physical, spiritual and emotional health through simple steps.

It combines a combination of the Emotional Freedom Technique with an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Both tools offer you incredible an incredible map both to understanding your physical and emotional symptoms and to healing them.
TCM will lay out very specific dietary and life style recommendations to improving your health.

28/1/16  Serenity Training,  European Commission, DG Regio:  “A unique blend of Eastern complementary health advice linked to instant  life coaching relaxation techniques”, lunch time conference
5/3/16 An introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Antwerp

20/2/16 Healing (fear) in a fractured world, Brussels, 10:00-17:00

Be welcomed to a day to reconnect and heal.
Based on Joanna Macy’s Work that reconnects, you will be led through exercises and rituals to help you encounter and resolve feelings of anger, fear, despair or possibly emptiness.
In addition, you will be introduced to simple shiatsu exercises to learn how to heal your body and help you reconnect. Emotions can get stuck in the body and shiatsu is an ideal way to address these blockages.
The aim of the workshop is to help you feel strengthened, hopeful and with a vision on how to contribute constructively to this fractured world.

14/5/15 An introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Antwerp

3/12/15  Serenity Training, DG Mare, European Commission, “A unique blend of Eastern complementary health advice linked to instant life coaching relaxation techniques”, lunch time conference

30/11/15 An introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),
Workshops for highly sensitive people, De Magie van Ontmoeting, 19:00, Antwerp

31/10 An introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), East West Centre Antwerp

25/6 Serenity Training, DG Regio, European Commission
Presentation: Diet and finding ways of dealing with emotions, relaxation techniques as well as the use of acupuncture points to rebalance your energies.

6/6 EFT workshop, East West centre Antwerp

29-31/5 Spring retreat: Deep Ecology workshop, heal your self, connect to the earth Come and join me for this spring awakening deep ecology retreat in the beautiful surroundings of Orval. An ideal moment to reconnect with your self, nature and life all around you! 29/5 19:00- 31/5 16:00 East West Centre Antwerp East West Centre

If you have more questions you can reach me on (0032)(0) 474 61 29 57 or email me irene.nolte.email@gmail.com.