About my poetry book Happy

I received this gracious comment from author Kim Stafford about my poetry book Happy which is only available in syllabus form at the moment.  “This book offers you three gifts: story-based considerations of our need for the strength of solace, poems that work like singing spells to advance that solace, and the whole project’s invitation …

Expressive and creative writing course

Starts: March 5-April 27, 2018, in English and/or Dutch  WRITING, and especially creative and expressive writing helps people to access deeper layers in themselves and tap into their own wisdom. Numerous studies have shown that writing is not only good for personal well-being and the processing of negative experiences but affects one’s physical health and …

Career Writing workshops in spring 2018 Netherlands

CAREER WRITING Vrijdag, 16 maart 2018, 13.00 -17.00 uur ‘Trial’ voor geïnteresseerden tegen een geringe ‘onkostenvergoeding’ van € 50, — Taal: Nederlands Locatie: Kronenberg & collega’s, Eindstraat 21, Venray Beschrijving: Het oude idee over loopbaanbegeleiding is dat we onze talenten moeten matchen aan bestaand werk. Maar door de onzekerheid en complexiteit van de arbeidsmarkt — …

What is career writing?

Career Writing is a narrative career learning method that involves creative, expressive and reflective writing exercises to develop a story of identity. Identity is defined in this context as the story of what gives meaning and purpose to one’s life and in what direction one would like to develop, career wise. Career is broadly defined and does …

Another taste of Happy

Another piece of the book “Happy: poems and reflections for writing and healing the self” which will be out this fall… You are not who you think you are Research on writing and healing and family systems therapy reveals that secrets clog up our working memory. They can even make us sick. What is inherent …

Finland meets career writing

Our latest work endeavours took us to the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu and to Helsinki. In Joensuu, Frans and I met with a career-research team and gave workshops on career writing and why career dialogues are not as easy as they seem. We also gave two lectures.  Our colleagues said they got more …