Location: The American Book Center Treehouse : Voetboogstraat 11 1012 XK Amsterdam

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Description: ‘I Need Your Love, Approval and Appreciation – Is That True?’

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” (John Milton – Paradise Lost)

Many people look for a relationship, hoping it will be heaven, only to find out it can be hell! In the words of Byron Katie: “Everyone agrees that love is wonderful, except when it’s terrible…” So what role does our mind play in creating a loving and lasting bond with someone and how can we leave our self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors behind?

In this 2-day workshop led by ABC’s Spiritual Book Club members Richard Kwakernaak and Sagar Simon, the subject of relationships will be approached from various viewpoints, elaborating specifically on the fields of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness and The Work of Byron Katie. This event is an opportunity to thoroughly investigate what you feel, believe and desire about relationships, without necessarily being consciously aware of it now. It serves to provide a space and time for finding inner peace and clarity, in support of living a joyful life. The workshop will be fun, revealing and leave you with tools you can instantly use when noticing stress.

Hosts: Richard Kwakernaak (communication trainer and coach) and Sagar Simon (MD in Counseling, Gestalt Therapist and Hypnotherapist)

Start Date: Date has changee stay tune to this page for our new date in July

Start Time: 10:00

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Rembrandt’ Birthday Amsterdam at it’s best

Good morning to you all…Today is Rembrandt’s Birthday and to commemorate it the birthday…This mourning 15th of July there was a free breakfast, coffee and entrance from 7:00-9:00 into The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

The fun part is I got to gossip and connect with people…Find out a bit what they are doing and what is happening in their lives…I smiled at one lady and then she said I know you…It turns out she was working at the Rose (new age growth center in Amsterdam) and she remembered me from the days I did hypnosis…I talked about the work of Byron Katie she said she would put Katie’s one day event up on the Rose bulletin board…And we talked about how people become fixed aided and closed and do not want outsiders to interfere in their lives especially at their work place…And what happens is that people push away new possibilities and new experiences…and I suggested that if people are open then they can investigate what they think would happen if some new or a new way of working comes into their lives…I love that she listened…And of course, the question is, as always, am I listening …