In this phase of my life, I am fully empowered. Together with my wife, I have four children that I am very proud of. In addition, I have a company that runs great and from which I get a lot of satisfaction.
This was different fifteen years ago. When I was 19, I ended up in a severe burnout. I could not do anything anymore and was literally burned out. Two studies, 20 hours of work, sports at a Dutch level, a protein intolerance (physical malheur) and a will to always go on and be there for people, ensured that I ended up in hospital with heart complaints and a failing body.
This is how my road to recovery went
The road to recovery took me 2 years. The 2 years were full of falling, getting up, falling very hard again, etc. But each time I landed a bit softer and started to understand that it didn't work out the way I wanted it to.
I learned that:
I slowly regained pleasure in the things I did.
Although you know it is okay to go outside, it sometimes seems easier to stay in. We take you outside, into nature. Fresh air, sun and wind make you stop thinking for a moment.
Especially when, in addition to your burnout, you also suffer from anxiety, panic or hyperventilation, the forest is a very suitable place to clear your head.
If it is too difficult for you to get to a suitable place where you can be coached, we will pick you up at home.
We help you to put your basic life back on track. You will receive help with nutrition, sleep, breathing and posture. You will also receive practical tools that you can easily apply in your daily life. This way you will quickly feel better about yourself and you will regain control of your own life.
Do you need us in between sessions? We always respond to your questions within 24 hours! We understand that you are not only sick during the sessions.
Let me tell you: a burnout is not always easy to understand for the outside world. It makes you feel like no one understands you. That's why I focus specifically on you: all coaches in my team have specific experience with burnout. In addition to all our knowledge and experience, this is an essential factor in our coaching.
There is no easy way to say this, but you have to get started with yourself.
We promise to respect your limits. Recovery is a process of ups and downs. We know that all too well! During this process you will discover the secret of a balanced life in which you learn to accept that peaks and troughs are part of it.
At the beginning of my journey, I no longer dared to drive a car because of my panic attacks. During my recovery I managed to do this step by step. I couldn't imagine that this would ever pass, but my coach helped me a lot in this.
I work full time again; I know where my limits are, and I can enjoy myself again.