Working with people and horses is my passion. It is what I do with whole of my heart filled with passion. I have been doing this over the past 20 years. I love my horses, they are my mentors, my masters, teaching me about life.
An ode to my horses:
Wendy, my very first horse, has taught me how to feel physically free. She was also the one who guided me into my first steps in the power of the horse a partner in personal development. Wendy enjoyed life to its fullest.
Beaujelais taught me to breathe more evenly and consciously and to stay in my own rhythm. She helped me to follow the flow of life. A horse with so much strength.
Steef, Wendy’s son, supported me in my journey to show the power of horses for guiding us on our path of life. A real powerhorse.
Isadora provides me with the knowledge that loving yourself is essential. A gentle and kind-hearted queen.
Olivier teaches me to live in the here and now. A strong and gentle giant accompanied with a strong character.
Morante presently reflects my physical health and reminds me of maintaining my selfcare. An expressive, gentle and sensible Andalucian.
The fact that all these impressive and amazing animals, who are so much stronger than we are, are willing to guide us through life, is so special to me.
Over 25 years ago I decided to live in Sint Annaland, all the while studying and working in youth care. It was at Stichting Maasstad that I discovered my passion. Because there, every Sunday, I would take the children to our farm, where we had fun with the pony’s and the dogs. There and then, I realized how important the connection between humans and nature is. Because from there on, the kids were able to connect so easily with themselves. Based on this experience, I decided to write my graduation thesis on “Mens en Paard, Twee zielen, Een Verbond” (Man and Horse, Two Souls, One Connection). Including horses as a therapeutic means was then a blossoming idea, and after 25 years, I can happily and proudly say that I have helped, supported and guided over 1000 people on their path of live.
After graduating, I worked at Families First, a prevention based care system for families. Something that really stuck with me while in this position, is the systemic way of thinking; the influence that all components of a family have on each other. The traumas that people face during their lives and the impact it has on their stance towards life. This motivated me further to eventually make the decision to establish EQuiMio in 2005.
After my job at Families First I became mother to a son. A big gift that gave me many valuable lessons about norms and values that society imposes on us. My son was not a happy baby and all the parenting advice from parental supporters, although well-intended, wasn’t very helpful. This period taught me to trust what your heart tells you, because no one other than you knows what is best for yourself. Sometimes, however, you can be given a nudge into the right direction. This introduced me to spirituality, where I specialized in Reiki (Master) and Thetahealing. These are techniques that help getting rid of old (negative) patterns. Meanwhile, I have the opportunity to fully be in the fifth dimension from time to time, which is a feeling I’d like to share with you.
My passion and courage inspired me to contribute to shaping the Ecologic Pedagogy education in Utrecht (Bachelors degree), which has meanwhile become a fixed part of the Pedagogy program there. In collaboration with that team, I have read so much and was able to lay a foundation for my future. After consulting with my EQuiMio team on it, this ultimately influenced the EQuiMio Method. This method is the essence of the process of both EQuiMio and EEF.
My whole life has centered around one theme; that whenever I do something, I do it with passion, for people. My passion is transferring knowledge and supporting others in their journey through life.
Following a trajectory with me means that I am there for you! I will be there, together with my team, my knowledge, my heart and my spirit.
After having gained years worth of expertise in creating connection with yourself, the creation of meaningfulness and the facilitation of a successful change. I developed the EQuiMio Method in 2016. The EQuiMio Method is useful for all kinds of organizations and has proven its succes.
These are the phases that we will focus on, together with the help of our horses, the beautiful nature in National Park de Oosterschelde, your own spirituality and the help of Lumina Spark and Lumina Emotions. These are my most favorable and successful tools to help you map out your personal incentives.