Give yourself permission to make yourself a priority so you can start experiencing life on your own terms. Be authentic to yourself, start saying yes to your heart. Have the courage to design your life and do things that bring your real joy, pleasure, and happiness so you can start living the life you love, a life of freedom!
I have had several sessions with Barbera and she also gave me acupuncture treatments. Her approach is genuine, integer and will really help you to get where you need to be. I highly recommend working with Barbera!
Barbera is a driven therapist who goes out of her way to help in a very professional way. She combines empathy for others with perseverence and I have no doubt she is capable of helping all her clients in a warm and professional way.
Barbera helped me expertly. I experienced our sessions as professional, to the point and caring. Barbera has excellent skills to help me heal and discover my possibilities. No one understands better what it means to be an HSE.
I came into contact with Barbera, because I suspected that I was Highly Sensitive. I came to that conclusion because I was experiencing a lot of (negative) emotions from my wife, children and the residents live with us and that get 24/7 care.
I always knew that I was a sensitive person and I always saw myself as being emotional, but what was bothering me the most was the fact that I could quickly become very angry or be very short with my children, even though I knew that my anger had nothing to do with them. But I also could not quite figure out where the anger did come from.
I also noticed that I often felt incredibly drained and exhausted because I was working with our residents, that need 24/7 care and guidance and who live with us. I was also struggling with never feeling understood by others and always feeling like I was weird or strange. Different.
During our discovery call I felt understood for the first time in my life. It also confirmed who I was. For more than 30 years I walked around with an with an undefined and unconfirmed feeling and now, for the first time ever, someone finally understands and knows me.
When I started on the program with Barbera, my main desire was wanting to communicate better with my children and wanting to be able to better use my high sensitivity to serve our residents to the best of my ability in the care and guidance that they need.
There was the question of when we would start, because I was in the middle of launching a new online platform and it was a very busy period for me, but because the deadline got pushed back I was able to start sooner than expected and I am sooooooooo glad that I did that!What I learned from working with Barbera is so much more than I could have imagined. I learned to separate my emotions from the emotions of others. I learned to concentrate my energy, so that I was not all over the place energy wise, which mainly manifests itself in absorbing many different stimuli and not being able to concentrate on one thing.
For the first time in my life I have found myself again. Somewhere in my teens, I noticed that I was losing myself. I could not have imagined that the sessions with Barbera would help me to find myself again. I got to experience what it feels like to be in touch with your feelings I now have a very good relationship with my intuition.
Because of this I dare to trust my feelings more often. By being more in touch with my feelings and by appreciating my high sensitivity, I have become less and less critical of myself. Because I am there, I am allowed to be there!
And because I can be there, my feelings, dreams and desires may also be there. I am now kind and good to myself. I have started to appreciate and respect myself and that allows me to get more and more respect and appreciation for others and their feelings. Because I created space for myself, I can now also give space to the emotions of other people.
My name is Nathalie Langer, 47 jaar, HSP and working as a hostess in one of the most beautiful wellness resorts in the Netherlands.
Several month ago I came into contact with Barbera through LinkedIn. I was trying to find myself and wanted more in dept knowledge regarding my own high sensitivity and I especially wanted way to be able to handle it better. Mostly for myself, but also in my dealings with the outside world. Knowing why we are responding the way we are responding and how I can make sure that I find my balance again quickly and efficiently is invaluable to me.
Barbera has helped me with all of these things the last couple of months and we have had valuable coaching sessions and phone calls. Her insights gave me (and still do) grip on my life and her tips have helped me to handle myself differently. I am even more aware of my presence in this hectic world and I know I will become disbalanced often, but I also know how to handle that now. Knowing how to find peace within myself and how to stay true to myself are key. Thank you Barbera for your time, your patience and the valuable experiences.
To Barbera Schouten,
I wanted to tell you how much I am loving your on-line Course.
I always felt guilty about not having the energy to spend eight hours a day on building my on-line business. I would become exhausted easily when spending too much time on Facebook or Instagram.
For a while I did a lot of negative self talk accusing myself of being a procrastinator. However, I knew this was not true because if I were doing something, I loved like working with a client, writing my blog or doing a podcast time would fly by and I would be energized afterwards.
I love how throughout your course I am learning to acknowledge my gifts and skill, identify my wants and desires and recognizing that being empathic allowed me to pick up everyone else’s energy even through the computer. I now allowing myself down time as soon as I feel drained.
Recognizing what time of day worked best for me to be productive through your course gave me permission to work in the mornings and I give myself the afternoons off, and then do some work in the evenings.
I love your course material the exercises, meditations, and your sense of humor that shows up in the videos.
I am profoundly grateful we crossed paths. Your knowledge, wisdom, and open communication style makes me feel valued, strong, and empowered to be me 100% of my day.
I found Barbera, because I could not feel if I had too much stress and which signals from my bodu alerted me to that fact. I wanted to gain insight into my limits, taxation and relaxation so that I would not get relapses with physical complaints because of not knowing that I had too much stress.
During my sessions with Barbera I learned a lot about my limits and taking the time and space to take really good care of myself.
Talking and walking together was a good combination for me. Thank you Barbera for your caring and expert help!
I started my sessions with Barbera because I wanted to find new balance in my life after 2 massive losses. I wanted to be stronger and stay connected to myself. I wanted to know what my limits are, how to protect my boundaries and now let my Aura rise (grounding). I also wanted to do something with my possible burnout and I wanted insight into how my being an HSP fit into all of this.
I am looking back at a great summer! It was really nice to unraffel my life during our walks in nature. Along the way we did helpfull exercises at beautifully choosen locations. Breathing in fresh forest air while talking things through and learning all about myself and my sensitivity was priceless! We even had time for lot's of laughs! Barbera to me is the example of being grounded and living your life to the fullest extend while being an HSP. Thank you Barbera for everything!
I found Barbera because my own therapist called me Highly Sensitive. I was doubting the fact that I am an HSP, but if I was one I wanted to do something with it. I wanted to have the tools that alllowed me to be myself again.
I experienced my sessions with Barbera to be really pleasant and helpfull. All that she told me gave me lot's to think about while at the same time explaining so much!
Barbera gave me the practical tools I needed to get and keep myself and my energy in balance no matter what. I also gained valuable insight into myself, my marriage and my youth. My sessions with Barbera have been invaluable to me!
I found Barbera because I wanted to experience more peace and quiet and have more energy. I also wanted to know what being an HSP meant for me and how being an HSP works. I also wanted to have more fun both in my life and my job. As a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur a lot is being asked of me and there came a time I noticed feeling completely drained. I was so very tired, had trouble sleeping and a hard time keeping my focus.
Working with Barbera was valueable to me because she taught me a lot of techniques to protect myself and my energy, to recharge my battery when I needed to and to let go of negative emergies/emotions that I picked up during the day. Barbera's unique method is very effective and I recommend it and he to everybody! Thanks so much Barbera!
The Training Highly Sensitive Very Normal gave me the tools I needed to better listen to my body and to better take care of myself. The exercises helped me to get ot know myself and my body. I experimented with the different tools that are offered in the training and I make more time to eat healthy, exercise more and to express myself through creative outlets.
I had some trouble with the written assignments that asked me to put my thoughts onto paper. Eventhough I did not always manage to write something, it did help me to prganize my thoughts and to be more aware of them. Barbera was an excellent coach and she helped me tremendously. A very valuable training that I would recomment to every HSP out there!
My energy and balance where far from ok. I often felt very tired. After following the online program High Sensitive Very Normal that became much better! I understand now that some things are part of being different and I now embrace that!
The acceptence of my uniqueness gives me peace. That combined with the coaching, eventhough it was online, really helped me to take the necessary steps. I highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to find out all about their sensitivity!
In a "dark" period of my life and after some searching online I found Barbera's website. The desribed experiences on there and the knowledge she shares, inspired me to call her immediately. Right from the start I have experienced Barbera as a warm, professional and loving person.
The sessions with Barbera helped me to get a grip on my life and gave me valuable insight into handling overstimmulation and all the sensory input from my environment. The sessions helped me to be more at peace with myself and to find balance in both my personal and my professional life.
Barbera is one of the people who helped me to seethat being Highly Sensitive really means and what influence it can have on your daily life.
I am very grateful to her for all the insights she has given me and will continue to give me in the future. Instead of feeling like there was "something wrong with me", she helped give that something a name and a meaning. Thank you for that Barbera!
I am so glad I met Barbera! I am learning so much from her about myself, my burnout, my energy and how to protect myself better. Thank you for helping me with my burnout, I really enjoyed our walks in nature together. With you, people have come to the right place!
You take your time for your clients and that made me feel cherished and understood. I wish you the best in your work and that you may, as you always say it, help lots and lots of people!
I came into contact with Barbera because I was struggling with my burnout, while also discovering that I am Highly Sensitive. I googled those 2 words for someone to help me and found Barbera. Her photo appealed to me and gave me confidence as did her personal story and her personal experiences. I was looking for someone to give me the tools I needed to handle myself and my emotions and to teach me how to get out of my burnout.
Our sessions gave me valuable insight into myself and gave my life a new direction. Especially the concept of turning things around. How would I look at another in the same position? This helped to see myself in a softer light and to be kinder to myself. Thank You Barbera!
I really liked the course. I learned a lot from the tips, tools and information but also from the other people following it. I learned a lot from their experiences and inisghts and I thought that was really valuable.
What I want to say is that you are a wonderful person and I immediatley felt at home with you!
When I came to Barbera I wanted to give up my life. It had no meaning anymore for me and just felt like a constant struggle. Thanks to Barbera I learned to relax and to take better care of myself. It was hard, but it was good!
Slowly but surely I feel like myself again. My energy is back up and I have the tools I need to prevent a relapse. I found my sessions with Barbera to be very valuable, her intuition spot on and her warmth and compassion like a nurturing blanket. I highly recommend her to anyone who has lost touch with themselves and/or wants to find their true self!
I want to start my own coach practise soon. I know that I am Highly sensitive and that I can easily become overwhelmed. Before I start working as a coach I want to learn to better protect myself from the energy of others. I found Barbera throught the internet and her website immediately spoke to me.
Since she herself is also Highly Sensitive, she knows what she is talking about and that I think is very important. We did our sessions while walking in the woods and she handed me lots of practical tools and tips and now I am able to protect myself an my energy. I do the exercises everyday and they have helped me tremendously. I can now start my carreer confidently. Thank you Barbera!
The online program really is an enrichment of my knowledge about myself and my high sensitivity. I am getting to know myself a bit better every day and I now understand a lot more about myself. The exercises really helped too. I now ground myself dauly, but it also helps me to precess stuff and to let stuff go.
I get valuable new insights into myself and in the way I react to certain things, people or circumstances. So thank you Barbera for your awesome programs that I have recommended to all my friends!