My name is Erna van der Werff. When I was born in 1960, my father was a psychologist and managing director at a home for disturbed children. As a family, we lived on the grounds of this home. When one has been raised in a therapeutic setting like this, it might be a given to go into psychology as well. However, I resisted for a long time. The labelling of people as is customary in regular psychology did not appeal to me and I studied English instead. The remark of my tutor when she had read my final paper was: ‘This is more a psychological thesis than a literary one. Why didn’t you study psychology instead?’ And yes, that is where my interest and passion lies.In 1992, after the birth of my youngest daughter, I followed a hypnotherapy education at the ATMA-institute in Amersfoort. The alternative therapy is less inclined to think in clearly defined ideas and sees every human as being unique. That suits me more.From 1995 onwards I have my own practice and followed many other courses and trainings, among which: Reiki (I, II and III), Dreamworkshops, Transactional Analysis, Family constellation, Grief counselling for adolescents, Mindfulness, Trance Dance, Biodanza, Yoga, Aurareading and healing, and the last and most spectacular addition: PSYCH-K®.
My vision on therapy is that recurring problems are often caused by blocked energy and learned patterns. Usually this happens on a subconscious level and can lead to attracting similar situations again and again. Blocked energy can cause emotional and/or physical complaints, until you will gain insight in the effects and possibilities of your own behaviour. The therapeutic session is a safe environment to work on your unsolved issues resulting in energy release and an overall relaxation of body and mind. Step by step you will find new, and natural ways to deal with the world around you and all that you encounter on your path; authentically and constructively.
My vision on therapy
The goal of therapy is based on the basic assumption that every human being is able to heal him/herself. The healing power is present in all of us, but most people have not been taught how to awaken this power. The various therapeutic methods that I work with will activate your own healing power and I will teach you to use it autonomously.
The goal of therapy
MynameisErnavanderWerff.WhenIwasbornin1960, myfatherwasapsychologistandmanagingdirectorata homefordisturbedchildren.Asafamily,welivedonthe groundsofthishome.Whenonehasbeenraisedina therapeuticsettinglikethis,itmightbeagiventogointo psychologyaswell.However,Iresistedforalongtime. Thelabellingofpeopleasiscustomaryinregular psychologydidnotappealtomeandIstudiedEnglish instead.Theremarkofmytutorwhenshehadreadmy finalpaperwas:‘Thisismoreapsychologicalthesisthan aliteraryone.Whydidn’tyoustudypsychologyinstead?’ And yes, that is where my interest and passion lies.In1992,afterthebirthofmyyoungestdaughter,I followedahypnotherapyeducationattheATMA-institute inAmersfoort.Thealternativetherapyislessinclinedto thinkinclearlydefinedideasandseeseveryhumanas being unique. That suits me more.From1995onwardsIhavemyownpracticeandfollowed manyothercoursesandtrainings,amongwhich:Reiki(I, IIandIII),Dreamworkshops,TransactionalAnalysis, Familyconstellation,Griefcounsellingforadolescents, Mindfulness,TranceDance,Biodanza,Yoga,Aurareading andhealing,andthelastandmostspectacularaddition: PSYCH-K®.
Myvisionontherapyisthatrecurringproblemsareoften causedbyblockedenergyandlearnedpatterns.Usually thishappensonasubconsciouslevelandcanleadto attractingsimilarsituationsagainandagain.Blocked energycancauseemotionaland/orphysicalcomplaints, untilyouwillgaininsightintheeffectsandpossibilities ofyourownbehaviour.Thetherapeuticsessionisasafe environmenttoworkonyourunsolvedissuesresulting inenergyreleaseandanoverallrelaxationofbodyand mind.Stepbystepyouwillfindnew,andnaturalwaysto dealwiththeworldaroundyouandallthatyou encounter on your path; authentically and constructively.
My vision on therapy
Thegoaloftherapyisbasedonthebasicassumption thateveryhumanbeingisabletohealhim/herself.The healingpowerispresentinallofus,butmostpeople havenotbeentaughthowtoawakenthispower.The varioustherapeuticmethodsthatIworkwithwill activateyourownhealingpowerandIwillteachyouto use it autonomously.
Thegoaloftherapyisbasedonthebasic assumptionthateveryhumanbeingisable tohealhim/herself.Thehealingpoweris presentinallofus,butmostpeoplehave notbeentaughthowtoawakenthispower. ThevarioustherapeuticmethodsthatIwork withwillactivateyourownhealingpower and I will teach you to use it autonomously.