I graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Health Education in 1983 and continued my education by receiving a BSN from Georgetown University Nursing School in 1985. I began my nursing career at Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington, DC where I worked for 11 years in various positions in the Emergency Room, Surgical and High-Risk Labor and Delivery units. I also enjoyed many years teaching as a TA (Teacher’s Assistant) at the Georgetown University Nursing School, conducting childbirth education and working with midwives.
In 1996, I moved with my family to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where my husband and I raised our three children. I became Vice President of the American Women’s Club in Amsterdam for 2 years, where I organized the monthly events with many inspiring speakers. As the years went by, I found myself turning to many different forms of complementary medicine in the Netherlands, as I came to realize that my western medical background was not offering complete solutions to promote holistic health and wellbeing. I was constantly amazed by the positive changes these ancient and new discoveries of complementary medicine could bring and found true value in nutrition, dietary adjustments, emotional and energetic healing.
After this period of discovery, I went on to receive certification in Polarity Healing, Reflexology, and Reconnective Healing. I graduated in March 2017 from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition from NYC as a Integrative Health Coach. I have been studying many of the sciences that have been evolving in the recent years and they have revealed important pieces of a more holistic perspective of health. I am determined to bring this important education of cellular wellbeing to the world. Over the years I have had a healing and coaching practice that has guided me to develop this educational business (www.AWellnessRevolution.com) in training and certifying Health and Wellness Coaches in the Netherlands and Worldwide.
I have seen that the students that take our course, vary in their backgrounds, anywhere from a therapist, practitioner, nurse, business, or lifestyle coach to anyone, including parents and people who are interested in living a more conscious health driven life. We here at A Wellness Revolution believe, that each person can influence their path and future self by how consciously they live their lives. A Wellness Revolution exposes students to new scientific understandings of the body mind and spirit that brings a much deeper, more robust definition of self-care. I truly love to help people improve and regain their health and I am humbled by the miracles that I witness every day.
A Wellness Revolution was created to consciously address some of the problems in healthcare today. We are committed to training our Health and Wellness Coaches holistically as they develop coaching skills and integrate knowledge of the Sciences of Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Glycoscience with a Holistic Vision of Health and Wellness.
Join me and our team at A Wellness Revolution and become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach today!
My background is in Physical Health. I received my BA in posture and movement (1995) with a speciality and expertise in gross as well as fine motor skills. I have been CEO of my own practice since 2003.
Over the years, I have seen many children who are struggling with basic motor skills. At the practice, we try to help them master the full range of motion they need for their daily activities in life.
I have also seen an increasing number of children with physical health challenges, such as weight issues, low self-esteem, and/or mothers who didn’t know where to find help or support with these problems. I felt a strong need to contribute and this led me to pursue all sorts of different kinds of studies/courses, like the Aura-Soma Colour system, Integrative Health Coaching (2017) and graduating as a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach in 2018. I am also certified by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) since 2020.
I coach and teach with passion every day.
I am still the CEO of my own practice today and specialise in motor-skills therapy. I offer regular classes in Health and Wellness, and I am a teacher and mentor in the holistic Health and Wellness Coaching Course of A Wellness Revolution & Wellness Coach Institute. As a holistic Health and Wellness Coach, I am specialized in family health, coaching families with children who are overweight or obese and often have problems with self-image and self-esteem.
I am always so excited to share my knowledge, practical skills and experience with families. I believe that changing your lifestyle in body, mind and spirit is not as difficult as people often think. With the right support and the right tools, you can change all sorts of old habits and belief systems into healthy new lifestyle habits. With my support it’s easy to reach your ultimate goal: A happy and healthy family with space for everyone and the children to grow into the person that they are meant to be.
I am a mother of two as well as an ICF certified Health & Wellness Coach and Healthy Nutrition Expert. I opened my own Healthy Lifestyle Studio in Vreeland (near Amsterdam), shortly after graduating.
I offer both online and offline coaching (internationally as well) and also state-of-the-art health check scans, enabling clients to learn more about the inside of their amazing body, if that interests them. I also help clients learn what kinds of food choices can improve their health and well being.
I hope to meet you online or live in Vreeland!
I studied Public Administration at Leiden University. I found my true passion sometime later, through guiding other people to change and let go of old emotional patterns and blockages as I became a holistic practitioner. I furthered my education in health coaching and Yin Yoga, teaching to help others find true balance.
I enjoyed a career teaching and coaching children and people who are mourning.
I now look forward to many years ahead teaching the new sciences all over the planet.
I am the founder of the Institute for Personal Energy and a certified health and wellness/energy coach, Touch 4 Health instructor, mentor, coach and teacher for A Wellness Revolution. I teach coaches worldwide online how to re-program their clients (remove limiting beliefs), and face-to-face in Amsterdam. I have been interviewed by A Wellness Revolution on my stress & energy management and re-programming expertise.
I mostly coach groups and individuals in corporate business to gain optimal health & wellness, teaching them in particular how to achieve balance.
I developed Your Energy Survival Kit for adults, where I coach my clients towards a higher quality of life, increased productivity, reducing the risks of burn-out and sick leave. I teach this in the Netherlands to corporate business and the employees of Ronald mc Donald house.
I also developed Your Easy Learning and Living Kit for children which I coach in national and international schools. To have a better focus, food intake and improving their sleep qualities and self-esteem.
My mission is to help people boost their energy, lower their stress levels, and regain their crucial balance by applying my hands on, easy to use anywhere, anytime tools and increasing their knowledge around food, sleep, limiting beliefs and colors.
I have been featured in International Magazines for my expertise in Health & Wellness Coaching including sleep, energy, and stress management.
Upcoming co-author of the book “WOMAN IN THE MODERN BUSINESS WORLD” to coach people to find their blueprint as in being the most authentic you, and international speaker soon to be found on the Dutch Bookboon library: Health & wellness (stress, energy, sleep, colors, and belief systems).
I have worked in the Netherlands and abroad, returning to Amsterdam in 1997. My husband and I have 3 children and a beautiful bonus daughter.
My practice enables me to carry out my passion to help others regain their optimal mental and physical health after experiencing whatever life has challenged them with.
My ambition is to change not only our current lives, but also those of the generations to come.
Find me at: http://www.instituteforpersonalenergy.com/
I own a practice specialized in Neurotherapy, integrated holistic therapy with the brain in mind, since 2008. I use different techniques to make people like the best version of themselves. I work on all levels of body, mind and spirit. I am so grateful to see the results with my clients. These are very often real life-changing experiences for them.
I graduated as a real-estate management and development graduate engineer in 1998 and I have worked for ten years as a real estate manager and developer. During this period I encountered several health challenges on a physical level As the doctor could not help me, he told me I had to live with that. I did not accept that and went on a journey to find my health again. Which I found, because I got rid of the health issues.
After a few years I didn’t like the work I was doing anymore. It was not feeding me as a person and I couldn’t use my talents and interests as much as I wanted to. My own journey for health led me to my new occupation as a therapist. It gave me a lot of knowledge of how to take back your own health on a physical, mental level and spiritual level. All three areas are important and will be addressed in my work as a therapist and wellness coach. My knowledge keeps expanding every day, and I love my work.
Debby van der Plas
Leidse Rijn 23
3454 PZ De Meern (Utrecht)
Originally trained as a physiotherapist (graduated in Utrecht in 1991) I learned about the McKenzie method while on an internship in England. I was immediately taken by the clarity of this approach and the amazing results for clients with disabling back- and neck problems. I just had to learn more! I have been working as a Mechanical Therapist ever since. As I attracted a lot of clients with headaches, unsure if or how they were related to their neck problems, I naturally had to find out more about this too. So I trained, and I learned, and I worked hard, so that I could become the expert headache practitioner that I am today.
The mechanical evaluation and treatment (MDT) is a different way of looking at physical pain. My passion lies in finding the cause of the problem, the point where the vicious circle started. The method is systematic, clear, evidence based and highly dependable. With the right coaching and explanation, it also helps clients to understand why they are having trouble, therefor stimulates them to take an active part in the treatment.
Having worked in different settings, from a non-profit hospital in the Ghetto in Florida to a chique private clinic in Amsterdam, having seen so many different people from so many different cultures and backgrounds, with so many different reasons for their pain, all any of them just needed was that one thing: a different view. A more holistic view.
Mechanicoaching does not coach just the physical level, but evaluates the mechanical behaviour of your pain. It allows for a better communication between you and your body. Add in the emotional, spiritual and nutritional influences and your vicious circle is complete.
You can learn how to listen to the signals your body is giving you, so that you can get a complete understanding of your trouble and what you can do about it. So that you and your spine can be happy and healthy again.
Illness and ill-health have had a great impact on my family, as well as my life in general. This was most noticeably true (many years ago) when genes were considered to hold, and be responsible for, over 85% of our health and wellness.
For this reason, I became especially interested in health, the body’s natural abilities to heal, as well as the role nutrition can play within this healing process. Furthermore, I believe that any kind of healing process must begin with education – because how can we heal or improve what we don’t know or understand?
I have studied integrative health & am co-editor of the ‘A Wellness Revolution’ newsletter.
I truly believe in A Wellness Revolution and especially in the 6-month Health & Wellness Certified Coaching Course that it offers. It is an amazing supplemental course for practitioners already in the Health and Wellness industry to help strengthen, focus & firmly reinforce their coaching skills, as well as an invaluable course for those entrepreneurs wishing to start a business that allows all of us to become the best versions of ourselves..!!!
I graduated from Tilburg University with a Master’s in Business Econometrics, with a specialisation in Logistics, in 1997. I then started my career at IBM (in Spare Parts Logistics) and worked in several IBM offices, including Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
I returned to the Netherlands in 2005 with my husband and together we became the proud parents of our beautiful son, Wesley, in 2007, who was born with Down Syndrome. In an effort to support and nurture him (as well as myself), I gave up my career at IBM and was then able to discover my true passion in life – understanding the relationship between health and food and their impact on one another.
I received my certification in Orthomolecular Medicine in 2015 and a year later in the Fundamentals of Medicine (Medische Basiskennis). I experienced first-hand how diet and nutrition improved Wesley’s health, not to mention my own, tremendously.
I ran my own orthomolecular practice for three years and have now committed myself fully to A Wellness Revolution, being part of the leadership team and supporting this mission in several areas. I love the holistic way of looking at Health & Wellness and the integrated approach of the Health & Wellness Coaching Course.
I love being part of this mission that brings this vital education of Glycoscience, Epigenetics and Neuroscience to the larger world.
I used to work as a supervisor within the airline business and it was during my time there that I recognized the importance of health. Looking at it from a holistic point of view, I decided to educate myself and become a Reiki Master and Bach Blossom Remedy therapist.
I also started softlaser therapy using acupuncture points to help clients who wished to quit smoking and went on to study psycho-social human behaviour at the AIM/SPSO in order to gain a better understanding of my clients’ and their challenges.
The final pieces of the proverbial puzzle began to fall into place once I took the Health and Wellness Coaching Course offered by A Wellness Revolution. I am now part of an amazing group of inspiring people with a mission to share awareness and education about a holistic approach to health and wellness. I am proud to be both a mentor and teacher within A Wellness Revolution and truly enjoy supporting others in making more informed choices when it comes to their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle!
Sound and music always had a special place in my life. I studied classical singing (mezzo-soprano) at the conservatorium –Vrije Muziek Academie in Zeist, the Netherlands (2000-2004).
During that time I understood that there is a more natural way to develop the human voice; therefore I specialized in the so called ‘Lichtenberg method’: sound oriented singing. It stimulates the autoregulation of the sound by means of sensory stimulation. It helps singers and speakers not to misuse or overuse their voices.
Some years ago I started the education: Pansori Living Sound. Undoubtedly, Pansori has healing properties for several neurological and psychosomatic disorders by means of sound. I work together with a Dutch general practice doctor.
At the same time, I also came in contact with the knowledge of the new Sciences. It is my experience that its application strongly supports physical health. So I would like to help people to find back their health on different levels. I discovered that for many men and women sound is a medicine par excellence!
I have a passion to help children, teens and adults “awaken” to their soul’s purpose and understand that their ideas, thoughts and feelings are not unusual.
Who are you really? Join me in one on one sessions or in a group setting with others to explore the subtle life force within you while exploring who you really are. Via online or live sessions, I guide you in communicating and reconnecting with your mental, emotional, and physical body, especially in cases when this connection has been lost over time. When there is good inner communication, the soul is satisfied. When there is soul satisfaction, natural creativity and purpose for life can emerge and grow!
I have spent the past 30 years learning to understand the energetic human body/mind system. Since 1997, my work has emphasized the importance of the emotional, psychological, and spiritual influences on the physical body. In 2005, I added the Crystal Bed as a part of the whole healing experience to help clients reach levels within themselves that I could not do alone as a therapist. The Crystal Bed plays a vital role in clients’ mental, emotional & physical detoxification process into a renewal of lifeforce energy at the cellular level. With the assistance of the Crystal Bed, all dimensions within the human body sing together as one and the vibrational energy level within the client’s system is raised within 1 session. When this occurs, clients report having harmonious, balanced feelings within their body as well as their thoughts.
In 2014, I met Cathleen Beerkens and several other practitioners. By joining forces, we created A Wellness Revolution. We combined our talents to offer a complete form of coaching to the Health and Wellness industry, bringing the ‘new sciences’ and holistic methodologies into the mainstream.
Life Coach, Spiritual Healer & Teacher for Body-Mind-Soul
As founder of The School of Light, I am committed to empowering women, especially those who are searching for health and healing as a way of allowing their innermost gifts and highest potential to be their source of inspiration for their life’s purpose.
I accompany them on their spiritual path, helping women to release blockages and trauma and activate the innate healing capacity of the body, mind and soul. Inviting the inspiring force of loving energy to open up their heart and spirit, recognizing their voice of light within, which will guide them to follow their blueprint to what is beneficial and inspiring for them.
The focus of my work is always to help women ground themselves, find their own confidence and awaken them on all levels, from soul to cell.
I began my practice in 1984, in Unitive Body-Psychotherapy, a non-dual approach and Bio Dynamic Massage therapy. I am an emotional bodyworker as well, having worked with the Founder of the well-known SCR method for burnout in the Netherlands – we still work together. I have a raw food cookbook that was published in 2009 and have received certificates as a Natural Health Advisor (HBO), Iris-copy (HBO) and Pure Lifestyle Coaching. I studied the Aura-Soma colour care system and am a teacher, practitioner as well as a colour-puncturist of the Peter Mandell Method.
If you are interested in any kind of support or training, please feel free to look at my website!