Tell your story, share the love

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On the 23nd and 24th of November I participated in a beginners storytelling course by Michael and Terra of www.discstorytelling.com in The Hague. We had a blast!! We did lots of exercises to be able to tell the story we were working on. I believe many of the participants, including myself, surprised themselves by having had the storyteller in them unlocked. 

I met an interesting bunch of internationally orientated people. One guy from Slovenia who is working for the TU Delft where he is guiding students with their start-up ideas and pitches. He thought of using storytelling techniques to enrich the pitches. There was an Indonesian lady who works as a coach & spiritual healer who challenged herself to take a course in English. One lady from Australia with Spanish roots works as a filmer and photographer and wanted to get a boost to promote her work in talks with potential project partners. And so many more…

Their stories enriched my world. 

This year has been the year that I started to get out of the mommy bubble by taking courses. I went to Madrid two weekends in a row to participate in el curso Zen by Suzanne Powell which has definitely put me onto a higher level of consciousness and sharing love. And now I can include a very rich storytelling two-days which has fueled me with fun excercises to develop this skill more and more. 

I must say I feel energized and inspired by the developments I’ve been through. 

For me to take these steps was strongly related to my youngest who will turn three in a couple of months. He is starting to feel more independent and is taking into practise what he has learned under our close parenting views and presence. For him to feel safe and apart from me has been liberating to me. I am happy for him, for myself and for our family and friends. My partner and I have mentioned to each other many times that our boy ignites smiles in the world. He shouldn’t be only smiling to us, but to everyone on his path. Same goes of course for our daughter. 

Let’s do this. Focus on fun, fun, fun and sharing the love we feel. 

Lastly, I definitely recommend Michael and Terra of DISC international storytelling if you want to spicen up the presentation of strategy documents you’re working, sharing your stories related to the product or service you offer or simply because you feel the need to tell a good story amongst family, friends and colleagues. Go get your story out there! ♥️

Take a look at my work as a coach & rebirther for highly sensitive people:
Orchid of Life HSP Coaching & Rebirthing

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Channeling healing energy from the universe

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At the moment I’m already three weeks into giving chakra healing. It’s amazing. It has renewed my life in several ways. For example in a very practical way. Last weekend we had some of my clients over in the morning for chakra healing. It was so nice to see how my clients interacted with my familie in such a light and loving way.

Chakra Healing has brought light and love in my daily life in a way which blended in completely in how I was living before. Only now I’m also consciously meditating once a day to keep my healing capacity active to heal others.

I’m using the term “chakra healing”, because people understand me in this way. Actually I learned it as “el toque zen” from Suzanne Powell. In this blog you can get an impression of how I experienced her course “el curso Zen”. 

I’ve already given Chakra Healing like 50 times, but I haven’t continued reading in the books of Suzanne Powell. Daily working and parenting life consumes me in a way that I don’t have space and energy to read. Which I absolutely love to do. But alas, time will come and it’s all about focus. I believe my curiosity killed the cat, I just wanted to experience Chakra Healing.

After two weeks of practising it I felt a chakra turning in circles for the first time in my life. Kabaaam, that was it. From then onwards I knew what I was doing. I am channeling healing energy from the universe to stimulate the turning of the chakra’s, because in a healthy physical and emotional body the chakra’s are turning in circles.

The chakra adventure continues and I will keep you updated…

Warm autumn regards from The Hague,

Chungmei

Participando en El Curso Zen de Suzanne Powell

Buenos días a todos!

At the moment I’m on my second weekend trip to Madrid to take part in “El Curso Zen” given by Suzanne Powell. We are learning how to calm down and control our nervous system in order to function as a channel for the healing energy of the universe to enter and direct towards the people we are giving “el toque zen”.

El toque zen is channeling healing energy via the hands while connecting to chakra’s. In a very practical and hands on way she is teaching us which chakra’s need to be treated when people are suffering from a diverse range of physical and emotional pains and diseases. It’s mindblowing. With every casestudy she shared I was moved by the enormous power of healing energy.

Last night I woke up at 4am with a terrible headache. Suzanne warned us for lucid dreams and pains surfacing because she activated our 7th & 6th chakra for 70%. I did the conscious breathing as she taught us and now I’m left with manageable headache. Today I will receive el toque zen/ el reset starting at 11am. Afterwards I will have lunch with my new friends from Guatamala. Then a bit of resting before heading out for tonights second class.

I’m super psyched with everything I learn. Getting out of my daily routine and into the world. And I’m looking forward to share in writing and speaking after I’ve processed all information. And of course I will put el toque zen in practice during the sessions I guide.

To be honest, before I headed out to participate in this course I was playing with all I know and feel. I was so eager to start! I came up with a structure which turned me into a channel of light during a breathing session. A smile appeared because of the connection I felt; the loving energy moving through me. But there was a voice in my head who was like: Hey, you’re smiling! And because of that observation I lost the connection.

So here I am now, to embrace fully what Suzanne Powell reminds us of: we are all beings of light and love in a physical body, having an adventure on earth. When we connect to who we are, our light, we are able to live a happy, peaceful and abundant life in which we help others do the same in our own ways.

HSP & Animals: let the passion guide you

Thanks to my work I meet lots and lots of remarkable people. For instance this lady I met during a workshop emotion management for highly sensitive people. She attended the workshop because many people said to her she is highly sensitive. She wasn’t sure, she needed some acknowledgement about the sensitive person she is.

Fueled by the personal stories shared she opened up. She has worked as a clinical psychologist, but from a young age she wanted to work with animals. Every time she felt offbeat her mom put her in a meadow close to their horse. Their horse didn’t want to come close because of how she felt. It took some time to unwind, but every time she did feel at ease and happy again the horse would come closer to seek for physical contact.

For some time now she has embarked on a journey she is wildly passionate about. Now at the age of 35 she is studying to be a veterinarian in Belgium. When she was around 19 she tried several times to start this study in the Netherlands, but everytime she was rejected based on random selection. Another fun detail; her brother who is 32 is also studying to be a vet.

From her point of view everyone has a passion. Even if you don’t know what your passion is, it’s out there somewhere to grab you when you are ready to see, feel and embrace it fully. I wholeheartedly agree with her.

Amazing how something or someone you’re passionate about keeps guiding you in the right direction.

Here is another challenge: letting go of what you know and what feels familiar to dive in and surround yourself with the feelings and thoughts that feeds and lifts your soul.

Let your soul guide you, where ever you are in life. ♥️

Warm regards,
Chungmei
HSP Coach & Rebirther
Website: Orchid of Life 

HSP: living a creative life, it’s worth the effort

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At the moment I am in the train on my way to Utrecht to give a training on HSP and communicating your bounderies. This gives me time to have a little tête-à-tête with you on this insta-couch and facebook page.

I am so freaking proud of my hubby Arnold. To me he is thé example of a highly sensitive man chasing his ultimate dream. And to some extent we are in this together living our creative life based on our talents. But there are differences. The main difference is that Arnold is most happy when he or someone else puts a camera in front of his face so he can share his take on life. I am most happy when I see people processing their deepest limiting/ destructive emotions.

I’ll take you on a quick tour through his creative journey.

💫 He started out life with three nutrition titles on his name: two bachelors and one master.

💫 He never started a job based on those titles. Instead he ran his capoeira organization for 10 years: a capoeira group and giving all kinds of capoeira workhops to children and adults.

💫 During start-up of his capoeira organization a burn-out took him down. (And still dealing with a continuous headache while pursuing his ultimate dream)

💫 If determination would be a title given out by higher education establishments he would be given this title. While running his capoeira organization he pursued his dream to tell jokes on stage as a comedian. These 4 years were characterized by achievements and setbacks, but in general every step took him closer to be at ease with the most happy, cheerful and light version of himself.

💫 *deep sigh* And now finally he is putting in practice what the comedy world taught him: to simply be himself doing the things in life which gives him the most pleasure and joy. Parallel to this very important aspect he gets paid doing so. Living a highly sensitive creative life is possible. It’s not easy, but it’s gratifying to the max!!

Head over to his Insta @arnoldbalde to see what he is up too.
Like & follow his facebook page to support this crazy and super sensitive goal-orientated creator: https://www.facebook.com/voedinggezondheidleven/

Thanks a lot!

HSP: share your sensitivity

Share your sensitivity!

Be the highly sensitive person you are, share how you see the world through your senses and soul’s mission. Are you ready to take the next steps with your emotional and spiritual development?

The people I coach are the writers, singers, visual artists, speakers, entrepeneurs, top-level managers, psychologists and people working on different levels and positions in organizations with all one thing in common: their strong desire to be at peace with themselves. Your inner peace is your starting point, it’s from where you fly of to share your vision to contribute to a better world.

A big challenge for super creative highly sensitive people is to live of their talents. How to succeed in a world with so much creative competition? Why would I improve my skills in photographing? There are so many great photographers out there, I don’t think I’ve got the talent to squeeze myself into that world. And what about setting foot on ground of actors and comedians?

It’s hard work. It doesn’t pay the bills, it’s actually eating up my savings.

Let me tell you how I think about competition and what success is all about. If you think about it, there is no competition. If you keep on focussing and enjoying what you most like to do, you won’t even have time and energy to look at the competition. It’s about building your world one step at a time. It’s not about what others do. It’s about what you want to achieve in your own pace.

And about success: write down your own definition of success and live by it. To me it’s waking up in the morning and looking forward to what the day will bring. Among other things: laughter of my children, joking with my partner and father of my children and coaching and rebirthing highly sensitive people.

Let’s say goodbye to the struggling-through-life mentality and change this into let-love-flow attitude.

We are all naturally self-confident. Close your eyes, breathe, feel how your mind struggles to surrender, but slowly it will surrender in order for your body to be heard. Because you want to live life to the fullest. You want your voice to be heard. And you definitely want to wake up each day knowing that you are contributing to a better and more loving world. Mind, body and soul will be aligned in the process of emotional and spiritual development. Inner peace will surface and you will feel who you are, what you want and how you will achieve this.

It’s so much easier to lead a creative lifestyle when you have tapped into that abundant resource of inner peace and self-love.

For more on Orchid of Life HSP Coaching & Rebirthing, please click here to visit my website. 

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The thing with musicians is that our hobby is our work

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I often meet nice, colorful and inspiring people. One man I recently met is called Roberto, he is a musician and teaches private classes to children and adults in The Hague. I asked if he wanted to be featured on my blog. He was glad to be and below you can read the result.

1. How did you start out as a music teacher?

I started out as a part time job while studying music. It turned out there was a high demand for music teachers for children, to me it seemed a natural job to do. With time I realized how much I like it. I received many positive feedback of students who were happy with my classes.

2. What is your music background in terms of education, experience and passion?

It all started very early. Through my parents I have been listening to classical music since I remember. We were listening music together, talking about it and playing games like “Who made this music, Mozart or Beethoven”. Then as a teenager I started to listen to bands and contemporary music. I always met up with friends to listen and see videos of music. I didn’t play my mom’s guitar, that was resting in its case for ever, until a school teacher taught us to play guitar. Then I had a couple of good private teachers and it became clear that I wanted to be a musician. I have a bachelor in arrangements and composition of popular music in Santiago, Chile, and a master’s degree in Sonology (electronic and computer music) from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. There I acquired another passion which is computer programming related to sound and music.

3. How did you end up teaching in the Netherlands?

In 2002 I came to study Sonology. First it helped me during my studies, but eventually it became my main job.

4. Could you describe the people you teach; adults and children? What type of instruments do you teach?

I teach mainly children in the age range of about 7 till 18 years old. I do teach a few passionate adults too. I mostly teach guitar but also solfège, theory and harmony, depending the interest of the student. And to some I also teach how to produce music in a home studio situation.

5. What type of music do you like?

All type, but when it comes to listening music by myself, I like the kind of introspective one, music that searches the hidden corners of the consciousness. It might be the singing of African Pygmy, or an orchestral piece by Arvo Part. But it all depends on the situation of course. In general, my preference goes out to music that is an expression of an artistic or personal neccessity rather than music made with commercial goals.

6. What do you love most of teaching?

It is really rewarding to see my students achieving things that at the beginning appeared to be impossible to them.

7. What are your interests besides teaching music?

The thing with musicians is that our hobby is our work, but besides that, I like to travel, to meet new people and places, to eat well and healthy and to enjoy nature, but mostly spend time with my family and to see how my daughter grows.

8. How can people get in touch with you for music lessons?

People can write to me at garretonroberto@gmail.com. I teach in English, Spanish and Dutch.

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