My name is Dirk Terpstra. I am an Intuitive Speaker – Inspirator – Coach and HeartMath® Certified Trainer, and my passion (and mission) is to inspire you to become more deeply connected to who you truly are so that you can become the most beautiful version of yourself. Isn’t that an incredible gift that you can offer yourself and those around you?
We are part of a society that teaches us the principle of ’cause and effect’ so well that most people have learned to mainly react to the circumstances in their life, while everyone has the opportunity and the capacity to create their own, amazing and more fulfilling life – just by being who you truly are. In quantum physics this is called ‘causing an effect’.
Personally, I believe that the secret lies in hitting the brakes, really slowing down and learning to understand ourselves better. You can only be at peace, feel fulfilled and be valuable to others, when you are honest with yourself and start closing the gap between who you appear to be and who you really are. You will then discover that you are beautiful and that all the answers already lie inside of you.
HEARTMATH® CERTIFIED TRAINER
As a HeartMath® Certified Trainer (and Canada’s reseller of HeartMath® devices), I help individuals and organizations connect with the heart – who we truly are – which enables them to live healthier, more productive, happier and more fulfilling lives while building a brighter future. Simple, yet powerful tools developed by the Institute of HeartMath® enable us to gain more coherence and resiliency – on the go! – in your daily life. More information about the trainings here.
Since 1991, the Institute of HeartMath® has been conducting scientific research into the effects of the electromagnetic heart field on the brain and body. Their research has found that a ‘coherent’ heart rhythm has many benefits for the body and mind, including more energy, ease, ability to think more clearly, and increased communication skills.
As a result, the Institute developed a set of tools and techniques clinically proven to create coherence, ease, and inner balance and measurably reduce stress hormones such as cortisol. The more you practice them, the greater the cumulative effect.
I apply this expertise in my private trainings and public events, but I also work as a HeartMath® specialist for the Operational Stress Recovery Program in the Okanagan Valley. This program is endorsed by the Canadian Veterans Advocacy.
REWIRE THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN
Through my training The Neurobiology of Trauma with Bessel van der Kolk MD, I learned applying the latest strategies to speed healing and I help reduce symptoms for even the most traumatized clients. Bessel van der Kolk is a highly-respected neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He is also the Medical Director of the Trauma Center.
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR ME?
Shift from reacting to creating!
Secret to Life
I believe that the secret to life lies in hitting the breaks, really slowing down and learning to understand ourselves better. You can only be at peace and feel fulfilled, when you are honest with yourself and start closing the gap between who you appear to be and who you really are. You will then discover that you are beautiful.
– Dirk Terpstra
"Simply a deep thank you for the experience this weekend. Your display of wisdom, care and love was amazing. I am so grateful that you helped us transform ourselves in the pyramid. What a treat it was to experience the retreat inside this mystic location."Francis Piche