Change Happens when we Connect

Change Happens when we Connect

Through science, community and consciousness, we can make a critical shift on this planet – one that empowers us to create a harmonious, coherent relationship with the natural world, with our inner selves, and with each other.

One of the things that has always fascinated me, is how easily people often buy into a certain belief, or accept information, especially when it originates from a source like a person or organization with authority. It’s not that I think it’s wrong, it just amazes me how we seem to have lost our drive to think more critically.

For the last ten years, I have been working with scientists and organizations who have kept their desire to further study and explore the seemingly impossible. They have not only intrigued me, they have inspired me to reach beyond what I thought was possible.

Where we thought and taught that our genes are static and the only way of making modifications is through medication, we now successfully use the power of epigenetics every single day – I use this in my personal life, and during my work as well. Where we are taught that investing in weapons and fighting wars, will keep us safe, we have now plentiful empirical, scientific evidence that we are deeply connected through an invisible electromagnetic field, and when this field changes, human behaviour changes. This might sound a bit too far out to some of you, but the science behind it has been actively studied for many decades now, and the evidence is very clear.

One of the organizations who has been conducting pioneering research in this field for over three decades now, is the HeartMath® Institute and their Global Coherence Initiative. As a HeartMath Certified trainer, I work closely together with their team.

Global Change

Though decades of research and actual evidence, we now know how to facilitate powerful change on the planet. There’s scientific evidence that heart-based human connections, will lead to intuitive solutions for global challenges and transformation of our world, and our consciousness.

As a result of this, I have started to build a global network – – New, coherent communities are being built all around the planet. This initiative is not just about being mindful or to meditate, but by learning new science based tools and techniques, together with like-minded locals, we will change our communities in ways we have never believed is possible.

Online Training

With the support of HeartMath and the Resonance Science Foundation, we have now developed an online training for those who want to learn more, broaden their worldview, and maybe even choose to participate and create a Coherence Hotspot in their community. You can learn more about the training here.

We currently have around fifty Coherence Hotspots around the planet, but this is just the beginning… Please let me know your suggestions, ideas or desire to support. I also encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @coherencehotspot.

What if Now is Enough?

What if Now is Enough?

We’ve been raised to want, dream, accumulate, grow and manifest. The more we do, the more we accomplish. Despite that, I’ve seen more unhappy people, living unfulfilled lives than ever before.

Why do you actually listen to the voice of reason? To the voice of fear and doubt? Why is it so hard to become quiet, fully submerge yourself in this present moment and enjoy it to the fullest?

Is it because you pay more attention to what is expected of you by others? Or is it because you’ve never allowed yourself to feel the amazing vibes that the present moment can hold?

Forced to do nothing

Recently, I was forced to do nothing. I had to lie flat on my back. For about a week. And even after that week, I was carefully moving around, most of the time in pain.

It was one of the most profound experiences ever!

In the work that I do, it’s not too hard to sometimes start losing the grander scheme of why I’m doing this work in the first place.

My desire and passion to serve humanity are very strong and profound. This drive is not fuelled by personal interests or ego. It’s driven by something larger – let’s call it the call of the universe.
And the universe keeps offering me insights and messages, and I’m very open to receive and share them. If… I choose to stay balanced and whole.

I needed to slow down for a while and listen more. What a gift! I could have started complaining or becoming fearful. But I knew better, and thank God I listened.

What if now is enough?

While I could only BE there and not DO anything, I listened even more. I clearly heard that it was time for me to embrace more of my infinite creativity and enjoy life even more, just as it’s being offered to me, in the moment – every day.

Several hours each day, I visualized moving around in a strong and balanced body, with such a joy. I did this because I know that my cells (all 50 trillion of them) are listening – 24/7. This process was so much fun! Together with the caring support of a physiotherapist and an acupuncturist, I starting moving into an upgraded version of myself. At least, that’s how I see it.

Can you imagine how I had felt when I would have chosen for fear, frustration, anger or being impatient?

Do you believe that life supports you? That the intelligence that once created you, is the same intelligence that’s always available to heal you? If the answer is ‘yes’, why do you worry then?

What if ‘now’ is not only enough. What if ‘now’ is the only moment that holds the intelligent power to change something? Anything you want! Will you listen, or do you think that you’re smarter than life itself?

Take Back your Healing Powers

Take Back your Healing Powers

You and I have been growing up in a society where we’ve been told that we don’t have much control over our own health. When we get sick, it’s often bad luck and we then need to go see a doctor, who will look after us (and hopefully makes us better).

Yes, of course we know that exercise and a proper nutrition contribute to a healthy lifestyle, but there’s a substantial difference between a knowing and actually living it. Our lives these days, are designed around instant gratification, quick fixes and many hours spent in front of a computer or television screen. We seem to have lost the deeper connection with our own body, and this has lead to a global struggle in healthcare.

Dr. Tanja Redelinghuys, who has a master’s degree in family medicine, and who teaches medical students in British Columbia, told me:

“I see a lot of beautiful people struggle with anxiety, stress and depression in my office every day. According to the Mayo Clinic, 13% of Americans take an antidepressant. Of the women between the ages of 50 and 64, nearly 25% take an antidepressant. I don’t think we are faring much better here in Canada.”

And then she continues:

“The question remains – do these medications really work? A study led by Dr. Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School in 2008, showed that treatment with an antidepressant for mild-to-moderate depression was almost no different from placebo and, in severe depression showed only a little effect.”

Third leading cause of death

Through the use of reparative surgery, conventional (allopathic) medicine can create miracles in healing physical trauma. However, it has become evident that its pharmaceutical approach to managing pathologies, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, has led to conventional medicine being the third leading cause of death in Australasia, the USA and Canada.

The cause of this failure was already revealed nearly a hundred years ago, when quantum physicists recognized the Universe was only made of one ‘thing’: Energy. In this new perspective, matter is strictly an illusion created by photons of light. The principles of quantum physics provided a scientific foundation for the philosophy and practice of energy-based, complementary healing modalities, including chiropractic, acupuncture, and homeopathy, among others. Integrating quantum physics with the new field of epigenetics also provides insight into the communication channels that link the mind-body duality.


Epigenetics explains how our beliefs and emotions, are the primary mechanisms that control cell behaviour, genetic activity and the creation of our body’s conditions, ranging from health to disease. And this perfectly matches the results of a recent study – 80% of all primary care doctor visits are related to stress (yet only 4% receives stress management help)! When I discussed the results of this study with Dr. Redelinghuys, she immediately agreed and was quick to add that this number was maybe even higher in her own practice.

In my work with people who suffer from (severe) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I know very well how our emotions (trauma) are immediately linked to the cell behaviour. The majority of my clients are medically being treated for hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, adrenal fatigue, headaches and chronic pain (including fibromyalgia).

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Talk to the subconscious

When I tried to explain epigenetics recently, to a group of people who are dealing will chronic pain, some got really upset and one told me: “I am quite positive and I don’t have many negative emotions, but I do suffer from chronic pain.” It’s not that simple of course, and what most people don’t realize is that most emotions that run through our body are not even noticed on a conscious level. And there also lies the key to the solution – we have to use tools and techniques that directly communicate with the subconscious part of our bodies.

And this is exactly related to the work I do – we use the body as an instrument of our own consciousness. In other words, we use the body as a bridge between the subconscious part of ourselves, and our conscious awareness. What we often forget is that when something is ‘wrong’ with us, that the other 98 or 99% of us is still whole, and that whole part exactly knows what to do to bring order in an unbalanced body. Our system is innately intelligent.

If you’re interested to learn a bit more about some of the tools and techniques that I use, check out the introduction to HeartMath® or Audio-visual Brainwave Entrainment. I would love to hear from you.