Chronic stress may make you feel overwhelmed. You become flooded by thoughts, emotions and physical sensations.

Stress is part of everyday life. It arises from every change you have to adapt to. This may range from being physically in danger to the excitement of falling in love, buying a new home or getting promoted. On the other hand, you may instead be facing a continuous stream of potentially stressful experiences.

Stress can be the result of major changes in your life or the sum of small daily problems. How stress affects your life depends on how you react to these events. When you are stressed, you react alertly to risks and danger. If stress is short-term, it will help you to protect yourself. However, problems arise when you are constantly stressed.

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Chronic stress

Chronic stress can have a serious mental and physical impact. As long as your mind is experiencing a threat, your system ensures that your body remains vigilant and alert. If this fight or flight response continues, it has long-lasting consequences. The adrenal glands produce corticoids (adrenaline and norepinephrine) that have an inhibitory effect on digestion, tissue repair and the immune system, among other things. These are important functions to keep the body healthy and fit.

In the end, chronic stress often leads to illness or mental problems. Some people get high blood pressure, migraines, intestinal problems or fatigue, while other suffer from anxiety, sleeping problems or panic attacks.

Rest and recovery

Fortunately, the nervous system that previously activated the stress response can also turn it off again. As soon as you discover or decide that a situation is no longer dangerous for you, your brain stops sending alarm signals. Soon the fight-flight response begins to disappear from the body. Your heart rate, breathing, muscle tension and blood pressure will return to normal levels.

During the coaching process you will learn strategies to monitor and balance your stress level yourself. We look at which changes or stressors play an important role, what they mean to you personally, what feelings you have about them and what you do or do not do in the situation. We then finds new ways in which you can best deal with that change(s) and develop your skills to do so in practice.


During the intake consultation we will assess your problem situation and issues, and the goal you wish to achieve. At home, you have already filled in the intake form, so you are well prepared for the interview. Together we come to a preliminary conclusion about the causes of the problem and what the best approach is. We may need a second session to clarify this.

Depending on your situation, what you have experienced and the changes that lie ahead, I can work with you with specific methods such as EMDR, cognitive hypnotherapybreathing therapy or cranialsacral therapy. We discuss this in the course of the coaching process, and together we decide about the excercises or treatment during sessions. Often you get some homework.

Rates and registration

  • For private clients, see the different rates on this page. A partial reimbursement from the healthcare insurance is often possible.
  • Different rates apply for coaching programs for business purposes, or paid for by the employer.

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