The personal sessions and group classes from ESSENCE >> coaching offer inspiring tools for personal and professional growth.
During individual coaching, the starting point is a personal or professional situation you would like to gain more insight into. A personal consultation provides a snapshot of the current situation and helps you gain an overview, consider specific aspects with greater awareness, and uncover any blind spots to support you in making important decisions. New paths come into view. Discover how much clarity the personal coaching sessions of Felice Derkinderen provide when it comes to seeing into the often complex patterns that are at play in your life. read more
If you are interested in a more intensive approach, you can consider a development series made up of at least six sessions that allow you to focus in on hidden themes. Over the course of these sessions, you will arrive at deep insights and be able to make more conscious decisions.
"I’ve been visiting Felice on a regular basis for nearly a year now, and am increasingly amazed at how clear she is. Without exception and with great integrity, she brings me to a place that is rich and deep and full of insights. Although these insights can come with piercing clarity, they are always softened by Felice’s deep compassion for everything that comes along with being human. I can't think of a better witness to and facilitator for my personal growth processes."
Lien De Coster, writer and wilderness solo guide
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Individual or relationship consultation, 90 minutes - 95 euros
Development series, 6 sessions of 90 minutes each - 500 euros
Consultation by telephone, 60 minutes - 75 euros (only available to clients who have previously booked an individual consultation)
All rates include 21 % VAT
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What is the art of living and how do you discover your own unique version of this? Hidden within your inner world is a source of wisdom from which original answers can arise. Learn how to get in touch with this wisdom by using an age-old system for contemplation: the Tarot. During this one-day course you will learn more about how the archetypes of the Tarot and your imagination can inspire you to look at your life in new ways. read more You will look beneath the surface, as it were, to find answers that are more in keeping with who you are than with the outside world. As a result you will have a clearer vision of the path that you and you alone can walk.
This one-day course is intended as a first introduction to the Tarot and is held on Sunday February 21st 2021 in Amsterdam. The cost is 97 euros, which includes VAT and a delicious lunch.
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The A Colorful Brain introductory course offers the opportunity to learn how to work with these 'mirrors of the soul', as the images on Tarot cards are sometimes called. In this course, we focus on using archetypes as both a mirror and a catalyst to bring to illuminate those areas that are still in the shadows, so you can learn to better understand yourself and others. During this course, you are taken through the psychology and mythology in the Rider-Waite Tarot in a way that is both playful and very down-to-earth. read more All twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana are covered, and you learn how they can be applied to your own situation.
"If there’s one thing I’m happy about, it’s my classes with Felice. I can’t express how much I've already discovered, with the help of her expertise on the Tarot, about life, about myself and my own patterns, and about my clients and my relationships with family and friends."
Carlien de Roy van Zuydewijn, legal professional and divorce coach
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The introductory course A Colorful Brain - Major Arcana consists of six evening classes, which are held once every two weeks. Because of the limited number of participants, there is ample opportunity for individual attention. The cost of the course is 275 euros, which includes VAT and all course materials.
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This course stands on its own; after completing it you can choose to go on to the follow-up course.
During the follow-up course A Colorful Life, you will discover how the Minor Arcana offers you personalized details and concrete steps on the path of self development. read more
In this course, you are introduced to the fifty-six cards of the Minor Arcana of the Rider-Waite Tarot and learn more about the elements earth, water, air and fire and the numerology in the Tarot. The follow-up course A Colorful Life is intended for students who have completed the introductory course and it once again consists of six evening classes, which are held once every two weeks. The cost of the course is 275 euros, which includes VAT and all course materials.
You can register for an intake for the next follow-up course in English via e-mail.
After completing the follow-up course, there are various options for participating in courses for advanced students and professionals. During these courses an opportunity is offered for like-minded people to further walk the 'Roads into the Soul' that the archetypes of the Tarot show, together. read more
The advanced courses are aimed at the further development of the instrument that the Tarot offers for (self) research and at creating a safe space for peer review. Matters discussed here include learning to work with deepening questions and discovering various layout patterns. The 6 classes of this course take place once a month and the cost of the course is 275 euros, which includes VAT and all course materials.
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In addition to the courses, there are also separate deepening evenings for advanced students. During these evenings you will have the opportunity to refresh your knowledge, ask questions about things you have encountered and practice with others. The next deepening evening is held on Tuesday March 16th 2021 and the cost for participation is 45 euros, which includes VAT.
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Are you ready to take a deeply transformative step? Every June, Felice Derkinderen and Elena Benvenuti organize a week-long intensive in Italy, the country where the oldest Tarot cards were found. A seventeenth-century family home in the hills of Tuscany forms the exquisite backdrop to a midsummer intensive for curious souls. In the course program, they combine the Hero's Journey of literary scholar Joseph Campbell with the curiosity of The Fool, an archetype from the Tarot and a marvelous metaphor for the person in search of themself and the mystery of life. Find inspiration and discover how you can become the hero of your own life story. read more
"It seems like this set something in motion that was stuck for years. This retreat was a revelation for me. The spiritual journey through archetypal images, along with becoming aware of my intuition and putting it to use, was a journey through the deeper layers of myself, and reinforced the new path I had embarked upon. The wonderful deep talks I had with other participants during our walks through the beautiful forests and surrounding villages also had a cleansing effect. All in all, I can say that I was able to completely relax during this remarkable week, both inside of myself and in the encounters I had with others." René Heitmüller, photographer
These retreats are held in Pietrasanta, Italy. The cost of the fully catered program is 875 euros, which includes an elegant single room and all meals (travel costs not included). Given the current situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus and the associated restrictions, it is not yet clear whether the 2021 retreat can continue. If you sign up for more information, we will keep you informed of new developments.
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gift certificate - a precious present
Looking for an original gift? Give an inspiring and enriching experience with a gift certificate from ESSENCE >> coaching for all or part of an individual consultation, workshop or course. These are available in various denominations. Let your partner, family member or friend discover how the Tarot can help in charting their lives. To get a better overview, to take more conscious decisions and to bring new paths into view. The gift certificate contains a unique code, and will be sent by email either to the lucky recipient or directly to you so you can print it out and give it yourself.
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Your birthdate and the corresponding numerology and archetypes from the Tarot provide an instrument to bring the essential qualities of your personality and also potential stumbling blocks into focus. Together they create a 'ground pattern', an outline you can elaborate on in your life. This provides you with a precision tool that will allow you to better understand yourself and direction indicators to find more balance, or to make choices that really resonate with who you are. read more During this special you learn how to calculate birth constellations and year cards, and you will gain insight into how the symbolism of the Tarot adds color to that. Image: detail of a page from 'The Red Book' of Carl Gustav Jung.
This one-day course is intended for everyone who has sufficient knowledge of the Major Arcana of the Rider-Waite Tarot or who has completed the introductory course. The cost of the program, including all course materials and a delicious lunch is 97 euros, which includes VAT.
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customized trainings - inspiration and ideation sessions
In addition to personal coaching and courses with open registration, there is a range of short (in-house) training courses and workshops that can be tailor-made for you or your organization. Inspiration sessions form a valuable basis for team building and ideation sessions provide a powerful tool for exploring new layers in existing concepts. Furthermore, individual guidance can bring redeeming insights during supervision and leadership training. Just throughout the year at the office or at special events.
Tailor-made training? Let us know about the challenges you are facing or the wishes that you have without obligation.
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