The individual sessions and group classes at ESSENCE >> coaching offer inspiring tools for personal and professional growth.
personal coaching - moving from ambiguity to clarity
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 individual 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 that allows 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 - 97 euros
Development series, 6 sessions of 90 minutes each - 525 euros
All rates include 21 % VAT, appointments can be canceled free of charge up to 24 hours before the start
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workshop - mirrors of the soul
Whether you have experience with it or not, working with archetypal images provides a safe platform for self-examination. The choices we make largely determine our reality. Yet we don't give 'making choices' the attention it needs. When faced with an important decision or looking for direction, we miss rituals and procedures. Fortunately, 'making choices' is a skill, something you can learn. The images of the Tarot offer recognition and can be moving and sometimes confrontational mirrors of your inner world so that you become aware of possible obstacles and hidden desires. read more
The connection with undiscovered areas of yourself gives peace and space and promotes balanced desicion-making. In contact with your inner guidance you can shape your life more autonomously and you are less tempted to move in response to the outside world. During this workshop you will experience how you can use the Tarot as a navigation system for personal development, self-insight and meaning.
This workshop is suitable for people with and without knowledge of the Tarot. The cost is 47,50 euros, which includes VAT. We work in a small group with a lot of personal attention.
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introductory course - developing consciousness with the tarot
The 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. All twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana are covered, and you learn how they can be applied to your own situation. read more
"Felice knows what she’s talking about and shares her knowledge with enthusiasm, imagination, and such depths of expression that attending her classes is a real pleasure. More important still are her own lived experiences and insights and her intuitive wisdom, which she uses not only to teach you about the knowledge and wisdom behind the cards, but also to give your own layouts a deeper interpretation. I found this extremely valuable and got so much out of it. If you would like to learn how to work with Tarot cards yourself, I enthusiastically recommend Felice as a teacher and coach."
Edith Hagenaar, publisher
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The introductory course 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 295 euros, which includes VAT and all course materials.
Are you interested in participating? Then sign up via the link below. This course stands on its own; after completing it you can choose to go on to the follow-up course.
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follow-up course - developing consciousness with the tarot
During the follow-up course, 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 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 295 euros, which includes VAT and all course materials.
You can register for an intake for the next follow-up course in English via email.
training for advanced students and professionals - roads into the soul
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 295 euros, which includes VAT and all course materials.
Are you interested in participating? You can register for an intake by clicking the link below.
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In addition to the courses, there are also separate deepening workshops for advanced students. During these events you will have the opportunity to refresh your knowledge, ask questions about things you have encountered and practice with others. The cost for participation is 47,50 euros, which includes VAT.
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special - wagen jezelf te zijnHet is tijd. Tijd om verbinding te maken met wat je diep van binnen wéét dat juist voor je is, om van daaruit je leven op te bouwen. Tijd om een nieuwe realiteit te vestigen waarin liefde voor je ware natuur centraal staat. Maar hoe doe je dat? In deze workshop krijg je meer zicht op hoe jouw binnenwereld eruitziet voordat je op een volgende bestemming aankomt. Intentie, focus en afstemming op een innerlijke bron van zekerheid helpt je om op eigen autoriteit door het leven te navigeren, ook wanneer het buiten stormt. read more
De verbeeldingskracht en onderzoekende geest die daarvoor nodig zijn, zorgen samen dat je je (on)bewuste verlangens scherp krijgt.
Felice Derkinderen helpt je met de symboliek van de Tarot helder te krijgen welke patronen je leven bepalen en wat de diepere en onbekendere aspecten zijn van wie je werkelijk bent. De woorden die je iedere dag gebruikt zijn ook bepalend voor de ervaringen in je leven. De speelse oefeningen van schrijfcoach Elena Benvenuti maken je stap voor stap bewuster van de kracht van taal en vragen je jouw meest verborgen verlangens te verwoorden zodat ze gehoord kunnen worden. Daarbij spreek je je niet alleen uit, maar luister je onbevangen naar je innerlijke stem.
Deze dag is een uitgelezen kans om met nieuwe ogen te kijken naar wie je bent en welke zelfverzekerde en authentieke koers de komende tijd de jouwe is. Ze vindt plaats op zondag 23 april 2023 in de sfeervolle Filosofenkamer van Centrum de Roos in Amsterdam. De kosten zijn 125 euro inclusief btw.
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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special - your life is your art, patterns of personal destiny
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.
If you have no knowledge of the Tarot yourself but are curious about the patterns of personal destiny that arise from the numerology of your date of birth, you can book an individual consultation in which your birth constellation is explained in detail. To schedule an appointment for this you can contact us by email.
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special - navigating changing timesWe are living in interesting times. A tsunami of information, often conflicting, with which we are continually bombarded, is for many of us stressful. Even if this is not always on a conscious level, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Finding our own path and making well founded decisions can be challenging. In order to do this we must be able to weigh up information coming from outside and information which arises internally through subtle (or not so subtle) feelings, dreams and body symptoms. read more
Very often we can become distracted from what we really feel inside and get carried along in wanting to belong. So we abandon our deepest values and intuitions and make choices which are not aligned with our essence. Yet at the same time there are many of us currently reassessing our life choices, sensing new possibillities of freedom and greater connection with the whole.
This workshop is designed to support you in accessing your inner compass, that level of knowledge that brings you into alignment with your soul purpose. So that there is more ease in following your own path and less likelihood of falling into mindless conformism on one hand or compulsive rebellion on the other. How? In a warm and supportive atmosphere we will use exercises based on the Tarot, guided meditation, bodywork and dreamwork. Felice Derkinderen and Zelda Hall will use their expertise and years of experience in guiding you in the discovery of your own unique path.
"I learned from both ladies the importance of rituals as well as learning again to listen to myself, my intuition, because, I am, the expert and can learn what is best for me. However sometimes I need a guide to help get me out of my own maze. And both Zelda and Felice were trustworthy expert guides. Or navigators ...."
Carol, participant July 2022
"The soul path has many ports of entry. How differently similar our journeys can be in terms of navigating small and big changes in our lives. I was mesmerized by this well-grounded workshop duo. Felice holds an almost childlike delight, and excitement in her heart to share her deep insights into the symbolic wisdom that the Tarot journey can bring to any inquisitive traveller, and her twenty-five years of gained knowledge was clearly demonstrated throughout the day. Zelda with her highly intuitive, creative prowess combining dream insights with ethereal wisdom is heart-warming. Her inspiration to always look deeper, and further than that which meets the eye lingers with one. Thanks for an inspiring day!"
Irize, participant July 2022
The cost of this workshop is 125 euros, which includes VAT. Would you like to stay informed?
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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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