My name is Eveline, I was born in Belgium and moved to Hastings, England in 2019. I combine my activities as a facilitator in the corporate world with part-time work as a psychotherapist for individuals and couples in need for counselling. I am grateful to get the opportunity to work intensely for longer periods of time with clients.
The support I offer is open to anyone and rooted in a deep understanding that the most important thing we lack as individuals in this society is connection. With ourselves, with others, and with the natural world.
My passion is to help people reconnect.
As a psychotherapist I deliver workshops centered around The Work that Reconnects by Joanna Macy, combined with mindfulness practices and systems work.
I am also an activist and organize events with Extinction Rebellion in our local community in Hastings.
Why I am called to facilitate the Work
As a psychotherapist and coach I already have many years of experience guiding and supporting people in challenging times in their lives. The moment I became deeply aware of the extent of the crisis we are all in, I felt an immediate pull to use my training and experience to help people reconnect to their inner resilience and to the bigger whole that we are all part of. I am sure difficult times are ahead and we need as many people as possible to start weaving the story of The Great Turning.
The WTR also appeals to me as I am very familiar with buddhist teachings and am trained in systemic coaching. Joanna Macy's work feels like coming home and I would love to support as many people as possible by sharing it. I see many people either getting frozen with despair, or burnt out, or living in subconscious denial of what is going on. Our society needs facilitators and guides that can point people to the fact that emotions are to be held. We do not need to be scared of our emotions, as they are important warning signals. Acknowledging the state of our world is crucial for us to get into action. Acknowledging that we are each a small part in a bigger system that we know little about, is also crucial for us to do stay humble: we do what we feel called to do, without getting overwhelmed with responsibility.
I would love to support people in exploring this.
How I see the Work serving the Great Turning
As said it is crucial for people to face the truth and connect to it emotionally. We will only do so when we are not afraid of our own inner experience. The WTR is very important as it teaches us that our pain is an indication of our care and love for the world. And from this energy we can act and do what we feel called to do, without being attached to a certain outcome. This means each of us can be a part of the Great Turning, in a way that acknowledges that all actions, however small, are important. And that we will never really know the impact of what we are doing: we can live in the trust that if we acted with love and understanding, we have taken right action for the world. This diversity of activities (be it holding actions or spiritual work etc) will be what makes the vision of a sustainable society come to life.
Audiences I work with
I noticed that my workshops mostly attracted a white, female audience. I have already enquired why this might be the case, it would be great to hear tips on how to attract a more diverse audience
Background & Training
Other relevant skills & experiences
I can facilitate in Dutch (my native language) and English.
I work as a psychotherapist and coach and am used to working with deep emotions and trauma.
I have experience in the corporate world as a team coach and facilitator and think I am good in delivering concepts that might be seen as esoteric or 'out there' for a business audience in a down to earth and accessible way.
I have numerous certificates and trainings, too many to sum up here.
More info on my website www.evelinetijs.co.uk
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
I have been a facilitator and trainer for more than 10 years. Mostly in the corporate world, but also as a psychotherapist for private clients.