About Robert.

Helping You Uncover What Is Holding You Back To Live The Life You Want.

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My expertise:

  • – Slow living
  • – Marriage and relationship counseling
  • – Trauma processing, encompassing sexual/physical/emotional abuse
  • – Addictions like alcohol, drugs, shopping, internet, and sex

Some of my qualifications are:

  • NLP Master Practitioner (studied under Carl Buchheit Ph.D. at NLP Marin, California, U.S.A.)
  • NLP Practitioner (studied under Carl Buchheit Ph.D. at NLP Marin, California, U.S.A.)
  • Hypnotherapy (Studied under Randal Churchill at Hypnotherapy Training Institute, California, U.S.A)
  • NLP Master Practitioner (BGL, Hoofddorp, Netherlands)
  • Spirituality and NLP, Arcturus, (studied under Eric Schneider, Kessel, Belgium)
  • NLP Practitioner (BGL, Hoofddorp, Netherlands)

My Journey . so far

My name is Robbert-Jan, but please call me RJ. I was born in The Netherlands but we moved to Hamburg when I was around 1 1/2 years old.

Expat Life. After our return to The Netherlands and subsequent stay of nearly 10 years we moved to California U.S.A. I graduated from high school in California and went to college in Wyoming.

My early life path also had it’s challenges. During my youth, I faced bullying at school until I gathered enough courage to finally stand up for myself. 

Waking up. When I was 16 years old, something happened that made me realize there is more to life than what we consciously understand. This event marked the beginning of my journey in waking up and questioning and seeking deeper meaning in life, leading me to live a more conscious life. 

But other challenges took over. Alcohol addiction and drug use started to control my life, and thoughts of suicide often clouded my mind.

In my 20s, I worked in various jobs that left me unfulfilled. I felt trapped in the rat race and yearned for a life where I could be in control of my own experiences. It took eight more years after my service with the United Nations in former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR) before I decided to make a change in my life’s direction. 

Digital Nomad. Realizing that nothing would change unless I changed myself, I made a bold decision. I quit my corporate job at KLM Airlines, ended a failing relationship, and embraced traveling once again and living more in the present moment. 

Reeducating. The first part of my new journey took me to India, where I volunteered at a school for disadvantaged children in Sikkim, located on the foothills of the Himalayas. This experience allowed me to introspect and broaden my horizons, leading me to study yoga and meditation more deeply and embrace a mindful life style sometimes referred to as Slow Living

After my stay in India I returned back to California, USA where I continued my studies taking classes in psychology, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) yoga and meditation. 

As a result of my personal experiences as an Expat, Digital Nomad and Slow Living, I have been able to help and consult many people who aspired to lead a  similar lifestyle. My online practice allows me to travel between Thailand and Europe while sharing my expertise as an NLP Master practitioner, drawing on nearly two decades of coaching experience. 

Mid-life crisis?. Around 2020, I faced significant changes in my life. I was let go from a counseling position at a private clinic in Bangkok, and I also experienced the unexpected suicide of my brother and the passing of my father from cancer a year later. My mother had passed away from cancer approximately 20 years prior, leaving me without immediate family. 

I continue my journey of Slow Living in Thailand.

Do you want a more peaceful and balanced life?