How wonderful that you have found my website!
After developping myself in several directions the last few years, you’ll find here an overview of the things I can do for you.
In the menu you can see the areas in which I have specialisedmyself and the services that I offer.
If there are any questions, let me know by sending me a message at the bottom of the page.
Have a nice day and maybe until soon!
For those that don’t know me yet or are curious about some background info; my name is Roel, I work as a physio and manual therapist, have companies in meditation training, coaching and business health consultancy, am an author and give lectures, workshops and courses.
My professional journey began with a focus on the human body. In 1999 I graduated as a physiotherapist at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and six years later as a manual therapist. After a lot of courses and educations I now have over twenty years of fulltime experience in working with people with physical health problems. Next to that I am already 15 years active within companies as an occupational physiotherapist (one of my post-physiotherapy educations), where I optimise work environments and train people about optimal circumstances for work.
Through the years I started to gain interest in a wider perspective when it comes to health. I researched a lot about nutrition, but mainly dove into the mental part of our wellbeing. I red many books about how the mind works and personal development, went through several periods of coaching and dedicated a few years to Buddhism.
All that crossed my path about how the mind works and I eagerly took in, led to a lot of knowledge. My journey of discovery went further than just the theoretical part though. I travelled a lot and that brought me to more than forty different countries in mainly Latin America and Asia. In several countries I worked as a volunteer in local projects. Through my contacts in the volunteer projects, Buddhism and the people I met in my travels, I was in many places mainly surrounded by locals and got to know a lot of different cultures up close. Also in The Netherlands I worked as a volunteer and spend four years long weekly eight hours in a hospice where I helped people with the last little bit of their lives. Next to that I also spend thousands of hours on a meditation pillow, at home as well as in courses and retreats in several different continents.
All of this gave me a broader view at how we as humans function and mainly in the most optimal way. It also lead me to helping people in a wider range than ‘just’ as a physiotherapist. First through my company in meditation training, later through one-on-one coaching and courses and workshops within companies and for students. Also I published my first book in 2016 and there are more to come. Last but not least I learned a lot about life and myself from my beautiful young daughter.
I am very grateful to all the teachers I met and was privileged to work with through the years. The ones one stage or in front of the group where I was sitting, but also the people I met during my travels, in daily life or as a patient/client. It is them that provided me with the abilities and insights that I nowadays use in my work.
Whether it comes to the more technical intervention in a body or within a company, training people to work with their minds through meditation, dealing with life issues through coaching or gaining practical knowledge about certain topics through my workshops, courses and books, I love to help you progress in life.
If you are you interested to know more about my path, I was a guest at the podcast of Ferdinand Lie in 2018 and you can listen to that episode by clicking on the picture.