Mindful Psychology Amsterdam
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  • image1 "Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory",
    - Gandhi-
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    "We know what we are, but know not what we may be", Ophella (Hamlet).
    - Shakespeare -
  • image3 "The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering",
    - Ben Okri -
  • image4 "You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it",
    - Paulo Coelho -
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    "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders",
    - Lao Tse -
  • image5 "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years",
    - Abraham Lincoln -
  • image25 "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving",
    - Albert Einstein -
  • image5 "Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings",
    - Arthur Rubinstein -
  • image5 "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall",
    - Nelson Mandela -
  • image5 "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer",
    - Camus -
  • image5 "Do not pretend that things will change if we always do the same",
    - Albert Einstein -
  • image5 "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans",
    - John Lennon -
  • image5 "The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced",
    - Zen Saying -
  • image5 "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever",
    - Gandhi -
  • image5 "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it",
    - Lena Horne -
  • image5 "I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this",
    - Emo Phillips -

 

Testimonials

C.C.M. - Ireland

"I first met with Carmen in July 2012 following a period of 4 months where I was having unexplained panic attacks. I had also previously been hospitalised on vacation because of these panic attacks and knew to move forward I had to address the matter. [Read more]

Carmen and myself worked together using the Mindfulness technique to address my panic attacks. Over the course of 5 months regular appointments I was thought how to use different techniques to manage the stresses and anxiety that come with my busy day to day professional life. I have no hesitation in recommending Carmen as a counsellor and hope any future clients experience is as rewarding as mine"


A.C. - Ireland

"After losing a pregnancy and a long term relationship ending, I felt broken physically, mentally and spiritually. Emotions ruled my life and the pain from my grief was blocking my way to acceptance, moving forward and healing. [Read more]

I also felt completely lost, as if I had lost my life compass and didn't know where to go to next or how.

Meeting Carmen and learning about mindfulness techniques from her has helped me to feel inspired about life again and to focus on my life goals.

Carmen expertly taught me and guided me through mindfulness meditations to help me ground myself and to see my situation and the world in a clearer and objective light.

She listened to me carefully and adapted her techniques to my personal situation. Her professional knowledge and warm, open nature helped me feel comfortable to talk about what really matters and confront issues in order to move forward.

After just a few sessions with Carmen I gained tools that have not only helped me deal with my loss but have helped me focus on how I can control my thoughts, my emotions and my reality and start living the life I want to live.

I highly recommend Carmen as a motivating and inspiring therapist and mindfulness practitioner. She can help you overcome challenges and loss but also focus on how you can live your life in the optimum way for you."

M.M. - USA

"I completed a course of approximately 10 therapy sessions with Carmen as I was looking for ways to better cope with stress and anxiety. Even after a few sessions with Carmen I felt calmer and more balanced. [Read more]

The CBT model of therapy is very effective because it has a measurable long-term impact. CBT gives you permanent tools to approach live in a healthier way, to find your balance every day, in each small moment. I can honestly say that my sessions with Carmen changed the way that I look at not just my own life and habitually negative thought patterns, but it’s changed the way that I view the world around me. Therapy has also helped me to be more understanding and accepting of myself and the people I care about in my life. I really think that everyone could stand to benefit from taking the time out to develop a great self-awareness and understanding through therapy sessions with Carmen."


J.U. - USA

"Carmen came into my life just as I was being swallowed up by it. At the time, I was facing a number of difficulties: I was adjusting to a new culture, facing strong dissatisfaction with my work , my living situation, my relationship, and most importantly myself.[Read more]

When I contacted Carmen, I had a very broken sense of self; I was insecure, lost, and quite frankly, very scared to go on. Furthermore, I lost entire sight of who I was, and what I wanted to be. I was overrun with emotions, and barely had the energy to meet with her and speak on these things.

It was with Carmen that I developed the courage to make change. I knew that I had reached a turning point in my life where change was necessary if I wanted to have the life I knew deep down was waiting for me.

Carmen provided a safe, and compassionate environment for me to confront the circumstances that were ailing me, but more importantly to confront myself. She taught me how to appreciate and nurture my emotional side, and to watch my thoughts- as they could be the most destructive! She created a space where I could learn the valuable tools of acceptance, self-love, forgiveness, and mindfulness, all with a guiding air of compassion, empathy, and humour, which I so greatly appreciated and admired. With her help, I was able to let go of my relationship, and improve the space where I both work and live. She also helped me work on my relationship with myself- which in my book, is the most important. Carmen is a wonderful therapist and I would highly recommend her to anybody! "


A.P. & L.S. - The Netherlands and Italy

"The sessions with Carmen according to the commitment and acceptance therapy helped us to see eachother in a new way.[Read more]

Even now we still face challenges. That didn't change. Carmen gave us essential tools of communication, mindfullness and understanding to face those challenges. She was very serious, accurate and dedicated in her work. She helped us a lot."


B.M. - England

"I decided to book an appointment with Carmen after suffering from sever back pain for over a year. It was becoming increasingly clear that i was taking out my suffering on my loved ones and i was looking to find an alternative to popping pills as a daily routine in order to control my pain.[Read more]

Having never visited a Psychologist before i was concerned with keeping the session to specific pain relief strategies and I was weary of delving deep within my own psyche looking for problems that were not there.

I'm pleased to say that sessions were a breath of fresh air. The approach of "mindfulness" has had a very real affect on my quality of life. Along with Pilates and Yoga, Carmen's sessions have provided the missing 'holistic" link in me gaining control of my health.

It became apparent that the stresses, anxiety and anticipation of pain was, in fact, a major contributing factor of the pain itself. now i have been given the tools to calm those emotions i have regained a sense of control, and reduced the pain dramatically.

I highly recommend both Carmen and here practice."


D.A.C. - Venezuela

"Creo que lo poderoso de nuestras sesiones, es que he logrado reencontrarme con aquellos valores y objetivos que son importantes, pero más aún, el poder encontrar mi propia forma de acercarme a ellos, de establecer las relaciones que en verdad deseo, y enfocar mis energías en construir relaciones más fuertes con mi familia y en mi trabajo.[Read more]

También encontré de suma utilidad el ejercicio que hicimos para entrenar a la mente en concentrarse en aquellas cosas que me causan alegría, todos los días, en poder aprender a ver todos los días, algo especial. Algo por lo cual estar agradecido, independiente de que tantas otras cosas estén pasando alrededor.
Mi relación con mi pareja, es hoy mucho más fuerte, alegre y constructiva, de lo que era hace un año.
He aprendido con alegría que puedo ser el papa que quiero ser para mi hijo.
Gracias. "


J.V. & L.D.C. - Perú

"Carmen, mi marido y yo queremos darte las gracias por tu ayuda, nos habíamos olvidado de todas las cosas buenas por las que decidimos estar juntos y dejar ir los malos momentos.[Read more]

Ahora podemos decir que somos felices y, aunque no es 100% perfecto, la pasamos bien y disfrutamos el uno del otro."