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What parents say: "The Inner Journey for Kids & Teens Workshop":
Dear Yvonne,
We would like to thank you for the workshop last weekend. Our daughter Grace had problems at school with a child who bullied her constantly. Thanks to the workshop she "suddenly" isn't afraid to shout "stop" and the bullying doesn't bother her anymore. She says: "My inner strength is so powerful, nobody can break it".
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A while ago our daughter Nina attended a workshop. It was a special day for her as the whole concept of healing yourself was new to her. Now we really notice that she has become softer and more open, more cooperative, Hurray!
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Right after the workshop she sang in bed endlessly. The next couple of days she had a lot of energy. I think she has really felt "seen" at the workshop!
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My child has really changed. Before the workshop he was whining a lot and afraid of anything new. After the workshop he is much more of a daredevil, he has more courage, I am really surprised....
He will definitely come again. These are skills each child should learn!
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Hi Yvonne,
Something really interesting happened: My daughter has forgiven her teacher in a role play last Sunday at your workshop. This week she finally received, for the first time this schoolyear, two good marks from him. My daughter could actually say that she liked him at that moment. Perception can really change... Nice!
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She had a very good day. It was emotional but she definitely wants to come again. It was pretty shocking for her to hear how her father felt when she talked to him in the Inner Journey process. She hasn't told me much about it but she was very impressed. Forgiving him was rather easy for her. Sharing her experiences with others was nice for her. I am very glad she attended the workshop. She doesn't have many problems at the moment but in order to avoid future problems and for her own development this is very useful. Thanks for your great care!
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M. has experienced a positive change right after the first workshop. We were very happy with that. He has always been a nice boy. And after the second workshop he also knows he is great! I think these are skills which each child should learn.
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On her birthday party the other day she wanted all the children to sit in a circle and to look each other in the eyes. And then to tell what you can see in each others eyes. Just like she did during the workshop at the final exercise, when everybody says such nice things. All children at the party loved doing this exercise and they all shined! My daughter was through the roof with excitement!
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Do you know what my daughter loved most about the workshop? That she could talk about her feelings, knowing that she is not the only one with all kinds of feelings and that other children also love to talk about their feelings (in contrary to her school, where you are laughed at when you talk about your feelings).
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My daughter was at school yesterday and another child tried to bully her. In the evening we talked about it and she said she had simply used her inner strength and that it didn't bother her at all! I am really surprised to hear this, especially because she really suffered from bullying before.
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J. whined and moaned a lot before the workshop, but I only realized this when it became quiet after the workshop. The sound in the background had stopped, it was quiet.
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E. definitely wants to come again! He said he had solved feelings on your workshop in relation to my sister's death. I thought only I had a problem with that. I have never realized that the hurt would have such an impact on my son. What also strikes me is that he suddenly sleeps well during the last week. I think this might have something to do with the workshop?
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My son suffered from hay fever. Two weeks ago there were many pollen in the air and for the first time it didn't bother him. A miracle!
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The last couple of years my son has suffered from hearing problems a lot. After the workshop (in which he extensively cleaned his ears during the Inner Journey process) he was suddenly able to hear a lot better. The surgery was postponed. After a while things became worse again and another surgery was about to take place. He attended the kids day again and we noticed that his hearing had improved considerably again. The surgery doesn't have to take place anymore. An interesting fact: during his Inner Journey he had a memory of his teacher who was really angry at him because she thought that he wasn't paying attention on purpose, although in fact he couldn't hear what she said. It had impacted him so much that his hearing became worse due to this. During his Inner Journey he was able to solve this and he could liberate his ears from old pain/mud'.
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Q told me that she had talked to me during the Inner Journey process at the campfire and she finally realized how I felt when I had a quarrel with my husband (her Daddy). She said she could love me more as her anger has disappeared. Pff..I am so happy for her, and for me!
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K. complained about pain in the right side of his chest when he would run for some time. In his Inner Journey process he saw it was dirty and sticky at that spot. He burned it all in the campfire. A day after the process he said: "I still feel it a bit mummy, but my body probably still has to get used to the fact that it is gone." He has never complained again since that Inner Journey process.
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N. uses her strength much more now, she is even happier than she already was. When we spent time with friends and family she talks about the nice day she had with Maarten en Yvonne.
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Everything is ok with R. I notice that his vicious adolescent behaviour has disappeared. He is cheerful and three times as rebellious, but much softer.
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Dear Yvonne,
I really wanted to let you know that H.J. is doing fine. He has experienced a really great day and told us a lot about it. He even took his name badges with him to school and he also told his class he had experienced an Inner Journey process! His drawing showed his little brother O. hitting him with a guitar. To me this is symbolic for their battle. I notice that H.J. already stands up for himself more. The other day his brother O. cheerfully told me that H.J. had hit him. I told O. that I could understand this as O. had teased him. O. went upstairs again, laughing, and just a few minutes later I heard them rolling with laughter. A friend asked "What do you like the most"? H.J answered: "Playing with O.". I must say they play really sweet now. So, if this isn't a positive sign...!!!
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What you said to me yesterday made me think about it a lot, you have a rare quality that you are able to reach out to someone with sheer empathy and I thank you for that. I know for sure that each and every time K. N. and R. come to you to experience the kids inner journeys they walk away full of wonderfulness inside them and that in time they will grow stronger and stronger all the while being loved and nurtured. You and Maarten are truly exceptional in what you do, you open your hearts and show them how to do it for themselves, this is a gift they take away with them every time, saying thank you to you just doesn't seem enough for what it is you give them. I hope you continue to do these kids inner journeys because it is these that de-clutter their minds and are able to be at peace and walk away feeling whole again.
All this invaluable work you both do for all the children who attend is truly remarkable.
Thank you for helping them in ways we are not able to.
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M. attended the Inner Journey in October in London and it is surprising and fantastic to see how positive she has been since then. It seems like everything is much easier now. Many thanks. Each child should experience such a day. Because of this effect I would also like my son to experience such a day.
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My daughter had Epileptic fits so severely that she had to live in a research clinic five days a week. She would get these fits as soon as she relaxed. We were a bit scared at first what the inner journey process could bring. But after the process her fits were gone!
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I think S. has reached his inner essence. The emptiness in his existence has become less empty. S. has enjoyed the day and the sweet helpful trainers tremendously!
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After the day I found out that my daughter has worked on a deep issue. She thought she didn't belong to the family, because our (hers and mine) looks don't resemble each other. She has suffered from that. I am so happy that she worked on it. Since the day I haven't heard her about it again. I think it has been solved.
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My daughter is more open en she talks much easier about things that are on her mind.
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Each morning before going to school F. suffered from stomachache She didn't want to tell me about her Inner Journey process but she did tell me that her stomachache has disappeared. Now, one month later, she doesn't suffer from it anymore and she enjoys going to school, without stomachache.
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My teenager has become more balanced, more grown up.
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The first couple of days after the workshop T. made many wise remarks. He came across much more balanced!
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I only want to say: My daughter finally eats normal again!!!
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I really want to thank you and Maarten and the whole team (!) for the help D. received to throw off his "backpack" with problems. He may have had a more troubled life than others but he has really changed. He feels more secure and has become happier because he is less worried about his mother. A weight has been taken off his shoulders.
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I notice improvement with C., she expresses her emotions much better now. I feel I get to know my child now. We had to have our dog put to sleep and we saw that C. healthily felt her feelings and she also had many wise remarks afterwards. We felt in harmony. We have, she also wanted that, made a ritual of the dog's death and discussed things together. She really liked this.
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My child had anorexia. In the process she finally found out why she was controlling her body in this way. She had been hurt by her previous boyfriend and decided that he would never hurt her again. And she would make sure she was able to make herself so beautiful, she would be untouchable. In the process she could let go of that pain and decide to stop this internal game.
Now she is doing fine again. Thank God!
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My children were in the sea when the tsunami wave came. That was a very frightening experience for them. At the workshop they met their fear and could finally let go of the experience. They are more relaxed in live now.
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After the Inner Journey for Kids day my son was crying with happiness. He said ""I can talk to C again!!!" My son had cancer when he first came to the inner junior day. In his process he solved an issue related to this. More important, his best friend was dying from cancer. They had met in hospital. He was extremely sad to loose her. In his process the trainer explained to him that besides a body there is a light in everyone. In your hart there are all the lights from everybody you love. When you go inside your hart you can contact all these little lights. Then they invited his best friend at the campfire and my son could speak with her. He is so grateful and happy to know he can always talk to her.
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Testimonials Children: The Inner Journey for Kids & Teens Workshop

"I have learnt that
if you bottle up things
and you don't always express them
everything will end up on one spot in your body.
If it stays too long on that one spot
it will begin to hurt.
So much hurt.
Everything will come to you at the same time then
When you share things bit by bit
The wound and the pain will become smaller."

Poem by Laura (14)
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The most striking of today is the total equality of trainers and teenagers. I have never ever before experienced such a total lack of hierarchy. It is very freeing to know that it is possible for everyone to be open and loving without holding back because of age difference. This has enabled me to go deep in my inner journey process.
Joseph (17)
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Fabulous, there are people here who really listen and understand. The total compassion for everyone has struck me. You guys create paradise. I now experienced from the inside how I can choose to believe or not believe my thoughts and how much peace & love this creates.
Sarah (18)
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I used to have many concerns how I looked like and got bullied too. Now I feel much more satisfied about myself from both the inside AND outside. The bullying has stopped.
Eva (13)
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I love to meet the others at the workshops again and again. I found many new friends and we support each other in daily life. We use the Inner Journey process regularly to help others.
Sonia (14)
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I am always looking forward to the Inner Journey days. There is so much love there. I always leave happy and clean.
Maria (12)
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Can I come again next time?
Mark (9)
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Can I come again tomorrow?
Wendy (6)
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Thanks to the process I am not afraid of ghosts anymore and now I sleep at night.
Sara (7)
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I have healed my ankle and finally I can join the soccer team again. Soccer is what I like best in life.
Thomas (11)
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Copyright text and photos Yvonne Weeseman (p)© 2016