Sophie

I studied Civil Law at Leiden University (in the Netherlands). After graduating, I started working as a lawyer in 1996. A few years later, in 2001, I changed my career and started working for the local Government (municipality of The Hague). First as a lawyer and later as a Policy advisor. In 2011, after reading the PRI*-book ‘Rediscovering The True Self' by the Dutch psychologist Ingeborg Bosch, my life changed completely. This book turned out to be the key that opened the lock that had chained my heart for as long as I could remember. For the first time in my life I understood what was happening to me when I was so overwhelmed by emotions. Emotions like anger, fear, unworthyness, shame, and the feeling that life was just too hard for me. From the outside it seemed like I was living ‘the perfect life’. I had everything I had ever dreamed of since I was a little girl. But beneath the surface there was such a turmoil going on inside my head, inside of me. This PRI book helped me so much to really understand what was going on with me and gave me such perspective and so much hope that it was possible to really ‘fix’ myself.

I started PRI therapy in 2012 and this was really life-changing. And it still is. My heart is my guide, but PRI has become my anchor in life. And I can’t express the amount of gratitude I feel – every single day – that one of my best friends gave me this life-changing book for Christmas in 2011!

As PRI helped me so much in my life, I felt like it’s my 'duty' to pass this forward to every other human being that seeks help for solving their emotional problems. So I changed my career again and started a coaching program (1 year) and after that the PRI professional training program (4 years) to become a PRI therapist myself. I now work daily as a PRI therapist. I have my own practice in The Hague and in Amsterdam. I also work around the globe via Skype, together with several of my dear PRI therapist colleagues.

If you want to know more about my personal PRI experience, watch this Youtube Video (it’s in Dutch but subtitled in English) click here.

For more information also see the PRI* (Past Reality Integration) website: www.prionline.nl

Photography by Petra Hoogerbrug commissioned by Libelle
  • Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.
  • At this very moment, life is perfect.
  • You don't need a reason to help people.
  • You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them.
  • At this very moment, life is perfect.
  • If you're always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you're in?
  • Kindness is for free.