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EMDR treatment

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, abbreviated as EMDR, is a therapy designed for individuals who continue to experience the effects of distressing events. These events can range from workplace aggression incidents, interactions with colleagues or superiors, bullying, car accidents, intense childhood memories, grieving the loss of a loved one, or other traumatic experiences.

Masters at Work believes in the versatile application of EMDR, including:

Treating symptoms of burnout Challenging core beliefs, such as ‘I am weak’ or ‘I am guilty’ or ‘I can’t do it’ Addressing panic attacks We firmly believe that EMDR is the most powerful therapy ever!

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Number of Sessions After Intake:

  • For single trauma: approximately 1 to 2 sessions
  • For complex trauma: approximately 3 to 6 sessions
  • For stress-related issues: approximately 1 to 3 sessions
  • For panic attacks: approximately 1 to 3 sessions


• Brief in duration, without the need to share many distressing details

• Results can be seen after just one session

• An EMDR app provides reinforcement and serves as an additional resource

• Intense emotions triggered by certain events will diminish

• Anxiety related to specific situations will fade away

• Sense of relaxation and relief

• Improved approach to substance addiction and cravings

• Transformation of deeply ingrained limiting beliefs

Acceptatie & Commitment Therapy

When employees learn effective strategies for navigating challenges, managing difficult interactions with colleagues, and handling workplace dynamics, it leads to a more resilient workforce and helps prevent burnout and unnecessary absences.

In our 7-session Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) program, participants acquire six essential skills for dealing with distressing thoughts, emotions, and sensations in a transformative way. Our focus is not on immediate problem-solving or resistance.

ACT is a recognized and evidence-based therapeutic approach. It emphasizes that attempting to evade challenging thoughts or feelings through distractions, procrastination, complaining, or self-sacrifice often amplifies their impact, ultimately resulting in increased stress.

An alternative approach is embracing acceptance, allowing these difficult thoughts to exist without necessarily embracing them. The goal is to prevent them from gaining more control over your life. By conserving your mental energy, you can redirect your focus towards genuinely significant pursuits. Our core aim is to enhance individuals’ “psychological flexibility.”

This translates to having the adaptability to navigate situations, thoughts, and emotions adeptly, even when they are arduous or distressing. Simultaneously, it empowers you to make purposeful choices that align with your life’s meaningful objectives.


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Groups:

Dutch class:

Lente Groep 1: 12-mrt 19-mrt 02-apr 09-apr 23-apr 30-apr 07-mei van 9-11 uur
Lente groep 2: 14-mei 21-mei 04-jun 11-jun 18-jun 02-jul 09-jul van 9-11 uur
Herfst: 15-okt 22-okt 29-okt 12-nov 19-nov 26-nov 17-dec van 9-11 uur

All sessions are from 9-11 AM at Lepelaar 2 in Hoorn, or you can participate online via Zoom.

Benefits of ACT

  • You experience greater “ease” in your life
  • You respond more resiliently to setbacks and disappointments
  • You possess practical tools to take concrete action
  • You feel a heightened sense of self-control
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Solution-Focused Coaching

Solution-Focused Coaching is a method we utilize when there is a need for change. For instance, learning to say ‘no’ when you mean ‘no’ or saying ‘yes’ when you mean ‘yes’. We operate under the belief that individuals already possess the necessary tools within themselves, and our role is to connect you with them. We focus on identifying what is effective, enabling you to regain control over the situation.


Engaging in the process of solution-focused coaching involves embracing several key principles that can facilitate personal growth and positive change. These principles aim to empower individuals by encouraging them to take active control of their lives and make meaningful transformations. Let’s explore these principles in more detail:

  1. Amplify What Works: A central tenet of solution-focused coaching is to identify and amplify the behaviors, actions, and strategies that are already yielding positive outcomes in an individual’s life. By recognizing and building upon these strengths, individuals can enhance their sense of self-efficacy and create a foundation for further success. This approach involves acknowledging achievements and replicating effective approaches across different aspects of life.
  2. Shift Focus to Success: Shifting the focus from problems to successes is pivotal in solution-focused coaching. Instead of dwelling on challenges and obstacles, individuals are encouraged to explore instances when they have achieved their desired outcomes or experienced progress. By analyzing these exceptional moments, individuals can gain insights into their own capabilities and begin to understand how they can replicate success in other areas.
  3. Identify Personal Strengths: Solution-focused coaching highlights the importance of self-awareness and self-discovery. It involves recognizing and harnessing one’s unique strengths, skills, and abilities. Through introspection and guided reflection, individuals gain a deeper understanding of their competencies, which can then be harnessed to overcome challenges and attain their goals.
  4. Future-Oriented Perspective: Solution-focused coaching places a strong emphasis on envisioning a positive future. By directing attention toward what an individual aspires to achieve and the positive changes they want to make, the coaching process becomes forward-looking and inspiring. This future-oriented approach helps individuals set clear intentions, make informed choices, and take purposeful actions aligned with their goals.
  5. Focus on Influence: A key element of solution-focused coaching is directing attention toward factors that individuals have the ability to influence. This involves recognizing that while some circumstances may be beyond one’s control, there are aspects of life where personal agency and decision-making can make a significant impact. By channeling energy and efforts toward areas of influence, individuals can create meaningful changes and progress.
  6. Embrace Exceptions: Solution-focused coaching invites individuals to explore exceptions to their challenges. This means looking at moments when the problem or issue was not present or was less severe. Analyzing these exceptions provides valuable insights into the conditions and actions that contribute to positive outcomes. By understanding the factors that lead to success, individuals can replicate these conditions and behaviors to achieve their goals.

Incorporating these principles into solution-focused coaching can empower individuals to take charge of their personal development journey. By amplifying strengths, shifting focus to successes, recognizing personal abilities, adopting a future-oriented perspective, concentrating on areas of influence, and embracing exceptions, individuals can navigate challenges, make meaningful changes, and cultivate a more fulfilling and purposeful life.


  • Practical Tools at Your Disposal
  • Brief and Swift Utilization of Your Own Resources
  • Empowerment to Navigate on Your Own

Focusing: A Form of In-Depth Body-Oriented Psychotherapy

Exploring Focusing: Navigating Inner Signals Mindfully

Focusing is a process that teaches you to listen to the signals of your body in a mindful manner, allowing you to surface your true feelings and needs. It can be viewed as a form of self-inquiry, where you attentively listen to inner signals such as gestures, bodily sensations, emotions, images, thoughts, or metaphors. Let’s delve into the various aspects of Focusing:

Listening to Body Signals: Focusing involves learning to pay attention to subtle signals that our body provides. These signals might manifest as tension, physical sensations, gestures, or even metaphors. By becoming aware of these signals, we can establish a deeper connection with our emotions and needs.

Mindfulness: Focusing is approached with mindfulness, which means being consciously present in the moment without judgment. We direct our attention to inner experiences without evaluating or analyzing. This allows us to observe what’s happening within us in an open and accepting manner.

Self-Inquiry: Focusing can be seen as a form of self-inquiry. By taking the inner signals seriously and attentively listening to them, we can delve deeper into our feelings and needs. We, in a sense, invite the ‘something’ within us to share its story and convey its message.

Room for Change: As we become aware of unresolved experiences or stuck situations, space for movement and change emerges. By acknowledging and investigating these signals, we can gain fresh insights and discover possibilities to positively impact our lives.

Individual Practice: Focusing can be practiced both alone and with others. It’s a personal journey where we allow ourselves to kindly and invitingly explore our inner world. This practice empowers us to reach deeper levels of self-awareness and promote our inner growth.

Benefits of Practicing Focusing:

By engaging in Focusing, we can attain a deeper understanding of ourselves and our inner world. It enables us to listen attentively and acceptingly to our emotions and needs, while providing tools to explore stagnant situations and uncover avenues for change. Focusing is a transformative practice that supports us in nurturing a compassionate relationship with ourselves, promoting personal growth, and enhancing our overall well-being.

Focusing involves learning to listen to the body’s signals, thereby bringing genuine feelings and needs to the surface. Focusing is a form of self-inquiry, an attentive ‘listening’ to inner signals—gestures, bodily sensations, emotions, images, thoughts, or metaphors.

In Focusing, you pause to explore your inner world in a kind, inviting, and open manner. The sensation or ‘something’ within you is gently encouraged to share its story or convey its message. Often, this process coincides with a shift in the experienced feeling. This creates space for unprocessed experiences, opening the door to potential movement and change in situations where you feel stuck. Focusing is a self-guided practice and can be effectively done alone in various scenarios. It has been observed that Focusing becomes more accessible and yields deeper insights when practiced in the presence of another.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) or EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy)  

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) is one of the most extensively researched forms of relationship therapy. Throughout the sessions, we collaboratively identify the negative interaction patterns that exist between you. We systematically cultivate healthy interactions step by step, utilizing the relationship itself as a vehicle for healing on deeper layers of attachment. Our focus lies in uncovering the attachment needs within the relationship and enhancing emotional responsiveness, ensuring availability and accessibility for one another.

Our approach doesn’t involve solving problems directly:

• Instead, we facilitate the creation of an atmosphere where couples can independently address their issues.

• Our efforts center around fostering the process of relational security.

Following the initial assessment, we will embark on a journey of 3 to 10 sessions (or more if necessary and desired) to achieve our goals.

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