name, Ann-Kasra, might sound out of the ordinary, but I’m perfectly happy with that. Ann is the name my parents gave me, and for me, it’s closely bound up with my head, the rational side of my
personality. It was during a training session with Michael Barnett that I was given the name Kasra, which means ‘universal centre’, and that’s how this website got its name. This is the name
which brings me into contact with my body and my feelings. Together, both names bring me harmony and balance.
Throughout my life, I’ve been keenly interested in people, how they relate to others and how they live. Why does a person behave today in the manner we can observe? What events made them
the person they are today? These kind of questions, after I’d been studying them and working on them myself for years, brought me to my focus on dealing with trauma.
know from personal experience that nothing can really be taken for granted in life, and that you don’t have to solve all your issues on your own. That was the insight that brought me to
understand my mission, which is helping others make more profound contact with themselves and with the people around them.
Dragon fliesare a wonderful example of
this work, which is why I made a considered choice to use them as my website image. What attracts me about dragonflies is how, whether alone or together, they bring a unique dynamic into being:
they create connections with each other and also with nature. Even so, I’m a bit wary of them, and that’s exactly the strength of the message: even things you’re afraid of at first can turn out
to be beautiful!
Training courses and teachers
Naturally, I don’t stand still in my own personal development, either. It’s what
keeps me alert and eager to learn. Below are the training courses and teachers who have imparted a great deal of wisdom, insight and knowledge to me.
2017 - 2019
Dr Asaf Rolef Ben Shahar
Touching The Relational Edge: On-going training in Relational Body Psychotherapy, London, UK
2016 – 2017
Advanced Trauma Training – The ear and The Autonomic Nervous System + Toxic Shame, Belgium
2015 – 2016
Self Connection – NTI NLP Instituut Limmen, Nederland
2015 – 2016
Online Trauma Course, USA
Trauma Training – Healing of Preverbal Trauma, Belgium
2008 – 2010
Energy Training – Flower of Love, Denzelingen, Germany
2007 – 2009
Quinx & Taking Wing
Leading By Being, Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium
Different other short workshops and educations given by Dr. Dipl. Psych. Johannes B. Schmidt, Dr. PhD Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar, Andrea Wandel, Michael Barnett en Quinx since
my mission and vision
Our life is full of twists and turns. At times, it’s hard graft and heavy going, and
at others, we let ourselves be carried along on waves of plenty. The impressions, experiences and habits that we accumulate and learn along life’s way will inevitably prove to be either a
blessing or a curse later on.
When the time finally comes that we trip over an obstacle from our past, we’ve long
since forgotten what and who it was that shaped us into what we are today. What we do notice in our experience, however, is sluggish resistance, blocks within ourselves and recurrent problems.
The trauma that underlies this very much can be healed.
What are the results? You’ll feel freer, stronger and more conscious. You’ll know
your own boundaries, will have the courage to choose what you truly want, and will travel much more lightly through life from now on. Conversations, exercises and work on the body are the tools I use
to guide you to a life of energy and calm. In my work, I always respect your individuality, preferences and tempo, and at no tinme will I ever be judgmental about you or your life choices.