In my search for a good therapist (and having spoken to several) I ended up with Jos. In the first session he immediately managed to get me thinking. Through proper questioning and clear observations. I felt understood, nice and safe. In a fairly short period of time Jos managed to bring out my unconscious motivations and sadness. This alone provided relief, where Jos also gave insight into possible connections between events without jumping to conclusions. This gave room for exploring the motivations and underlying grief (thank you!). I always enjoyed the conversations with Jos, he is very engaging with clear observations and nice humor. I look back with great joy to this period where Jos helped me discover the things that held me so tightly.
I found it special to experience, also how much was released and how it actually went by itself. I felt very good afterwards, as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I look back on it with a good feeling!
Jos van Boxtel has helped me very much over time with my problems. I had been to several different therapists where unfortunately I could not progress. But with Jos I was able to make progress.
A few months ago I came to Jos with compulsive disorder or OCD. After many visits over the past years to different psychologists, psychiatrists and the use of medication, I could not find a way out within my problem. So this problem also formed a large part of my life, hindering me in my daily life. I simply could not live up to the ambitions I had because of this condition, making it a disturbing factor for me as a person. The choice to go to Jos has brought me many new insights, improving my quality of life.
I came to Jos with a recurring ‘life knot’ which had a great influence on my love relationships and my life. He was able to point out the right issues, make me aware of unconscious patterns and as a result my ‘life knot’ feels smaller and more manageable. I am even getting married to my girlfriend in the next year and that feels like a huge growth for me.
After several attempts to quit smoking, I heard through-via that a similarly down-to-earth girl like me had quit smoking with the help of Mindspring. Then I also contacted her and we had an intensive introductory meeting. Then had a one-week farewell tour, the cigarettes and I. On Thursday evening, June 11, at 6:50 p.m. with my friend in front of the door at Mindspring, we lit up the last one and smoked it up to the filter. I was quite skeptical and had my reservations but the session was successful and for that I am very grateful!
Actually, I had already given up. I felt miserable, wanted nothing more and despite the ‘help’ I had received before, there was no improvement in my self. In December I quit my studies because I couldn’t take it anymore (diagnosed by others, because say it yourself; with me with yourself everything always goes well and you don’t need help). After talking to the doctor and then to the psychologist, it turned out that my problem was the study. Since I had stopped studying, I thought, things would probably get better soon. Unfortunately, this was not the case and my visits to the psychologist did not help. A colleague started looking for a therapy that could help me. She came up with Mindpring and I decided to take the gamble. Wow! A whole new world really opened up for me at the intake. No matter how high I had built the wall for myself, Jos pierced through everything so easily. What was a relief for me is that it was not the study that caused me problem but just the drop. Within three sessions all my blockages were above water and I had tools I could work with. From the moment I walked out the door until today I feel happy, joyful and comfortable in my own skin. In September I will continue my studies and I can now say: I am looking forward to it!
From the first session with Jos, something special happened. I came to him because I didn’t feel at all comfortable in my skin, had all sorts of things to resolve that I couldn’t work out on my own. I was surprised by the speed with which depth was reached, the moments of acknowledgements about who I am, where I come from, with all the emotions involved: from laughing to crying. Thank you Jos
I gained a lot from the sessions with Jos. Jos is down-to-earth and managed to get to the heart of my problem quickly. We then worked together in a solution-oriented way. I can go on again!
The treatment has given a turnaround, reversal or turning point in my life. I feel more confident and powerful. I no longer look up to others. I am very happy to have been able to work with Jos. He guided me excellently in my process. Jos sensed what I needed. He exposed what was stuck with me. He confronted me in such a way that I could let go with confidence. He was very close to me at the right moments. That strengthened me. I experienced and processed intense emotions(I needed one to two days after a session to recover). I would do it all over again, so to speak, it was so warm and familiar with Jos! We men are often reticent when it comes to emotion, feeling and experience. With Jos there is no need for that, because you are in expert and safe hands!
A few appointments at Mindspring were enough for me. I was helped so well with my problem that a long trajectory was not necessary! I am very positive about Mindspring!
As part of my Integrative Psychotherapy training at BGL, I visited Jos six times for learning therapy in my third year of study. With colleagues of Jos, I had already made great strides in my personal and professional growth in the first two years of the training. Through Jos, I was led to my inner strength in surprising ways. Seemingly “ordinary” talks had deep impact, with influences of Milton Erickson and Ernest Rossi clearly recognisable, and now also personally experienced by me as highly effective. The sessions of ideomotor response have had an impressive effect: I have been able to let go of obstructing ballast and dormant qualities have come to light and can now confidently unfold further. In his sessions, Jos is attentive, respectful and respectfully confrontational, surprising and purposefully confusing, allowing you to expand your comfort zone unnoticed. True professional and great inspiration. Great therapist and now colleague! Thank you Jos for all your support!!!
Every time I had a session, I went there with a heavy stride. Because I knew what I would encounter. I knew how tough it would be. And all that junk, that shit and that burden, I wanted to get rid of it. I already had a history with a psychologist, haptonomist. Yet repeatedly it turned out I wasn’t done with it. I heard about EMDR and looked for a practice. That’s how I ended up at Mindspring. The confrontations have been difficult. But I never for a moment thought: I’m quitting. Jos’ patience and respect contributed greatly to this. I knew exactly when I was ready to do it myself again. It’s been a while now. I am still in balance in life.
After wearing out a few therapists though, I ended up at Mindspring via the internet. In particular, I was looking for an EMDR therapist/coach! I didn’t feel like diving very deep into my past again. I was suffering from fears, which I could see were more intense than necessary. I couldn’t put my finger on that myself. What triggered it and why was the feeling so intense. With Jos, I learned to look at what was really happening and what it triggered in old pain. That link to past painful memories caused the intense non-real fears in the now. With talking, clarifying, EMDR sessions, that worked out very well. I experienced working with Jos as particularly pleasant, calm, safe and with the necessary humour. No deep digging, but clarification of then and now. Every now and then I still encounter an obstacle. Then I make another appointment with Jos for what I have come to call an “MOT”. We puzzle things out together, create clarity and I walk out the door relieved.
I experienced the sessions with Jos as very positive. At first I found it very difficult to go, because I preferred not to talk about it. But after I had been there I actually found it very pleasant. Jos helps me with my travel anxiety. I got this travel anxiety because I have a heart arrhythmia. I often worry a lot when I shouldn’t, Jos helps me realise that I need to become aware of myself and not be anxious. When I indicate what I am anxious about, Jos says to me ”Anne what can happen now?”. And if I then start thinking very deeply, nothing can actually happen either but I only think this. Now when I get anxious, I always think what Jos asks me and then I often realise that I shouldn’t think too much because it’s precisely the thoughts that make me anxious that make me anxious. The conversations have helped me a lot, and when I notice that things are not going so well again, I can always turn to Jos. Jos is a calm man who listens to me and makes me realise that I am Anne and that I can handle everything myself without help from others. Because for a long time I thought I couldn’t do it alone. Jos thanks for your help, and great that I can always come to you.
Jos, I want to thank you for the help I got from you. My problem was that I had a difficult experience as a child. And when I got older, this past experience still bothered me a lot, this actually put me in a negative spiral and I preferred not to go out but to be at home. I decided to go to Jos which I actually found exciting. I still did a lot of thinking, crying and feeling sad after the session, but each time things got better. The progress came every week, I felt better and I noticed that I was getting better at talking about everything. Jos made me look back at myself in a different way than I did before. I have never learned as much as I did with Jos. When I have a dip moment now I still get energy and strength from myself because I learned from Jos how to deal with it.