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About me

I am an entrepreneur, psychologist, mindfulness teacher… and in more ways than one, I am just like you.

From 2004 to 2017 I lived and worked in Africa and Asia. I worked with a passion and for a passion. Over the years I grew in my job, gaining more and more responsibility, both in terms of management as well as being accountable for enormous budgets (350 million!). I loved what I did and was really living the life I wanted.

But on the inside, I was struggling. I was anxious. A lot. I was not as happy as I wanted to be.
As a trained clinical psychologist and mindfulness trainer I know and understand the world of mental resilience and wellbeing. As a human being who struggled, I know how difficult and challenging finding mental resilience and calm can be.

For the last 5 years I have been supporting people just like you build more mental resilience and feel stronger, happier and more ease in their day-to-day life. I have supported them with 1:1 therapy and coaching, with group training sessions and with tools and exercises they integrated into their lives. With this they have been able to transform their lives.

My clients stand in the midst of life with responsibilities in their job, with their partners, their children, their parents, their friends. They all work hard to feel better, not stress, not overthink, live healthily, take care of their loved ones, be responsible and kind but find that despite their best efforts, they feel a sense of lack. They wanted to feel more ease, more calm and more confident. They wanted to enjoy life more.

With that desire, they’ve talked, practiced, understood and trusted the process of building mental resilience. They now find ease in the midst of life.  They have learned to calm their busy minds, to stand strong, and to be comfortable and happy with who they are. All of this created a freedom beyond their imagination. An ability to live life aligned with their values, working with their strengths which is giving them a sense of satisfaction and ease which in turn impacts everyone around them.

So how can I help you?

By listening deeply to what you need and to where you are. By asking questions that challenge you. By mirroring what I see and reflecting that back to you. By showing you radical compassion.

But also by explaining to you how the mind works, how this influences our body and wellbeing, how the mind is key to a journey of wellbeing, and by teaching you four key skills for wellbeing and providing you with exercises that you can do at home to build your mental wellbeing every day.

You can book individual sessions with me or you can sign-up for the next group training. In our first (free) session together we can discuss what fits best for you.

Are you ready to take that first step?

Portait of Maaike van Min, founder of MindStrength

Maaike's CV

— MA Clinical Psychology and MA Post War Recovery Studies.

— Certified Mindfulness teacher at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

— Regular at multi-day silent retreats.

— Student of Buddhist Psychology.

— Made a career change 4 years ago, from an international development job I loved to a mission I am passionate about.

— Lived and worked in over 7 countries, including Senegal, Chad, DRC and Indonesia.

— Lead large teams and multi-million-euro budgets for over 10 years before becoming an entrepreneur.

Methods used:

— Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

— Compassion Focussed Therapy

— Cognitive Based Therapy

— Mindfulness

— Positive Psychology

— Insight Meditation

Maaike has worked with...