Meet Jos van Boxtel
Hypnotherapy is my passion. I have been working as a hypnotherapist in my own practice and as an NLP Hypnotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy training at various institutions since 2004. In addition to my hypnotherapy training, I followed Ericksonian hypnosis training courses at the MEG in Frankfurt and the BHRTS in London, where I delved into the work of Milton Erickson and his early followers Ernest Rossi, Jeffrey Zeig, Richard Hill and Stephen Brooks. I apply the Ericksonian principles and techniques on a daily basis in my own practice and love to pass my knowledge on to other enthousiasts via my workshops and training courses. It is my mission in life to make the ‘magic’ of indirect suggestion, non-verbal communication and hypnotic trance accessible to everyone who loves working with people.
Background and motivation
During my study in molecular science I became fascinated by the human psyche and fields of study such as psychology, hypnosis and meditation. At the time I conquered my own fear of failure with the assistance of a few amazing therapists. After I graduated I went to work in the private sector as a IT-consultant and trainer. I gained a wealth of experience in this job, but it did not make me happy. I wanted to help people, not with technical issues, but on a personal level. After 10 years I left the industry and took the plunge. I completed various courses and training programmes, including:
- Hypnotherapy and NLP (SETH Instituut, Utrecht)
- Ericksonian hypnotherapy (MEG, Frankfurt and BHRTS, London)
- NLP trainer & consultant (NLP University, Santa Cruz, California)
- EMDR and EFT (BivT, Beverwijk)
- Neurosemantics (Wassili Zafiris, Amsterdam)
- Emotional body work (Rubenfeld Center, New York)
- Mirroring Hands (Richard Hill, Londen)
Based on these different approaches, I have developed my own style, characterized by warmth, solidity and a dose of humour. For over 15 years I have been counseling clients in my practice and enthousiastically passing on my professional knowledge to people interested in hypnotherapy and NLP. My life’s mission is to guide people in their process of healing and personal growth.